WSO Environmental/Occupational Safety Person of the Year

Individual working full time in the field of environmental/occupational safety/health, hazardous materials management, or allied field, with national and international experience, etc. Membership in the WSO is not a requirement. (one award per year)

Nominator: May be nominated by an individual or organization with an in-depth knowledge of the nominee’s accomplishments.

Criteria for Nomination: An individual who has shown above-average support and dedication to the protection of people, property, resources, and the environment on an international basis, fulfilling at least three of the following requirements (may be retired, does not have to be practicing full time in the safety profession at the time of nomination):

  • Can document continuous involvement in safety or allied profession for a period of at least 10 years;
  • Participated in a significant manner in the safety discipline work in at least five countries worldwide;
  • Authored book(s)/article(s)/text(s) in his/her field of expertise, significant in nature, published in at least five countries worldwide, or an international publication distributed in at least five countries;
  • Designed concept, process, or some other notable invention within the safety disciplines;
  • Shown a significant support for the promotion of safety education and discipline;
  • Other significant accomplishments may be submitted for review.

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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