Awards

The Alaska Safety Advisory Council recognizes excellence in safety throughout this great state.  The Awards given by the State of Alaska through the authority of the Alaska Safety Advisory Council, are:

  • Innovations in Safety Award
  • The Governor’s Safety Award of Excellence
  • The William Childress Award
  • The Governor’s Special Achievement Award, and
  • The Everett Award

Submission Deadline for consideration of an award for the upcoming 2017 Governor’s Safety and Health Conference is Friday, March 10th, 2017 by 5:00 PM AST.  All awards are given at the Annual Awards Luncheon held during the lunch the last day of the conference. Please click on appropriate award nomination button and fill the form out per the instructions.  If you have any questions, please contact dol.asac@alaska.gov or call 907-465-4855.


Awards

 

The Governor's Safety Award of Excellence

This award is presented to groups demonstrating excellence in safety and health systems that protect their employees in the workplace and promote corporate citizenship. (Note: There are numerous specific evaluation criteria that are described in greater detail on the associated submission form.)

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Criteria
  1. Jobs, projects or groups that do not have at least three (3) years of evaluation data are not eligible for this award.
  2. There must be continuous improvement in safety performance over the last three years.
  3. The organization or group must demonstrate that their Total Recordable Incident Rate (TRIR) is 10% or more below their industry classification.
  4. There must be management and employee commitment
  5. They must describe their safety and/or risk programs that have enabled success and continuous improvement.
  6. There must be at least one example of reduced risk to the employee through risk reduction.
Note: Any group(s) submitting a nomination with serious, willful, or repeat violations that have been finalized with state or federal OSHA enforcement, is/are not eligible for this award in the year the violation was issued or in the year in which there are outstanding violations. The intention is to recognize all the groups that meet this criteria each year. If a group is consistently recognized year after year, that group should consider higher levels of recognition, such as the AK-CHASE, SHARP or VPP programs. Prior to submittal, please provide supporting documentation as referenced in the Application (such as 2013, 2014, 2015 OSHA Form 300 Log of Work Related Injuries and Illnesses, AND OSHA’s Form 300A Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses for those 3 years or if their industry does not require logs, they must submit the relevant injury/illness information for their industry or as requested).

The William "Tinker" Childress Award

The William Childress Award was established in recognition of William Childress who was employed by Sohio Alaska Petroleum prior to his death. This award was commissioned in recognition and commemoration of his many contributions to Safety and Health in Alaska and is meant to honor contributions of those who have retired from this field, or are no longer with us.

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Criteria
  1. Must have worked in the field of safety and health for twenty (20) + years;
  2. Must be regarded as a true “safety professional” by their peers, having made substantial contributions and/or shown extraordinary ability in the field of safety and health; and
  3. Individual is retired from the safety profession for five or more years, or is deceased.

The Governor's Special Achievement Award

This award is presented for special outstanding achievements in the field of safety and health. The nominee must have made a significant and measurable impact on their community, or must have made documented contributions or enhancements to their field contributing to safety and health in Alaska. Prior to submittal, in the case of a lifesaving award, there must be a physician's statement attached as additional documentation.

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The Everett Award

The Everett Award was established in 2012 in recognition of “Safety Herb” Everett’s dedication to Safety and Health in Alaska. The Everett Award is meant to recognize individuals, still active in the profession, that have dedicated their lives to the advancement of safety. This recognition is for dedication that surpasses a “career” in safety, going outside of the workplace and looking to volunteer efforts of the individual in Promoting Safety and Health in Alaska.

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Criteria
  1. Must have worked in the field of safety and health in Alaska for 5 or more years;
  2. Must have been in the field of Safety and Health for a minimum of fifteen (15) years;
  3. Must be regarded as a true “safety professional” by their peers;
  4. Must have made substantial contributions and/or demonstrated extraordinary ability in the field of safety and health; and
  5. Must be an active member of the Alaska safety profession. (This must include contributions of a voluntary nature.)
Prior to submittal, please provide supporting documentation (i.e. OSHA 300 Logs) regarding the Contributions and Demonstrated Ability. Secondly, please provide Letters of Recommendation (minimum of 2, but only 1 from any level: Peer(s); from Workers within their Company; from their Supervisor; etc.)

The Innovations in Safety Award

The Alaska Safety Advisory Council seeks to recognize innovations companies are making in Alaska towards the advancement of safety within their places of work. The ‘Innovation in Safety award’ is presented to innovative work group or to recognize a Company that has developed and instituted an innovative method, design, tool, procedure or concept of engineering that has significantly contributed to a positive impact on safety, thus improving health and quality of life in the work place.

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Criteria
  1. Detail regarding the safety, quality of life issues, consequences, and a description of risks inherant with the sitaution prior to the innovation.
  2. Detail on the innovation that was implemented that postitively impacted their employee and or Company safety and health situation, thus improving safety, health and the quality of life.
  3. All Applicants are required to sign a release of information form and be willing to provide a five minute presentation upon acceptance of the Innovation in Safety Award at the Governors Award Presentation Ceremony. The presentation must include at the mininum but not limited to a powerpoint or equivalent media presentation of the information detailed in paragraph 1 and 2 of this section.