ASSE Names Krishna Nirmalya Sen 2014 Safety Professional of the Year

KNSen_SPYKrishna Nirmalya Sen is ASSE’s 2014 Edgar Monsanto Queeny Safety Professional of the Year (SPY) for his work to promote occupational safety and health (OSH) in India. Sen is deputy general manager of safety for L&T Hydrocarbon Construction & Pipelines in India, where he has developed many technical safety programs to improve competency and performance. Under his direction, Sen’s projects have received OSH awards from British Safety Council and National Safety Council of India, among others. In addition, Sen was instrumental in launching ASSE’s India Chapter in 2012. The chapter hosted its first-ever professional development conference in May 2014.

The SPY Award is given in honor of Edgar Monsanto Queeny, who was president of Monsanto on April 16, 1947, when the explosion of a French freighter destroyed Monsanto’s Texas City plant, killing 512 people, including 145 Monsanto employees. The loss and devastation moved him to place even greater emphasis on safety in the company’s operations.