The American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) has named Linda Tapp, ALCM, CSP, as the recipient of the Edgar Monsanto Queeny Safety Professional of the Year award, honoring her for more than 20 years of continued efforts to enhance workplace safety and health.

As president and principal consultant of Crown Safety LLC in Cherry Hill, N.J., Tapp is responsible for providing occupational safety, health and ergonomics consulting services to industries throughout North America and the United Kingdom.

Tapp has been a professional member of ASSE for more than 18 years, and has served on the Board of Certified Safety Professionals' board of directors since 2004. She serves on ISHN’s Board of Editorial Advisors and is a frequent editorial contributor to ISHN and other industry publications.

Awarded yesterday at Safety 2007 in Orlando, Fla., the annual SPY award is given to the most outstanding ASSE member for accomplishments and contributions in the occupational safety, health and environmental field. The award was created and sponsored by the Monsanto Corp. in honor of its third president and son of the founder, Edgar Monsanto Queeny, for his commitment to protect workers from industrial accidents and health hazards.