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Howard Fawcett Chemical Health and Safety Award

Howard FawcettEstablished 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;

  1. Details the nominee's accomplishments,
  2. Identifies the work to be recognized,
  3. Gives a biographical sketch of the nominee, and
  4. 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

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.

April, 1997

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.