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Environmental Compliance, Health and Safety


Best of the Best Awards


Policy

Nomination Forms

Environmental Compliance and Safety Office Website

Past Winners


Revised: 25 April 2003

Purpose
To issue the policy and procedures for selecting the winners of the NOAA Environmental, Safety and Health Awards.

Applicability
This applies to all NOAA establishments, facilities and employees (including volunteers, excluding contractors)

Policy
ECSD will recognize outstanding efforts in environmental compliance and safety.

Types of Awards

Action
Any individual may submit a nomination package through their LECO for each category listed above based on the selection.

Selection Criteria

Most Valuable Facility

Nominees:

(a) Must have had an assessment performed during the stated rating period under the Tier-I compliance assistance framework of the
NOAA Environmental Compliance and Safety Assessment System (NECSAS) or;

(b) Must have had a Tier-II site assessment performed by a RECO and RSM or Line Office Designated Safety Officer within the rating
period and;

(c) Must be able to show marked improvement in environmental compliance and/ or safety within the last two years.

Most Valuable Supervisor

Nominees:
(a) Must have completed DuPont and/or STARs Safety Training and;

(b) Must have made a significant contribution to the Environmental, Safety and Health Program and;

(c) Must have displayed and demonstrated a proactive attitude towards the Environmental, Safety and Health Program.

Most Valuable Employee

Nominees:

(a) Must have received a passing performance evaluation within the rating period and;

(b) Must have made a significant contribution to the Environmental, Safety and Health Program and;

(c) Must have displayed and demonstrated a proactive attitude towards the Environmental, Safety and Health Program.

Type of Awards to be Given

Most Valuable Facility shall receive a plaque indicating their accomplishments and a cash award of $3000.00 to be used towards environmental,
safety and health improvements (i.e. equipment, training materials, PPE).

Most Valuable Supervisor shall receive a plaque indicating his/her accomplishments and a cash award of $1000.00.

Most Valuable Employee shall receive a plaque indicating his/her accomplishments and a cash award of $1000.00.

Nomination Package Submission Process

Each Line Office shall select one nominee from each category and forward their submissions to the ECS Awards Coordinator, who will organize all nomination packages and forward to ECS Selection Board. The ECS Selection Board shall review the nomination packages and make the selection based on the criteria. A member of the ECS Selection board shall notify all winners and discuss arrangements for travel to HCHB for the award presentation.

Time Line:

May 16 - LECOs please submit your nomination packages by COB (due to time constraints and travel planning requirements)

May 19 – All winners will be selected and notified by a member of the ECS Selection Board. Travel accounting data will be authorized at that time for planning purposes.

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