Nominees Sought for the Inaugural D.L. Shah Trust / ASSE Safety India Awards

CHICAGO  - (July 13, 2015) –  Committed to advancing the safety profession in India, American Society of Safety Engineers and D.L. Shah Trust announce the creation of the D.L. Shah Trust / ASSE Safety India Awards Program, intended to recognize the excellence and commitment of safety professionals in the fields of: occupational safety and health,  environmental protection and sustainability.

The inaugural presentation of these three awards will take place at SAFETY INDIA 2015, a two-day professional development conference and exposition in Mumbai, India on October 15-16, 2015.

“ASSE is very pleased to partner with the D.L Shah Trust to create this award in D.L. Shah’s name,” said ASSE President Michael Belcher.  “D.L. Shah was a towering figure in helping to establish India as a manufacturing powerhouse.  He recognized that quality, safety and the protection of the environment were paramount in achieving his dream of making “Made in India” respected all over the world.”

To be eligible for this award, nominees must be employed full time as a safety professional in India, submit a resume, a petition demonstrating outstanding contributions in one of the three fields such as  occupational safety and health, environmental protection and sustainability and include an endorsement from an immediate supervisor or client.

Petitions are due by July 24, 2015. Please visit http://www.safetyindia2015.org/#safety_awardsfor more information.


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Founded in 1911, Chicago-based ASSE is the oldest professional safety organization and is committed to protecting people, property and the environment. Its more than 37,000 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.  

D.L. Shat Trust for Applied Science, Technology, Arts and Philosophy was founded in 1994 by Late Shri D.L. Shah (1907 to 1999), a well-known industrialist and a philanthropist whose life's mission was to promote the concepts of quality, safety and environmental protection.  He donated all his life's earnings to the D.L. Trust so that his life's mission could be carried on by the Trust even after his death.  For more information visit: http://dlshahtrust.org/


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