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CSSE Awards of Excellence


The CSSE's Recognition of Excellence awards program provides the opportunity to recognize and celebrate excellence in health and safety, whether it is for a special project, an outstanding achievement or a lifelong commitment to the betterment of the health and safety profession or the CSSE at the chapter, regional and national levels.

Changes in 2017:

  • Outstanding Service to CSSE (Volunteer of the Year) Award, introduced to recognize members that have made significant contributions to the CSSE
  • Outstanding Service to the Safety Profession (Safety Professional of the Year) Award
  • New to the Safety Profession Award, which was introduced as an opportunity for new safety professionals to be recognized for their professional accomplishments within their Chapters.

Each and every CSSE member knows someone that deserves to be recognized, whether it is a colleague, a friend, a mentor or an individual in the safety community that stands out above the rest.

Nominations Open: March 15, 2018

Award Categories

Outstanding Service to CSSE (Volunteer of the Year)

The awards for Outstanding Service to CSSE (Volunteer of the Year) are presented to CSSE members who demonstrate their volunteer commitment to the CSSE at the chapter, regional and/or national levels.

For this award, Chapter Chairs or a Chapter Executive member submit nominations for the Chapter level; RVPs nominate for the Regional level; and the Awards Committee with select Board members nominate for the National level.

*This award does not include nominations from members and winners are not cascaded from the chapter to the national level. Chapter Chairs and RVPs will be sent a direct link to this survey.

Outstanding Service to the Safety Profession (Safety Professional of the Year)
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The awards for Outstanding Service to the Safety Profession (Safety Professional of the Year) are given to CSSE members whose careers have been distinguished by a sustained commitment to excellence in the field of occupational health and safety, outside of the CSSE.

This is a progressive award that starts with winners in every chapter chosen by the Regional Vice Presidents from the nominations submitted. From the chapter winners the Awards Committee will elevate one winner in every region for the regional awards. From the regional award winners, the Awards Committee will select one applicant as the Safety Professional of the Year.


Outstanding Achievement

The awards for Outstanding Achievement are presented to a Professional or a Group for an outstanding achievement: possibly the development of a service; a training course; a tool; or an event – that advances the science or the profession. This is intended to recognize mostly a single accomplishment; though it could also recognize a group (not a person) who has demonstrated consistent outstanding achievements.

These are awarded at the level (Chapter, Regional or National) according to the sphere of influence.

Special Project

The Special Project Awards are presented for a "one-time" Special Project that advances the profession, provides research and development opportunities, or promotes Health & Safety to the OH&S Community, Employers and/or the community at large.

These are awarded at the level (Chapter, Regional or National) according to the sphere of influence of the Special Project.

New to the Safety Profession

The New to the Safety Profession awards provides an opportunity for new safety professionals to be recognized for their professional accomplishments within their Chapters.

Applicants may nominate themselves for this award or be nominated by a peer or colleague. To recognize members directly for their community involvement this new award is presented at the Chapter level.

Please view the awards guideline for New to the Safety Profession eligibility and required documentation.

How to Nominate
Nominate a deserving CSSE member through the online nomination process. Only online nominations will be accepted (with the exception of documentation required for the New to the Safety Profession Award).

You may wish to view our guideline prior to proceeding with your nomination, as it outlines all the information required for the submission.

Nominations can be made through the following links. Simply click on the name of the award for which you would like to nominate someone:

  • Outstanding Service to the Safety Profession (Safety Professional of the Year)
  • Outstanding Achievement
  • Special Project
  • New to the Safety Profession

NOTE: A link for the Outstanding Service to CSSE (Volunteer of the Year) Award will be provided directly to Chapter Chairs and RVPs.

Nominations deadline is April 30, 2018.

Should you have any questions, please contact Emily Rothwell at awards@csse.org or 416-646-1600, ext 10.

 

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