Idaho’s Bradley D. Giles Receives the ASSE Fellow Award for Excellence in the Safety Profession
Des Plaines, IL (June 15, 2010) — In recognition of his outstanding service and dedication to the safety profession, the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) recently named member Bradley D. Giles of Boise, ID, a Society Fellow. Giles received the award today during ASSE’s annual Professional Development Conference (PDC) and Exposition – Safety 2010, in Baltimore, MD. Giles also received the prestigious President’s Award on Sunday, June 13, during the House of Delegates Meeting. The Society Fellow is the highest honor granted by ASSE, recognizing professional members who have displayed life-long excellence in safety and service. Nominated by their peers, region or chapter, candidates for the Society Fellow honor are selected based upon their work, involvement in ASSE and long-term contributions in advancing the safety profession.
Giles is the Vice President of Environmental Safety, Health and Security at URS Corporation, is a Certified Safety Professional (CSP), Safety Trained Supervisor (STS) and a Registered Professional Engineer (PE). With over 33 years of safety, health and environmental (SH&E) management and engineering experience, Giles has been an influential member of ASSE and has made many contributions to the profession. He was elected to the Board of Directors of the Board of Certified Safety Professionals for 2004 through 2010 and President during 2009. He is also a past chairman and member of the National Construction Safety Executives. Giles earned BS and MS degrees from Southern Illinois University (SIU).
Giles is a member of ASSE’s Snake River Chapter and has been extremely active at the national Society level. He received the 1994 ASSE Construction Safety Professional of the Year (SPY) award and has been a co-sponsor of ASSE Future Safety Leaders Conference from 2006-2010. Giles has been instrumental in supporting the activities of the ASSE Foundation (ASSEF) and has provided a scholarship and internship opportunity through URS Corporation since 2005. He serves as a Foundation Trustee and an ASSEF Golf Tournament Sponsor from 2007-2010 and created the Linda and Brad Giles Scholarship Fund in 2008 to further promote opportunities for higher education in SH&E. In honor of his achievement as an ASSE Fellow, Applications International Corporation (AIC) made an $1800 contribution to the ASSE Foundation’s (ASSEF) Linda and Brad Giles Scholarship Fund. This will provide two scholarships for students in SH&E.
Sponsor and ASSE Society past-president Samuel J. Gualardo, CSP, stated, “I have known Brad and followed his career for many years. Brad and I have served on the BCSP Board together and in that capacity, I witnessed numerous examples of his broad knowledge and dedication to the EH&S profession. He has made abundant contributions as a speaker, writer and volunteer. He exemplifies the qualities necessary to be recognized as a Fellow by ASSE.”
Founded in 1911, the Des Plaines, IL-based ASSE is the oldest professional safety organization and is committed to protecting people, property and the environment. Its more than 32,000 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, health care and education. For more information please go to www.asse.org.