Women in Safety

Nebraska Women in Safety is a networking group open to women in the safety field of with an interest in safety with an objective to promote professional growth & mentoring. The group is open to Women who are a part of a member company of the National Safety Council, Nebraska. 

Our Purpose

The National Safety Council, Nebraska has been the go-to resource for all things safety for over 90 years. Safety has constantly changed and with that change, the number of women who are joining the safety field has increased.

NSCN has created a Women in Safety group to discuss the issues and challenges facing women in the industry. These women will bring a unique perspective to their industries. W will be providing resources specific to women based upon current issues and trends. This is a great opportunity to network with other industry professionals, build your knowledge of regulatory standards, and get real-time feedback for challenging situations you may be facing in your workplace.

Our Mission

Working together to support women as strong safety leaders. Providing an opportunity for professional growth through education, networking, and mentoring. 

Have an idea or would like to hold a meeting? Let's chat! Susan Booth 402.898.7354 or sbooth@safenebraska.org.


Trends in the Safety Field
Speaker:  Debbie Hersman, President/CEO National Safety Council

November 1, 2018
11am - 1pm
$45 includes lunch

Charlies on the Lake
4150 S 144th St.
Omaha, NE

Register Here

Please register prior to October 26, 2018.

Join us for this special networking/Women in Safety meeting. Debbie Hersman, the President/CEO of the National Safety Council will join us for this luncheon. As the leader of the National Safety Council, Ms. Hersman has extensive safety knowledge about trends in the safety industry.  As the past chairman of the NTSB (National Transportation Safety Board), she willshare some of her experiences.  She will inspire you to be the best safety professional you can be. Her empowering manner will encourage you to be a strong leader in your organization. Don't miss the opportunity to meet a remarkable woman and network with others in the safety industry. Advanced registration is required.

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Debbie Hersman Biography

Prior to joining the National Safety Council, Ms. Hersman served as chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board from 2009 - 2014. Ms. Hersman was first appointed as an NTSB board member by President Bush in 2004 and was reappointed to two additional five-year terms by President Obama in 2009 and 2013. Among her many initiatives as chairman, Ms. Hersman focused attention and actions on distracted driving, child passenger safety and helping victims and their families. Ms. Hersman responded on-scene to more than 25 major transportation crashes, chaired scores of NTSB hearings, forums and events and regularly testified before Congress.

Ms. Hersman was a senior advisor to the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation from 1999-2004. She served as staff director and senior legislative aide to West Virginia Congressman Bob Wise from 1992-1999. Her efforts contributed to the passage of milestone bills such as the Amtrak Reform and Accountability Act, Transportation Equity Act of the 21st Century, the Motor Carrier Safety Improvement Act of 1999, and the Pipeline Safety Improvement Act of 2002.

Ms. Hersman holds bachelor of arts degrees in political science and international studies from Virginia Tech, and a master of science degree in conflict analysis and resolution from George Mason University. She also earned her Advanced Safety Certificate.


Past/Future Events

Mark your calendars for the 2019 dates.

  • November 1, 2019 |
  • August 2, 2019 |
  • May 3, 2019 | 
  • February1, 2019 | 
  • November 1, 2018 | Trends in Safety.  Luncheon with Debbie Hersman
  • August 3, 2018 | Emergency Preparedness and Evacuation Planning
  • May 4, 2018 | Stop the Bleed
  • February 2, 2018 | Workplace Violence Awareness
  • November 3, 2017 | Panel of Women Safety Professionals

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