Nominations for Safety in Action™ Icons Now Open: New Safety at Work Recognition Program Debuts at 2016 Conference

Oxnard, CA – February 2, 2016 – DEKRA Insight, a global leader in safety at work, today announced the launch of Safety in Action™ Icons , a new recognition program to celebrate those who have made an inspirational, influential, or innovative contribution (Icon) to safety.
The Safety in Action™ Icons is a new addition to the annual Safety in Action™ Conference (#SIA2016) which brings together thousands of people, across all industries to do one thing: improve safety at work. The Icon nominations are open to organizations of all sizes, types and industry sectors.
“The definition of an Icon is a person regarded as a representative symbol of something. We believe the remarkable individuals that make safety happen every day are the truest symbols, or Icons, of Safety in Action. Through our new Icon recognition program we will begin to hear those remarkable efforts and accomplishments from all levels of an organization,” said Colin Duncan, CEO of DEKRA Insight.
Duncan continued, “We are intentionally not calling this an ‘awards’ program. Instead, think of this in terms of recognition, celebration, and an outstanding opportunity to share stories of safety. Icons is a way of publicly recognizing these stories and saying ‘thank you’ amongst peers and influential people in the world of safety at work.”
Icons goes beyond the numbers. Icons includes the measurable safety impact of efforts, but they also include the aspects of an impact on safety that can’t be measured; how people talk, feel, think, and act differently about safety as a result of an Icons’ energy and effort.
How to Apply
Nominations can be submitted online at www​.safetyinaction​.com/Icons . Also available are “tips for nominating someone”, an online application form, and FAQs . The nomination deadline is March 16, 2016.
Icons will be formally recognized at the 2016 Safety In Action™ Conference , April 7-9 in Nashville, TN. For further information about Safety in Action™ Icons please visit the Safety In Action™ website .
About the Safety in Action™ Conference
The Safety in Action™ Conference is about turning ideas into outcomes. It’s the only event in the world where employees from every level gather to address the top issues affecting safety today. Engaging breakout sessions and workshops focus on real-world applications of the latest safety thinking. Presenters represent a range of disciplines and backgrounds, offering the most diverse conference experience in the field. The result is dynamic networking and discussion, provoking the kind of action that moves safety forward for everyone. Almost 2,000 executives, safety professionals, facilitators, team members, and union leaders attend annually. The conference offers more than 100 presenters and panelists sharing their safety expertise over the span of 200 unique sessions and workshops focused on critical safety issues.
About DEKRA Insight
As the global leader in safety at work, DEKRA Insight is a consultant and business partner to many of the world’s largest chemical, oil and gas, transportation, utilities, pharmaceutical, and agriculture companies. We bring a passionate, scientific approach to the process of helping clients transform safety. Our knowledge and experience enables clients to mitigate risk to their employees, assets, and reputation in a quantifiable manner—and in the process, enhance business performance. DEKRA Insight represents the collective expertise of our legacy businesses, each an institution in safety: BST, Chilworth, RCI Safety, Russell Consulting International, Optimus Seventh Generation, and partner RoundTheClock Resources.
DEKRA Insight has over 500 employees in 22 offices and 16 countries. We are a service unit of DEKRA S.E., a global leader in safety since 1925 with over 35,000 employees.