The National Safety Council recognizes outstanding achievements throughout the year – one of the most prestigious being the Green Cross for Safety Awards.  Nominees and recipients demonstrate alignment with the NSC Mission: eliminating preventable deaths at work, in homes and communities, and on the road through leadership, research, education and advocacy.

The NSC Green Cross for Safety Awards honors three types of achievement each year: Excellence, Innovation and Safety Advocate. 

Green Cross for Safety Excellence

This award recognizes a corporation, coalition or organization which was relentless in its pursuit of safety. 

Nominees in Safety Excellence should have:

  • Identified an obstacle to eliminating preventable deaths or injuries
  • Developed a solution to the problem identified
  • Implemented the solution with significant measurable results
  • Evaluated lessons learned and developed next steps
  • Recognized its transferability and planned steps to share with others

Green Cross for Safety Innovation

This award recognizes a researcher, corporation, or organization which has ignited a new path and achieved success by approaching a long-held challenge in safety with a fresh look or new idea.

Nominees in Safety Innovation should have:

  • Identified a long held challenge in safety obstacle to eliminating preventable deaths or injuries
  • Developed a transformative approach to the problem identified
  • Reviewed, researched or implemented the solution with significant measurable results
  • Evaluated lessons learned and made recommendations for next steps for the approach
  • Recognized its transferability and planned steps to share with others

Green Cross for Safety Advocate

This award recognizes a community partnership, individual or coalition that has made a significant impact on a safety issue by advocating for proven or promising evidence-based practices to raise awareness or change policy to prevent further injuries and deaths.

Nominations for Safety Advocate should have:

  • Focused on change in one key area of safety
  • Advocated for the use of evidenced-based practices in their sphere of influence. If working with a promising practice, nominee should have helped evaluate the practice’s effectiveness.
  • Succeeded in influencing change (such as changing legislation or behavior)
  • A plan for future advocacy in the chosen area
  • Recognized its transferability and planned steps to share with others

Eligibility:

Please ensure your application is complete prior to submission. Each nominee, regardless of category, must demonstrate the value, impact and transferability of the safety success. Additional information for some nominations may be required. Nominations can be submitted for recognition of others or for self-identified achievements. Nomination forms are available for completion online at GreenCross.nsc.org beginning October 1, 2017 through November 30, 2017.

This Form:

Applications will only be accepted through the online form and cannot be submitted in any other format. A * (red asterisk) denotes a question that is required to be answered.

If you have any questions, please view our FAQ by clicking here or email greencross@nsc.org.

Nomination Information

For the Nomination Information section, the questions you answer will depend on whether you are nominating yourself, your organization, another person, or another organization. You will need to supply contact information for the nominee if you are nominating another individual or organization.  

Ends on February 28, 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.