Celebration of Safety: National Safety Council Luncheon

The Celebration of Safety is an annual event hosted by the National Safety Council – Nebraska Chapter to recognize companies and individuals who don’t take shortcuts with their safety. This year 107 companies will be honored as Nebraska’s Safest Companies for their dedication to outstanding safety programs. These companies have implemented safety initiatives designed to reduce injuries and save lives.

“During this time of unprecedented change and uncertainty, one thing still remains certain… Now is not the time to take shortcuts with safety. Winning a Nebraska’s Safest Company Award clearly illustrates a company’s commitment to ensuring that their team members return home safely to their families at the end of each work day,” said Eric Koeppe, President/CEO, National Safety Council – Nebraska Chapter.

This year’s keynote speaker is Sgt. Keni Thomas. Sgt. Thomas shares his personal story of his heart-wrenching experiences in the chaotic 1993 Battle of Mogadishu recounted in “Blackhawk Down”. Keni will discuss leadership during the worst of times and the benefits of being a strong leader. For more information about the May 11, 2022 event: www.SafeNebraska.org/2022COS

The National Safety Council – Nebraska Chapter will also induct 3 individuals into the Safety Council Hall of Fame. Honored this year will be Dr. Adi Pour, Dr. Chuck Downey and Rose White. Dr. Pour served on the NSCN board for a total of 16 years and as the Chairperson of the Board for 2 years. She retired as Douglas County Health Director in 2020. Dr. Chuck Downey, retired Warren Distribution President, served on the NSCN board for 15 years and as the Chair for 2 years. Rose White, retired from AAA and a long-time roadway safety advocate was also honored as a Hall of Fame recipient.

About the National Safety Council – Nebraska Chapter
Founded in 1924 as the Omaha Safety Council, the National Safety Council – Nebraska Chapter is a chapter of the National Safety Council. Their mission is to promote safety and health by providing programs, resources, education, and advocacy to reduce both the personal and economic loss associated with injuries, accidents, and health hazards. The Council is a private nonprofit organization that partners with businesses, schools, law enforcement, firefighters, hospitals, and Nebraska communities to provide education and training focused on keeping Nebraskans safe.

Photos of the Event