2022 Region VI SPY

Wyatt Bradbury, Columbia Southern University student

Please join us in congratulating Wyatt Bradbury, who has been named as the 2022 Region VI Safety Professional of the Year by the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP).

Wyatt is a member of the National Capital Chapter of ASSP. He has been an active chapter member, serving as president and numerous other leadership roles, and led the chapter to Platinum Level status during his tenure.  He currently serves Region VI as the Assistant Regional Vice President of Communications, and at a society level as the Chair of the Community Leader Training Committee and a member of the Nominations and Elections Committee.

Wyatt is a Certified Safety Professional (CSP), Construction Health and Safety Technician (CHST), and Certified Instructional Trainer (CIT).  He is an integral HSE leader providing project management oversight, supervision, training, and coaching to multi-disciplinary teams as a Senior HSE Advisor at Hitachi Rail.   Wyatt serves as an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Engineering at the University of Alabama – Birmingham.  He also puts his instructing and mentoring skill sets to work in the community, teaching swim courses and Lifeguard courses at his local YMCA and community center.

ASSP recognizes one outstanding safety professional from each of the nine geographical regions annually as a Regional Safety Professional of the Year (SPY). With over 38,000 professional members in 80 countries, only nine men and women are recognized annually for this achievement.  The SPY recipients have advanced the American Society of Safety Professionals and the safety profession through their dedication and leadership.  Region VI of ASSP comprises 13 chapters of ASSP and covers South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, Washington, D.C., Maryland and Delaware.

The ASSP Regional SPY award is an honor acknowledging the dedication and outstanding contributions of a member to a specific Region.  The criteria in which a candidate is judged include:

  1. Demonstrated technical expertise in the broad field of safety and a thorough knowledge of the operational aspects of his/her nominee’s safety employment.
  2. Demonstrated outstanding contributions to the Society, Council, Region, or Membership Community activities, including committee or task force chair, officer, services to members, lecturer at seminars, etc.
  3. Professional contributions to advance the Safety Profession, such as fostering professional development, public/community services, instructor at educational institutions, involvement in codes and legislation, articles written, work with allied groups, etc.
  4. Awards and innovations, including citations, honors, plaques; or new procedures or systems developed.
  5. Leadership in establishment, maintenance, and improvement of technical or Society programs in the organization nominee serves or elsewhere.
  6. Other personal achievements related to safety and health.
  7. Endorsements by superiors and verification by associates, in the form of letters on appropriate stationery of the employer, Membership Community, or Council.