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Howard Fawcett Chemical Health and Safety Award

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Statement of Award Purpose

The Howard Fawcett Chemical Health and Safety Award recognizes outstanding individual contributions to the field of Chemical Health and Safety.

Award Amount and Recognition

  • $500 Honorarium
  • Engraved plaque including name of recipient

The recipient of this award is expected to deliver a 15 – 20-minute presentation at the CHAS Awards Symposium at the ACS Fall national meeting in the year that they receive the award. The presentation may be on any topic related to chemical safety.

Description of Eligible Nominees

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. Nominees are not required to be members of the Division of Chemical Health and Safety. An individual may be named as the nominee or an organization (company, department, etc.) may be named. If a team is nominated, an individual must be identified as the primary contact to represent the team.

One award is given per year.

Eligible Sources of Nominations

  • Any CHAS division member
  • Subordinate (student, employee, etc.)
  • Superior (supervisor, director, etc.)
  • Peer

Additional Information about this Award

In 1998, as a memorial, the CHAS Award was renamed the Howard H. Fawcett Chemical Health and Safety Award and is now known simply as the Howard Fawcett Award. It was originally supported, in part, by the Safety and Occupational Health Division of E.I. DuPont de Nemours, and by Jay A. Young.

More information about Howard Fawcett can be found here:

https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jchas.2014.07.010

Howard Fawcett CHAS Award Recipients

2021: Robert Toreki, Ph.D., Interactive Learning Paradigms, Incorporated (ILPI)
2020: David Finster, Ph.D.

2019: Samuella Sigmann
2018: Dow Chemical Company
2017: Monona Rossol, President of Arts, Crafts & Theater Safety, Inc.
2016: Lee Latimer
2015: Jyllian Kemsley, C&ENews

2014: Sheila Kennedy, University of California San Diego
2013: Proctor and Gamble’s Children’s Safe Drinking Water program

2012: Robert Emery
2011: Eugene Ngai
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
1998: Janet Baum

1997: Louis DiBerardinis
1996: Ralph Stuart
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

1987: Samuel S. Butcher, Dana W. Mayo, Ronald M. Pike
1986: Blaine C. McKusick
1985: Malcolm Renfrew
1984: Warren Kingsley
1983: Herbert House

CHAS Fellows Award

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Statement of Award Purpose

Fellows Awards recognize CHAS members in good standing who have provided continuous, active service to CHAS and who have made significant contributions to the Division during their active service.

Award Recognition

Certificate and lapel pin presented at the Awards Symposium during the Fall ACS national meeting.

Description of Eligible Nominees

An eligible nominee must be current members of the division who has been a member for at least fifteen years or has been a member for at least seven years (continuous membership) and has been active in CHAS activities for at least three years. Active membership is defined below.

CHAS Fellows have shown support for the goals and activities of CHAS, and has through personal effort, helped CHAS achieve those goals. The following activities designate a member as “active”:

  1. Division volunteer service including holding office in the division, chairing division committees, etc.
  2. Organization of symposia, major presentations, or other programming at national/international meetings
  3. Contributions to safety in ACS Publications
  4. Leadership of or other contributions to Division outreach activities

There is no limit to the number of CHAS Fellows named each year.

Eligible Sources of Nominations

  • Self-nomination
  • Any CHAS division member

Roster of CHAS Fellows

(Those listed in bold are also ACS Fellows)

  • Robert Alaimo
  • Peter Ashbrook
  • W. Emmett Barkley
  • Janet Baum
  • Ernest I. Becker
  • Leslie Bretherick
  • Brandon Chance
  • Daniel A. Crowl
  • Debbie Decker
  • Lou DiBerardinis
  • Laurence J. Doemeny
  • Harry J. Elston
  • Howard Fawcett
  • Barbara Foster
  • David Finster
  • Kenneth Fivizzani
  • Bill Galdenzi
  • Lawrence M. Gibbs
  • Marta Gmurczyk
  • Ruth Hathaway
  • Donald Hedberg
  • Dennis C. Hendershot
  • Robert H. Hill Jr.
  • Chris Incarvito
  • Robin Izzo
  • James Kaufmann
  • Kimberly B. Jeskie
  • Jyllian Kemsley
  • Sheila Kennedy
  • Warren Kingsley
  • Mary Beth Koza
  • Ken Kretchman
  • Daniel Kuespert
  • Neal Langerman
  • Mark Lassiter
  • Po-Yung Lu
  • Sung Moon
  • John Palmer
  • Joe Pickel
  • Lyle H. Phifer
  • Russ Phifer
  • Stanley Pine
  • Pat Redden
  • Malcolm Renfrew
  • Peter Reinhardt
  • Monona Rossol
  • Eileen Segal
  • Stephen Sichek, Sr.
  • Diane G. Schmidt
  • Sammye Sigmann
  • Mary Ann Solstad
  • Ralph Stuart
  • Ellen Sweet
  • Stephen Szabo
  • Erik A. Talley
  • Robert Toreki
  • George Wahl
  • Douglas B. Walters
  • Stefan Wawzyniecki
  • Elizabeth Weisburger
  • Frankie Wood-Black
  • I. J. Wilk
  • Kenyon D. Yoder
  • Jay Young

Service Awards

Statement of Award Purpose

Service Awards are given to the immediate past Division Chair at the end of their term. The chair receives an ACS past chair’s pin and plaque.

Award Amount and Recognition

An ACS Past Chair’s pin and an appropriate plaque of appreciation to be presented at an Awards Symposium during the fall ACS national meeting following the chair’s term.

Tillmanns-Skolnik Award

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Statement of Award Purpose

The Tillmanns-Skolnik Award was established in 1984 to recognize and honor outstanding, long-term service to the Division of Chemical Health and Safety.

Award Amount and Recognition

  • $500 Honorarium
  • Engraved plaque including name of recipient

The recipient of this award is expected to deliver a 15 – 20-minute presentation at the CHAS Awards Symposium at the ACS Fall national meeting in the year that they receive the award. The presentation may be on any topic related to chemical safety.

Description of Eligible Nominees

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.

One award is given per year.

Eligible Sources of Nominations

Any CHAS division member

Additional Information about this Award

The Tillmanns-Skolnik 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-Skolnik Award in in 1986 to honor Emma Jean Tillmanns-Skolnik.

Previous Winners

  • 2020: Robin M. Izzo
  • 2019: Harry Elston
  • 2018: Diane Grob Schmidt
  • 2017: Robert Hill
  • 2016: Sammye Sigmann
  • 2015: Ralph Stuart and Robert Toreki
  • 2014: Kim Jeskie
  • 2013: Neal Langerman
  • 2012: Ken Fivizzani
  • 2011 Frankie Wood-Black
  • 2010 Debbie Decker
  • 2009 Ralph Stuart
  • 2008 Stefan Wawzyniecki
  • 2007 Frankie Wood-Black
  • 2006 Barbara Foster
  • 2005 Russell W. Phifer
  • 2004 Neal Langerman
  • 2003 Peter Ashbrook
  • 2002 Robert Alaimo
  • 2001 Warren Kingsley and Elizabeth Weisburger
  • 2000 Laurence J. Doemeny and Douglas B. Walters
  • 1999 Sung Moon
  • 1998 Erik A. Talley
  • 1997 George H. Wahl, Jr.
  • 1996 Eileen B. Segal
  • 1995 Steve Szabo
  • 1994 Po-Yung Lu
  • 1993 Ruth Hathaway
  • 1992 Ernest I. Becker
  • 1991 Pat Redden
  • 1989 Jay A. Young
  • 1988 Donald Hedberg
  • 1987 Lyle H. Phifer
  • 1986 I.J. Wilk
  • 1984 Howard Fawcett