Here at McGill we annually present awards to "Safety Ambassadors", individuals who have gone "above and beyond the call of duty" to contribute to health and safety. The staff from each of our safety units (EHS, FPO, Security, Emergency Measures and Hazardous Waste Management) get to nominate one person they felt made the most outstanding contribution to their area of safety during the past year. Each of the 5 ambassadors receives a certificate, a few small gifts (like first aid kits, fire extinguishers, etc.), and a public awards ceremony held during our annual Safety Week barbeque event. We haven't included students in our awards program but there is no reason why not.
People like to be recognized and our safety ambassadors tend wear their titles with pride - some of them even put their ambassador title in their signature file. It's a worthwhile program.
Wayne Wood | Associate Director, University Safety (EHS), University Services - Directeur Adjoint, Direction de la pre´vention (SSE), Services universitaires | McGill University | 3610 rue McTavish Street, 4th floor | Montreal, Quebec, Canada, H3A 1Y2 | Tel: (514) 398-2391
From: DCHAS-L Discussion List [mailto:dchas-l**At_Symbol_Here**MED.CORNELL.EDU] On Behalf Of Stuart, Ralph
Sent: Wednesday, January 14, 2015 3:38 PM
Subject: [DCHAS-L] Student / lab safety awards criteria
At a meeting of our Chemical and Biological Safety Committee today, we talked about developing a safety awards program to recognize positive safety efforts by undergrad students in teaching and research labs as well as faculty who oversee labs with above average safety performance. We are an undergraduate institution with an active research program that involves a lot of different chemical and biological disciplines.
I wonder if anyone on the list has developed such a program, particularly in terms of a set of awards criteria that would be appropriate for this setting?
Thanks for any help with this.
Ralph Stuart, CIH, CCHO
Chemical Hygiene Officer
Keene State College
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