The American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) has named its 2018 Edgar Monsanto Queeny Safety Professional of the Year.
Tim Page-Bottorff, the recipient, is a safety trainer, mentor and motivational speaker who has gone above and beyond when it comes to advancing the profession, according to ASSE.
“Within our team of consultants and account managers, Tim rises to the top as a leader focused on reducing injuries on and off the job,” said Larry Wilson, SafeStart CEO and president, in a statement. “Tim is a thought leader.”
Throughout his consulting career, Page-Bottorff has developed valuable programs for clients such as safety procedures for lockout/tagout and confined space entry. For ASSE, he serves as deputy vice president for the Council on Region Affairs, has been active in the Training and Communications Practice Specialty, and served on the Leadership Conference Committee.
Page-Bottorff is a senior consultant at SafeStart who transitioned from the U.S. Marine Corps. He has been an ASSE member since 2001 and serves as Region 2 vice president.He was named a Top 10 Speaker by the National Safety Council.
During active duty in the U.S. Marine Corps, Page-Bottorff was part of a unit that converted sea water into drinking water for drought-stricken islands in Micronesia. His unit was successful in maintaining the water plant for the island population and earned the U.S. Marine Corps Humanitarian Service Medal as a result.
“Tim leads by example, being a great role model for his region and his peers,” said Maribeth Anderson, MPA, CSP, vice president of ASSE’s Council on Region Affairs. “Tim is truly dedicated to the profession and to working together for the advancement of the Society.”
At local high schools, he helps coach speech and debate teams and provides active shooter response classes pro bono, in addition to volunteering with the Phoenix Children’s Museum to assist kids with special needs. He has sponsored initiatives and walked on behalf of ASSE for Alzheimer’s research, the ALS Association and Susan G. Komen’s fight against breast cancer.
Page-Bottorff will be honored during ASSE’s Safety 2018 Professional Development Conference & Exposition, held June 3-6 in San Antonio, Tex.