The American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) awarded three members, Gary Barnett of Ocean New Jersey, Thomas Cecich of Apex, North Carolina and Don Jones, Sr. from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, the Fellow Honor, its highest distinction, recognizing their lifetime of commitment to worker safety and their leadership in the occupational health and safety field, at the group’s Safety 2014 meeting in Orlando this past June.
Barnett made his mark in the grain and food processing industry, and oversaw two ANSI standards and the finalization of two others. “Fifty years ago this month, I was notified that my ASSE membership application was approved,” he said. “I was so excited about being a member. It has been one of the best things that happened to me.”