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NSC Distinguished Service to Safety Award, the most prestigious award given to individuals by the National Safety Council, celebrated its 77th anniversary in 2019. The award recognizes outstanding service and contributions to the field of safety.
Candidates are nominated by the general public and NSC members, and reviewed by NSC Division committees.
The 2019 winners were celebrated at the NSC Congress & Expo Sept. 8 min San Diego. Candidates for 2020 will be accepted through March 27, 2020, and will be celebrated at the 2020 NSC Congress & Expo in Indianapolis.
Candidates must have had a sustained impact on the safety movement at the local, national or international level that resulted in increased injury prevention. This may also include advancement of safety theory and research. Learn more here.
The 2019 Distinguished Service to Safety Award winners are:
The first Distinguished Service to Safety Award was presented in 1942 to recognize individuals and companies who significantly supported U.S. workers during World War II by reducing occupational injuries. The award was restructured into four levels in 1951, and then reinstated in April 1954 as the highest Council award to individuals. The Distinguished Service to Safety Award is presented annually at the opening session of
NSC Congress & Expo.
Learn about the individuals who were honored in 2016.
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