2017 Award Winners
Darryl C. Hill
of the Year
Sandra S. Irion
Garrett Stricker, CSP
David Lerner, CSP
Ford Motor Company
Harry L. McKinley
Safety Leadership Award
2017 -None Awarded
2017 Scholarship Award Recipients Announced
Minority Grant Recipiants
Eric Bell, Grand Valley State University
Vameng Vue, Oakland University
Academic Scholarship Recipients
Joseph Kulka, Oakland University
Lauren Madsen, Grand Valley State University
Avery Moore, Grand Valley State University
Each year the Michigan Safety Conference through its' scholarship program provides financial assistance to students enrolled in occupational safety and health curriculums at colleges and universities in the State of Michigan.
Applicants are selected based on academic achievement, leadership, letters of recommendation and additional criteria. Scholarship recipients often become leaders in the fields of safety and health, and give back by serving as a volunteer of the Michigan Safety Conference.
|December 31, 2016||Student Application Due|
|January 1 - February 28, 2017||Committee Review|
|March 1, 2017||Award Announcment|
|March 15, 2017||Award Funds Distributed|
|April 11, 2017||Awards Dinner|
It's Worth it to Apply!
"Receiving the Michigan Safety Conference Scholarship was a great experience! I was not only awarded $2,000, I also was able to attend the Michigan Safety Conference and do some amazing networking. Through the scholarship, I was given a mentor, which led to my internship. The Michigan Safety Conference Scholarship has allowed me to meet many remarkable people in the field and get great career advice. "
Maria Mets (currently employed with Chrysler)
Oakland University (Past Recipient)
Harry L. McKinley Safety Leadership Award
pdf Click here (139 KB) to view 2017 Harry L. McKinley Safety Leadership Award Criteria. This award is given to a company.
The Safety Leadership Award is earned through documented establishment of safety and health programs, which have reduced the frequency and severity of injury and illness in the workplace. Companies that have demonstrated innovative techniques and safety processes to improve safety performance will also be considered.
The Michigan Safety Conference wishes to recognize each year an employer who exhibits leadership commitment and strives for significant and sustainable results for environmental, health, and safety excellence in the workplace.
- **Facility or organization must be located in the State of Michigan.
- **Minimum Michigan based employment - 300 regular employees (excluding contract and temporary employees ).
- **Reduction of recordable/lost work days over most recent five-year period.
- Nomination to headquarters office with supporting documentation by January 31, 2017 .
Sandra S. Irion Distinguished Service Award
Each year, the conference gives its' highest award to a conference volunteer for exceptional service to the Michigan Safety Conference.
Sandra S. Irion's name was added to the award in 2008, at which time she retired from the Michigan Safety Conference after 48+ years of service as the conference's only staff person.
pdf Click here (149 KB) to view Distinguished Service Award information.