National Safety Council accepting nominations for safety awards


Itasca, IL — The National Safety Council is accepting nominations for four of its prestigious safety awards: the Distinguished Service to Safety Award, the Marion Martin Award, the Community Advancement Award, and the Rising Stars of Safety Award.

Nomination criteria for each award are as follows:
Distinguished Service to Safety – The highest honor NSC bestows on safety professionals, recognizing exemplary efforts and success in improving safety and health at work, on the road, and in the home and community.
Marion Martin – Celebrates women who have achieved professional excellence on the international, national, regional or local level; and have helped pave the way to success for other women in safety.
Community Safety Advancement – Presented to an employer that provides exemplary off-the-job safety and health programs.
Rising Stars of Safety – Showcases safety professionals younger than 40 with a track record of proven safety leadership.

“Preventable deaths have reached an all-time high in the United States,” Deborah A.P. Hersman, president and CEO of NSC, said in a press release. “We need dedication and innovation from individuals and organizations if we want to keep each other safe. The nominees for all four of these awards will have a proven success record and share our mission to eliminate preventable deaths in our lifetime.”

Visit for more information or to submit a nomination. Application deadline is April 15. Winners will be formally recognized at the 2018 NSC Congress & Expo, set to take place Oct. 20-26 in Houston.