ITASCA, Ill., Oct. 19, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Safety Council is accepting nominations for its prestigious Green Cross for Safety awards presented to individuals and organizations that have advanced safety at work, in homes and communities or in transportation. Winners will have a model for continuous improvement while also demonstrating the effectiveness of their actions, the value of their initiative and the impact it has had on others.
"Unintentional injuries are the fourth leading cause of death in the U.S., and every fatality is preventable," said Deborah A.P. Hersman, president and CEO of the National Safety Council. "Saving lives requires dedicated individuals, groups and organizations. The Green Cross for Safety nominees will have a passion for safety and a track record of accomplishment."
Awards will be presented in the following categories:
- Safety Excellence - Recognizing a corporation, coalition or organization that created a life-saving and injury-preventing safety solution. Results must demonstrate benefit to the greater good.
- Safety Innovation – Recognizing an individual, corporation, coalition or organization that has achieved evidence-based success by taking an innovative approach to solving a safety challenge.
- Safety Advocate – Recognizing an individual who has made a significant personal impact on a safety issue to raise awareness and prevent further injuries and deaths.
Visit greencross.nsc.org to nominate or learn more. Applications will be accepted through Jan. 15, 2016. Winners will be selected in March and honored at a gala on May 12, 2016, in Chicago.
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 on the leading causes of unintentional death, with a focus on 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