Wisconsin Safety Council: Named Honor Chapter for second year in a row

MADISON – Wisconsin Safety Council – a division of Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce (WMC) – was honored with three national awards on Tuesday for its work in 2019, including being named an Honor Chapter of the National Safety Council (NSC) for the second year in a row.

The awards were presented to Wisconsin Safety Council – the state chapter of NSC – at the National Safety Council Congress Chapter Meeting Awards Luncheon in San Diego, California. Chapters were recognized at this event for making significant contributions to safety, for exemplifying NSC’s statement of leadership, and making its mission and vision a reality.

“I am so proud of the team we have at Wisconsin Safety Council,” said WMC President & CEO Kurt Bauer. “Creating a culture of safety is critical to the success of Wisconsin businesses, and the impact this team has had making the state’s business community safer is invaluable.”

The Honor Chapter award was given to Wisconsin Safety Council for the second year in a row recognizing the chapter’s efforts and contributions towards safety. The “Honor Chapter” Award is presented to qualifying NSC chapters that excel in the following categories:

Diversified Training, Year-end Fiscal Surplus, NSC Product Purchases, Chapter Participation in three of the five NSC focus areas and increased awareness on three of the five NSC National Emphasis priorities.

Wisconsin Safety Council also took home the Advanced Safety Certificate (ASC) Training Award and the Workplace Training Award.

The ASC Training Award was presented to Wisconsin Safety Council for its remarkable 114 percent growth in this program. The NSC Advanced Safety Certificate program is a nationally recognized safety curriculum based on proven best practices. The ASC program builds upon knowledge of compliance requirements to further an individual’s safety education and is a core program of the NSC and Wisconsin Safety Council curriculum.

The third award presented to Wisconsin Safety Council was the Workplace Training Award for the organization’s unprecedented 233 percent growth year-over-year in safety training programs.

“As Wisconsin Safety Council continues to grow, we are humbled to be recognized nationally for our accomplishments,” added Bauer. “This would not be possible without our strong Wisconsin Safety Council team and our amazing members.”

In 2018, Wisconsin Safety Council was presented with the Honor Chapter Award and the Most Improved Chapter Award by the National Safety Council.