New international award to honour memory of pioneering BSC founder
30 Jul 2019
British Safety Council founder the late James Tye is to be commemorated in one of three new categories created for the organisation’s 2020 International Safety Awards.
The James Tye Award will go to an organisation or team of individuals who have developed and run a campaign in 2019 that has made a significant impact on health, safety or wellbeing in the workplace.
Also launched for 2020 are the Health and Safety Transformation Award and the CEO Award. The addition of these three will increase the number of categories from six to nine.
Speaking of Tye, who was named World Safety Person of the Year by the World Safety Organisation in 2015, BSC chief executive Mike Robinson said: “James Tye was a fearless campaigner for such issues as life jackets and seat belts. We hope that this award will help us to identify individuals and corporate campaigners who with equal single-mindedness are striving to make workplaces safer and healthier.”
Founded 62 years ago, the awards are open to organisations of all sizes, types and sectors – both members of the British Safety Council and non-members, in the UK and internationally.
Closing date for applications for the awards is 7 February 2020with results being announced on 10 March 2020. Last year, more than 500 organisations won in the various categories.