BCSP Awards ASSE Members at Safety 2017

Each year, BCSP recognizes OSH practitioners who best represent certificants’ outstanding leadership, expertise and professional commitment. This year, the organization honored Brad Giles with the BCSP Lifetime Achievement Award, Richard Baldwin Jr. with the CSP Award of Excellence, James Lange with the OHST Award of Excellence and Ann-Marie Grusch with the CHST Award of Excellence. The awards were presented during a luncheon at Safety 2017 in Denver, CO.

Brad Giles, P.E., CSP, STSC, Grad IOSH, is principal of Bradley Giles and Associates, and is known for his experience developing and improving workplace safety cultures. He has more than 40 years’ experience in the OSH industry, working for companies such as Morrison Knudsen, Consolidation Coal, FDR Safety, URS and AECOM. Giles holds undergraduate and graduate degrees from Southern Illinois University. He is an ASSE Fellow, a current ASSE Director at Large, a professional member of the Snake River Chapter and a trustee of the ASSE Foundation. Giles is also a BCSP ambassador, past president and director of BCSP, past chair for National Construction Safety Executives and an advisory board member for Murray State University. He received the BCSP CSP Award of Excellence in 2016.


Richard Baldwin, CSP, is corporate safety director, U.S. operations, PCL Construction Enterprises. He has 43 years’ experience in government, process chemical industry and construction, and master’s degree from Central Michigan University. Baldwin is a professional member of ASSE’s Colorado Chapter and a past member of the Society’s Professional Development Conference Planning Committee. He is active on the Associated Builders and Contractors National Safety Committee and the National Center for Construction Education and Research Safety Committee.



James Lange, CSP, ASP, OHST, STSC, is department chair for the Safety Engineering Technology Department at Fox Valley Technical College and a safety training instructor. He is active (First Lieutenant) in the Civil Air Patrol and is commander of the Fox Cities Composite Squadron in Appleton, WI. He holds an M.S. in Occupational Safety from Southeastern Oklahoma State University, an M.S. in Management and Organizational Behavioral from Silver Lake College, and a B.S. in Education in Occupational and Environmental Safety and Health from University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. Lange is a professional member of ASSE’s Snake River Chapter, was named ASSE Region V Safety Professional of the Year in 2015, a Rising Star of Safety by NSC in 2011 and Civil Air Patrol Wisconsin Wing Safety Officer of the Year in 2016.

Ann-Marie Grusch, CHST, is a senior safety specialist and program manager for construction and contractor safety for National Security Agency (NSA) at Fort Meade. She has 34 years’ experience in the safety industry and her focus on construction safety began 20 years ago when she developed and implemented a program aimed specifically at construction and contractor safety management. Her programs have been benchmarked throughout the U.S. intelligence community as best practices. Grusch is a graduate of the Community College of Baltimore County’s Occupational Safety and Health Program. As a Life Member of Arbutus Volunteer Fire Department, she has served in both administrative and tactical positions of president, vice president, and fire and EMS lieutenant. Grusch is a member of ASSE’s Chesapeake Chapter.