VIHA Awards

Do you know an individual, company or organization that has had some amazing accomplishments or made outstanding strides in the fields of occupational hygiene, public health, safety and environmental health? If so, why not nominate them for one of the VIHA awards? Please see an exhaustive list with the requirements of the VIHA Awards.

List Of Awards:

  1. Safety Person of the Year
  2. Concerned Professional Award
  3. Concerned Company Award
  4. Concerned Organization Award
  5. Educational Award

 

Criteria for the VIHA Awards

Listed below are some criteria used in the selection of individuals, companies and organizations, etc., for the awards of the Vietnamese Industrial Hygiene Association. The support of the VIHA purpose “…to protect people,  environment, property and reputation” and the support of the VIHA vision “Promote Workers' Health Protection” are nominal for all awards.

Safety Person of the Year

Individual working full time in the field of occupational health and safety, hazardous materials management or allied field with national and international experience, etc. Membership in the VIHA is not a requirement. (one award per year)

Nominator: May be nominated by an individual or organization with an in depth knowledge of the nominee’s accomplishments.

Criteria for Nomination: An individual who has shown above-average support and dedication to the protection of people at work on a national or international basis fulfilling at least three of the following requirements:

  • Can document continuous involvement in safety or allied profession for a period of at least 5 years;
  • Participated in a significant manner in the safety discipline work in at least three projects nationwide;
  • Designed concept, process, or some other notable invention within the safety disciplines;
  • Shown a significant support for the promotion of safety education and discipline;
  • Other significant accomplishments may be submitted for review.

VIHA Concerned Company Award 

Nominees can be recognized as:

  • a company with an excellent safety and occupational hygiene program, safety record, etc., industrial in nature, with programs on off-the-job safety, environmental programs, etc.;
  • a company, non-industrial in nature, with an excellent safety or environmental program, safety record, etc.  (five awards per year; two if no non-industrial entity is selected)

Nominator: May be nominated by any individual or organization with an in depth knowledge of the nominee’s accomplishments.

Criteria for Nomination: Company who is actively (and above-average in) contributing to the protection of people, property and the environment through innovative programs; shows distinctive concern for the well-being of its employees and local community.

VIHA Concerned Organization Award 

An Association, Society, Agency, etc., with an above-average support of safety, environmental, etc., movement. (two awards per year)

Nominator: May be nominated by any individual or organization with an in depth knowledge of the nominee’s accomplishments.

Criteria for Nomination: Association, Society, Agency, etc., with an above-average support of safety, environmental, etc., movement; actively (and above average in) contributing to the protection of people, property, resources, and the environment through innovative programs; with distinctive purpose and goals to enhance the safety awareness.

VIHA Educational Award 

An Institution, company, training entity, individual, etc., with an above-average program of educational nature in the fields of safety, environment, public safety, healthcare safety, transportation safety, etc.  (three awards per year)

Nominator: May be nominated by any individual or organization with an in depth knowledge of the nominee’s accomplishments.

Criteria for Nomination: Institution, company, training entity, individual, etc., with an above-average program of educational nature in the fields of environmental/occupational safety and health, fire science and safety, public safety, healthcare safety, transportation safety, or similar programs; actively (and above average in) contributing to the protection of people, property, resources and the environment through innovative programs; with distinctive concern for the education of professionals and general public in the disciplines of safety and allied fields.

VIHA Concerned Professional Award 

An Active Member of the VIHA who has shown above-average skills in design, leadership, and supervision of environmental/occupational safety and health programs, hazardous materials management programs, transportation safety programs, etc. (two awards per year)

Nominator: Must be nominated by an individual with an in depth knowledge of the nominee’s accomplishments, such as the Company/Corporation’s Chief Executive Officer, Owner, Mayor, a group of co-workers with an approval of the immediate supervisor and company/corporation’s head etc.

Criteria for Nomination: A member in good standing with the VIHA who exhibits total dedication and commitment to the protection of people, property, resources, and the environment through participation and personal involvement in professional safety activities.

Nomination Procedures
The awards cycle is from 1 January to 31 December each year. Nominations for a given year are accepted in the VIHA by May 15th, following the end of the award cycle.

In order to keep things as simple as possible, a single award nomination process is used for all awards. Please read the instructions carefully, and you will find that all the potential situations are covered.

A letter format will be accepted as long as all the information is provided in the proper order. It is difficult to provide too much justification for your nomination. The most frequent problem is having insufficient information to judge the validity of the nomination.

The submission must contain the following information in the order shown below:

1. Name of the award for which the nomination is being submitted.

2. Name of the individual, group, company, organization being nominated.

a. If nominating an individual: provide name, home address, and phone number of the individual, as well as the employer’s work address, phone, and email address.

b. If nominating a group or company: provide the name of the group or company, address, telephone number.

c. If nominating an organization: provide the name, address, and telephone  as well phone number, and email address (if applicable) of the chief executive officer, president, or owner.

3. Provide the name, address, telephone, and email address of the person making the nomination.

4. If the nominee is an individual, name the employer and provide a brief description of the nominee’s current position. If the nominee is a group, provide a description of the purpose of the group and the primary organization it supports (100-150 words).

5. Provide a description of the key outstanding accomplishments of the nominee. It must be clear exactly how the nominee meets the criteria for the award nominated.

a. For individuals: provide a summary of the nominee’s educational and VIHA -related professional accomplishments. Enumerate the nominee’s contributions to the VIHA Organization or safety profession, and his/her employer and community.

b. For groups, company, organization: provide a summary of the nominee’s contribution(s) to the advancement of the VIHA.

6. Provide the name, address, phone number, and email address (if applicable) of three references that can provide comments concerning the nominee’s performance. At least one reference must be a VIHA organization member. Persons listed as references cannot be related to or employed by the nominee.

7. Provide appropriate supporting documentation to support the nomination. If the nomination is based on published works, provide copies of the document(s).

Submit all nominations by June 1 each year to:

Vietnamese Industrial Hygiene Association
VIHA Awards Committee
38 Truong Quoc Dung, ward 8, Phu Nhuan district
Ho Chi minh, Vietnam
contact@viha.org.vn

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