ITASCA, Ill., April 15, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Safety Council is accepting nominations for the 2015 NSC Rising Stars of Safety, presented by DuPont Sustainable Solutions. Awarded annually, this recognition honors individuals younger than 40 who have a track record of demonstrating leadership, innovation and involvement in their organization's safety culture while promoting continuous safety improvement in the workplace.
"At DuPont we believe in recognizing emerging safety leaders, and the NSC Rising Stars of Safety program identifies outstanding candidates from around the world," said James Weigand, president, DuPont Sustainable Solutions. "Investing in these rising stars today will ensure a strong pipeline of committed safety leaders for the future."
The Council invites organizations to submit a NSC Rising Stars of Safety nomination on behalf of an employee demonstrating safety leadership through practical examples of:
- Leadership attributes that set the nominee apart from his or her peers
- Initiating and/or leading a successful safety initiative with measurable results
- Engaging peers and transforming the safety culture of the organization
- Valuing safety as a critical part of business operations
"The safety movement is fueled by new ideas, new insights and new leaders," said Deborah A.P. Hersman, president and CEO of the National Safety Council. "Each class of NSC Rising Stars is a down payment on saving lives and preventing injuries in workplaces around the world."
Selected NSC Rising Stars of Safety will be featured in Safety+Health magazine and receive discounted admission to the 2015 NSC Congress & Expo, Sept. 26 – Oct. 2 in Atlanta. Honorees receive exclusive access to workshops and events that foster networking and collaboration. The Council thanks DuPont for sponsoring the 2015 NSC Rising Stars of Safety program.
Candidates can be nominated online at nsc.org/risingstars by May 15, 2015. Organizations are allowed to nominate multiple candidates, but only one honoree per company can be chosen.
About the National Safety Council
Founded in 1913 and chartered by Congress, the National Safety Council, nsc.org, 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, prescription drug overdoses and Safe Communities. Safety+Health magazine, the Council's flagship publication, is a leading source of occupational safety and health information.
SOURCE National Safety Council