2021 Utah Safety Professional of the Year (S.P.Y.)

Douglas R. Handy, CSP was this year’s recipient of the Utah SPY award.

Doug has dedicated countless hours of service to the Utah Chapter of ASSP. His accomplishments and passion for safety will always be remembered. Doug retired earlier this year and leaves large safety shoes to fill. Congratulations Doug!!

Excerpts from nominating letters:

“Doug has been one of the most professional, dedicated and knowledgeable safety professionals I have worked with throughout the many years … Doug’s enthusiasm for safety is truly contagious he is one of most optimistic people I have ever met; always seeing the best in people and situations. He leaves a trail of young safety supervisors working towards becoming true Safety Professionals all along his safety path.  He constantly looks for opportunities to raise people up and to use the current environment as a learning opportunity, not only protecting the employees now but working with them to build and spread safety into the future.”

“Doug’s dedication to people and their safety goes far beyond the workplace. Doug and his family spend countless hours working with the church, the schools, and all types of organizations dedicated to helping people and families better their lives.  Doug’s dedication to his church, family, friends and community are second to none!  I honestly have no clue where Doug finds the time and energy to help as many people as he does.”

“Doug’s dedication and enthusiasm are already sorely missed just a few short weeks into his retirement. Thankfully his mentorship to so many will ensure that his lessons will continue to be passed on, ensuring that everywhere Doug touched will continue to be influenced.

I whole-heartedly recommend Doug Handy for any and all safety recognition. There is no one within the state of Utah that I can believe has more of a passion for safety and has spent their entire career ensuring that so many are able to return home safely each night.”