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Meet the Latest Runners-Up for Our Safety Standout Awards!

Join us in recognizing our latest group of runners-up for our EHS Daily Advisor Safety Standout Awards, which highlight companies and safety professionals who excel in making their workplaces safer. These outstanding professionals and companies will receive an honorable mention at our awards ceremony at the upcoming 2019 Safety Summit.

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These awards are sponsored by SafeStart, the most successful safety training process in the world for developing personal, 24/7 safety skills—proven to reduce injuries on average 50%. SafeStart has trained over 3 million people at more than 3,000 companies and 10,000 sites in over 60 countries and is available in 32 languages.

The below runners-up will be recognized alongside our Safety Standout Award winners during a ceremony at the 2019 Safety Summit taking place April 8-10 in Austin, Texas!

Best Overall Safety Program Award

HondaHonda of South Carolina Mfg., Inc. (HSC), located in Timmonsville, SC, started manufacturing All-Terrain Vehicles (ATVs) in July 1998. Since 2013 HSC has been producing Honda Pioneer Side-by-Side (SxS) models, a multiple passenger vehicle and in January 2019, announced production of the all new sports SxS, Honda Talon 1000X and 1000R. The PowerSports (ATV & SxS) production facility has an annual capacity of 200,000 units and produces product for North America and internationally. HSC has produced over 2 million engines, over 3 million ATVs and over 150,000 SxSs. HSC has over 1,000 valuable associates. HSC associates are dedicated to supplying the highest quality products, safely, at a competitive price that exceeds our global customer expectations.


Monmouth CountyThe Monmouth County Park System, created in 1960, now includes 43 parks, golf courses, historic sites, and conservation properties on more than 17,000 acres of preserved open space. There are 141 miles of trails and more than 100 different recreational facilities, from pools and playgrounds to campsites and activity centers. The Park System offers more than 6,000 programs, classes and special events each year, and many beautiful sites are available for rentals, picnics, and weddings. Open every day of the year, the parks in Monmouth County hosted more than 6.4 million visits in 2018.

Innovations in Safety Training Award

IntelIntel, a leader in the semiconductor industry, is shaping the data-centric future with computing and communications technology that is the foundation of the world’s innovations. The company’s engineering expertise is helping address the world’s greatest challenges as well as helping secure, power, and connect billions of devices and the infrastructure of the smart, connected world—from the cloud to the network to the edge and everything in between.

Young Safety Professional Excellence Award

Bryce LawlorBryce Lawlor is an Environmental Health and Safety Engineer at Cree, Inc, a semiconductor manufacturing and research company located in Durham, North Carolina.  He joined Cree shortly after finishing his bachelor’s degree at Keene State College studying Occupational Safety and Health and Applied Sciences.  Bryce has EHS experience in industries including semiconductor, medical device manufacturing, ink jet printing, and product identification equipment manufacturing.  His primary technical focus is on industrial hygiene practices but manages other EHS programs such as fall protection and permit required confined space.

Bryce is a Certified Safety Professional with plans to continue his education in getting a Master’s in Business Administration.  Bryce also serves on the local American Society of Safety Professionals executive committee as the Media and Communications Chair.  In his free time, Bryce enjoys practicing conversational sign language and is a certified CrossFit Level 1 Trainer, coaching strength and conditioning for a club swim team in the Raleigh, NC area.

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Blake DownerChristopher “Blake” Downer has worked as an underground coal miner and as a rough neck on a drilling rig, and he currently serves as Safety Director for Contemporary Electrical Services. In this role, he develops health and safety plans according to legal guidelines, prepares and enforces policies to establish a strong culture of safety, conducts health, safety, and accident prevention training for employees, and monitors compliance through thorough inspection of employees and operations. Blake also inspects equipment and machinery, investigates accidents or incidents, handles worker’s compensation claims, and recommends solutions, improvement opportunities, and new prevention measures to boost safety in the workplace.

A 31-year-old husband and father of two boys, Blake holds a bachelor’s degree in Safety, Health, and Environmental Applied Sciences from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

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Please join us in congratulating all of our Safety Standout Award runners-up on their well-deserved recognition as leaders in the safety field!

There’s still time to register for our 2019 Safety Summit—we hope you will be there to help us celebrate the accomplishments of these organizations and professionals in person. In addition to our awards ceremony, there will be a wide variety of educational sessions, speakers, and events tailored to assisting your development as an EHS professional. Register today—seats are filling up fast!

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