Professional Paper Awards

Christopher A. Janicak, Ph.D., CSP, ARM

First-place recipient Christopher A. Janicak, Ph.D., CSP, ARM, is an associate professor of safety in the Dept. of Safety Sciences at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. His article, “Preventing HAVS in the Workplace: Identifying Risk of Hand-Arm Vibration Syndrome,” describes the causes of hand-arm vibration syndrome, one of the most ignored and damaging occupational diseases, and its prevalence throughout industry.
      Janicak has published extensively in the area of occupational safety and has authored two books in safety statistics and safety metrics. Janicak earned a Ph.D. in Research Methodology from Loyola University; an M.S. in Industrial Technology (industrial safety concentration) from Illinois State University; and a B.S. in Health and Safety Studies from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

David W. Moore, P.E., CSP

Second-place recipient David W. Moore, P.E., CSP, is a health, safety and environmental consultant living on Bainbridge Island, WA. His article, “SARS: Preventive Plans Key to Managing Health Risk in a Construction Environment in China,” describes the comprehensive approach implemented to mitigate the risk of SARS on a construction project in a remote province of China.
      Moore earned a B.S. and an M.S. in Chemical Engineering, both from Georgia Tech. He has 31 years’ experience in the domestic and international oil and gas industry. A professional member of ASSE’s Puget Sound Chapter, Moore began working on the West-East Pipeline Project in April 2003 as part of the construction supervision team provided by Universal Ensco Inc. to oversee daily construction activities and to help implement a western-style SH&E management system for the project.

Jack B. ReVelle, Ph.D.

Third-place recipient Jack B. ReVelle, Ph.D., is a consulting statistician and head of ReVelle Solutions LLC, based in Santa Ana, CA. His article, “Six Sigma: Problem-Solving Techniques Create Safer, Healthier Worksites,” defines Six Sigma, explains how it is used to assess levels of quality and safety, and discusses its application to create safer, healthier worksites.
      ReVelle focuses on helping clients to better understand and continuously improve processes through the use of a broad range of Six Sigma and continuous improvement tools, techniques and methods. In 2001, he developed “Introduction to Six Sigma,” a graduate-level Internet-based course for California State University-Dominguez Hills, as part of its M.S. in Quality Assurance program. A professional member of ASSE’s Long Beach Chapter, ReVelle holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Purdue University, as well as an M.S. and Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering and Management from Oklahoma State University.