Chemical Engineering Safety Committee Receives Presidential Safety Award
February 24, 2014
The Chemical Engineering Safety Committee has been selected to receive the 2014 Purdue Presidential Safety Award in recognition of the School’s safety efforts. Current team members include: Chairperson Gabriela Nagy; Professors Robert Hannemann and Fabio Ribeiro; Graduate Students Gregory Honda, Rohit Jaini and Erik Sheets; and staff members Jason Davenport, Jeff Valley and Yury Zvinevich.
The team was nominated based on their hard work and persistence in implementing and enforcing safety protocols, procedures and rules within the School, as well as for their efforts to offer safety education and advice since the committee was established in 1979. Due in large part to the committee’s efforts, the School of Chemical Engineering became the first Safety Indemnified school or department at Purdue. That indemnification continues to this day.
The safety committee, comprised of faculty, staff and graduate students, meets monthly and conducts yearly safety inspection of all offices and laboratories. It also provides continuous support, safety training and safety advice to the School community.
The 2014 Purdue Presidential Safety Award will be presented at the Radiological and Environmental Management’s Annual Safety Chair meeting on March 5, 2014. This is the second year when Purdue gives the Presidential Safety Award.