BSCP Presents 2019 Awards

The Board of Certified Safety Professionals presented its most prestigious awards on June 12 during a luncheon at the American Society of Safety Professionals' Safety 2019 Conference and Exposition, including the 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award.

NEW ORLEANS -- The Board of Certified Safety Professionals presented its most prestigious awards on June 12 during a luncheon at the American Society of Safety Professionals' #Safety2019 Conference and Exposition here. The recipients were Stewart Burkhammer, CSP, OHST; Carl Heinlein, CSP, OHST, STSC; Tye Legleu, CSP, OHST; and Eric Simmons, CSP, SMS, CHST, STSC.

BCSP reported that its board of directors' Awards Committee received many submissions for the 2019 awards and selected what it described as "four exemplary certificants." Burkhammer received the BCSP Lifetime Achievement Award. Heinlein received the CSP Award of Excellence, Legleu received the OHST Award of Excellence, and Simmons received the CHST Award of Excellence.

Burkhammer thanked his mentors as he accepted his award and commented on his view of the future of the profession. "I am deeply honored and humbled to receive the Lifetime Achievement Award from BCSP in recognition of my 50-plus years of working in the environmental, safety, and health field. I have spent a career speaking out on various issues and have learned that the voice of one person has a much greater impact when it is the voice of a group," he said. "I am extremely proud of the growth of the ES&H community. The ES&H professional of the future will be someone who is comfortable with not just developing, but promoting culture changes strategies."

BSCP congratulated the recipients, reporting that all four have contributed a great deal to the EHS profession, and also thanked everyone who submitted a nomination and encouraged future submissions.

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