Young Professionals

NSC Young Professionals Division

Are You a Safety Professional Younger Than 46?

Network with top young safety professionals worldwide. National Safety Council Young Professionals Division member benefits include:

  • Exclusive invitations to the Young Professionals Division meetings
  • Networking opportunities with safety professionals from companies including AECOM, Accenture, ARCO Construction, Argonne National Laboratory, Cianbro Fabrication & Coatings, COP Construction, First Student, National Gallery of Art, Pepsi, U.S. Air Force and more
  • Mentoring and career development opportunities
  • Leadership opportunities
  • Opportunity to help craft NSC policies and positions

Young Professionals Division members can share tips or post a question on the group's Facebook page. Not a Division member yet? Join today.

Engage Students in the National Safety Council

The NSC Young Professionals Division has organized a free undergraduate student mentor program that partners working safety and health professionals (Young Professionals Division members) with active NSC undergraduate student members. Students will regularly communicate with their mentor, who can assist with educational questions, give career advice, connect students with possible work or internship opportunities, recommend professional resources and more.

Undergraduate university students interested in working with a mentor should contact Christy Maes, NSC program manager. Interested student members should indicate their field of interest so they can be matched with a mentor most effectively.

Chairman's Message

The Young Professional’s Division welcomes safety professionals under age 46 from all industries with the goal of bringing together like minded safety driven individuals to improve safety across all segments. Our Division provides a great opportunity for anyone interested in getting involved in the National Safety Council to become familiar with the Divisions and the Council as a whole. We welcome you and look forward to working with you help eliminate preventable deaths in our lifetime.

– Vaughn Hayes
2019-2021 Young Professionals Division Chair
Hopkins Propane

2019-2021 Young Professionals Division Leaders


Vaughn Hayes
Director of Operations
Hopkins Propane
Division Chair


Chris Osterhout
System Safety Specialist
Sound Transit
Division Vice Chair


Amanda Horner
Mid-America Regional Council
Division Secretary


Kristen Chipman
EHS Supervisor
Cianbro Fabrication & Coatings Corp.
Immediate Past Chair

Tameca Miles
District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority
Marketing and Events Chair

Adam Bates
Strategic Planning Chair

Travis Parker
Lee Mechanical
Leadership Development Chair

Jeff Kozub
DowDuPont Specialty Products (DuPont Division)
Membership Chair

Safety Shorts Video Series

NSC Young Professionals Division created the Safety Shorts Video Series, which is aimed at those new to the safety profession, whether fresh from college or several years into a career. These videos are contributed by those who have spent their careers in the safety industry and are designed to be shared on social media.

If you are interested in contributing to this video library, please choose a technical safety topic that you are well-versed in. Find the video release, guidelines and inspiration, as well as instructions on how to submit a video here.