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ASSP Names Environmental Engineer Safety Professional of the Year

CH. Rama Krushna Chary works in the oil and gas industry.

CH. Rama Krushna Chary's commitment to advancing innovation in the safety and health profession has earned him the 2019 Edgar Monsanto Queeny Safety Professional of the Year accolade.

The American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) will present the award to Chary at the organization's Safety 2019 professional conference from June 9-12 in New Orleans.

“He has excellent technical skills involving environmental management systems, environmental assessment studies and management of air quality studies,” said ASSP Region 9 Vice President Ashok Garlapati, CSP, CFIOSH, QEP, in a statement. “He is a self-motivated and highly committed team player with strong conceptual skills.”

Chary is a senior environmental engineer for the drilling and technology directorate at Kuwait Oil Company and 10-year ASSP member. His safety career spans more than 17 years in the oil and gas, consultancy and chemical sectors.

As an expert at implementing workplace safety standards, his wide-ranging areas of professional responsibility include environmental management systems, environmentally friendly drilling operations, chemical management, air emissions compliance, global sustainability, waste management and recycling, and energy management systems.

Chary also is an expert at implementing workplace safety standards and has collected numerous awards and certificates for his accomplishments in occupational safety and health, according to ASSP.
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“He has conducted outstanding technical presentations and a webinar for our group of safety professionals, and his high level of expertise is apparent,” said Herbert Bell, CSP, CHMM, CIHC, QISP, administrator of ASSP’s Environmental Practice Specialty.

Chary is a member of ASSP’s Kuwait Chapter and served as 2016-17 chapter president. For the past eight years, he has served on the advisory committee of ASSP’s Environmental Practice Specialty.

The award is named after Edgar Monsanto Queeny, president of the Monsanto Company on April 16, 1947, when a freighter explosion destroyed the company’s Texas City plant. The incident killed 512 people, including 145 Monsanto employees, and led to measures that forever enhanced safety at the company through Queeny’s leadership.

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