“Innovation and Inspiration”: The 2014 NSC Rising Stars of Safety

The National Safety Council presents the Rising Stars of Safety, Class of 2014

2014 Rising Stars

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Deborah Hersman
President and CEO, National Safety Council

The National Safety Council is pleased to recognize the 2014 Class of the NSC Rising Stars of Safety, presented by DuPont Sustainable Solutions. With many outstanding nominations to choose from, 41 honorees were selected. These young professionals are working to address new challenges, promote a cycle of continuous improvement and create initiatives focused on measurable outcomes – key components of the council’s Journey to Safety Excellence. Hailing from locations worldwide, from Bahrain to Canada, this is a diverse group of up-and-coming safety professionals. Representing a variety of backgrounds, including construction, aviation, health care and manufacturing, they all understand that shared responsibility is the foundation of a strong safety culture.

This year’s honorees will be formally recognized during the 2014 NSC Congress & Expo in San Diego, Sept. 13-19. No event is more fitting than one with a theme of “Safety: Putting the pieces together” to acknowledge the innovation and inspiration these individuals bring to the table. These Rising Stars are the future of safety.

I look forward to working alongside each class of NSC Rising Stars. Our first four classes played a major role in introducing the Young Professionals track at Congress & Expo and creating the Young Professionals Division. In launching this new Division, the Rising Stars recognized the need for a group tailored to the forward-thinking leaders of tomorrow. I can only imagine how much more they will accomplish in the years ahead.

Congratulations to this year’s NSC Rising Stars of Safety. We know that safety takes collaboration, and that more lives are saved and injuries prevented when we work together.


Deborah Hersman
President and CEO, National Safety Council

Join the Young Professionals Division

Are you a safety professional younger than 45? Would you like to network with the top young safety professionals in the world?

Don’t miss your chance to further develop your skills and advance your career in safety leadership at this year’s Congress & Expo. Members of the NSC Young Professionals Division receive mentoring, free training and exclusive invitations to leadership meetings. Join their quest to be the most active and engaged Division at the National Safety Council.

Learn more about how to get involved at nsc.org/ypd.

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