National Safety Council honors Distinguished Service to Safety Award recipients

Individuals recognized for their commitment to safety and health

ORLANDO, Fla., Oct. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Safety Council today recognized six individuals with the highest honor it bestows on safety professionals. Each year, Distinguished Service to Safety Awards are presented to individuals who, throughout their careers, have demonstrated outstanding service to the field of safety and health.


This year's six honorees were recognized at the Opening Session of the NSC Congress & Expo – the largest gathering of safety and health professionals. Honorees are nominated either by one of the NSC occupational safety volunteer groups or the Board of Directors.

"Through their lifetime dedication to safety and health these individuals have moved their organizations forward on the Journey to Safety Excellence," said Janet Froetscher, National Safety Council president and CEO. "As we celebrate 100 years of safety at this year's Congress & Expo, these honorees join a distinguished group of DSSA recipients who have left a strong legacy of saving lives and preventing injuries."

Receiving this year's Distinguished Service to Safety Award are:

Terry Anderson
Business Unit Safety & Security Manager
Kerry Ingredients & Flavours
Recognized for outstanding efforts within the Business & Industry Division

H. Andrew Batty, Jr.
Buckingham Manufacturing
Recognized for outstanding efforts within the Utilities Division

Lynn Beiswanger, CUSA, CLCP
Transmission System Maintenance Safety Coordinator
Basin Electric Power Cooperative 
Recognized for outstanding efforts within the Utilities Division

Carl W. Heinlein, CSP, ARM, CRIS, OHST, CSHM, CPEA
Senior Safety Consultant
American Contractors Insurance Group
Recognized for outstanding efforts within the Construction Division

Victor S. Kelly Jr., CHST
Project Health and Safety Manager
Bouygues Civil Works Florida
Recognized for outstanding efforts within the Construction Division

Ronald Miller
District 142 Ground Safety Director
International Association Machinists (IAM) Union
Recognized for outstanding efforts within the Labor Division

About the National Safety Council
Founded in 1913 and chartered by Congress, the National Safety Council ( is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to save lives by preventing injuries and deaths at work, in homes and communities, and on the road through leadership, research, education and advocacy. NSC advances this mission by partnering with businesses, government agencies, elected officials and the public in areas where we can make the most impact -- distracted driving, teen driving, workplace safety and safety beyond the workplace.

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SOURCE National Safety Council


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