NSC Announces Finalists for 2020 Green Cross for Safety Awards

Prestigious honor recognizes safety leadership; winners to be announced virtually Oct. 1

August 03, 2020

Itasca, IL – The National Safety Council announced the finalists for the 2020 Green Cross for Safety awards, given annually to individuals and organizations that have demonstrated leadership in keeping people safe from the workplace to anyplace.

"This year’s Green Cross for Safety award finalists represent the broad reach of exceptional safety practices – and are an example to others,” said Lorraine M. Martin, NSC president and CEO. “The finalists show true dedication to keeping their employees and communities safe. We are excited to recognize their work at our virtual awards celebration in October.”

Finalists for the 2020 Green Cross for Safety awards are:

Safety Advocate, sponsored by FirstGroup – Recognizes those who have made a significant impact on safety by raising awareness and bringing about change

  • CPS Energy/Xcel Energy
  • National Center for Rural Road Safety
  • Save the Michaels of the World

Safety Excellence, sponsored by the Board of Certified Safety Professionals – Recognizes a corporation, coalition or organization that relentlessly pursued safety

  • Caesars Entertainment Corp.
  • La-Z-Boy Inc.
  • Walgreens

Safety Innovation, sponsored by UPS – Recognizes a researcher, corporation or organization that approached a long-held challenge and developed a transformative response to the problem

  • Driver Alcohol Detection System for Safety, Driven to Protect Virginia
  • The Dow Chemical Company
  • Illinois Tollway

Winners will be announced at the 2020 Green Cross for Safety awards celebration Oct. 1. This year’s event will take place virtually. To learn more, visit greencross.nsc.org.

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