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National Safety Council Honors Duquesne With Hazard Recognition Award

The National Safety Council has selected Duquesne University to receive its Gold level Hazard Recognition Award.

This new award honors companies that have a Hazard Recognition program in place that includes the following elements:

  • educating employees on recognizing current and potential hazards
  • maintaining a system for employees to report hazards and a system to correct the hazards
  • maintaining a system to acknowledge employee participation and engagement in the Hazard Recognition program. 

The Gold level Hazard Recognition Award honors companies that have experienced a percentage increase in the number of hazards that are reported and corrected from the previous two years.

The National Safety Council is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to save lives by preventing injuries and deaths at work, in homes and communities, and on the road through leadership, research, education and advocacy. Founded in 1913, the council partners with businesses, government agencies, elected officials and the public to help with areas such as workplace safety, distracted driving, teen driving, prescription drug overdoses and safe communities.

Duquesne University

Founded in 1878, Duquesne is consistently ranked among the nation's top Catholic research universities for its award-winning faculty and tradition of academic excellence. The University is nationally ranked by U.S. News and World Report and the Princeton Review for its rich academic programs in nine schools of study for nearly 10,000 graduate and undergraduate students, and by the Washington Monthly for service and contributing to students' social mobility. Duquesne is a member of the U.S. President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction for its contributions to Pittsburgh and communities around the globe. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Princeton Review's Guide to Green Colleges acknowledge Duquesne's commitment to sustainability.