Scientific Achievement Award
APT is pleased to announce that it received the International System Safety Society (ISSS) Scientific Achievement Award, which recognizes significant contributions to the advancement of system safety through research and development programs. The award was presented as part of the 38th annual ISSS Conference.
The Population Risk for Explosives Transportation by Truck (PRET-T) is a ground-breaking risk management tool developed by APT’s Safety Engineering and Analysis Center in support of the Department of Transportation (DOT) Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA). This software provides a means to determine the risk to people when a route is selected for transportation of explosive materials by truck. PRET-T’s analysis is accomplished through the use of satellite imagery, traffic and population data, and high-fidelity explosives consequence algorithms. APT employees who contributed to this work included Tom Pfitzer, Nina Donath, Katie Byers, Brandon Whitworth, Megan Stroud, Tim Hooker, Emma Montgomery and Michael Civil.
ISSS Engineer of the Year Award
APT is also pleased to announce that employee Rita Turner recently won the International System Safety Society (ISSS) Engineer of the Year Award. The award was presented as part of the 38th annual ISSS Conference.
Ms. Turner is Senior Systems Safety Engineer with 20+ years of experience. With her deep understanding of domain standards, she has contributed to Land and Maritime systems safety. She has also worked to bring younger generations to the profession of system safety.
The International System Safety Society is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting the Safety Professional in the application of Systems Engineering and Systems Management to the process of hazard, safety and risk analysis. The Society is international in scope and draws members from throughout the world. It is affiliated with major corporations, educational institutions and other agencies in the United States and abroad.