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Award Nominations

All members of the WSU community are invited to nominate faculty, staff, and students for the President’s Award for Safety, Health, and Security. This award acknowledges the achievements and contributions of those who help keep the campus community safe, healthy, and secure.

The award winners will be recognized by WSU president Kirk Schulz at a special ceremony on October 22, 2019.

Nomination Guidelines

Nominations can be made in any of three categories: Safety, Health, or Security.

Self-nominations will be considered. Additional supporting documentation may be provided, and may include:

  • Signed letters of support. These may come from internal supporters (e.g., students, coworkers, supervisors) or external supporters as they relate to the work of the nominee at WSU.
  • A list of co-workers who may be contacted.

Nominations must be submitted through the nomination form on this website by September 30, 2019.

Selection Criteria

The President’s Award for Safety, Health, and Security is designed to recognize individuals in the Washington State University community for their exceptional contributions to safety, health, and security at WSU.

Criteria for selection include evidence of achievement in one or more of the following categories:

SafetyHealthSecurity
Identified, evaluated & controlled hazardsDemonstrated excellence in prioritizing and promoting the health and well-being of their faculty/staff/students/visitors.Developed security conscious policies & procedures
Reduced accidents/incidents within the workplace, classroom or community

Helped others through stressful situations, acts as a team player and encourages work in others, treats others with respect and helps care for others well-beingCollaboratively & proactively worked towards improving security or life safety
Demonstrated safety leadership Modeled or mentored health and well-being for others.Innovation & enthusiasm in promoting safety, health, and security
Developed processes or programs that are successfully imitated by other departments/colleges promoting a safer and healthier community.Worked/helped to promote the well-being and mental health of faculty/staff/studentsDemonstrated leadership and active promotion in security or life safety at WSU
Ensuring effective integration of security or life safety in planning processes
Acted as an interagency student/employee providing a significant contribution to health and safety resulting in the prevention of injuries, accidents, or illnesses.Created a campus culture and climate that fosters mental health, physical health and well-being. Actively went above and beyond to create a healthy WSU Community that offers every student the opportunity to thrive and succeed.Praised safety efforts, readily recognized people for safety work, found ways to celebrate safety, health and security accomplishments. (Must be done outside of normal job duties/description)
Demonstrated commitment to health and safety in the workplace, classroom or community. Commitment goes beyond the requirements of the employee(s) role, it is proactive and preventative.Praised safety efforts, readily recognized people for safety work, found ways to celebrate safety, health and security accomplishments. (Must be done outside of normal job duties/description)
Worked towards continuous improvement of health and safety. For example, activities/actions taken to prevent injuries or illnesses, prevention of unsafe conditions or practices.Promoted a work and service environment that is respectful, collegial and supportive

Praised safety efforts, readily recognized people for safety work, found ways to celebrate safety, health and security accomplishments. (Must be done outside of normal job duties/description)Recognizes there is no health without mental health and helps to take care of the wellbeing and mental health of those around them.

The Awards

There are seven awards in total:

  • Two winners will be chosen for each category.
  • One nominee will be chosen to receive a Grand Award that incorporates all three categories.

Selection Committee

The selection committee is comprised of a diverse group of students and members of the University’s Department of Environmental Health and Safety, Office of Research Assurances, Communications Department, Wellness Center.

The awards selection committee evaluates and ranks the nominees. Final recommendations and awards will be presented by President Schulz.

For further award information, contact Shawn Ringo at sringo@wsu.edu or 509-335-5251.