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Nominations Please

Each year, the Alliance has the privilege of recognizing outstanding achievements in chemical safety. We rely on members to submit applications nominating individuals (or organizations) which they feel should be considered.

The Alliance honors companies, individuals and organizations that have excelled in reducing risk, communicating risk or promoting chemical safety during the past year. We are asking your help to bring this outstanding performance to our attention.

You may use this form to make a nomination for one, two or all three awards. If you want to nominate an individual, company or organization for one of the awards listed below, please fill out this form and email it back to Heather Alessandro,

If you have any questions, please call Heather at 513-236-3048.

Risk Communication on Excellence Award

This award recognizes a company, organization or individual who has shown outstanding leadership in communicating about chemical risks.

Risk Reduction Achievement Award

This award recognizes a company or organization which has reduced risk to its employees and neighbors by eliminating or substituting chemical(s), changing a process, or implementing other significant risk reduction measures.

The most recent winner of the Risk Reduction Award was Peter Cremer North America, LP (PCNA) located in Cincinnati, Ohio is part of CREMER, based in Hamburg, Germany. Established in 1999, PCNA is a domestic oleochemical supplier with global reach. On-site, PCNA is comprised of production facility, a rail yard, and multiple tank farms bounded by the Ohio River. This integrated system of products, structures and people makes the facility a complex one to manage especially with respect to Environmental, Health and Safety. This notwithstanding, PCNA has met the compliance requirements for secondary containment requirements at the facility.

Second Mile Award

This award recognizes an individual who has gone the extra (or second) mile, to support the mission of the Alliance.

In 2017, we were proud to give both Bob Harper and Keith Mesch the 2nd Mile Award. This award recognizes outstanding lifetime dedication to the field of chemical safety and contributions to the Alliance as such. Both Bob and Keith had dedicated their entire career to chemical safety and had been longstanding members of our own steering committee.

Calling New Steering Committee Members

Have you been thinking of ways to contribute to chemical safety and education in our community? Our steering committee currently has leadership opportunities open. We would love to have more member representation in leadership. Please contact Heather Alessandro ( or 513-236-3048.) if you are interested in learning more.

We would also love to honor members or companies who have advanced projects or causes that serve chemical safety. Please contact us to nominate an individual or organization for an award.