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The National Safety Council announced on October 26 that seven safety professionals have been awarded the 2009 Distinguished Service to Safety Award. The award is the highest honor bestowed on an individual safety professional by NSC in recognition of outstanding service to the field of safety and health.
The NSC honored the seven 2009 recipients at the annual Congress & Expo opening session in Orlando, Fla. Awards are presented in each of the six occupational divisions that make up the NSC membership as well as one individual award presented by the NSC board of directors.
Receiving this year’s Distinguished Service to Safety Award are:
James M. Dougherty, chief safety officer/director of safety, security and enforcement, San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, San Francisco, Calif. Recognized for outstanding efforts within the Transportation Division.
Timothy J. McClain, CSP, president, T. McClain & Associates, Lathrup Village, Mich. Recognized for outstanding efforts within the Labor Division.
Dennis Rourke, director of risk management, First Data, Omaha, Neb. Recognized for outstanding efforts within the Chapter Services Division.
Kenneth L. Schriner, safety and occupational health specialist, Western Area Power Administration, Montrose, Calif. Recognized for outstanding efforts within the Utilities Division.
Raymond F. Wagner, president, Company Safety Inc., and safety training specialist, DiVal Safety, Depew, N.Y. Recognized for outstanding efforts within the Business and Industry Division.
Garland E. Whitworth, Ph.D, director of safety & education (retired), Southern Illinois Builders Association, Freeburg, Ill. Recognized for outstanding efforts within the Construction Division.
James A. Wick, global emergency & business continuity programs manager, Intel Corporation, Chandler, Ariz. Recognized for outstanding efforts by NSC board of directors.
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