Young Professionals

NSC Young Professionals Division

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2020 NSC Spring Divisions Meeting

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

Registration for the spring meeting requires NSC membership and the promo code "Divisions."

Register Today

Event Date: March 11, 2020
Venue: David L. Lawrence Convention Center, 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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Are You a Safety Professional Younger Than 46?

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.

Engage Students in the National Safety Council

The NSC Young Professionals Division has organized a free undergraduate student mentor program that partners working safety and health professionals (Young Professionals Division members) with active NSC undergraduate student members. Students will regularly communicate with their mentor, who can assist with educational questions, give career advice, connect students with possible work or internship opportunities, recommend professional resources and more.

Undergraduate university students interested in working with a mentor should contact Christy Maes, NSC program manager. Interested student members should indicate their field of interest so they can be matched with a mentor most effectively.

Chairman's Message

The Young Professional’s Division welcomes safety professionals under age 46 from all industries with the goal of bringing together like minded safety driven individuals to improve safety across all segments. Our Division provides a great opportunity for anyone interested in getting involved in the National Safety Council to become familiar with the Divisions and the Council as a whole. We welcome you and look forward to working with you help eliminate preventable deaths in our lifetime.

– Vaughn Hayes
2019-2021 Young Professionals Division Chair
Hopkins Propane

2019-2021 Young Professionals Division Leaders


Vaughn Hayes
Director of Operations
Hopkins Propane
Division Chair


Chris Osterhout
System Safety Specialist
Sound Transit
Division Vice Chair


Amanda Horner
Mid-America Regional Council
Division Secretary


Kristen Chipman
EHS Supervisor
Cianbro Fabrication & Coatings Corp.
Immediate Past Chair


Christy Maes
[email protected]
Division Program Manager

Tameca Miles
District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority
Marketing and Events Chair

Adam Bates
Strategic Planning Chair

Travis Parker
Lee Mechanical
Leadership Development Chair

Jeff Kozub
DowDuPont Specialty Products (DuPont Division)
Membership Chair