Dr. Rick Fulwiler receives 2011 AIHA Distinguished Service Award
June 6, 2011
Richard D. Fulwiler, ScD, CIH, CSHM has been awarded the 2011 Distinguished Service Award by the American Industrial Hygiene Association. The award recognizes distinguished service in the advancement of industrial hygiene and unique technical contributions to the aims and goals of the American Industrial Hygiene Association.
Dr. Fulwiler is president of Technology Leadership Associates, a consultancy that specializes in increasing individual effectiveness and improving organizational capability and results.
Dr. Fulwiler has clearly “walked the talk.” Prior to forming Technology Leadership Associates, he had a 28-year career in health and safety at Procter & Gamble starting as an industrial hygienist and progressing to Director of Heath and Safety Worldwide. His responsibilities included occupational medicine, industrial hygiene, safety, OSHA and workers’ compensation. During his tenure, Procter & Gamble achieved broad recognition for its health and safety excellence as well as for having developed and deployed a comprehensive behavior-based management system spanning the entire globe leading to world class results.
Dr. Fulwiler was the founder and for many years the course director of the Qualified Safety Sales Professional (QSSP) Course sponsored by the International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA) and the Safety Equipment Distributors Association (SEDA). He drew on his considerable knowledge and experience and drilled his students in the need for safety and health to be an integral part of management. And he provided a unique approach to help safety professionals ”reach the corner office” by showing how to measure the cost of failure in terms the CEO could understand. His “health and safety value proposition” shows how workplace injuries and illness affect the bottom line by translating losses into sales equivalent dollars. ISEA presented Dr. Fulwiler its Distinguished Service Award in 1999
Dr. Fulwiler has a B.S. in chemistry, an M.S. in industrial health, an Sc.D. in environmental health and is a Certified Industrial Hygienist and a Certified Safety & Health Manager. He is past president of the American Academy of Industrial Hygiene, and is currently Adjunct Professor at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, on the faculty of the Harvard School of Public Health and Director for their Leadership & Management Course. He has an international reputation and has published widely on occupational health and safety and is a frequent speaker at conferences.