News | September 26, 2016

Young Safety Professionals Recognized For Extraordinary Contributions To Workplace Safety

National Safety Council announces its 2016 Class of Rising Stars of Safety

Itasca, IL /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Safety Council is proud to announce its seventh class of NSC Rising Stars of Safety – a group of future leaders dedicated to making workplaces safer. The 43 honorees have promoted a cycle of continuous improvement within their organizations and created initiatives focused on measureable outcomes.

"Our Rising Stars understand that safety is not a spectator sport," said Deborah A.P. Hersman, president and CEO of NSC. "Their dedication to creating a safety culture at their workplaces helps ensure their colleagues go home safely every day. We are thrilled to recognize their inspiring work."

The honorees for the Class of 2016 are listed below and featured in the October issue of Safety+Health Magazine. They will be formally recognized during the 2016 NSC Congress & Expo in Anaheim Oct. 15 - Oct. 21.

First Name

Last Name

Orgnization

Title

Jordan

Adkisson

Timberlake Construction Co., Inc.

Safety Coordinator

Mark

Ahner

W.L. Gore & Associates Inc.

EH&S Associate

Demontray

Alston

Science Applications International Corporation

Environmental Analyst

Sonia

Alvarez

Johnson Controls, Inc

Site Safety & Health Officer

Corey

Arledge

Eldeco, Inc.

Executive Director of Safety

Daniel

Ashworth

BWX Technologies, Inc.

Group Lead, Industrial Health & Safety

Bilal

Azam

Engro Fertilizers Ltd

Safety Engineer

Neilor

Bicomong

1st Marine Logistics Group, USMC

Hospital Corpsman First Class (HM1)

Robert

Bogle

Lincoln Industries

Environmental, Health, and Safety Manager

Matthew

Botzler

ERM, Inc.

Eastern Division H&S Lead

Chris

Brown

Georgia-Pacific LLC

Safety & Health Leader, Leaf River Cellulose Mill

Muhammad Bin Khamis

Butt

Petro Rabigh Oil Refining and Petrochemical Comple

Process Safety Engineer

Suzanne

Caldeira

First Student

Area SH&E Manager

Michael

Carbine

Scheck Industries, Inc.

Site Maintenance, SH&E Coordinator

Robin

Davis

Memorial Hermann Health System

System Emergency Manager

Michael

Day

CribMaster Stanley Black & Decker

EHS Coordinator

Bryan

Deemer

Tractor Supply Company

DC LP/Safety Manager

Frank

Downs

Louisville Gas & Electric / Kentucky Utilities

Sr Safety Specialist

Craig

Faulkner

Dow AgroSciences

Global Biosafety Officer

Amy

Ferguson

Gulf Winds International, Inc.

Safety Manager

Thomas

Franz

U.S. Army Aeromedical Research Laboratory

Safety Manager

Bridgette

Gerl

Schneider Bulk Carriers

Safety and Training Manager

Adil

Gohar

Pak-Arab Refinery Limited

HSE Engineer

Brandon

Goings

Fluor Corporation

HSE Supervisor

Malia

Gonzalez

United States Navy

Ship's Safety Officer

Peter

Gregory

AECOM

Multi Site Safety Coordinator

Ryan

Kelly

Ford Motor Co.- Michigan Assembly Plant

Risk Manager

Muhammad Usman

Khan

Hub Power Company Limited Narowal Site

HSE Manager

Travis

Kruse

Lam Research

Director, EHS & CSR

Bailley

McDonald

Broward County, Florida

Safety and Health Specialist

Andrew

Migel

City and Borough of Juneau

Safety Officer

Bryan

Netherland

Berry Plastics

EHS Manager

Jarrod

Newcomb

La-Z-Boy Midwest

Manager, Safety Health and Environment

Jose

Perez

The Wonderful Company

Corporate EHS Manager Learning and Development

Chadwick

Pohle

Montage Laguna Beach

Director of Safety and Security

Mitchell

Pryor

ARCO/Murray Corporate Services Inc.

Safety Manager

Aaron

Schoemaker

M.C. Dean, Inc

Division Safety Manager

Sharlie

Staab

Texas Instruments

Safety Specialist

Christopher

Stibitz

Schneider Electric

Manager, Safety & Environment

Julie

Thompson

Liberty Mutual

Technical Risk Control Consultant

Jessica

Vogt

Viracon

Safety Manager

MSgt Ross C

Weatherford

66 Air Base Group

Safety Superintendent

Jacob

Weiss

Central Wholesalers, Inc.

Health and Safety Manager

Safety professionals looking to advance the culture of safety within their organizations are encouraged to join the Journey to Safety Excellence for free resources to keep workers safe.

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.

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