CHAS Award Nominations

The Division of Chemical Health and Safety, Inc. of the American Chemical Society (CHAS),  is currently soliciting nominations for several awards recognizing outstanding leadership and service in the area of chemical health and safety. The deadline for all 2017 award nominations is December 1, 2016.

Established in 1983, the Howard Fawcett Chemical Health and Safety Award recognizes outstanding individual contributions to the field of Chemical Health and Safety. The award consists of a commemorative plaque and a $500 prize for expenses so that the recipient can be present at an award symposium at the fall ACS national meeting. The recipient is expected to invite presenters for the award symposium. See also previous award recipients.

The Tillmanns-Skolnick Award was established in 1984 to recognize and honor outstanding, long-term service to the Division of Chemical Health and Safety. Originally named the Distinguished Service Award, it was renamed the Tillmanns-Skolnick Award in in 1986 to honor Emma Jean Tillmanns-Skolnick. Nominees must have been an active member of the division for at least five years and have shown, though personal effort, outstanding support for the realization of CHAS’s goals in Chemical Health and Safety. The award consists of a commemorative plaque and a $500 prize for expenses so that the recipient can be present at an award symposium at the fall ACS national meeting. See also previous award recipients.

The SafetyStratus College and University Health and Safety Award is given to recognize the most comprehensive laboratory safety program in higher education (undergraduate study only). The list of previous award recipients can be found here. The College and University award award consists of a commemorative plaque and a $500 prize for expenses so that the recipient can be present at an award symposium at the fall ACS national meeting. The ten criteria for this award can be found here.

Nominations are also solicited for special service and fellow awards:

Service Awards are given to the immediate past division Chair, Secretary and Treasurer at the end of their terms. The chair receives an ACS past chair’s pin and all officers receive plaques.

Fellows Awards recognize CHAS members in good standing who have provided continuous service. Nominees who meet the criteria will receive a certificate and a rosette. See the roster of current Fellows here .

Please contact Dr. Douglas Walters for more information or to nominate an individual for one of these awards.  Dr. Walters can be reached at:

Douglas Walters
KCP, Inc.
6807 Breezewood Rd.
Raleigh, NC 27607
(919) 851-1465
waltersdb@earthlink.net

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