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.

Government and Public Sector All-Division Events

Date Time Location/Dial-in Topic
June 11 10 to 11 a.m. (CT) View the presentation All-Division call
Aug. 13 10 to 11 a.m. (CT) View the presentation All-Division call
Oct. 21 9 a.m. to noon Marriott-Marquis
Houston, Texas
Division meeting at
NSC Congress & Expo
Dec. 10 10 to 11 a.m. (CT) View the Presentation All-Division call

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
Safety Officer, Division of Safety Management
DeKalb County Department of Watershed Management

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
Safety Officer, Division of Safety Management
DeKalb County Department of Watershed Management
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
Torrez Nicole Torrez, CPRS
Office Support Specialist
Southeast Metro Stormwater Authority
Government & Public Sector Division Secretary
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
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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What is the 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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