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We encourage members of our Council on Practices and Standards to nominate peers for individual awards to recognize their exceptional work and service.

What Is the Council on Practices and Standards SPY Award

This Safety Professional of the Year (SPY) Award recognizes and pays tribute to an ASSP member's outstanding achievements in contributing to our practice specialtiescommon interest groups and standards development activities.

Honoree Benefits

The winner receives a $500 cash award and commemorative award. The recipient may also be nominated for the Society’s annual Edgar Monsanto Queeny Safety Professional of the Year Award the following year.

Nominee Requirements

Any practice specialty or common interest group member in good standing is eligible for this award — with the exception of current members of the council’s Awards and Honors Committee, including its chair. Nominees are evaluated based on:

  • Demonstrated knowledge and expertise
  • Practice specialty, common interest group and ASSP activities
  • Professional contributions and accomplishments
  • Leadership and management
  • Endorsement from the leaders of the individual's member community

Submission Process

Deadline: March 15

Each practice specialty and common interest group is encouraged to nominate a single individual for the award each year. Nominations are submitted by March 15 each year using the online nomination form.

Past Recipients

2018

Tanis Marquette, CSP, ROHT

2017

Joel M. Haight, Ph.D., P.E., CSP, CIH

2016

James L. Newberry CHST

2015

Thomas E. Kramer, P.E., CSP

2014

Pam Walaski, CSP, CHMM

2013

Jay Brakensiek

2012

Aruna Vadgama, RN, MPA, CPHQ, COHN-S, BCSP, BCPE, CHRM, SRN

2011

Michael Hayslip, Esq., P.E., CSP

2010

Nancy Bendickson, CDS, CSP, ARM, ALCM

2009

Christine Sullivan, CSP, ARM

2008

Jeffery Camplin, CSP, CPEA

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