Stanley M. Jarrett (SME)
AIME William Lawrence Saunders Gold Medal* in 1972
Stanley M. Jarrett is presently the Assistant Director, Metal and Nonmetal Mine Health and Safety, with the U.S. Bureau of Mines in Washington, D.C.
Mr. Jarrett was born in 1903 and was graduated from high school in Bellingham, Washington. He later studied Engineering at the University of Colorado. His entire career has been dedicated to the development of safe mining practices and safety consciousness in mining organizations and governments.
For more than half of his career, from 1945 to 1968, he was the Director of Safety and Industrial Hygiene for the Braden Copper Company in Chile, a subsidiary of the Kennecott Copper Company. During this period he established a safety and industrial hygiene program in Chile that won widespread acclaim and which many in industry believe remains unequalled in scope and success. Prior to his appointment with the Braden Company, Mr. Jarrett was the Director of Safety and Industrial Hygiene for the Mine Operators Safety Association for all major mines in Northern Luzon, Philippines, employing approximately 25,000 people.
After his retirement in 1968, he was prevailed upon to head the new safety program of the U.S. Bureau of Mines where, as Assistant Director, he continues to lend the advantages of his experience and expertise to the cause of safe working conditions in the nation's mines.