The EHS Daily Advisor announces the 2021 Safety Standout Award winners

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The Safety Standout Awards from BLR’s EHS Daily Advisor recognize six outstanding companies and safety professionals for their innovation and dedication to safety culture, training, and compliance.

Our honorees serve as shining examples of success and leadership within the safety community, and it is a privilege having this opportunity to showcase their great work.

The EHS Daily Advisor announces six winners of its 2021 Safety Standout Awards for their innovations and dedication to safety culture, training, and more to ensure a safe and compliant workplace. Each of the following organizations and/or individuals received a plaque, are featured on the EHS Daily Advisor website, and were honored at an EHS Now virtual event.

“We are excited to celebrate our 2021 Safety Standout Award winners and honor their steadfast commitment to safety, especially in a year that was so unique and unprecedented,” says Josh Zygmont, Content Director. “Our honorees serve as shining examples of success and leadership within the safety community, and it is a privilege having this opportunity to showcase their great work.”

This year’s honorees include:

  • Best Overall Safety Program and Culture: UCOR, for its efforts protecting its workers, the public, and the environment during its cleanup of sites created during the Manhattan Project in World War II.
  • Innovations in Safety Training Award: Santa Fe College Building Safety Ambassador Program, a multi-campus facility that worked to increase its safety training by using mixed training methodologies and media including vetted handouts, hands-on instruction, and presentations to better suit its size and needs.
  • Moving Beyond Compliance Award: Clearway Energy Group, for its outstanding focus on Human Performance Improvement and a “Just Culture” where a focus is maintained on understanding human behavior, abilities, and limitations.
  • Best Safety Committee: The Corning Museum of Glass, which used comprehensive environmental graphics leading guests safely through the museum, and introduced a safety mascot, Penguin Pierre, to engage the public and reinforce safety protocols during the conditions brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • BLR’s Lifetime Achievement in Safety Award: Thomas Hawthorne, the forefront of Chugach’s Crisis Action Planning Team. During the unprecedented conditions of the pandemic, Tom worked tirelessly with developing the safest way to keep society’s most essential services functioning.
  • Young Safety Professional Excellence Award: Anna M. Bell, CSP has since taught far more than 200 people on safety and health standards, as well as on opportunities in the safety profession. Anna also holds Graduate Safety Professional, Associate Safety Professional, and Certified Safety Professional designations.

The Safety Standout Awards are sponsored by SafeStart. Barb Tait, CEO of SafeStart says “Our mission is to improve the safety of others by reducing injuries both on and off the job. Recognizing exceptional safety efforts is paramount to a successful 24/7 program, which is why we’ve sponsored the Safety Standout Awards since their inception in 2018.”

For information on how to be nominated for a future Safety Standout Award and to learn more about this year’s winners, visit

About EHS Daily Advisor
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