Janice Cave, the Director of Public Affairs at the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents, has been awarded the MBE.
Janice, who has worked for Birmingham-based RoSPA for 32 years, was featured in the New Year Honours List for services to health and safety.
She said: “I am delighted that work I enjoy so much should be worthy of an honour. It is wonderful that RoSPA's vital work in accident prevention is being recognised. I never expected to spend my life in safety campaigning, nor to get an honour for it. I have loved every minute of it, and it is very rewarding to feel you are helping to save people from death and injury.”
Tom Mullarkey, RoSPA Chief Executive, said: “This is fantastic news for Janice and for RoSPA. Everyone who knows Janice will be so pleased and proud of her achievement and delighted to see this reward for 32 years of outstanding service to the cause of saving lives and reducing injuries.”
The MBE is a second honour for Janice in the last few years. Two years ago, she was made an Honorary Member of the European Public Health Alliance (EPHA) after serving as the organisation's president for three years.
Janice was only the third person to receive the accolade from the Brussels-based alliance of 100 European non-governmental and other not-for-profit organisations working in support of health.
She is also the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents' representative on the European Child Safety Alliance, which campaigns for more action on child injury prevention.