Environmental Health & Safety Award for Excellence

Thu, 2013-03-28

EH&S held the annual Compliance Officer (CO) breakfast on March 28, 2013 in Old Main. The annual breakfast serves to acknowledge and thank active COs at ASU. The EH&S Award for Excellence, which is awarded in recognition to ASU employees who have established superior achievements in EH&S programs and activities, was presented during the event. The recipient of this year's award was Professor Ranko Richert of the department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. Professor Richert has been involved in safety activities in his department as the Chair of the Safety Committee and has served on the EH&S Policy Committee for the last 8 years.

Professor Richert also serves as the Chair of the Lab Safety Subcommittee, which is exploring ways to improve the safety culture in all ASU research labs. As a world-renowned chemist, Professor Richert is well aware of the significant hazards faced by all laboratory personnel and has worked diligently to improve the safety of all ASU workers for over a decade. ASU is very fortunate to have Professor Richert on the faculty. EH&S would like to thank him for all his work ensuring a safe research environment at ASU.  Read more here 


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