Chemical Safety Award Nominations Sought

Nominations are being accepted for community groups that demonstrate excellence in improving chemical safety awareness, the Chemical Educational Foundation (CEF) announced.

CEF annually gives Community Awards for Chemical Safety to emergency planning and response groups that excel in working with public and private industries, including chemical companies, to improve public safety and chemical awareness. Representatives from the chemical industry, previous winners, media, and government agencies serve as awards judges.

The program, which attracts communities with public safety programs from around the nation, requires applicants to describe their overall strategic plans and community outreach activities. Nominations from the chemical industry, emergency planning groups, government agencies, and others must be received by May 1, 2001.

Winners will be recognized during the National Association of Chemical Distributors annual Operations Seminar and Trade Show, set for Sept 20, 2001, in Charlotte NC.

Refer to www.chemed.org/nomination.html for instructions on nominating, or phone Jennifer Aleknavage, CEF director of education and training programs, at 703-527-6223.

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