Distinguished Service to Safety Award
NSC Distinguished Service to Safety Award, the most prestigious award given to individuals by the National Safety Council, is celebrating its 80th anniversary in 2022. 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.
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.
Nominations will be accepted through May 1, 2022, and honorees will be celebrated at the 2022 NSC Safety Congress & Expo in San Diego.
NSC is proud to present the 2021 DSSA winners, who were celebrated at NSC Safety Congress & Expo in Orlando.
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.