Fellow Honor

fellowlogoThe Fellow Honor is the Society's most prestigious honor, recognizing a lifetime of commitment to worker safety and health. Each Fellow recipient has had a wealth of unique personal and professional achievements in the occupational safety and health profession. They are leaders in the occupational safety and health community.

To become a Fellow, a nominee must be uniquely qualified, be nominated by a petition coordinator, and have at least six sponsors who will contribute to the petition.

When the petition is complete, it must be submitted to the Director of Professional Affairs at ASSE no later than November 1.

Nominee Qualifications

In order to qualify for the Fellow honor, a nominee must:

  • Be a Professional Member or Emeritus Professional Member in good standing.
  • Have made significant contributions to the American Society of Safety Engineers over a minimum period of twenty years.
  • Have spent a substantial amount of time in an OSH management role over the last 20 years. At least 50 percent of the time to OSH management. The remaining time can be spent in a subdiscipline of safety.
  • Adhere to the Society’s professional code of conduct.

Fellow Recipients

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  • Fellow Medallion
  • Wall Plaque
  • Lifetime Registration to the PDC
  • Invitation to Annual Past President/Fellow Dinner


Postmarked by November 1st

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