SESHA Lifetime Achievement Award

Don Lassiter



Don was born April 10, 1941 in Oklahoma City. He attended the University of Oklahoma and received his Bachelor's, Master's and Ph.D. degrees in Environmental Health in 1971. Don met his future wife, Jamie Hallock, at Oklahoma University and were married in 1961. He served his country as a commissioned officer in the Signal Corps, United States Army, from 1965 to 1967. He was stationed in Vietnam from August 1966 to May 1967. Don was a devoted husband, son, father, grandfather and uncle.

He worked for the NIOSH and OSHA on occupational health issues. From his youth, Don was always deeply involved in church ministries. This service to his fellow man was a life long commitment for Don. For many years, Don worked tirelessly to help eradicate Malaria in underdeveloped nations through the "His Nets" initiative. Most of us in SESHA are familiar with Don through his work in tracking and analyzing occupational injury and illness data across the Semiconductor Industry.

Over the last three decades, Don has been a frequent presenter and resource to the Semiconductor Industry in converting injury and illness data into useful information. The industry's understanding and use of this information has been greatly enhanced via Don's contributions Don was a valued and talented friend whose presence will be greatly missed. We salute Don for his many contributions over the years.