Safety Award

Ed Coleman Eugene Cernan

Eugene Cernan Safety Award

Congratulations to Ed Coleman of BP Aviation, the winner of the 2014 Eugene Cernan Safety Award!

Ed was given the prestigious traveling award to display in his flight department for one year, an individual award to keep, plus the coveted Omega Speedmaster Professional “Moonwatch”; the one and only watch worn on the moon by Captain Eugene Cernan.

Nominations Are Now Open

Do you know someone who goes the extra mile; follows all safety practices, calls out unsafe behavior, and inspires others? We want to recognize those who sets the bar high for safety. Nominations are now open for 2015, so please take time to review the criteria below.  The nomination process is simple: fill out the online form with your documentation attached, and that’s it!  Feel free to share the Eugene Cernan Safety Award Overview with your aviation peers. We look forward to awarding the next outstanding and safety-minded aviator in 2015!


Award Recipient

This award is for a living individual who champions the principles of Safety Standdown, demonstrates their dedication and commitment to the promotion of aviation safety, inspires and motivates others through their personal actions and behavior, and possesses the traits that have contributed to the successful career of Captain Gene Cernan as a Naval Aviator, NASA Astronaut and ambassador of the Safety Standdown Program.

The Safety Standdown Advisory Council will select a winner according to the criteria listed below.



You must give specific examples of how the nominee meets each of the following elements and made a significant contribution to aviation safety. Omission of this will disqualify them.


Nominee should be an aviation professional who meets the following criteria:

  1. Has gone above and beyond the minimal job expectations.
  2. Lives by the framing principles of Safety Standdown.
  3. Has demonstrated an exceptional dedication, commitment, and contribution to aviation safety through their actions and behavior.


* Professionalism     * Dedication     * Commitment     * Courage    * Passion     * Leadership


Safety Standdown Framing Principles

Submission of Nomination

You may submit your nomination here or by email at We will confirm the receipt of your application within 48 hours.