Tarheel Chapter Hall Of Fame

Hall of Fame Award Recipients

2017 – Fred Freiberger

2021 – Ted Wilburn

Chapter Hall of Fame Criteria

The ASSP Tarheel Chapter Hall of Fame was created to recognize members who have gone the extra mile to contribute to our chapter and safety in our region. These individuals have given countless hours of volunteer time to benefit our chapter.

To be eligible nominees must meet the following criteria:

  1. Be a Professional Member or Member in good standing of their Chapter and the Society.
  2. Not have received this award previously.
  3. Have spent at least ten (10) years working in the safety field.
  4. Nominees are not eligible if they are currently serving as a member of the Board of Directors or the Chapter Awards Committee.

Judging Criteria

  1. ASSP Member in good standing for a minimum of 15 years. (Less service may be considered if special circumstances exist).
  2. Served the Chapter as a member of the Executive Committee or held a long-term position as a Committee Chair or member.
  3. ASSP Society member in good standing with present or past certifications in Safety, Industrial Hygiene, Risk, Insurance, etc.
  4. Recognized by the Chapter, Region, Society, or other applicable organizations for their service to the profession.
  5. Demonstrated commitment to attending and supporting Chapter events.
  6. Other Leadership/ Professional contributions to the profession, community, education, professional development, etc.
  1. Demonstrated outstanding contributions to the, Chapter or Section, activities, including committee or task force chair, officer, services to members, lecturer at seminars, etc.
  2. Have made significant contributions to the ASSP over a minimum period of ten (10) years. A “significant contribution” could be described by serving on committees, holding Board of Director positions, presenting at Chapter meetings, attending National ASSP meetings, and donating to future generations of safety professionals.
  3. Professional contributions to advance the safety profession, such as fostering professional development, public/community services, instructor at educational institutions, involvement in codes and legislation, articles written, work with allied groups, etc.
  4. Awards and innovations, including citations, honors, plaques; or new procedures or systems developed.
  5. Endorsements by superiors and verification by associates, in the form of letters on appropriate stationery of the employer, Area Director, where applicable and Regional Vice President.
  6. Have consistently adhered to the Society’s professional code of conduct.
  7. Other personal achievements related to safety and health.

Fred Freiberger inducted into ASSE Tarheel Chapter Hall of Fame

The Tarheel Chapter of the American Society of Safety Engineers formally inducted Fred Freiberger into their Hall of Fame in a ceremony taking place at the North Carolina Statewide Safety Conference in Greensboro, North Carolina on May17, 2017.Mr. Freiberger is the first-ever Hall of Fame inductee of the Tarheel Chapter which was chartered in 1961. The honor is based on several criteria including leadership, years of service, and promotion of the Safety profession. Mr. Freiberger is the only 3-term serving Tarheel President and is a former Safety Professional of the Year. He has earned multiple certifications including Certified Safety Professional, Certified Industrial Hygienist, and Professional Engineer.Freiberger’ s professional interest in safety dates back to the early 1960’s when he won an award for his redesign of a major interstate highway in midtown Hartford, Connecticut as a university graduate school project. He has worked on high profile projects throughout his career including; on site safety engineering support for the relocation of the Cape Hatteras Light House, recovery of the submarine Hundley project, human factors engineering for NASA astronauts, air traffic control radar system improvements for the FAA, and consulted on multiple rapid transit systems at airports all over the US.Freiberger previously worked with IBM, United Technologies, and Liberty Mutual Insurance Company and as a private consultant. He has served as an adjunct professor with the North Carolina University Consortium and the Occupational Safety & Health Educational Research Center (OSHERC) at UNC Chapel Hill. Fred continues to keep busy with projects involving hospital acquired infection control and food borne illness prevention activities.