At the Congress and Expo 2011, the National Safety Council (NSC) recognized 40 professionals under the age of 40 for their work in making worksites safer.
The "Rising Stars of Safety" program was developed by the NSC to encourage tomorrow's leaders to commit to safety programs and share their knowledge, insight, and experiences in the workplace.
"To have a strong safety culture, safety needs to be acknowledged as everyone’s responsibility within an organization," Janet Froetcher, president and CEO of NSC, stated. "We are pleased not only to be recognizing safety professionals; this year’s class also includes a digital media coordinator, a human resources director, a regional director of customer operations, and several vice presidents of organizations."
Froetcher added that it will be essential to understand the needs of the next generation of workplace safety leaders in order for the NSC to further its mission of safety. With the help of the up-and-coming industry leaders, Froetcher says, the Council will be able to prevent more injuries and save more lives.
According to the NSC, many eye, head, and foot injuries can be lessened or avoided altogether with the proper personal protective equipment (PPE). Keep your employees protected by creating a safety program for your workplace that includes requirements for the use of safety products, such as safety glasses, work gloves, and hard hats.