Innovate 2015

Award for Innovation in Occupational Safety Management

The Award for Innovation in Occupational Safety Management recognizes those who bring innovation and creativity to managing safety in the workplace. This award will be presented annually.  Please see the award application for full submission details prior to the March 31, 2015 deadline.

The award will consist of a plaque and cash prize of $3,000.  The award is sponsored by the Cintas Corporation.  


Those eligible for the award include members and non-members of the Society.  See the application for further details regarding eligibility for the award:


  • Each applicant is responsible for submitting a complete and accurate submission package and must attest to the accuracy of its contents.
  • Applications judged to have considerable merit but that are not the winning application may receive “Honorable Mention” recognition at the discretion of ASSE.


The following criteria will be considered in the evaluation of the applications for the award, with specific weighting factors noted in the application:

  • The Range of application of the innovation in managing safety, including:
    • multiple programs
    • multiple work sites
    • breadth of applicability
    • degree of implementation
  • Management benefits. These may include:
    • efficiency improvements (e.g., time, cost)
    • solution to a safety management problem
    • improved decision making
  • Safety Benefit (s).  These may include:
    • safety program improvement
    • process improvement that affects the safety of an operation
    • direct reduction in accidents, injuries or fatalities
    • elimination or reduction in hazards
    • elimination or reduction in exposures
    • indirect safety benefits (e.g., improving safety knowledge/skills or awareness of the workforce)


Applicants will be notified by April 30, 2015.  The 2015 award will be presented at the June 2015 Professional Development Conference in Dallas, Texas.

"If you want something new, you have to stop doing something old."

—Peter Drucker


  • $3,000 cash prize
  • Engraved plaque presented at SAFETY 2015
  • Honorable mention recipients receive $500


March 31, 2015

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Dewey Whitmire
Director of Professional Development


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