Distinguished Service to Safety Award

Distinguished Service to Safety Award

NSC Distinguished Service to Safety Award, the most prestigious award given to individuals by the National Safety Council, celebrated its 76th anniversary in 2018. 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 will be celebrated at the NSC Congress & Expo Sept. 8, 2019, in San Diego. Candidates for 2020 will be accepted Aug. 31, 2019, 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.

Meet the 2018 Distinguished Service to Safety Award Winners

The 2018 Distinguished Service to Safety Award winners are:

Mack Cowan
Scientific Director, Texas Breath Alcohol Testing Program
Texas Department of Public Safety

Brian L. Fielkow
Jetco Delivery

Glenn A. Murray
Campbell institute Fellow

Tim Page-Bottorff, CSP, CET
Senior Consultant

B. Leubinka Romero
Superintendent 55th Wing Safety Directorate
United States Air Force

Dave Trumble
Vice President
Grey Bruce Labour Council

History of the DSSA

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.

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