Council Recognizes Five with Distinguished Service to Safety Awards

The honorees were chosen by Divisions, which are industry-specific National Safety Council volunteer groups.

INDIANAPOLIS -- The National Safety Council honored five individuals on Sept. 25 with Distinguished Service to Safety Awards, the highest award the council presents to safety professionals. This year’s five recipients were honored during the Opening Session of the 2017 NSC Congress & Expo.

“This year’s winners have redefined success for everyone in the safety world,” said Deborah A.P. Hersman, president and CEO of the council. “Their commitment to safety is truly remarkable, and we are honored to shine a spotlight on their achievements.”

The honorees are chosen by Divisions, which are industry-specific NSC volunteer groups. They are:

  • Adele L. Abrams, CMSP, president, Law Office of Adele L. Abrams P.C.
  • John Brodbeck II, CSP, president, Mississippi Safety Services, Inc.
  • Twana McFann, safety technician, City of Columbus Department of Public Utilities Occupational Safety & Health Department
  • Steve Pomponi, CSP, senior safety consultant, PSA Insurance & Financial Services
  • Gary E. Tellish, CSP, CET, CUSP, safety and training manager, Quanta Services, Inc.

For more information about NSC awards programs, visit

Download Center

HTML - No Current Item Deck
  • Free Safety Management Software Demo

    IndustrySafe Safety Management Software helps organizations to improve safety by providing a comprehensive toolset of software modules to help businesses identify trouble spots; reduce claims, lost days, OSHA fines; and more.

  • The Top 5 Safety and Technology Trends to Watch in 2019

    Get the latest on trends you can expect to hear more about in 2019, including continued growth of mobile safety applications, wearable technology, and smart PPE; autonomous vehicles; pending OSHA recordkeeping rulemaking; and increased adoption of international safety standard, ISO 45001.

  • Get the Ultimate Guide to OSHA Recordkeeping

    OSHA’s Form 300A posting deadline is February 1! Are you prepared? To help answer your key recordkeeping questions, IndustrySafe put together this guide with critical compliance information.

  • Safety Training 101

    When it comes to safety training, no matter the industry, there are always questions regarding requirements and certifications. We’ve put together a guide on key safety training topics, requirements for certifications, and answers to common training questions.

  • Conduct EHS Inspections and Audits

    Record and manage your organization’s inspection data with IndustrySafe’s Inspections module. IndustrySafe’s pre-built forms and checklists may be used as is, or can be customized to better suit the needs of your organization.

  • Industry Safe

OH&S Digital Edition

  • OHS Magazine Digital Edition - January 2019

    January 2019


      Production vs. Safety 
      Meeting the Requirements for Emergency Equipment
      The State of Contractor Safety
      The Three Keys to Effective Chemical Management
    View This Issue