CSHM, CSMP, and ASHM credentials were created by EHS managers for EHS managers of all disciplines. Today, certificates have been issued to EHS professionals in all 50 states and more than a dozen countries.
Featuring CESB-accredited certifications for CSHM and CSMP, and a fast-track ASHM program for new graduates of ABET/Board Approved Programs, ISHM is designed to put you on the right path to advance your career.
Nominations due June 30.
ISHM developed the Safety Management Professional of the Year award in 2011 to recognize safety managers who have had a significant impact on their company’s safety practices, policies and procedures, or who have demonstrated leadership and inspired others to lead. Past winners of the highly esteemed award have represented Border Security, Gaming, Aerospace, and Healthcare industries.
ISHM Safety Management Professional of the Year award is selected by committee and is presented at an awards ceremony held each fall in conjunction with the ISHM annual board meeting and the National Safety Council Congress and Expo.
Stephanie Walsh Safety Professional of the Year 2015
Stephanie has brought safety to the forefront here at Trendway, not just in words but in actions. We have a safety steering committee (which she leads) that meets regularly to review statistics, near misses, discusses preventive measures, etc. Equally and possibly more importantly Stephanie has developed a safety agent program which incorporates an employee from each work team throughout the Trendway organization. This cross functional team meets two times per month to discuss safety in detail, with those directly involved in the day to day activities. These individuals are armed with tools and techniques to then go back to their teams to drive safety awareness and improvement.
She has developed a company-wide training program where each month there’s a different topic such as Lockout Tagout, Confined space entry, etc. This keeps safety fresh and in everyone’s minds at all times. As a result our safety incident rate is half of what the industry average is and we have now gone five hundred thirty nine days without a lost time incident! While this is impressive, what I feel is more impressive is the fact people are not afraid to report near misses because they understand we use that information to continuously improve how we do things! Near miss reporting has doubled from that of previous years!
Stephanie has implemented the use of safety audits and again has done this in a non-threatening, yet extremely effective manner. While performing the audits, she includes the safety agent(s) from the area, the manager and also a maintenance representative. She utilizes an iPad and Iauditor software to document and score the audit real-time! When improvements are noted a maintenance work order is discussed with the group and submitted as the audit is in process! Many times the fixes are completed the same day or within two days as opposed to weeks later. As part of our continuous improvement program, we also incorporate Stephanie’s expertise during our Lean events, by setting time aside for safety training, a safety walk through and review of the anticipated changes in the department being worked on.
|2014||Cory Worden||Memorial Hermann Healthcare System||Healthcare|
|2013||Anita Falconetti||Bally Technologies||Gaming Design, Manufacturing|
|2012||Brian Blondin (ASHM)||Pratt & Whitney||Aircraft Engines, Manufacturing|
|2011||Joe Cabrera||U.S. Customs and Border Patrol||Security|
Development of safety professionals is one of the most important functions of ISHM. For this reason our organization has begun a new program to encourage current certificants to help other safety professionals achieve accredited certifications.