And the award goes to…

Congratulations Brad Hart, Louisville Water Manager of Security and Emergency Preparedness! Brad was named the 2022 Safety Professional of the Year. The Louisville chapter of the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) presented him with the award last week at a ceremony at Churchill Downs.

The chapter includes about 500 active members throughout Louisville, Lexington, Frankfort, Richmond, and surrounding areas. Members select nominees who go above and beyond to practice ASSP’s mission to advance safety measures for their workplace and co-workers.

In his nearly six years with Louisville Water, Brad has contributed to almost every safety program in the company. In his latest role, he has focused on enhancing physical and technological protection measures at all five main Louisville Water facilities. He established a company-wide Threat Assessment Team to provide consistent assessment and response to critical incidents. Brad is currently working on a Workplace Violence Prevention Program which tackles critical communications, recognizing red flags in behaviors, and active aggressor training.

After accepting the honor, Brad said he’s extremely humbled and honored.

“I want to give special thanks to the Louisville Water Company for the support and encouragement to achieve more. Without that support, I might not be where I am today.”