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Vol. 11, No. 8

2007 Professional Paper Awards

Brian P. McShane, CSP, CIH

First-place recipient, Brain P. McShane is EHS director for Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc. in Tarrytown, NY. His article, “Nanotechnology: Is There Cause for Concern?” was published in the March 2006 issue. The article discusses safety and health information about ultrafine particles (UFPs), including nanomaterials. Routes of exposure, several manufacturing processes that present potential occupational exposure to UFPs, characteristics of free nanoparticles and health effects observed from exposure of these materials are also discussed. At the time of publication, McShane was a professional member of the Metropolitan Chapter, and currently he is a professional member of the Hudson River Valley Chapter. He holds an M.S. in Environmental Health and Safety Management from Rochester Institute of Technology.

Fred A. Manuele, P.E., CSP

Second-place recipient, Fred A. Manuele is president of Hazards Limited, in Arlington Heights, IL. “ANSI/AIHA Z10: The New Benchmark for Safety Management Systems,” appeared in the February 2006 issue. The article is a review of select provisions of Z10 to which SH&E practitioners should pay attention. Manuele is an ASSE Fellow, and inductee of the Safety and Health Hall of Fame International, and a recipient of National Safety Council’s Distinguished Service to Safety Award. He is a professional member of the Northeastern Illinois Chapter, a former board member of ASSE, BCSP and NSC, and a former member of ASSE’s Editorial Review Board.

Emory Knowles III, M.S., CSP, CIH

Third-place recipient, Emory Knowles III is manager of industrial hygiene and safety for Northrop Grumman Corp. Electronic Systems Sector, in Baltimore. His article, “Nanotechnology: Evolving Occupational Safety, Health and Environmental Issues, ” published in the March 2006 issue, discusses the types and uses of nanomaterials. Since many nanomaterials are being used in commercial products, Knowles explores potential SH&E issues as well as social implications such materials might present if not properly controlled. Knowles is a professional member of the Chesapeake Chapter and a former chair of ASSE’s Government Affairs Committee. He was appointed in 2004 to the National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health. He has a B.A. in Biology from the College of Steubenville, a Certificate in Occupational Safety and Health from Catonsville Community College, an M.S. in Microbiology from West Virginia University and an M.S. in Safety Sciences from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.