ASSE/Cintas Innovation Award Recipients Recognized at Safety 2016

For the past 3 years, ASSE and Cintas have partnered to present the Award for Innovation in Occupational Safety Management. The award recognizes those who bring innovation and creativity to managing safety in the workplace.

The 2016 winner is Steven Trammell, P.E., CSP, CHMM, principal consultant with BSI and a member of ASSE’s South Texas Chapter. Trammel’s entry involved his work to develop international risk control guidance for use of energetic materials. The guidance contains best-known methods for safe use, handling, processing and disposal of reactive hazardous materials that have or may exhibit energetic properties. “The document is intended to provide guidance to the entire supply chain to assist in timely and accurate characterization of energetic processing materials,” Trammel explains. “It provides design considerations for equipment, delivery system, pump and abatement manufacturers, and identifies handling, use and disposal best practices, as well as operation, maintenance and emergency response criteria for users.” Trammel received the award during Safety 2016 in Atlanta, GA.

Several individuals received honorable mention recognition during Safety 2016 as well.

  • Riad Efendi, Ph.D., senior HSE assurance manager, Technip USA
    Gulf Coast Chapter
    Innovation: Mobile App for Site Visit Reports and Observations                        
  • Bernard Carl McDonald, M.S., CSP, CIH, REM, CHMM, deputy director fleet safety and occupational health, U.S. Fleet Forces Command (U.S. Navy)
    Greater Tidewater Chapter
    Innovation: Fall Protection Regulations for Ships, Submarines and Embarked Aircraft in the U.S. Navy Fleet
  • Ahmed M. Qabazard, team leader HSE (West Kuwait), Kuwait Oil Co.
    Innovation: Risk-Based Approach for HSE Surveillance in Process Plant Shutdown
  • Frank T.K. Tan, Captain, PMP, PJK, principal consultant/chief executive, In-Source Options Sdn. Bhd.
    ASSE International Member
    Innovation: 5 I-Ray Eyes Technique