Submission Period Closed. Stay Tuned for Award Winner Announcement!

Deadline: July 15, 2018 | Application: Free


UPDATE: Due to the upcoming holiday, we’re extending the Safety Standout Awards deadline to July 15! 

The EHS Daily Advisor Safety Standout Awards recognize companies who excel in making their workplaces safe.

This round of Safety Standout Award winners will receive one (1) complimentary conference registration to the Annual Safety Culture conference in Atlanta, GA, September 12-14, 2018. Winners will also be featured on the EHS Daily Advisor website, in a press release, and in a feature article; have the opportunity to present their achievements to the Safety Culture audience; and receive a plaque.

Applications are now being accepted for the following awards (click on category name to download nomination form) :


Exceptional Progress Award

Criteria: The Exceptional Progress Award is for a workplace safety program that has overcome challenges through a described and documented proactive improvement strategy. Applicants will show how their organizations demonstrate a commitment to safety and adapt programs to the unique demands of the company’s workforce and show how successes and/or failings are measured to continually improve the program for the future.

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Best Overall Safety Culture

Criteria: The company that wins Best Overall Safety Culture Award will demonstrate an excellent culture of safety, as evidenced by strong employee engagement, organizational leadership and management buy-in, effective program evaluation and improvement strategies, and a comprehensive process for hazard identification and assessment. Submissions must include examples of effective communication, education and training and company’s investment in safety.

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Moving Beyond Compliance Award

Criteria: The company that wins the Moving Beyond Compliance Award will demonstrate how it has addressed behavioral safety and human factors (i.e., worker’s physical and mental abilities, decisions, and actions) to achieve a strong culture of safety that exceeds minimum compliance requirements.

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Best Safety Committee

Criteria: The company that wins Best Safety Committee Award will demonstrate that its safety committee has varied representation, promotes engagement, is effective at improving safety in the workplace, and achieves a high level of communication within the company.

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Submissions Guidelines and Policy:

  • All applications must be submitted via email to using the PDF application(s) downloaded from the links above.
  • Companies may submit no more than two (2) applications. Each submission requires a separate completed application form.
  • If an award is granted, applicants agree to send at least one representative to the 2018 EHS Daily Advisor Safety Culture Conference.
  • Applications must be submitted no later than July 15*, 2018.

*Extended due to the holiday week.

Judgment of Applications

The EHS Daily Advisor editorial staff will evaluate all applications and will select the winners based on question responses and submitted supplemental materials in relation to the specific criteria listed within each individual award’s application.

Announcement of Winners

All applicants, including winners, will be notified of their application status no later than July 27. Winners will be announced at a reception at the Annual EHS Daily Advisor Safety Culture Conference in Atlanta, GA, September 12-14, 2018.


Previous Winners

See the previous categories of the Safety Standout Awards, and their winners, here.

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