Indianapolis – The National Safety Council’s newest class of Rising Stars – safety industry standouts younger than 40 – was honored by the council’s Young Professionals Division on Tuesday during a luncheon at the 2017 NSC Congress & Expo. The class was joined by five NSC Scholarship winners.

The Young Professionals Division is an NSC networking group comprising safety pros younger than 45. The Rising Stars are chosen from nominations by the nominees’ co-workers.

“Last year, NSC announced a ‘moonshot’ goal: To eliminate preventable deaths in our lifetime,” NSC President and CEO Deborah A.P. Hersman said. “An endeavor of this magnitude requires a seismic shift in our safety culture, and we will lean on creative and innovative thinkers to help us achieve our mission. We are challenging the Rising Stars to be part of this task.

“In evaluating nominees for 2017, we were humbled to find so many young safety…