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SCHC Awards Nominations and History

  • For a list of steps and form to nominate a candidate for an award click here
  • For a list of past award winners click here

 

 Description of current awards: 

HAZCOM Lifetime Achievement Award: 
The HAZCOM Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to the field of hazard communication or to the SCHC over an extended period of time. Recipients of the award must have achieved one or more specific accomplishments that collectively meet at least one of the following additional criteria: 
• Exceptional performance in the field of hazard communication 
• Lasting impact on the practice of hazard communication 
• Broad benefits to hazard communication professionals or users of hazard communication information 

Award: A plaque, VISA gift certificate for $100 and automatic distinguished service membership. 

Nominees need not be members of SCHC. While there is no time restriction on this award, nominations should be submitted to Membership Committee for review. Qualifying submissions will be sent to Board for final approval. Award presented at the first meeting following the BOD approval.


Award for Excellence in Hazard Communication: 
The Award for Excellence in Hazard Communication Award recognizes individuals, groups or companies who have made significant contributions to the field of hazard communication. Recipients of the award must have achieved one or more specific accomplishments that collectively meet at least one of the following criteria: 
• Exceptional performance in the field of hazard communication 
• Lasting impact on the practice of hazard communication 
• Broad benefits to hazard communication professionals or users of hazard communication information 

Award: A plaque for each member and a one-time $75 donation to UNITAR or scholarship fund. 

Nominees need not be members of SCHC. While there is no time restriction on this award, nominations should be submitted to Membership Committee for review. Qualifying submissions will be sent to Board for final approval. Award presented at the first meeting following the BOD approval.


SCHC Outstanding Service Award 
The SCHC Outstanding Service Award recognizes individuals who have contributed outstanding services to SCHC beyond their function as committee member or chair. Their accomplishments may be either: 
• One or more major contributions to SCHC over a relatively short period of time, or 
• Service over a long period of time that demonstrates true commitment to SCHC. 
• This award was given as “exceptional service” to chair of the SCHC Arrangements Committee for the past ten years. 

Award: A plaque, VISA gift certificate for $80. 

Nominees must be members of SCHC. While there is no time restriction on this award, nominations should be submitted to Membership Committee for review. Qualifying submissions will be sent to Board for final approval. Award presented at the first meeting following the BOD approval.
 

New SCHC AWARDS

Outstanding Volunteer Recognition 
The Outstanding Volunteer Recognition Award recognizes individuals who have contributed outstanding services to SCHC. Their accomplishments may be either: 
• A single big project that was executed by the individuals 
• Extended service above or beyond for the year 

Award: Certificate and $20 VISA gift certificate.

Nominees need not be members of SCHC. The Nominations are submitted to Membership Committee for review and final approval. This would be awarded to 1-2 people per meeting (Fall/Spring). The nominations would come from the Committee Chairs or Board Members on the following time frames: 
• For Spring Awards – nominations to Membership Committee by June 30 – allows July and Aug for decisions 
• For Fall Awards – nominations to Membership Committee by Jan 31 – allows for Feb and Mar for decisions. 


Outstanding SCHC Advocate 
The Outstanding SCHC Advocate Award recognizes one or more SCHC members who have worked to promote SCHC outside the organization. Their accomplishments may be either: 
• Recruiting new members or raising awareness of SCHC training through emails or speaking engagements 

Award: Certificate and $20 VISA gift certificate.

Nominees must be members of SCHC. The Nominations are submitted to Membership Committee for review and final approval. This would be awarded to 1-2 people per meeting (Fall/Spring). The nominations would come from anyone but must be made to the Membership Committee. 
• For Spring Awards – nominations to Membership Committee by June 30 – allows July and Aug for decisions 
• For Fall Awards – nominations to Membership Committee by Jan 31 – allows for Feb and Mar for decisions. 


Outstanding Project Award: 
The Outstanding Project Award is for an SCHC committee, sub-committee or ad-hoc committee completing a major project. The award decision is based on the following criteria: 
• Committee will submit a brief overview of the project, who was involved and how it benefited SCHC 

Award: Certificate with Project Name and year completed presented to Chair. All other members of committee, sub-committee or ad-hoc committee will have their names read at the meeting and certificates sent/given to them. 

While there is no time restriction on this award, nominations should be submitted to Membership Committee for review. Qualifying submissions will be sent to Board for final approval. Award presented at the first meeting following the BOD approval.
 
Outstanding New Member Award:
The Outstanding New Member Award recognizes individuals who show enthusiasm and outstanding support to committee(s) or at a meeting during their first year as a member. Their accomplishments may be either: 
• Outstanding work on a committee 
• Considerable work and effort contributed to multiple committees 
• Outstanding work and contribution of time volunteering at a meeting 

Award: Certificate and $20 VISA gift certificate. Award presented at the President’s lunch along with an announcement during the same day’s afternoon plenary session. 

Nominees must be new members of SCHC for the first time and been members for less than a year. The nominations are submitted to Membership Committee for review and final approval. This would be awarded to 3-5 people per meeting (Fall/Spring). 
• For Spring Awards – nominations to Membership Committee by June 30 – allows July and Aug for decisions 
• For Fall Awards – nominations to Membership Committee by Jan 31 – allows for Feb and Mar for decisions.
 

 

HAZCOM Lifetime Achievement Award:

The HAZCOM Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to the field of hazard communication or to the SCHC over an extended period of time. Recipients of the award must have achieved one or more specific accomplishments that collectively meet at least one of the following additional criteria:

• Exceptional performance in the field of hazard communication

• Lasting impact on the practice of hazard communication

• Broad benefits to hazard communication professionals or users of hazard communication information

 

Award: A plaque, VISA gift certificate for $100 and automatic distinguished service membership.

 

Nominees need not be members of SCHC. While there is no time restriction on this award, nominations should be submitted to Membership Committee for review. Qualifying submissions will be sent to Board for final approval. Award presented at the first meeting following the BOD approval.

 

 

Award for Excellence in Hazard Communication:

The Award for Excellence in Hazard Communication Award recognizes individuals, groups or companies who have made significant contributions to the field of hazard communication. Recipients of the award must have achieved one or more specific accomplishments that collectively meet at least one of the following criteria:

• Exceptional performance in the field of hazard communication

• Lasting impact on the practice of hazard communication

• Broad benefits to hazard communication professionals or users of hazard communication information

 

Award: A plaque for each member and a one-time $75 donation to UNITAR or scholarship fund.

 

Nominees need not be members of SCHC. While there is no time restriction on this award, nominations should be submitted to Membership Committee for review. Qualifying submissions will be sent to Board for final approval. Award presented at the first meeting following the BOD approval.

 

 

SCHC Outstanding Service Award

The SCHC Outstanding Service Award recognizes individuals who have contributed outstanding services to SCHC beyond their function as committee member or chair. Their accomplishments may be either:

• One or more major contributions to SCHC over a relatively short period of time, or

• Service over a long period of time that demonstrates true commitment to SCHC.

• This award was given as “exceptional service” to chair of the SCHC Arrangements Committee for the past ten years.

 

Award: A plaque, VISA gift certificate for $80.

 

Nominees must be members of SCHC. While there is no time restriction on this award, nominations should be submitted to Membership Committee for review. Qualifying submissions will be sent to Board for final approval. Award presented at the first meeting following the BOD approval.


 

 

New SCHC AWARDS

 

 

 

Outstanding Volunteer Recognition

The Outstanding Volunteer Recognition Award recognizes individuals who have contributed outstanding services to SCHC. Their accomplishments may be either:

• A single big project that was executed by the individuals

• Extended service above or beyond for the year

 

Award: Certificate and $20 VISA gift certificate.

 

Nominees need not be members of SCHC. The Nominations are submitted to Membership Committee for review and final approval. This would be awarded to 1-2 people per meeting (Fall/Spring). The nominations would come from the Committee Chairs or Board Members on the following time frames:

• For Spring Awards – nominations to Membership Committee by June 30 – allows July and Aug for decisions

• For Fall Awards – nominations to Membership Committee by Jan 31 – allows for Feb and Mar for decisions.

 

 

Outstanding SCHC Advocate

The Outstanding SCHC Advocate Award recognizes one or more SCHC members who have worked to promote SCHC outside the organization. Their accomplishments may be either:

• Recruiting new members or raising awareness of SCHC training through emails or speaking engagements

 

Award: Certificate and $20 VISA gift certificate.

 

Nominees must be members of SCHC. The Nominations are submitted to Membership Committee for review and final approval. This would be awarded to 1-2 people per meeting (Fall/Spring). The nominations would come from anyone but must be made to the Membership Committee.

• For Spring Awards – nominations to Membership Committee by June 30 – allows July and Aug for decisions

• For Fall Awards – nominations to Membership Committee by Jan 31 – allows for Feb and Mar for decisions.

 

 

Outstanding Project Award:

The Outstanding Project Award is for an SCHC committee, sub-committee or ad-hoc committee completing a major project. The award decision is based on the following criteria:

• Committee will submit a brief overview of the project, who was involved and how it benefited SCHC

 

Award: Certificate with Project Name and year completed presented to Chair. All other members of committee, sub-committee or ad-hoc committee will have their names read at the meeting and certificates sent/given to them.

 

While there is no time restriction on this award, nominations should be submitted to Membership Committee for review. Qualifying submissions will be sent to Board for final approval. Award presented at the first meeting following the BOD approval.


 

 

 

 

 

Outstanding New Member Award:

The Outstanding New Member Award recognizes individuals who show enthusiasm and outstanding support to committee(s) or at a meeting during their first year as a member. Their accomplishments may be either:

• Outstanding work on a committee

• Considerable work and effort contributed to multiple committees

• Outstanding work and contribution of time volunteering at a meeting

 

Award: Certificate and $20 VISA gift certificate. Award presented at the President’s lunch along with an announcement during the same day’s afternoon plenary session.

 

Nominees must be new members of SCHC for the first time and been members for less than a year. The nominations are submitted to Membership Committee for review and final approval. This would be awarded to 3-5 people per meeting (Fall/Spring).

• For Spring Awards – nominations to Membership Committee by June 30 – allows July and Aug for decisions

• For Fall Awards – nominations to Membership Committee by Jan 31 – allows for Feb and Mar for decisions.