A part of the National Safety Council (NSC) Scholarship program, the Certificate Assistance Program (CAP) helps support individuals on a safety career path obtain their NSC Advanced Safety Certificate ® (ASC). Recipients receive travel and lodging to either the NSC-Itasca or NSC-Atlanta locations to participate in ASC training. Through the ASC program, NSC teaches best practices to those who are transitioning into a safety career or are currently in safety roles within their organization and need additional professional development to create a more proactive process for safety and health. 

All submissions must be submitted in English. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

At this time, only candidates from the continental United States are eligible. 

Applications are reviewed and awarded quarterly.    

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 member, or member of the NSC Women’s Division Leadership Committee.
Deadline:  All submissions must be received by March 27, 2020.


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 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.   
Deadline: All nominations must follow the NSC Community Advancement Award guidelines. Final nominations must be submitted online by March 27, 2020.
 

2019  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.
 
ELIGIBILITY:
 

  • 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 / Texas employers will be judged on the basis of what their company is doing in terms of their driver safety program and transportation safety education and outreach within their company's safety culture focusing on driver behavior. 

Each business application will be reviewed individually based on merit. Consistent and on-going as well as on and off the job considerations are key components.
 
DEADLINE:
 

  •  Applications must be submitted by Friday. January 10, 2020 at 11:59 PM CST

  AWARD CATEGORIES:

  •  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 health and safety management system.
  • Honorable Mention  Employers that are worthy of recognition due to their efforts in the area of transportation safety.


BEST PRACTICES: Award recipients exemplify the highest standards of achievement in the field of employee education and outreach in the area of traffic safety and driver behavior. These 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 the National Safety Council and the Our Driving Concern program may use this information in future promotional material, on the web or in print.
 

About the Women in Safety Scholarship
The NSC Women in Safety Scholarship helps support women pursuing safety as a career and promote safety as a career path for those women studying business or engineering.

The Women in Safety Scholarship is a cash award of $5,000, renewable for up to four years. In addition to the monetary award to be used for educational purposes, the Women in Safety Scholarship recipients will be invited to attend the 2020 NSC Congress & Expo held in Indianapolis in October, 2020 at no cost. For more information about the NSC Congress & Expo, visit congress.nsc.org.

For more detailed information on each scholarship, please see nsc.org/scholarships.

NSC Student Members
NSC student membership opportunities are made possible through funding by the National Safety Council and its members.  Click here to join NSC as a student member; there is no cost for membership. If you are a current student member and need assistance, contact CustomerCare@nsc.org or call 800-621-7619. If you are unable to become a student member because you have not yet been accepted into a program, please contact scholarship@nsc.org for assistance. 

About the Congress & Expo Scholarship
The NSC Congress & Expo is the world's premier annual safety event, bringing together 15,000 safety, health, and environmental professionals from various industries. The 2020 NSC Congress & Expo will be held in Indianapolis, October, 2020. All scholarship recipients will be provided the opportunity to attend at no cost, with access to technical sessions, keynote addresses, an Expo of over 1,000 companies, and networking events. This is an invaluable opportunity for scholarship recipients to meet and learn from thousands of safety and health professionals. For more information about the NSC Congress & Expo, visit congress.nsc.org.

For more detailed information on each scholarship, please see nsc.org/scholarships.
 

NSC Student Members
NSC student membership opportunities are made possible through funding by the National Safety Council and its members.  Click here to join NSC as a student member; there is no cost for membership. If you are a current student member and need assistance, contact CustomerCare@nsc.org or call 800-621-7619. If you are unable to become a student member because you have not yet been accepted into a program, please contact scholarship@nsc.org for assistance. 

About the Billy D. Young Memorial Scholarship
The NSC Construction & Utilities Division honors Billy D. Young – the first NSC Public Utilities Division chair – with this scholarship in his name. Given to one student per year who intends to pursue a career in the utilities industry, the Billy D. Young scholarship provides the winner the opportunity to attend the NSC Congress & Expo and a $2,000 award.

For more detailed information on each scholarship, please see nsc.org/scholarships.

NSC Student Members
NSC student membership opportunities are made possible through funding by the National Safety Council and its members.  Click here to join NSC as a student member; there is no cost for membership. If you are a current student member and need assistance, contact CustomerCare@nsc.org or call 800-621-7619. If you are unable to become a student member because you have not yet been accepted into a program, please contact scholarship@nsc.org for assistance. 

NSC launched the Rising Stars of Safety in 2010 to highlight the achievements of the best safety professionals under the age of 40.

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. Companies are encouraged to nominate all of their possible winners, but any one company will only have one Rising Star.
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 receiving year
The criteria that will be used in evaluating nominations may include, but not be limited to:  

  • Demonstrated 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. 

 The National Safety Council may choose to recognize any number of Rising Stars of Safety in any given year. No one individual will win the award more than one time. Historically, the Rising Stars of Safety have been viewed as a “40 under 40” style award.
When considering a potential nominee, it is important to consider the following: 

  • Self-nominations are not accepted
  • Nominators should spend time early in the process discussing the nomination process with the NSC Award Manager, who can serve as a coach.
  • Successful nominations include measurable, detailed descriptions and examples. Often, this means using a majority of the space available.
  • 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.

Final nominations must be submitted online by March 27, 2020.

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.
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.
Nominees:
- Will be considered from members and nonmembers of NSC
- Eligible nominees will have at least twenty years of experience in a safety related field
- Active engagement in safety, either paid or unpaid, within the past five years
- Retirees are eligible to be nominated, within two year of their retirement
Criteria:
- Made 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.
Nominator Guidance: When considering a potential nominee, it is important to consider the following:
- Self-nominations are not permitted
- 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.
- 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:  Final nominations must be submitted online by March 27, 2020.

To submit for this award, please log in and/or create a submittable.com account.  

The NSC Young Professionals Division is proud to host a video series aimed at those new to the safety profession, whether fresh from college or several years into a career but new to safety. Launching in the summer of 2018 and available for view on social media, this video series aims to both answer questions common to new safety professionals and provide deeper sessions on safety topics by professionals across industries. 

Individuals are invited to submit a description of their selected topic along with a 30 second sample of their video for consideration. Please log in below or create an account to submit this form. 

 The National Safety Council recognizes outstanding advances in safety throughout the year through a variety of award programs – one of the most prestigious being the Green Cross for Safety® Awards. Nominees and recipients demonstrate alignment with the NSC mission of 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: Safety Excellence, Safety Innovation and Safety Advocate. 


Green Cross for Safety Excellence
This award recognizes a corporation, coalition or organization that 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 the solution and planned next steps 
  • Recognized its value to the safety community and planned steps to share with others 

 Green Cross for Safety Innovation
This award recognizes a researcher, corporation, or organization that has achieved success addressing a long-held challenge in safety with a new or novel approach.
Nominees in Safety Innovation should have:  

  • Identified a long held obstacle to eliminating preventable injuries or deaths 
  • 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 value to the safety community 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 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 evidence-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 
  • Planned for future advocacy in the chosen area 
  • Recognized its transferability and planned steps to share with others 


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