ASSE’s Frank Cruice Honored as Region VI Safety Professional of the Year
Outstanding safety and health professionals are the driving force behind the 100-year-old American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE). In addition to working to prevent occupational injuries and illnesses, members volunteer their time and resources throughout the year to protect people, property and the environment. ASSE is proud to announce that the Delmarva Chapter’s Frank Cruice, CSP, CRSP, CHCM, has received ASSE’s Region VI Safety Professional of the Year (SPY) award.
Cruice is a past-president of ASSE’s Delmarva Chapter and has been an ASSE professional member since 1987. He received the Delmarva Chapter SPY award in 2008 and has made many contributions to the development of the chapter, as well as to ASSE through assisting the annual Professional Development Conference (PDC) planning committee in 2010. With more than 25 years of experience in workplace safety and health across a range of industries, Cruice exemplifies the values of ASSE and his contributions help protect people, property and the environment.
In addition to his many achievements with ASSE, Cruice has excelled in the professional world. An employee at Perdue Farms Inc., since 2000, he has helped improve safety conditions and reinforce the fundamentals of a safe workplace. His achievements include creating a “Road Map to Zero,” a weighted score card to measure progress toward yearly goals and implemented safety business plans company-wide, helping significantly reduce the number of lost-time work incidents at his workplace. “Frank is a committed safety professional whose skills, knowledge, and passion for his profession brings great respect to the impact a true safety professional can have in a private industry setting,” said Rob Heflin, VP of Human Resources for Perdue.
Cruice has been a safety professional at Perdue Farms Inc., for more than 11 years, and has significantly contributed to the safety programs, creating an environment where education, innovation and leadership has been a focus. Through Cruice’s work, Perdue developed a scoring system for each department that has contributed to the branching out of Perdue’s safety program to provide more technical support and training to individual facility locations. Cruice also served in the United States Navy & National Guard from 1980-2001 as preventive medicine technician & a medical service corp. officer with an environmental science & safety specialty.
ASSE’s Region VI encompasses all ASSE chapters from South Carolina to Delaware on the East Coast. Its 15 local chapters, Kuwait Chapter, 2 sections and 4 student sections represent nearly 3,000 members of ASSE in all industries. For more information on ASSE’s Region VI, please visit region6.asse.org. For more information about ASSE’s Delmarva Chapter, please visit delmarva.asse.org.
Founded in 1911 and celebrating its centennial, the Des Plaines, IL-based ASSE is the oldest professional safety society and is committed to protecting people, property and the environment. Its more than 33,000 occupational safety, health and environmental professional members lead, manage, supervise, research and consult on safety, health, transportation and environmental issues in all industries, government, labor, healthcare and education. For more information, please go to www.asse.org and to view the new ASSE – A Century of Safety film go to www.asse.org/assecenturyofsafety.