ORC HSE STRATEGIES 2020 Innovation Award:

Applications will be accepted starting April 6, 2020.

This award is designed to recognize fresh, effective approaches and programs focused on protecting employee health, safety, and/or the environment.

The Innovation Award was launched by ORC HSE in 2018 to acknowledge the excellent work being performed by our members and as a way to reinforce leadership commitment to EHS initiatives. It also is our hope that the Innovation Award will support and promote the sharing of best practices by our member companies.

All ORC members are eligible & multiple applications are encouraged!

Applications will be accepted starting April 6, 2020.


Potential areas for nomination include leading indicators; multicultural management involvement; engineering design; employee engagement; overcoming cultural barriers; training approaches; EHS communication; HOP; system safety; and wellness. Innovations involving other topics also are welcome..

The award application calls for a description of the nomination and an explanation of what makes the approach innovative. The applicant is asked to discuss any program improvements that have been realized because of the nomination, to what extent the nomination has been implemented within the company, plans to further expand the nomination, and employee and management involvement.

Nominations will be evaluated on these criteria:

Does the innovation address a serious and/or significant problem?

Does the solution solve the problem in an innovative way?

Is the innovation unique in its application within EHS?

Is the innovation having an impact in a sustainable way?

How well can the innovation be deployed:
• Within the company?
• Within the industry?
• Within other industries?

A blind review of applications will be conducted by an ORC HSE team. Company names and contact information must be removed from applications; failure to do so may affect acceptance of the application.

The award will be presented on November 6 at the Fall Quarterly Meeting. Winners and runners up will be invited to present the details of the of their innovations. Awards winners will be publicized on the ORC HSE website and externally.


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All ORC members are eligible.
Multiple submission are encouraged!

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Deadline: September 5, 2019

ORC HSE 2019 Innovation Award Winner:

ORC HSE 2019 Innovation Award Runners-Up: