This year’s Institute for Safety and Health Management (ISHM) ASHM of the Year Award was presented last month to Brian Blondin from Pratt & Whitney, a unit of United Technologies Corporation, at the NSC Congress and Expo.

Created in 2010 to annually recognize an Associate Safety and Health Manager (ASHM) who has excelled in their role as an aspiring safety manager, the award is administered by ISHM in partnership with Westex, a flame resistant fabric manufacturer known for their uncompromising commitment to safety, administer the award.

Last month, the award was presented in conjunction with the Westex Venue at the NSC convention.

Mr. Blondin has been with the company for the past 12 years where he has held positions of increasing responsibility in health and safety. He has served most recently as the EH&S Manager, Engineering for the past 5 years where he is responsible for all aspects of EH&S program implementation. Prior to his current role, Mr. Brodin worked with Pratt & Whitney’s Global EH&S organization as a Senior EH&S Generalist.  There he provided health and safety technical support and management system implementation across a global workforce.

He was also recently awarded 1st place in Pratt & Whitney’s 2012 Ergonomics Innovation Awards for his leadership in managing the 2011 Engineering Ergonomics Project.  Mr. Blondin was also a featured presenter at the 2011 National Ergonomics Conference and Symposium in Las Vegas, Nevada.

“It was an honor to present the ASHM Award of the Year to Mr. Blondin on behalf of the ISHM and in conjunction with our partnership with Westex,” stated Larry Curtis, CSHM, Executive Director of the ISHM.  “Mr. Blondin was presented with a commemorative plaque, Kindle Fire  fo help organize his busy life and had his travel expenses to the award ceremony subsidized.  All of us applaud his dedication to the safety and health profession.”

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