Frank Lees Medal

Lees medalAwarded by the Safety & Loss Prevention Special Interest Group for the most meritorious publication on the topic of safety and loss prevention in an IChemE publication (journals, books, web resources).

Frank Lees was Professor at Loughborough University, with major contributions to safety literature including the two-volume Loss Prevention in the Process Industries.

For 2017, we are very pleased to announce sponsorship of the Lees and Franklin Medals, courtesy of SIESO - the association for professional involved in the prevention and response to industrial and commercial incidents. The award will be £250 prize money for the winner. 

Who is it awarded to?

The Lees medal is awarded to the author or authors of the best article on the topic of safety and loss prevention in an IChemE publication.

How is the winner decided?

Nominations are sought from members of the Safety & Loss Prevention Special Interest Group and the award winner is then recommended by the Special Interest Group Committee to the Medals & Prizes Committee for approval.

How do I enter or nominate somebody?

If you are a member of the Safety & Loss Prevention Special Interest Group you will be asked to submit nominations. Non Special Interest Group members should send nominations of no more than 600 words to:

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When is the deadline?

31 October 2018

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2017 medal winners

Sean C O’Hern, Michael C Stern, David M Anderson, Alfonso Ibarreta and Timothy J Myers
(Exponent Inc, USA)

For their paper: Analysis of Combustible Dust Flash Fires on Personal Protective Equipment Fabrics, Hazards27

2016 - No award

2015 medal winner

Fiona Macleod

For her article "Impressions of Bhopal", published in Loss Prevention Bulletin, 2014(240), 3-9.

2014 - No award

2013 - No award

2012 medal winners

Ms A Jill Wilday (F) (Health & Safety Laboratory), Dr Nicola Paltrinieri (SINTEF, Norway), Regis Farret, Dr Jerome Hebrard (INERIS, France) and Leo Breedveld (2B, Italy)

For their article "Addressing emerging risks using carbon capture and storage as an example", published in "Process Safety & Environmental Protection", November 2011.


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