ASSP helps safety and health professionals get recognized

Occupational safety and health professionals create safe work environments in all industries around the globe, helping workers return home safe and healthy to their loved ones at the end of the day. Through its organization-wide awards program, the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) puts a spotlight on many dedicated members and member groups that advance workplace safety and the profession. Nominations are encouraged.

ASSP’s top annual recognitions include the Honor of Fellow, ASSP Safety Professional of the Year, William E. Tarrants Outstanding Safety Educator, and the Thomas F. Bresnahan Standards Medal for achievement in workplace safety standards.

“We are pleased to acknowledge the work our members do to protect workers, save lives and help businesses succeed,” said ASSP President Christine Sullivan, CSP, ARM. “Our Society consistently highlights these special individuals and groups, and we welcome nominations from the safety field to make sure we don’t miss the brightest stars.”

Additional honors that ASSP presents to safety and health professionals each year include:

  • ASSP Foundation Distinguished Service Award
  • Chapter Awards
  • Charles V. Culbertson Outstanding Volunteer Service Award
  • Council on Practices and Standards Safety Professional of the Year
  • Outstanding Student Section Award (for colleges and universities)
  • Practice Specialties and Common Interest Groups Community Award
  • Practice Specialties and Common Interest Groups Safety Professional of the Year
  • President’s Award
  • Professional Safety Article of the Year
  • Region Safety Professional of the Year

“Our many vibrant ASSP communities worldwide, from chapters to practice specialties to common interest groups, contribute to our mission of creating safe work environments,” Sullivan said. “We’re focused on recognizing the many deserving members who consistently help propel safety forward.”

Safety and health professionals with questions about ASSP’s awards program should email All nominees for an award must be a current ASSP member.

About ASSP – Working together for a safer, stronger future
For more than 100 years, the American Society of Safety Professionals has been at the forefront of helping occupational safety and health professionals protect people and property. The nonprofit society is based in the Chicago suburb of Park Ridge. Its global membership of 36,000 professionals covers all industries, developing safety and health management plans that prevent injuries, illnesses and fatalities. ASSP advances its members and the safety profession through education, advocacy, standards and a professional community. Its flagship publication, Professional Safety, is a longtime leader in the field. Visit and follow us on TwitterFacebook and LinkedIn.

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