National Safety Conference Coincides with the Annual WorldSafe Dinner & Gala

The WorldSafe Dinner & Gala annually celebrates leaders in the field of safety.  We honor individuals who have made an impact in their communities, or organizations that have made major strides in making people's lives safer and better.

The gala is a chance for award winners to not only be recognized, but also to spread their message and vision to inspire others.


2017- 2018 WorldSafe Winners


Grand Prize Award

Natalie Lacey,  Lt. General Russel Honoré, Cliff Oxford

For assisting Puerto Rican citizens’ financial recovery after Hurricane Maria

Public Health Award

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

For fighting the Opioid Epidemic

Human CARE Award                                 


For its work to reduce human trafficking demand

Environmental Award


For the bio-degradable Dasani PlantBottle

Research Award 

Columbia University

For evaluating communities’ child care capabilities during disasters

Public Safety Award  

Atlanta Fire Rescue Department

For heroic response to the I-85 bridge collapse

Safety Education Award    


For the It Can Wait program to reduce distracted driving


Innovation Award

Thérèse Izay Kirongozi

For creating a ‘Traffic Robot’  improving traffic safety


Civic Leadership Award 

Rotary Club of Atlanta

For engaging business leaders in fighting human trafficking

Youth Safety Award                                  

North Clayton High School

For developing a school bus safety app


Humanitarian Award      

Lister and Holt Law Firm

For its investment to safeguard young women’s lives


Eddie Turner  Veterans Award  

Commander Leon Booker

For his service to Veterans


Disaster Recovery Award

Operation HOPE

For its creation of the Economic Financial Recovery concept


Infrastructure Advancement Award


For its commitment to the future of rail safety


Volunteer of the Year               

Steven L. Blue, Miller Ingenuity

For his creating the ‘WorldSafe Summit’