National Safety Council Names Grantek Director a 2017 Rising Star of Safety

September 5, 2017

Jeff Winter, Director of Safety Practice at Grantek has been named a Rising Star of Safety by the National Safety Council (NSC). The young professionals being inducted into the 2017 class are finding new solutions to age-old problems.

“Our award winners recognize that safety is a journey rather than a destination,” Deborah A.P. Hersman, President and CEO of the NSC said. “These individuals and organizations constantly ask, ‘What more can we do?’”

The Rising Stars of Safety Class of 2017 features young safety professionals that had a positive effect on their colleagues and their organizations. NSC also looked for individuals who brought excellence, energy and enthusiasm to their workplaces.

NSC set a ‘moonshot’ goal in 2016 to eliminate preventable deaths in our lifetime. Members of the Rising Stars of Safety Class of 2017 are challenged to use their leadership positions within the safety field to help NSC achieve this goal.

More information on the NSC Rising Stars of Safety Class of 2017 can be found here.

About the Recipient: Jeff Winter is the director of Grantek Systems Integration’s Safety Practice, where he leads a team of engineers in developing and delivering machine safety services across North America. With over 10 years of experience working for several different safety product manufacturers, he has a unique experience in bridging OSHA regulatory compliance and safety standards interpretation with engineering requirements and corporate safety strategy. Throughout his career he has been a leader in educating the industry on the benefits of machine safety through hosting best practice industry events, participating in speaking engagements, developing white papers, and writing technical articles. Jeff is also a TÜV Functional Safety Engineer, Board Certified Safety Professional, voting member of the ANSI B11 Accredited Standards Committee, and President of American Society of Safety Engineers Three Rivers Chapter.