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NSC turns spotlight on safety’s highest achievers


Houston — The National Safety Council commended individuals and organizations for their achievements in safety during Monday’s annual National Awards Celebration at the 2018 NSC Congress & Expo.

Honored throughout the evening:
Rising Stars of Safety – Recognizes safety professionals younger than 40 for their leadership and dedication to producing safety initiatives and measurable results.
Defensive Driving Courses Instructor of the Year – Annual honor for the best teacher in the council’s DDC program. The 2018 recipient is Krystal Myers from Landstar.
Teen Driving Safety Leadership Award – Recognizes organizations that work to reduce the leading cause of death for teens: motor vehicle crashes. “This year’s winner, the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles Take Action Against Distraction License Plate Design Contest, focused on building awareness of the issue through a low-cost grassroots campaign around distracted driving that resulted in hundreds of thousands of social media impressions,” an Oct. 22 press release from NSC states.
Joseph M. Kaplan Safe Drivers of the Year – Honoring professional drivers for at least 15 consecutive years or 250,000 consecutive miles traveled without a preventable collision.
Community Advancement Awards – Given to organizations that are committed to safety at work and contribute to safety in their communities.
Corporate Culture of Safety Awards – Recognizes member organizations that have received at least 50 awards from the NSC Awards Program.
Workplace Safety Awards – Honors collective safety achievements and the implementation of effective safety policies and procedures.