J.J. Keller & Associates, Inc., the nation’s leading provider of safety and regulatory compliance solutions, announced that nominations are now open for the J.J. Keller Safety Professional of the Year (SPOTY) award. The annual SPOTY award recognizes workplace safety professionals who achieve excellence in safety for their organizations and who build a culture and vision for safety. Nominations will be accepted through July 1, 2019, at 5:00 p.m. CST at jjkeller.com/spoty.
J.J. Keller accepts self-nominations and nominations of others for the SPOTY award. Winning nominations are chosen by an extensive panel from J.J. Keller’s 50 safety consultants and editors. The SPOTY award presentation will take place in September 2019.
The J.J. Keller Safety Professional of the Year and their organization receive national recognition. In addition, the safety professional receives more than $10,000 in cash and prizes, including $2,500 in cash, a plaque and certificate, a free one-year subscription to the KellerOnline® Safety Management Tool for both the winner and their staff (10 seats maximum), and $1,200 in free online training from J.J. Keller.
“J.J. Keller has presented the SPOTY award since 2002 from our unique perspective as a safety solutions provider to more than 90% of Fortune 1000® companies,” said Rustin Keller, president and CEO of J.J. Keller. “We’re the leader in safety knowledge, and quite simply, we believe safety is one of the most important things a company can provide for its employees. We want to recognize and honor safety professionals who are doing the work of creating a safety culture every day.”
SPOTY award nominations are open to all safety professionals in the United States. Awards are presented for the J.J. Keller Safety Professional of the Year as well as second- and third-place recipients. The second-place award winner receives $500 in cash, a plaque and certificate, and a free one-year subscription to the KellerOnline® Safety Management Tool. The third-place award winner receives $50 in cash, a plaque and certificate, and a free one-year subscription to the KellerOnline® Safety Management Tool.
In 2018, the J.J. Keller Safety Professional of the Year was Tracy Clingingsmith, safety manager for Alamo Group in Seguin, Texas. Second place was awarded to David Swanson, senior director of safety and mission assurance at Orbital ATK in Dulles, Virginia. Third place was awarded to H. Demetrius Rumph, director of safety and risk management at the City of Columbia in Columbia, South Carolina.
Questions about the SPOTY award can be emailed to SPOTY@jjkeller.com.
About J. J. Keller & Associates, Inc.
J. J. Keller & Associates, Inc. is the nation’s leading provider of regulatory, safety and compliance solutions, serving more than 600,000 customers, including 90 percent of the Fortune 1000® companies. Organizations of all sizes rely on our expert insights to help create safe work environments and simplify the complexities of regulatory compliance. Our diversified portfolio, including electronic logging, mobile technologies, online management tools, publications, training, forms, supplies, consulting and professional services, is trusted to safeguard workers, reduce risk and build operational confidence. As a privately held, family-owned company since 1953, we are committed to helping protect lives every day. JJKeller.com