Green Cross for Safety Awards Celebration

2018 Green Cross for Safety Awards Celebration

More than 500 safety executives and community leaders from a variety of industries attended the Green Cross for Safety Awards Celebration at the Hilton Chicago on May 23, 2018. The annual event raised nearly $930,000 for the National Safety Council mission of preventing injuries and saving lives, including raising public awareness of the opioid epidemic, helping to reduce motor vehicle crashes and improving safety practices in workplaces all across the country.

Guests enjoyed a reception, dinner, a spirited live auction and awards presentation. The program featured an inspiring survivor advocate speaker and highlighted the life-saving work taking place at NSC.

The NSC Green Cross for Safety Awards recognize outstanding achievements in safety through three distinct awards: Safety Advocate, Safety Excellence and Safety Innovation.

Safety Advocate Award

Safety Advocate Award, sponsored by FirstGroup, recognizes an individual, coalition, corporation or researcher who advanced evidence-based best practices to raise awareness or change policy to prevent further injuries and deaths.

The 2018 Safety Advocate Award was presented to Common Ground Alliance 811 Campaign. Since the inception of the national Call 811 campaign in 2007, excavation damage is no longer the leading cause of pipeline incidents involving injury and fatality, and damages are down 50%.

Safety Excellence Award

Safety Excellence Award, sponsored by Schneider Electric, recognizes a corporation, coalition or organization that relentlessly pursued exceptional, transferable safety practices and shared or is ready to share that insight with others.

The 2018 Safety Excellence Award was presented to Schneider National. Since implementation of a Collision Mitigation System in 2012, Schneider has operated over 3 billion miles, and recognized a 68% decrease in rear end collisions and a 95% reduction in crash severity.

Safety Innovation Award

Safety Innovation Award, sponsored by UPS, recognizes a researcher, corporation or organization that approached a long-held challenge and, using a fresh perspective or new idea, developed a transformative response to the problem.

The 2018 Safety Innovation Award was presented to Brigham Health Sleep Matters Initiative. Designed to address a sleep deficiency epidemic in our nation, the Brigham Health Sleep Matters' education and sleep disorders screening programs have yielded long-term results for employers.

Congratulations to all 2018 Green Cross Award Winners and a very special thank you to our Platinum Sponsor, SafetyServe, a TransForce company.

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