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.

NSC Division Events

2020 NSC Spring Divisions Meeting

Register today to join your Division colleagues in Pittsburgh at the 2020 NSC Spring Divisions meeting. Learn, discover, connect at the Spring Meeting event, held for the first time in conjunction with the 2020 NSC Northeast Conference & Expo.

Event Date: March 11, 2020
Venue: David L. Lawrence Convention Center
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Hotel: The Westin Pittsburgh, 1000 Penn Avenue
Reserve a room here, or call (412) 281-3700 and reference the NSC Northeast Conference & Expo block by Monday, Feb. 17. Cost is $149, single/double.

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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
Presentation: Creating a Corporate Safety Program
Monday, Oct. 21 10 a.m. (CT) Division Meeting
Presentation: Maximizing Public Sector Resources
Webinar
Monday, Dec. 9 10 a.m. (CT) Join the call
Audio connection: (877) 309-9483
Conf. Code: 867 398 7170
Division Webinar

Chairman's Message

I’d like to welcome you to the National Safety Council Government and Public-Sector Division. Our Division is composed of an impressive group of safety and health professionals representing a broad range of government and public sector organizations. Through our Division, we can collaborate on ideas, discuss challenges and share resources to promote and improve public sector safety and health. We are also determined to reduce the rate of injuries in public sector workplaces which are consistently higher than private sector workplaces.

Our Division conducts a bi-monthly business conference call and brief webinar on the second Monday of each month at 11 a.m. EST. You will receive email invites for these. These calls are our opportunity to discuss the business of the Division and work together on initiatives and goals.

Our Division's vision is “to be recognized as the leading safety resource for government and public sector organizations.” Our mission is achieved through “facilitating the identification, evaluation and provision of safety resources and best practices through the collaboration of Division members.”

Our division values are:

  • Safety as Strategy for Effective and Efficient Government. The safety, health and survival of government and public-sector workers is the key to effective and efficient government at every level. While cost effective government is paramount, investment in a safe and healthful government and public-sector workplace today is a more prudent strategy than the 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.

We look forward to your input and participation in the Division!

– Maria Mitchell
Manager, Risk Management and Safety (Retired)
Miami-Dade County

Government & Public Sector Division Leadership

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
Government & Public Sector Division Chair
Deboer Rana DeBoer
Work Well Manager - Human Resources
Government & Public Sector Division Vice Chair
Worden Cory Worden
Safety Advisor, Human Resources Department, Risk Management Division
City of Houston
Government & Public Sector Division Secretary
Rivers Marilyn Rivers, CPCU, ARM, AIC
Director of Risk and Safety, Safety and Compliance Officer
Saratoga Spring, NY
Member-at-Large, Local Government Section Lead
Daniels I. David Daniels, MHRM, CSD, SHS, VPS
Jacobs
Site Safety Professional
Government & Public Sector Division Immediate Past Chair
Maes Christy Maes
[email protected]
NSC Division Program Manager

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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