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SAIOH Annual Awards 2017

OCCUPATIONAL HYGIENIST OF THE YEAR AWARD: 2016


This award will be made in recognition of exceptional professional conduct and achievements as an Occupational Hygienist during the 2016 calendar year. The award consists of a certificate recognizing this achievement as well as a cash reward.

 

CRITERIA FOR NOMINATION AND EVALUATION:

  •  Any person nominating another person for the Occupational Hygienist of the Year award must ensure that the nominee is a SAIOH registered Occupational Hygienist in good standing.
  •  This award may be re-awarded to the same recipient, but the nomination following a previous award will be evaluated on the involvement and/or participation (as highlighted in paragraph (iii)) since receiving the previous award. A nominee will be informed by SAIOH of his/her nomination in this reward category, where after the nominee will be required to provide a motivation (before a due date set by SAIOH) stating his/her involvement and/or participation in the following categories during the 2016 calendar year (where applicable provide dates):
    •  Practice and management as Occupational Hygienist
    •  Lecturing (tertiary institutions, workshops, symposiums, conferences, etc.)
    •  Attendance and completion of training and educational courses
    •  Technical and/or professional occupational hygiene or related committees
    •  Publication of Occupational Hygiene or related articles, books etc.
    •  Research
    •  Mentorships
    •  SAIOH related activities
    •  Open category (any other involvements not listed above)
  •  The decision of the council will be final and no correspondence regarding the decision making process will be allowed, unless any criteria has been contravened.
  •  No nomination or supporting documents (motivation) received by the secretary after the deadline will be considered.

National Council members may nominate other persons, but are not allowed to nominate themselves

  

PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR AWARD: 2016


This award will be made to any SAIOH member in recognition of noteworthy efforts made nationally and/or internationally to promote Occupational Hygiene and/or SAIOH as an organization during the 2016 calendar year. The award consists of a certificate recognizing this achievement as well as a cash reward..

 

CRITERIA FOR NOMINATION AND EVALUATION:

Any person nominating another person for the Personality of the Year award must ensure the following before nominating such a person:

  • The nominee must be a member of SAIOH, in good standing.
  • The nominator must provide a written motivation upon nomination stating the contribution or efforts of the nominee during the 2016 calendar year to promote Occupational Hygiene as a profession and/or SAIOH and its activities.
  • This award may be re-awarded to the same recipient, but the nomination following a previous award will be evaluated on the contribution (as highlighted in paragraph (ii)) since receiving the previous award.
  • The decision of the council will be final and no correspondence regarding the decision making process will be allowed, unless any criteria has been contravened.
  • No nomination or supporting documents (motivation) received by the secretary after the deadline will be considered. 

National Council members may nominate other persons, but are not allowed to nominate themselves

 

OCCUPATIONAL HYGIENE ARTICLE OF THE YEAR AWARD: 2016


SAIOH wants to stimulate the writing of scientific occupational hygiene articles. Apart from earning continuous professional development points (CPD points) for articles, SAIOH wants to acknowledge the authors of the best article/review article or case study published during the 2016 calendar year. The award consists of a certificate recognizing this achievement as well as a cash reward.

  

CRITERIA FOR NOMINATION:

  •  Any review article, original research article or case study written by members of SAIOH, in good standing, will be eligible for entering.
  •  This review article, original research article or case study must have been published in the 2016 calendar
  •  The nominator must include an electronic copy (preferably in pdf format) of the article/case study. Failure to do so will lead to ineligibility of the nomination.
  •  Nominations will be judged by an independent panel appointed by Council.
  •  Nominations received by the secretary after the deadline will not be considered.
  •  Any decision of SAIOH council regarding the award and/or its recipient will be final and, unless any criteria has been contravened, no correspondence regarding the decision making process will be allowed. 

EVALUATION CRITERIA:  

  1. The article/case study will be evaluated by the independent panel against each of the following criteria:
  2.  Relevancy of article to occupational hygiene.
  3.  Accuracy on data and results.
  4.  Originality.
  5.  Contribution of the article to the science of occupational hygiene.

OCCUPATIONAL HYGIENE STUDENT OF THE YEAR AWARD: 2016

 

SAIOH wants to stimulate the writing of scientific occupational hygiene articles. Apart from earning SAIOH hereby aims to recognize outstanding efforts by Occupational Hygiene students formally enrolled in designated programs presented by tertiary institutions, but also to recognize outstanding efforts by students enrolled for other vocational Occupational hygiene education and training courses offered. This includes, but is not limited to the OHTA module system.  

An award in each of the following two categories can be made annually: (i) Tertiary Institution (TI) student of the year award, and (ii) Vocational Education & Training (VE&T) student of the year award. Each of the award recipients will each receive a certificate recognizing him/her as SAIOH Student of the Year, a cash prize and remittance of the following year’s SAIOH conference registration fees.

  

CRITERIA FOR NOMINATION: TERTIARY INSTITUTION STUDENT OF THE YEAR AWARD

  •  Only registered students at a tertiary institution studying Occupational Hygiene or a related course that is recognized by SAIOH as such, may be nominated.
  •  The nominating person must provide a written motivation upon nomination of the student. This motivation must highlight the academic excellence as well as the participation of the student in Occupational hygiene projects/surveys.
  •  A nominee will be informed by SAIOH of his/her nomination in this award category, where after the nominee will be required to provide a curriculum vitae (CV) of him/herself and proof of registration at the tertiary institution.
  •  A nomination may be made during or within one year after completion of the qualification.   

CRITERIA FOR NOMINATION: VOCATIONAL EDUCATION & TRAINING STUDENT OF THE YEAR AWARD

  • Students studying a vocational Occupational hygiene education and training course that is recognized by SAIOH as such, may be nominated.
  •  A student must have completed more than 50% of the modules of the course to be eligible for nomination.
  •  The nominating person must provide a written motivation upon nomination of the student. This motivation must highlight the academic excellence as well as the participation of the student in Occupational hygiene projects/surveys.
  •  A nominee will be informed by SAIOH of his/her nomination in this award category, where after the nominee will be required to provide a curriculum vitae (CV) of him/herself and proof of registration for the particular course.A nomination may be made within one year after completion of the last module of the course.
  •  A student may only receive this award once.

No nomination or supporting documents received by the secretary after the deadline will be considered. 

The decision of the SAIOH National Council will be final and no correspondence regarding the decision making process will be allowed, unless any criteria has been contravened.

   

EVALUATION CRITERIA:

Nominees will be evaluated against the following criteria:

  •  Academic excellence and achievements.
  •  Excellence in Occupational Hygiene project/surveys.

NOMINATION FOR SAIOH AWARDS FORM


For the Occupational Hygienist and Student of the Year Awards the nominee(s) will be contacted by SAIOH to provide supporting documents (i.e. motivations and supporting documents) as stated in the various award nomination forms. For the Personality of the Year Award the nominator will be contacted by SAIOH to provide a motivation. If these supporting documents are not provided before the deadline, the nomination will automatically be withdrawn.

 

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