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Future Leaders in EHS

Future Leaders in EHS

Future Leaders in EHS

Nurturing and Celebrating Our Future Leaders
It’s not enough to ensure that our workplaces are safe today. We have to ensure they will be safe in 10, 20 or 30 years, when we’re not around anymore. PureSafety, a leading provider of results-driven software and information solutions for workforce safety and health, and EHS Today, the leading publication for environmental, health and safety (EHS) professionals, come together to host the Future Leaders in EHS program.
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Jeffrey R. Walls
2011 Future Leader:
Jeffrey R. Walls

2011 Future Leader: Jeffrey R. Walls
We are proud to announce Jeffrey R. Walls, a University of Washington graduate student, as the 2011 Future Leader in EHS. The judging panel selected Walls from a competitive group of applicants based on his community work, academic performance, devotion to underrepresented workers and more.

Walls, who will earn his M.S. in environmental and occupational exposure science in June 2012, will receive the Future Leaders $5,000 scholarship and access to PureSafety’s work force safety and health software and information solutions. He also will serve on the EHS Today Editorial Advisory Board for 2 years.

The judges selected Mary Ellen L. Hicks, a University of Michigan School of Public Health student pursuing a Master of Public Health in industrial hygiene and hazardous substances, as the runner-up.

To learn more about Walls and Hicks, read Jeffrey R. Walls Named 2011 Future Leader in EHS.

What is Future Leaders in EHS?
The Future Leaders program was created to support and encourage EHS students as they respond to the challenges of the 21st century workplace and lead the way in keeping tomorrow’s workers safe, healthy and on the job. The program’s initial focus will be a scholarship program recognizing outstanding students in EHS-related programs.

“Today’s EHS students will shape the future of this critical profession, and we’re proud to sponsor this ambitious program to enhance their education,” said Bill Grana, PureSafety’s president and CEO. “This is a natural extension of our ongoing university outreach efforts to help students understand how technology can empower EHS professionals to overcome safety and health challenges, while delivering bottom-line results for their organizations.”

Additional outreach support includes PureSafety’s safety, health and risk management professionals contributing time and expertise to educate and mentor students, as well as providing the company’s software and information solutions to several programs.

“Effective EHS practices are essential to how successful companies conduct business,” said Sandy Smith, executive editor of EHS Today. “EHS Today is proud to partner with PureSafety to recognize the EHS leaders of tomorrow in this first-of-its-kind program.”

Program Requirements and Application
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Future Leaders includes, but is not limited to:
> An overall GPA of 3.0 or higher with at least a 3.25 GPA in EHS-re­lated courses.
> Three recommendations from professors or professional mentors.
> Three documented examples of outreach to the student’s local com­munity or broader EHS community.
> Must be a US Citizen

Deadline: September 30th
How the winners chosen?
Applications will be reviewed by a panel of judges consisting of EHS editors, representatives from PureSafety, members of EHS Today’s Editorial Advisory Board and other industry leaders.

Student Scholarship and College Incentive
A $5,000 scholarship to be awarded in December 2011. Professors, academic advisors, program administrators and EHS professionals are encouraged to identify top students and help them apply.

In addition to the scholarship, the winning student will serve on the EHS Today Editorial Advisory Board for two years, and will be profiled in a special section of the December 2011 issue of EHS Today dedicated to the Future Leaders program. All applicants will receive a free, one-year digital subscription to EHS Today.

The winning student’s school will also receive one year of free access to PureSafety’s workforce safety and health software and information solutions. In addition to online training courses that may be integrated into the school’s EHS curriculum, these solutions will give students and faculty hands-on experience in how technology can transform EHS management and enhance performance. The solutions can also be used by the school’s own EHS professionals to better manage the delivery, tracking and reporting of their safety and health programs for university students, faculty and staff.

Please contact EHS Today Executive Editor, Sandy Smith.
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 216-931-9464
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About PureSafety
Born out of a workplace tragedy in 1999, PureSafety empowers its customers to protect their organization's most valuable assets: their people and profits. PureSafety provides comprehensive, web-based software and information solutions that support compliance requirements, overall risk management needs, and the enhancement of governance and company culture through improved programs, processes, awareness, understanding, visibility, and accountability within workforce safety and health. The company’s growing team of 160 employees serves more than 2,000 companies operating in more than 20 major industries including manufacturing, construction, distribution, energy, and healthcare, and encompasses 34 percent of the Fortune 500. Headquartered in the Nashville area, PureSafety has an additional location in Colorado Springs, Colorado. To learn more, visit or call 888.202.3016.

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