It is with great pleasure at our recent chapter meeting on 7/20/2017 that we at the Northern Ohio Chapter of ASSE have awarded Robert C. Gates, Sr. as our CHAPTER SAFETY PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR.
Bob has demonstrated a commitment to ASSE, to his employer (Donley’s), to the safety profession, and to the health and safety of those under his watch. He has been instrumental in establishing an excellent management commitment to safety, as well as a positive safety culture at his present project assignment (the $515 million Cleveland Clinic / Case Western Reserve University Health Education Campus) to be completed in 2019.
Bob has been a member of the Northern Ohio Chapter for over 5 years. He is a regular attendee at Chapter Meetings, and also supported our meetings and programs by arranging for multiple tours of the Health Education Campus project along with presentations about the unique safety challenges and programs at this major construction site.
Additionally instead of receiving a trophy or plaque for this award Bob has requested that the Northern Ohio Chapter make a donation to the Malachi House, Inc. charity.