Government & Public Sector

Government & Public Sector Division

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NSC Government & Public Sector Division works diligently to end preventable deaths in our lifetime.

The Division is a catalyst for a safety culture in government and the public sector that is equivalent to or safer than similar work performed in the private sector .

Our Mission: Facilitating the identification, evaluation and provision of safety resources and best practices through the collaboration of Division members.

Our Vision: To be recognized as the leading safety resource for government and public sector organizations. Questions? Please email Division Manager Christy Maes, [email protected]. Join the Division by emailing [email protected].

Government & Public Sector Division members can help their safety colleagues by sharing tips on improving safety in government and the public sector. Got a problem and need a solution? Post your question to the NSC Government & Public Sector’s Facebook group. Not a Division member yet? Join the Division and reap the benefits of being part of the NSC professional safety network for free.

2019 Government & Public Sector Division Events

Date Time Location/Dial-in Topic
Monday, Jan. 14 10 a.m. (CT) Division Meeting Presentation: High Cost of Fatigue
Monday, Feb. 11 10 a.m. (CT) Division Meeting Presentation: Elizabeth Warren
Presentation: Lisa Robinson
Monday, March 11 10 a.m. (CT) Division Meeting Presentation: Opioids
April 28-May 1 Varied Spring Meeting, Kansas City, MO Creating a Corporate Safety Program
Workplace Bullying in Fire Services
Monday, May 13 10 a.m. (CT) Division Meeting Safety Education & Training Presentation
Officer Road Tool Kit
Recorded Webinar
Monday, June 10 10 a.m. (CT) Division Meeting Webinar: Benchmarking
Benchmarking Report
Monday, July 8 10 a.m. (CT) Division Meeting Recorded Webinar
Safety Talk
Sept. 7-13 1 to 4 p.m. NSC Congress & Expo, San Diego Agenda
Monday, Oct. 14 10 a.m. (CT) Join the call
Audio connection: (877) 309-9483
Conf. Code: 374 453 6204
Division Webinar
Monday, Nov. 11 10 a.m. (CT) Join the call
Audio connection: (877) 309-9483
Conf. Code: 374 453 6204
Division Webinar
Monday, Dec. 9 10 a.m. (CT) Join the call
Audio connection: (877) 309-9483
Conf. Code: 374 453 6204
Division Webinar

Chairman's Message

Welcome to the Government & Public Sector Division. By joining this division, you are getting in on the ground floor of what we believe will be a very important effort to make government and public sector workplaces much safer than they are today. Currently, injury rates for government workers are much higher than the private sector. Our division feels that this should change, and we will be working towards that goal. I welcome your participation in this very important conversation.

– I. David Daniels, MHRM, CSD, SHS, VPS
Jacobs
Site Safety Professional

Government & Public Sector Division Values

  • Safety as strategy for effective and efficient government: The safety, health and survival of government and public sector workers is key to effective and efficient government at every level. While cost effective government is paramount, investment in safe and healthful government and public sector workplaces today is a more prudent strategy than addressing a worker injury or fatality tomorrow.
  • Strengthening the community of government and public sector safety professionals: Safety professionals in government and public sector organizations are critical to the success of a workplace safety system. Given the vast array of services provided by government, it is not possible for any individual to have safety related expertise in every area, therefore the variety of expertise of the community of safety professionals is an invaluable asset. The ability of the division to facilitate connections between safety professionals is a priority.
  • Diversity of methods: While government and public sector safety professionals have similar goals and objectives, the methods employed to achieve these goals will vary based on the purposes, constraints, initiatives and opportunities available to both the organization and the safety professional.
  • Evidence-based effort: The Division will focus its resources on efforts that improve the safety culture of government and public sector organizations in an evidence-based manner.

Government & Public Sector Division Leadership

Daniels I. David Daniels, MHRM, CSD, SHS, VPS
Jacobs
Site Safety Professional
Government & Public Sector Division Chair
Horr Mark S. Horr
Senior Safety Specialist, Office of Safety, Training and Facilities Management
Department of Waste Management and Recycling
County of Sacramento
Government & Public Sector Division Vice Chair
Maes Christy Maes
[email protected]
NSC Division Program Manager
Mitchell Marilyn Rivers, CPCU, ARM, AIC
Director of Risk and Safety, Safety and Compliance Officer
Saratoga Spring, NY
Member-at-Large, Local Government Section Lead
Mitchell Maria Mitchell, MS, CSM-Safety, CSM-Sustainability
Former Manager, Risk Management and Safety
Miami-Dade County
Editor, Florida Occupational Injury and Illness Coalition Journal
Florida Department of Health
Member-at-Large, State Government Section Lead

Public Eye on Safety Online Library

Public Eye on Safety is a resource for public sector administrators responsible for oversight and management of safety and health.

Submission Guidelines

Protocols and Practices

The Government and Public Sector Division is required to operate within the procedures described in its Protocols and Practices document.

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Biggest Risk for Government Workers

Workplace violence, traffic crashes, falls, being hit by an object – what poses the greatest risk of injury or death for government workers? This page from Injury Facts 2016® sums it up.

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