Jerry has been a leader in resolving safety issues – he is always willing to tackle the hard discussions and issues to ensure that both the workforce and management are doing the right thing. He is a firm believer in quality training as it relates to safety, which has no doubt helped avoid countless injuries. Jerry is committed to creating inclusion and collaboration when it comes to safety to help groups find and maintain success. “Jerry goes out of his way to get to the bottom of safety concerns and provide feedback,” shared MSA President Bob Wilkinson. “The type of management style, along with his caring and empathetic nature, have helped create a strong safety culture at Hanford and MSA.”
The Kathryn A. Wheeler Safety Leadership Award is awarded each year and recognizes a member of the MSA workforce who demonstrates support of safety through worker engagement and activities that are collaborative, cooperative and proactive. The award highlights the importance of a safe work environment, which is essential to a successful Hanford mission. It honors Kathryn A. Wheeler whose dedication to the safety of her coworkers embodied MSA’s safety culture principles. Kathryn passed away in 2012 and the annual award was established in her memory.