WSO Award for Achievement in Scientific Research and Development

 Presented to an individual or group who has made contributions to the advancement of WSO through research and development programs. Any individual (members or non-members) or a group is eligible. Selection is based on individual or group actions that significantly contributed to the effectiveness of the application of WSO programs in research and development.  (one award per year)

Criteria for Nomination: 

• Direction or coordination of a major research project that led to the development of new approaches to the application of principles/techniques to a major system (transportation, nuclear, etc.) or product (automobile, aircraft, or other major consumer product) where significant increases in the safety of the user can be demonstrated;

• The development of testing methods or standards that has contributed significantly to the safety interface between the system and the operator of the product and the consumer;

• The development of testing methods or standards that has clearly enhanced the safety of research and development testing operations. Standards/methods must have been adopted and implemented to standard practice in a major system or organization;

• Significant development in the process of evolving WSO as a true discipline;

• Membership in the WSO is not a requirement

If you want to nominate someone by filling this WSO Awards Nomination Form

The submission must contain the following info:

1. Name of the award for which the nomination is being submitted.

2. Name of the individual, group, committee, organization , or firm being nominated.

a. If nominating an individual: provide name, home address, and phone number of the individual, as well as the employer’s work address, phone, and email address.

b. If nominating a group or committee: provide the name of the group or committee and the organization with which it is affiliated, as well as the name, address, telephone number, and email address of the chairperson.

c. If nominating an organization or firm: provide the name, address, and telephone of the firm, as well as the name, address, phone number, and email address (if applicable) of the chief executive officer, president, or owner.

3. Provide the name, address, telephone, and email address of the person making the nomination.

4. If the nominee is an individual, name the employer and provide a brief description of the nominee’s current position. If the nominee is a group, provide a description of the purpose of the group and the primary organization it supports (100-150 words).

5. Provide a description of the key outstanding accomplishments of the nominee. It must be clear exactly how the nominee meets the criteria for the award nominated.

a. For individuals: provide a summary of the nominee’s educational and WSO-related professional accomplishments. Enumerate the nominee’s contributions to the WSO Organization, safety profession, and his/her employer and community.

b. For groups, committees, organization, or firms: provide a summary of the nominee’s contribution(s) to the advancement of the WSO.

6. Provide the name, address, phone number, and email address (if applicable) of three references that can provide comments concerning the nominee’s performance. At least one reference must be a WSO organization member. Persons listed as references cannot be related to or employed by the nominee.

7. Provide appropriate supporting documentation to support the nomination. If the nomination is based on published works, provide copies of the document(s).

Submit all nominations by June 1 each year to:

WSO World Management Center
WSO Awards Committee
PO Box 518
Warrensburg, Missouri 64093 USA

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