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NSC Distinguished Service to Safety Award, the most prestigious award given to individuals by the National Safety Council, celebrated its 75th anniversary in 2017. 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. Submissions are accepted until May 6.
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 2017 Distinguished Service to Safety Award winners are:
Adele L. Abrams, Esq., CMSPPresidentLaw Office of Adele L. Abrams PC
John Brodbeck II, CSPPresidentMississippi Safety Services, Inc.
Twana McFannSafety TechnicianCity of Columbus Department of Public UtilitiesOccupational and Safety Department
Steve Pomponi, CSPSenior Safety ConsultantPSA Insurance & Financial Services
Gary E. Tellish, CSP, CET, CUSPManager, Safety & TrainingQuanta Services, Inc.
Nominations for the 2018 award are accepted starting in Feb. 18. For more information, please contact Sarah Van Huis at [email protected].
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.