NSC Honors Outstanding Contributions to Safety

2019 National Awards Ceremony recognizes best in class individuals and organizations.

September 10, 2019

SAN DIEGO – On Monday, the National Safety Council hosted its National Awards Celebration in San Diego, recognizing individuals and organizations for helping make communities, workplaces and roads in the U.S. safer. The event is held annually in conjunction with the NSC Congress and Expo, the nation’s largest annual gathering of safety and health professionals.

Recognition categories included:

  • NSC Community Advancement Awards, presented to entities that are dedicated to safety at work and have also committed time and resources to bring safety into the community
  • 2019 NSC Rising Stars of Safety, recognizing tomorrow’s leaders younger than age 40 for their commitment to safety, influence on safety culture and creation of safety initiatives producing measureable outcomes
  • NSC Workplace Safety Awards, honoring collective safety achievements and the implementation of effective safety policies and procedures
  • NSC Corporate Culture of Safety Awards, recognizing organizations that have received more than 50 awards through the NSC Awards Program in 2019
  • Joseph M. Kaplan Safe Drivers of the Year, recognizing professional drivers nominated for their total driving record, including miles and years driven without a preventable crash
  • NSC Defensive Driving Instructors of the Year Awards, recognizing the best-of-the-best defensive driving instructors in each program NSC offers; one overall Instructor of the Year winner also is named, and this year three recipients earned Commitment to Driver Safety Excellence Awards

The National Safety Council congratulates these individuals and organizations for their dedication to saving lives and preventing injuries. Learn more about the NSC awards programs here.

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The National Safety Council is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to eliminate preventable deaths at work, in homes and communities, and on the road through leadership, research, education and advocacy. Founded in 1913 and chartered by Congress, NSC advances this mission by partnering with businesses, government agencies, elected officials and the public in areas where we can make the most impact.

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