Are You a Safety Professional Younger than 45?

Network with Top Young Safety Professionals Worldwide


National Safety Council Young Professionals Division member benefits include:

  • Exclusive invitations to the Young Professionals Division meetings
  • Networking opportunities with safety professionals from companies including AECOM, Accenture, ARCO Construction, Argonne National Laboratory, Cianbro Fabrication & Coatings, COP Construction, First Student, National Gallery of Art, Pepsi, U.S. Air Force and more
  • Mentoring and career development opportunities
  • Leadership opportunities
  • Opportunity to help craft NSC policies and positions


Young Professionals Division members can share tips or post a question on the group's Facebook page. Not a Division member yet? Join today.

Join Us in Houston

The NSC Young Professionals Division will host a reception at the 2018 Congress & Expo in Houston, Texas.

The event will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. (Central Time) Sunday, Oct. 21, at the Springbok Houston, 711 Main St. Beer, wine and appetizers will be served. Alcoholic beverages will not be served until after 8 p.m.

Young Professionals Division Events

Date Time Location/Dial-in Topic
July 11, 2018

10 to 10:30 a.m. (CT)
Followed by All-Division call
Join the webinar here

Amy May, Boeing Corp.
The One-way Valve
Sept. 19, 2018 10 to 11 a.m. (CT) Join the webinar here Christian Powills, NSC
Use Social Media Effectively for the Workplace
Sept. 26, 2018 10 to 11 a.m. (CT) Join the webinar here Heidi Mitchell, NSC
Make the Most of Your First Visit to NSC Congress & Expo
Oct. 21, 2018 9 a.m. to noon (CT) Marriott Marquis,
Houston, Texas
Division meeting at NSC Congress & Expo
Dec. 12, 2018 10 to 11 a.m. (CT) TBD All-Division call

Maes Christy Maes
[email protected]
NSC Division Program Manager

A Note From Our Leadership


Thank you for your interest in joining the Young Professional's Division! We are always looking for additional safety professionals who are motivated, talented and dedicated individuals. Join us to help move safety forward in your workplace, your community, your roadways, your state, and your country. Your participation within this division will allow for great professional growth, networking with world class leaders and a wealth of resources from NSC. Please join us as we work with the National Safety Council to “End preventable deaths in our life time”!

Kristen Chipman
Young Professionals Division Chair

2017-2019 Young Professionals Division Leadership Board



The 2017-19 Young Professionals Division Leadership Board members are:

Kristen Chipman, Cianbro Construction, Chairman
Vaughn Hayes, Team Drive-Away, Vice-Chairman
Chris Osterhout, Crowley, Secretary
Mary Wheeler, John Deere Ottumwa Works, Communication Chair

Shelley Brown, AECom, Division Delegate
David Hunyar, Division Delegate

Troy Ferguson, Prairie Farms Dairy, Inc., Leadership Development Chair
Jeff Kozub, Dow Chemical, Membership Chair
Lev Pobirsky, Pepsi National Brands, Marketing/Events Chair
Ricky Sanders, Liberty Mutual Insurance, Strategic Planning Chair
Peter Sullivan, Accenture Consulting, Member-at-Large
J.D. "Jimmy" Horst, AUSP Thomson, Member-at-Large
Lydell Banks, First Group, Immediate Past Chairman

YPD Mission Statement


Our vision is to establish a diverse group of young safety professionals to represent communities, businesses, governments and learning institutions to reduce risks, engage employees, measure progress and continuously improve the safety profession through collaboration, innovation and a shared commitment to saving lives.

Our mission is to provide a platform to empower young safety professional and mobilize their talents and energy toward promoting safety in our communities and workplaces. The Young Professional Division will create opportunities in the areas of leadership, research, education, advocacy and sustainability of the safety profession.

The mission will be accomplished through:

  • Establishing programs to support the development of safety leaders for the future
  • Creating opportunities for Young Professionals to participate in researching current and emerging safety issues
  • Education of young professionals and our communities on the role of safety in their lives and organizations
  • Providing a structure and resources to utilize young professional in advocating for advancing safety in their respective organizations and communities
  • Developing skills and experience in networking, sharing of experience, work-life balance and special issues to ensure the future of the safety profession

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