Chicago – The National Safety Council
has recognized four individuals with the highest honor it bestows on safety professionals. The Distinguished Service to Safety Awards are presented annually to individuals who have demonstrated a lifetime of outstanding service to the field of safety and health through their careers.
This year's four recipients were recognized at the Opening Session of the NSC Congress & Expo – the largest annual gathering of safety and health professionals. Honorees are nominated either by one of the NSC occupational safety volunteer groups or the Board of Directors.
“These individuals are living out the Journey to Safety Excellence philosophy in the organizations in which they work, and are helping to save lives and prevent injuries,” said Janet Froetscher, National Safety Council president and CEO. “These DSSA recipients have laid the foundation for the future of safety and we are indebted to them for their lifetime dedication to safety and health.”
Receiving this year's Distinguished Service to Safety Award are:
Teresa Cole, CSP, CSHM
Senior Region Safety Manager, First Student
Recognized for outstanding efforts within the Transportation Division
David Lee Jewell, CSP
Safety & Health Manager
Assisted Living Concepts
Recognized for outstanding efforts within the Business & Industry Division
Material Handler, Alcoa Davenport Works
Accident Investigator, United Steelworkers Local 105
Recognized for outstanding efforts within the Labor Division
George Kennedy, CSP
Vice President of Safety, National Utility Contractors Association
Recognized for outstanding efforts within the Construction Division
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, prescription drug overdoses and Safe Communities. Safety+Health
magazine, the Council's flagship publication, is a leading source of occupational safety and health information.