ITASCA, Ill., Aug. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Safety Council has announced 44 honorees as its NSC Rising Stars of Safety, Class of 2012, presented by DuPont Sustainable Solutions. This program recognizes these leaders of tomorrow for their commitment to safety, influence on safety culture, promotion of continuous workplace safety improvement and creation of safety initiatives producing measurable outcomes – foundational pillars of the Council's Journey to Safety Excellence philosophy.
"The NSC Rising Stars of Safety program serves to recognize the outstanding contributions of young safety professionals," said James Weigand, president, DuPont Sustainable Solutions. "DuPont congratulates each of this year's honorees and supports nurturing this young talent so their efforts can continue to make a difference and save lives."
Honorees will be acknowledged at the 2012 NSC Congress & Expo – the largest annual gathering of safety professionals – in Orlando on Oct. 20-25. This year's event, the Celebration of the Century, symbolizes 100 years of safety collaboration, lessons learned and progress of safety across the nation. The work of these young leaders represents the kinds of accomplishments that are crucial to the next 100 years of safety.
"As the National Safety Council looks toward the next century of safety, we believe it is critical to involve the up-and-coming safety leaders as we plan for the future," said National Safety Council President and CEO Janet Froetscher. "Each class of NSC Rising Stars Class brings forth invaluable insight and perspectives which will no doubt make an impact on the advancement of safety."
Chosen among more than 160 nominations, the 44 honorees for the Class of 2012 are listed below and will be featured in October issue of Safety+Health magazine:
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 and safety beyond the workplace.