NSC launched the Rising Stars of Safety program to help establish meaningful, lasting connections with the safety leaders of tomorrow. In an effort to bring publicity to the incoming generation of safety leaders, the Rising Stars of Safety was established in 2010 to highlight the achievements of the best safety professionals under the age of 40. 

Purpose: The purpose of the Rising Stars of Safety is to encourage and promote the next generation of safety leaders.

Scope: The Rising Stars of Safety is designed to reward those individuals who have a current role in safety, and have influenced their company’s safety culture and safety leadership. At this time, the Rising Stars of Safety is effectively limited to professionals in a workplace environment. Though companies are encouraged to nominate all of their possible winners, only one Rising Star from each company will be selected.

Eligibility: To be eligible for nomination, the nominee: 

·       Must have been nominated by another

·       Can be based anywhere in the world

·       Must be under 40 years old as of October 31 of the nominating year

Criteria: The criteria that will be used in evaluating nominations may include, but not be limited to:


  • Shown      leadership
  • Led      a safety initiative with measurable results
  • Engaged      his or her peers around safety culture
  • Demonstrated      a personal belief in safety to business operations. 

Recipient: There is no restriction to the number of nominees who receive this award in any given year. Historically, the Rising Stars of Safety have been viewed as a “40 under 40” style award. 

Nominator Guidance: When considering a potential nominee, it is important to consider the following:


  • Self-nominations      are not permitted
  • Nominators      should spend time early in the process discussing the      nomination process with the NSC Award Manager, who can serve as a      coach.
  • The      nominator’s obligation to the nominee and the process includes preparing a      professional nomination package. A nominator may inform and engage the      nominee in preparing this submission.
  • Powerful,      successful nominations are crisp in form, clear, neat, organized and not      encumbered with extraneous information and endorsements.


  • All      nominations must be submitted through the online application with all      required fields complete.  No other documents will be accepted in      lieu of the online form.
  • Nominators      must never assure a nominee that the award is theirs without the approval      of the NSC Award Committee.

Nominations must be made through third parties; self-nominations will not be eligible. All eligible Rising Stars nominees must have at least one and no more than three letters of recommendation. A complete resume is required as part of the submission.

Deadline: Final nominations must be submitted online by May 6, 2018.

2018  Texas Our Driving Concern

Texas Employer Traffic Safety Awards Nomination Form

GUIDELINES: 

This award recognizes Texas employers who have demonstrated a commitment to transportation safety and a culture that actively promotes traffic safety on and off the job. Employers who have created or implemented driving safety solutions and practices, programs or policies should apply for this award. Areas of focus may include any aspect of transportation safety targeted at employees,  the employees families, the community and contractors.

ELIGIBITITY:

  • Any Texas employer is eligible regardless of company type or size.
  • Nominated company must have operations in Texas.
  • Nominator does not have to be an employee of the company being nominated.
  • Previous award recipients are eligible for nomination.

BASIS FOR THE AWARD:

Applicants will be judged on the basis of what they are doing in terms of education and outreach within their company focusing on traffic safety and driver behaviors to reduce traffic crashes on-and-off the job, the primary cause of lost work time and employee fatalities. Each business application will be reviewed individually based on their merit.

DEADLINE:

  • Applications must be submitted by Thursday March 15, 2018 at 11:59 PM CST

AWARD CATERGORIES:

Each are designed to acknowledge employer achievements in the area of transportation safety.

  •  Exemplary Award Recipient: Employers who are exceptional due to their emphasis on transportation safety in the workplace and beyond in addressing driver behavior.
  • Award Recipient: Employers who make transportation safety a priority in their workplace.

  • Honorable Mention: Employers that are worthy of recognition due to their efforts in the area of transportation safety.

BEST PRACTICES:  Award winners exemplify the highest standards of achievement in the field of employee education and outreach in the area of traffic safety and driver behavior. Award recipients programs can serve as models or standards of comparison for Texas employers developing or reviewing their own workplace traffic safety programs. In the spirit of sharing best practices in traffic safety, the nominated organization agrees that NSC may use this information in future promotional material, on web or in print.

Ends on May 31, 2018

Completion of this form is not a part of the nomination process, but is simply a way for you to be reminded to nominate the program or individual. If you have additional questions about the NSC Awards process, please contact Sarah Van Huis at sarah.vanhuis@nsc.org.

The Teen Driving Safety Leadership Award shall be granted to an individual or organization working to improve teen driver safety and save lives, as preventable car crashes are the #1 cause of death for teens. 

Criteria: The criteria for evaluating nominations may include, but not be limited to:

  • Changing behaviors to reduce teen crashes using proven, evaluated methods including Graduated Driver Licensing.
  • Leading efforts to educate and engage teens, parents and/or communities around teen safe driving practices.
  • Advocating for policies based on the proven principles of Graduated Driver Licensing.     

Recipient: This award may only be awarded to any individual or organization that has made a positive difference in teen driver safety.

Nominator Guidance: When considering a nomination for the NSC Teen Driving Safety Leadership Award, it is important to consider the following: 

  • Nominators should spend time early in the process discussing the nomination process with NSC Award Manager, who can serve as a coach and mentor.
  • The nominator’s obligation to the nominee and the process includes preparing a professional nomination package. A nominator may inform and engage the nominee in preparing this.  
  • Powerful, successful nominations are clear, neat, organized and not encumbered with extraneous information and endorsements.
  • All nominations must be submitted through the online application with all required fields complete.  No other documents will be accepted in lieu of the online form.

Deadline: All nominations must follow the NSC Award guidelines. Final nominations must be submitted online by May 6, 2018.

The NSC Marion Martin Award was established in 2016 to recognize and celebrate outstanding service and contributions in the field of safety by women.  The NSC Awards Committee has established the following guidelines to facilitate the nomination process for this award program. 

Purpose: The purpose of the NSC Marion Martin Award is to recognize women who have achieved professional excellence within their area of specialty and have helped pave the way to success for other women in the profession. These women have distinguished themselves in a variety of professional settings and personify excellence on either the local, regional, national or international level.

Scope: The NSC Marion Martin Award is designed to reward those women who have had a significant impact on other women in the safety field.  This award is designed to celebrate the career of women who have not only achieved professional excellence, but did so while encouraging other women to pursue a career in safety.

Eligibility: To be eligible for nomination, the nominee must be a woman, and may not be an active National Safety Council staff or Board Member, or member of the NSC Women’s Caucus Steering Committee. 

Criteria: The criteria that will be used in evaluating nominations may include, but not be limited to: 

  1. The contribution the individual has made to safety AND
  2. The impact the individual has had on other women pursuing careers in safety AND/OR
  3. The level at which the individual opened doors and advanced opportunities for women in a safety employment setting 

Recipient: The nature of the contributions implied by the NSC Marion Martin Award limit a single individual to receiving this award only once in her lifetime. This restriction is not intended to limit the breadth of contributions that an individual can make, but rather emphasize the value of the NSC Marion Martin Award.

Quantity: The nature of excellence implied by the NSC Marion Martin Award requires recipients be limited to one annually.  

Nominator Guidance: Nominating individuals for the NSC Marion Martin Award is an achievement in and of itself. When considering a potential nominee, it is important to consider the following:

  • Nominators      should spend time early in the process discussing the nomination process with the NSC Award Manager, who can serve as a coach and mentor.
  • The nominator’s      obligation to the nominee and the process includes preparing a professional nomination package. A nominator may inform and engage the nominee in preparing this.  
  • Powerful,      successful nominations are crisp in form, clear, neat, organized and not encumbered      with extraneous information and endorsements.
  • All      nominations must be submitted through the online application with all      required fields complete.  No other      documents will be accepted in lieu of the online form.

All eligible NSC Marion Martin Award nominees must have at least one and no more than three letters of recommendation. 

All criteria must be supported with metrics and appropriate documentation.

Deadline:  All submissions must be received by May 6, 2018.

New in 2017, the NSC Community Advancement Award recognizes the impact employers can have on the safety of the communities in which they operate.  To be considered for this award, employers must not only have an organizational commitment to health and safety, but express that commitment with programs geared toward employee and families and to the community. The NSC Awards Committee has established the following guidelines to facilitate the nomination process for this award program.

Purpose: The purpose of the NCS Community Advancement Award is to recognize the impact employers have on safety in the communities in which they operate. The award should also inspire other employers to invest in employee health, safety, and community safety initiatives.

Scope: The NSC Community Advancement Award is designed to reward those employers who show excellent organizational commitment; have dedicated programs designed to increase the health, safety, and well being of their employers and their families; and who are dedicated to advancing safety in the communities in which they operate.

The nature of the programs should result in employers who are seen as safety leaders in the community.

Eligibility: To be eligible for nomination, the employer must:

  • Have a stated commitment to health and safety for their employees and the community
  • Be committed to the health and safety of their employees and their families
  • Be engaged in their local community with safety programs as a priority

Criteria: The criteria for evaluating nominations may include, but are not limited to:

  • Proven organizational commitment to health and safety of all stakeholders
  • Demonstrated collaborations between the employer and other community organizations around safety advancement
  • Verified employee health and safety programs that extend to family members
  • Promotion of and engagement in health and safety activities in the community

Recipient: This award is specific to the location that has applied for the award and is not transferable to other locations or to organization headquarters, if applicable. 

Nominator Guidance: When considering a nomination for the NSC Community Advancement Award, it is important to consider the following:

  • Nominators should spend time early in the process discussing the nomination process with NSC Award Manager, who can serve as a coach and mentor.
  • The nominator’s obligation to the nominee and the process includes preparing a professional nomination package. A nominator may inform and engage the nominee in preparing this. 
  • Powerful, successful nominations are crisp in form, clear, neat, organized and not encumbered with extraneous information and endorsements.
  • All nominations must be submitted through the online application with all required fields complete.  No other documents will be accepted in lieu of the online form.

Deadline:

All nominations must follow the NSC Community Advancement Award guidelines. Final nominations must be submitted online by April 15, 2018.

The Distinguished Service to Safety Award (DSSA) is the most prestigious award given to individuals by the National Safety Council in recognition of outstanding service and contribution in the field of safety. The NSC Awards Committee has established the following guidelines to facilitate the nomination process for this award program.

Purpose: The purpose of the DSSA is to recognize the outstanding contributions of individuals in the field of safety and/or who have expended considerable efforts through service to safety. The award should also inspire others to expend the time and effort necessary to accomplish such contributions.

Scope: The DSSA is designed to reward those individuals who have had a sustained impact on safety on a local, national, or international scope. The nature of the contribution should reflect exceptional service resulting in more effective or increased levels of injury and/or illness prevention, or assistance in furtherance of those goals. This may also include advancement of safety theory and research.

Eligibility: To be eligible for nomination, the nominee must have accomplished at least one of the following:

  • Made      an impact on safety (international, national or local).  Impact can include affecting culture      change around safety within an organization or locale; developing and      implementing safety protocols previously lacking in an organization or      industry; or public campaigns or advocacy with measurable success in      affecting safety awareness and individual behavior.
  • Made      significant and outstanding contributions to safety.  Contributions can include innovations,      research, or other academic pursuits impacting safety.

Criteria: The criteria that will be used in evaluating nominations may include, but not be limited to:

  • Scope      of the activity/activities
  • Impact      of the activity/activities
  • Leadership      and long-term dedication to injury and illness prevention
  • Professional      affiliation and recognition
  • Business,      community or other distinguishing efforts that merit consideration
  • At      least one and no more than three letters of recommendation

Recipient: The nature of the contributions implied by the DSSA limits a single individual to receiving this award only once in his or her lifetime. This restriction is not intended to limit the breadth of contributions that an individual can make, but rather to emphasize the value of the DSSA.

Quantity: The nature of excellence implied by the DSSA requires a limit on the quantity of awards distributed in a single calendar year. All nominators should carefully consider the need to assure the award is given in limited quantity and submit candidates most qualified. Industry groups, referred to as Divisions, are limited to one honoree per Division per year.

Nominator Guidance: Nominating individuals for the DSSA Award is an achievement in and of itself. When considering a potential nominee, it is important to consider the following:

  • Self-nominations are not permitted
  • Nominators      should spend time early in the process discussing the nomination process with the NSC Award Manager, who can serve as a coach and mentor. 
  • The nominator’s      obligation to the nominee and the process includes preparing a professional nomination package. A nominator may inform and engage the nominee in preparing this.  
  • Powerful,      successful nominations are crisp in form, clear, neat, organized and not encumbered      with extraneous information and endorsements.
  • All      nominations must be submitted through the online application with all      required fields complete.  No other      documents will be accepted in lieu of the online form. 
  • Nominators      must never assure a nominee that the award is theirs without the approval      of the NSC Award Committee. 

Nominations must be made through third parties; self-nominations will not be eligible. All eligible DSSA nominees must have at least one and no more than three letters of recommendation. 

All criteria must be supported with metrics and appropriate documentation.

Deadline: All nominations must follow the DSSA guidelines. Final nominations must be submitted online by May 6, 2018.