Awards

Safety Professional of the Year, Southern Arizona Chapter

May 9, 2014 saw SA ASSE name Robert (Bob) Gosnell the 2013-2014 Safety Professional of the Year. Gosnell is a 47-year member of ASSE, was a member of six different chapters and served in every chair and office except President. He missed becoming President because of a move to Boston. Gosnell says “I’ve been blessed with a great company to work for, great mentors, and some really outstanding ASSE contacts.”

Gosnell and his wife Shirley relocated several times over his 37 year employment with Liberty Mutual  – Pittsburgh to Buffalo, back to Pittsburgh, to Cleveland, back to Pittsburgh, and to the Home Office in Boston. He retired in 2001 as Assistant Vice President of Transportation and Contracting, National Markets Loss Prevention.

In June, 2004, Gosnell began as a Volunteer-Restoration Technician at Old Pueblo Trolley-Bus Division. This non-profit organization operates historical trolleys and restores/preserves buses related to the history of Arizona. The organization is involved in not only restoring the buses, but displaying them, developing a divisional web site, recruiting volunteers, and obtaining funding.

Community Safety Award

On May 9, 2014, the Southern Arizona Chapter of ASSE presented Caterpillar/DVA Consulting its Community Safety Award.

Safety Professional of the Year Award Criteria

1. Eligibility
Nominees must be a Professional Member or Member of the Society and must not have received this award within the past five (5) years. Nominees must be active dues-paying members of a Chapter. Nominees cannot be running opposed for national ASSE Executive Committee office or currently serving on the national Technical and Professional Recognition Committee.

2. Judging Criteria
Only the nominee’s past five (5) years activities will be considered.

A. Demonstrated technical expertise in the broad field of safety and a thorough knowledge of the operational aspects of his/her safety employment.

Society, Council, Chapter, Region or Practice Specialty activities,including committee or task force chair, officer, project director,services to members, lecturer at seminars, etc.

Professional contributions to advance the Safety profession, such as fostering professional development, public/community services,instructor at educational institutions, involvement in codes andlegislation, articles written, work with allied groups, etc.

Awards and innovations, including citations, honors, plaques or new procedures or systems developed.

Leadership in establishment, maintenance and improvement of technical or Society programs in organization nominee serves or elsewhere.

Other personal achievements related to safety and health.

Endorsements by superiors and verifications by associates, in the form of letters on appropriate stationery of the employer and Chapter, Council, Region or Practice Specialty.

3. Award and Presentation
The Chapter Safety Professional of the Year winner receives a handsome engraved plaque for display in home or office and is eligible for nomination to Regional, Practice Specialty and National Safety Professional of the Year awards.

Community Safety Leadership Award Criteria

1. Eligibility
Nominees must be a business or professional leader in the community who has demonstrated leadership in furthering the safety and health in the workplace or the community at large. Nominees must not have received this award within the past five (5) years.

2. Judging Criteria
Only the nominee’s past five (5) years activities will be considered.

Leadership in establishment, maintenance and improvement of safety and health programs in business or the community.

Awards and innovations, including citations, honors, plaques or new procedures or systems developed

Professional contributions to advance the Safety profession, such as fostering professional development, public/community services,instructor at educational institutions, involvement in codes and legislation, articles written, work with allied groups, etc.

Other personal achievements related to safety and health.

3. Award and Presentation
The Chapter Community Safety Leadership Award recipient receives a handsome engraved plaque for display in home or office.