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2017 Rising Stars of Safety: 'Eliminating preventable deaths'

The National Safety Council presents the Rising Stars of Safety, Class of 2017

NSC Rising Stars of Safety

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Kara Barger
EHS Specialist, Powertrain Operations
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles
Kokomo, IN


“Kara helped the team decide on a healthy lifestyle program of their choice. They elected to provide healthy lunches to underprivileged kids on the weekends, as the kids do not have the same school-provided meals when at home. She also created a safety dojo that she inspired her UAW counterpart to use in conjunction with his computer and lecture-based safety training for a hands-on, real-life approach to understanding the why and the how behind safety requirements. In her new role, she has assessed other dojos, makes recommendations, and is assembling a manual of possible modules based on safety and environmental risks she sees in various facilities.”


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