Divisions are groups of NSC member employees organized to provide those with similar safety interests the ability to connect with others.
The Divisions offer educational programs, resources and connection opportunities. With eight Divisions separated by industry or interest, there is a place for all member employees regardless of industry, organizational or safety program size, safety program maturity, or individual background or experience to add their voice to advance safety for all workers.
Divisions work to advance safety best practices, build networks and bring expertise to the National Safety Council.
● Alcohol, Drugs & Impairment: Members include toxicologists, physicians, pharmacologists, law enforcement officials, educators, chemists, attorneys and other professionals involved in the study or control of alcohol, drugs and impairment; an application is required.
● Business & Industry: Members of this Division come from a number of industries and reflect organizations of all sizes. From agriculture to mining and manufacturing, all have an opportunity to connect. This Division welcomes diverse perspectives from those with deep experience and knowledge as well as those who are new to safety.
● Construction & Utilities: A network of builders, contractors, labor representatives, regulators, designers, insurance and utility professionals, this Division helps those working in some of the most challenging industries stay safe at work by advancing best practices in these fields. From residential, commercial and industrial construction to communications, infrastructure and power distribution, all are encouraged to be a part of this Division.
● Transportation Safety: Members of the Transportation Safety Division are those with interests in safe operations in transportation, regardless of industry. This Division has a space for all who are moving people or cargo, providing transportation services, or operating vehicles. Sectors include, but are not limited to, commercial fleet, public transit, waterborne, air, rail, utilities, and school bus. More information about the Waterborne Transport Group is available here.
● Government & Public Sector: An affinity group with a public sector focus, this Division focuses on the safety of employees in public sector environments and includes representatives of federal, state, county and municipal governments and public entities such as hospitals, schools and the military.
● Labor: Composed of government regulators and local and international union leaders from the U.S. and Canada; this affinity group focuses on promoting worker safety. Members of this Division must be union members or government regulators; an additional application is required.
● Women's Division: The Women’s Division focuses on connecting women in safety while bringing awareness of issues affecting women disproportionately in the workplace; all are welcome to be a part of the Division, regardless of gender identity or industry.
● Young Professionals: For safety professionals younger than 45, this affinity group focuses on those who are in the first half of their career in safety. The Young Professionals Division prioritizes connection, training and resources to improve results in all safety environments.
Plan now to join us in Providence, Rhode Island, March 7-9, 2024. Be there for inspiring keynote speakers, educational sessions, technical tours and more! This is a meeting of safety-interested Labor Division or union-affiliated members and regulators.