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National Safety Council Announces Winners of its Prestigious Green Cross for Safety Awards

ITASCA, Ill., May 12, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tonight the National Safety Council presented its prestigious Green Cross for Safety Awards to individuals and organizations that have helped save lives and prevent injuries. The Council presented the Excellence Award to the Air Force Safety Center, the Innovation Award to United Airlines Corporate Safety and the Advocate Award to Dr. Gary Smith of the Center for Injury Research and Policy at Nationwide Children's Hospital.

NSC Board Chairman John Surma, NSC President and CEO Deborah A.P. Hersman and award sponsors recognized each winner during a ceremony at the Swissôtel in Chicago.

"The Air Force Safety Center, United Airlines Corporate Safety and Dr. Smith have demonstrated a commitment to safety in our workplaces, communities and transportation," Hersman said. "They recognize that safety is a journey, not a destination and constantly ask, 'What more can we do?' We are proud to honor them and to recognize all the outstanding finalists that share the Council's goal of eliminating preventable deaths and injuries in our lifetime."

The Air Force Safety Center performed near real-time evaluations of safety culture from the lowest- to the highest-level worker, with the theory that a strong safety culture reduces...