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NIH Mission First, Safety Always Award

Picture of an awardThe National Institutes of Health, Office of Research Services, Division of Occupational Health and Safety (DOHS) salute a group of professionals making a difference in safety. The NIH Mission First Always, Safety Always award was created to recognize NIH personnel who have demonstrated leadership, innovation and involvement in their organization’s safety culture.  This award showcases NIH personnel who have demonstrated leadership, innovation and involvement in their organization’s safety culture and promoted safety in the workplace.  The open period for nominations will run from 12:00 a.m., August 26, 2015 to 11:59 p.m., October 31, 2015.  Nominations submitted before and after these dates will not be considered.
 
Honorees will receive recognition on the Division of Occupational Health and Safety’s website, within NIH Newsletters and throughout the NIH community.​ 
 
 
All nominees will remain unidentified during the selection process. The official “NIH Mission First, Safety Always” award selection committee will evaluate nominees without IC or individual names visible.  All nominees remain unidentified during the selection process. 

Criteria  

Nominees must meet the following criteria:
  • Some level of safety responsibility.
  • Demonstrated safety leadership, with practical examples in two or more of the following areas:
  1. Leadership attributes that set the nominee apart from his or her peers.
  2. Initiating and/or leading a successful safety initiative.
  3. Engaging peers and transforming the safety culture of the organization.
  4. Promoting safety as an important part of your program.
  5. Working to correct unsafe or unhealthful workplace conditions or hazards.

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Guidelines   

Nominations will be accepted August 26, 2015 - October 31, 2015.
  • The response to each of the two (minimum) practical examples must be 100 words or less.
  • The nominee must be an NIH employee, contractor or special government employee.
  • Nominations must come from an individual other than the person being considered.
  • Nominations submitted before and after these dates will not be considered.

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Contact Us  

If you have any questions, please e-mail ORSSafetyDay@mail.nih.gov or send written questions to: NIH, OD, ORS, DOHS (Attn: NIH Mission First, Safety Always Questions), Bldg. 13, Room 3K04, 13 South Drive, MSC 5760, Bethesda, MD 20892-5760.

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