Safety Award

The College of Engineering Safety Award recognized the one (1) most outstanding safety related preventative action or suggestion.

Criteria for receiving a Safety Award are:

  • Faculty, professional, or classified staff members are eligible for this award. Eligible persons must be active full- or part-time employees with at least one (1) year of Tech service.
  • Faculty or staff member suggests a procedural or other change that will positively impact the safety efforts of the College and prevent personal injury, in locations including, but not limited to:
  • Labs (electrical, chemical, fire, environment, structural)
  • Classrooms
  • Hallways
  • Restrooms
  • Elevators

And in Safety areas including, but not limited to:

  • Environmental
  • Electrical
  • Chemical
  • Unauthorized Visitors
  • HVAC
  • Threats against Person
  • Structural Problems/Construction Safety


Faculty and/or Staff members are urged to submit their written suggestions confidentially at any time to the Safety Award Committee c/o the Dean’s Office to Melanie Hutcherson (MRHuterson@tntech.edu). They will be reviewed for implementation on a regular basis by the Safety Officers of the College of Engineering.

After June 15th of each year, the Safety Officers will review all the suggestions again and select one as the winning Safety Award suggestion. The award, a cash gift in the amount of $300 and a plaque, will be presented and the suggestion will be announced at the College of Engineering Faculty and Staff Meeting to be held each August. If in a given year there were no viable suggestions, then no award will be presented in that year.

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