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2018 Rising Stars of Safety

The National Safety Council presents the Rising Stars of Safety, Class of 2018

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Mary Baird
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Scientist
Savannah River Nuclear Solutions
Aiken, SC

“Mary developed a slip/trip/fall character through use of an inflatable Tyrannosaurus rex costume. She effectively marketed the character, naming him ‘Trip,’ using multiple communication platforms and a lot of comedy. This initiative became so popular at an organizational level that it was adopted at a company level. This initiative resulted in increased awareness of slip/trip/fall hazards across the 5,000-person workforce and reduced slip/trip/fall injuries by 45 percent. Mary also utilized her character to lead parking lot safety initiatives across the site, and created a ‘lip sync battle’ to motivate her organization to reach behavior-based safety observation goals.”

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