System Safety Society Awards

There are eight awards available to be presented to deserving safety professionals. Individuals, committees or groups may submit nominations to the Awards Committee. Some nominations are specifically for individuals, while others may be for individuals, groups, committees or organizations. The awards cycle is from May 15 of the previous year to May 14 of the current year. Nominations are accepted between March 1 and May 15 of the current year. Awards are presented at the annual Awards Banquet during the International System Safety Conference.

Award nominations should be submitted to:
System Safety Society
Attn: Awards Committee
P.O. Box 70
Unionville, VA 22553-0070

To download the Call for Nominations announcement (MS Word format), click here.

To download an Award Nomination Form (MS Word format), click here.

To view a list of past award recipients, click here.

System Safety Society Awards and Criteria

The following is a list of the System Safety Society awards and who is eligible for them.

Professional Development Award — Fellow and Senior members of the Society only.

The Professional Development Award is the highest award presented by the Society. It is presented annually to an individual for sustained, significant achievement in the advancement of the system safety profession during the course of his or her career.

Manager of the Year — Any System Safety Society member.

The Manager of the Year Award is presented annually to an individual member of the Society who has made significant contributions through the implementation of an effective system safety management program for a major system effort.

Engineer of the Year — Any System Safety Society member.

The Engineer of the Year Award is presented annually to an individual member of the Society who has made signficant contributions to system safety through the development of engineering methods, standards or designs that have improved the safety of operation or use of systems of products.

Educator of the Year — Any System Safety Society member involved in education.

The Educator of the Year Award is presented annually for outstanding achievement in, or contribution to, system safety education and the advancement of the state of knowledge in system safety.

Scientific Achievement Award — Any individual, group or organization.

The Scientific Achievement Award is presented to an individual or group that has made significant contributions to the advancement of system safety through research and development programs.

Chapter of the Year Award — Any System Safety Society Chapter in good standing.

The Chapter of the Year Award is presented annually to recognize exceptional effort on the part of a Chapter's membership to promote system safety and the Society. The Chapter must submit an annual report and meet specific criteria as provided to Chapter presidents each year.

President's Achievement Award — Society officers, committees, groups or organizations.

The President's Achievement Award is presented annually for outstanding service to the System Safety Society or for special achievements in support of system safety. The selection of the award recipients rests solely with the President of the System Safety Society.

International Award — Any Society member, group or organization.

The International Award is presented to a person, group or organization for outstanding achievement or special service in the advancement of the system safety discipline in a country other than the United States of America.

For more information on Society awards and criteria, please download the following file (MS Word format):
System Safety Society Awards Criteria