This award recognizes excellence in implementing safety programs that incorporate novel and/or original efforts while complying with standardized regulations.
CSHEMA member institutions in good
standing may apply for this award. Please see details in the Submit section below for specific applications requirements. Note that institutions who have three or fewer EHS professionals should apply for the Complete Safety Award for Small Schools.
Members of the Awards and Recognition Committee will review
entries for recognition. If the institution of an Awards and Recognition Committee member submits an
application, the member shall recuse him/herself from evaluating and voting.
Recognition will be given on three levels: Award of Honor (90-100 points), Award of Merit (80–89 points), and Award of Commendation (79 points). An award will be presented to the recipient at the awards ceremony at the Annual Conference.
Please see the application details document to see questions and how entries are judged.
Note: Award of Honor recipients are required to wait a minimum of four (4)
years before again submitting an entry. The rationale for this
requirement is based on the assumption that complete programs that earn
the Award of Honor will not undergo significant changes within a shorter
time period. However, entrants who earn the President’s Letter, Award
of Commendation, or the Award of Merit are encouraged to submit entries
in consecutive years. As the entrants incorporate the judges’ critiques
into their programs, their entries will improve, and they will receive