Howard Fawcett Chemical Health and Safety Award
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 award is to be granted for outstanding contributions in the field of chemical health and safety without regard to age, nationality, race, gender or race.
Each nomination must be accompanied by a letter, no more than five pages long, that;
- Details the nominee's accomplishments,
- Identifies the work to be recognized,
- Gives a biographical sketch of the nominee, and
- Lists publications by the nominee.
Reprints of not more than five publications may be included. Books or tapes should not be included in the nomination package; abstracts or published reviews may be used in their place, or in place of extensive publications.
Six copies of all items used for nominations should be sent by February 15 of each year to the Awards Committee Chair to be certain that the award can be announced at the Spring Executive Committee meeting and plans can be made for the Fall Meeting Awards Symposium.
Howard Fawcett CHAS Award Recipients
2014: Sheila Kennedy from University of California San Diego
2013: Proctor and Gamble's Children's Safe Drinking Water program
2012: Robert Emery
2011: Eugene Nagi
2009: Chemical Security Engagement Program of the U.S. Department of State
2008: U.S. Chemical Safety Board
2007: Salvatore R. DiNardi
2006: D. Jeff Burton
2005: Edward H. Rau
2004: Thomas Goehl
2003: Harry J. Elston
2002: Robert H. Hill Jr.
2001: Eileen Segal
2000: Emmett Barkley
1999: Linda Rosenstock
Linda Rosenstock received the 1999 award because through her leadership at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health and in previous scholarly activities, she has had a significant impact on the safety of American workplaces, including those of chemists and workers in industry.
1998: Janet Baum
1997: Louis DiBerardinis
Lou DiBerardinis received the Howard Fawcett Chemical Health and Safety Award for his work in safe chemical laboratory design.
In recognition of the many contributions of Howard Fawcett, the DivCHAS Executive Committee voted to rename the CHAS Award as the Howard Fawcett Chemical Health and Safety Award.
1996: Ralph Stuart
Mr. Stuart received the Chemical Health and Safety award for his contributions to the improvement of chemical health and safety through his efforts to improve the value and relative utility of the Internet to safety professionals worldwide, particularly the SAFETY e-mail list.
1995: Warren K. Kingsley
1994: Daniel Crowl
1993: Howard F. Fawcett
1992: Kenneth Yoder
1991: Jay A. Young
1990: Stanley Pine
1989: Douglas B. Walters
1988: Leslie Bretherick
Leslie Bretherick received the 1988 Chemical Health and Safety Award for his contributions in the chemical health and safety, especially his "big book", Handbook of Reactive Chemical Hazards.
1987: Samuel S. Butcher, Dana W. Mayo, Ronald M. Pike
Samuel S. Butcher, Dana W. Mayo and Ronald M. Pike received the 1987 Chemical Health and Safety Award for their development of the "micro-scale organic laboratory".
1986: Blaine C. McKusick
Blaine C. McKusick received the 1986 Chemical Health and Safety Award for his outstanding contributions in the field of chemical health and safety. Of particular value to the cause of safety and health have been his contributions to the National Research Council's reports: Prudent Practices for Handling Hazardous Chemicals in Laboratories and Prudent Practices for Disposal of Chemicals from Laboratories.
1985: Malcolm Renfrew
Malcolm Renfrew received the 1985 Chemical Health and Safety Award for his publications and column on Chemical Safety in the Journal of Chemical Education.
1984: Warren Kingsley
Warren K. Kingsley received the 1984 Chemical Health and Safety Award for his development of a new informative labeling system for chemicals now used by his employer, the J.T. Baker Chemical Co.
1983: Herbert House
Herbert House received the 1983 Chemical Health and Safety Award for his work as the editor of the first edition of Prudent Practices.