Darryl Hill (center), First Student's senior vice president of safety, was one of six individuals who received the National Safety Council’s 2019 Distinguished Service to Safety Award. Photo courtesy First Student

Darryl Hill (center), First Student's senior vice president of safety, was one of six individuals who received the National Safety Council’s 2019 Distinguished Service to Safety Award. Photo courtesy First Student

SAN DIEGO — First Student's senior vice president of safety has earned the National Safety Council’s (NSC's) 2019 Distinguished Service to Safety Award.

Darryl Hill was one of six individuals presented with the award during the opening session of NSC's Congress and Expo in San Diego, according to a news release from First Student. The award recognizes individuals who perform outstanding service in the field of safety and health at the local, national, or international level that results in injury prevention, according to the school bus contractor.

“I am honored to accept this prestigious honor from the National Safety Council,” Hill said. “Safety is at the core of everything we do, and the safety and security of our passengers is a tremendous responsibility that we take very seriously. As an industry leader in transportation, First Student has been a pioneer when it comes to developing, designing, and implementing safety training and technology, and I am proud to be a driving force in this effort.”

Hill has more than three decades of safety experience. His background spans diverse organizations that include information technology, manufacturing, engineering, and healthcare.

Among his other professional accomplishments, Hill has held several leadership positions within the safety industry, including serving as president of the American Society of Safety Engineers. He is also editor and contributing author of “Construction Safety Management and Engineering.”

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