RAPID CITY, S.D. (July 24, 2012) – The Campus Safety, Health, and Environmental Management Association (CSHEMA) recently presented the Award of Merit to the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology for its entry detailing the university’s safety program.
The award in the Small School Complete Environmental Health and Safety Program category was presented at the annual CSHEMA conference in Portland, Ore.
Criteria considered for the award included policy and administrative leadership, general safety, fire and life safety, environmental management, biological and radiological safety, chemical safety/chemical waste, government relations and emergency preparedness. Evidence of university programs was required for each section, and judges’ feedback will help develop the School of Mines’ overall safety program.
“I’m extremely pleased with the progress SDSM&T’s entire safety program has made. I am especially proud of Jerilyn Roberts, our director of environmental health and safety, whose leadership has allowed us to achieve remarkable progress in this area,” said Tim Henderson, vice president for finance and administration.
CSHEMA has been acknowledged as “the premier association dedicated to continual improvement of environmental, health and safety at all colleges and universities.”