ASSE remembers those members who passed away in 2014. Our thoughts are with their friends and families.
ASSE will soon settle into its new headquarters at 520 N. Northwest Highway in Park Ridge, IL (60068). As reported in issues of Professional Safety, the facility will enable the Society to continue to expand its programs and services to members.
We’re giving you another month to vote for your favorite feature article in Professional Safety in 2014! Review this year’s list and vote for your top choice. After you vote, click on the word “Comments” at the bottom of the page and tell us why you picked that article.
Results will be announced in March.
With an official launch of ASSE’s second chapter in the state of Maharashtra and prelaunch of the Andhra Pradesh and Telangana chapters, ASSE is building a strong foundation in a country poised for explosive economic growth. ASSE President Trish Ennis, CSP, ARM, and ASSE Executive Director Fred Fortman, LL.M.
What makes a great safety leader? On March 18, 2015, ASSE is offering an opportunity to ask Paul O’Neill. In his first speech as CEO of Alcoa, O’Neill made safety history by talking to investors about worker safety.
In late 2014, ASSE sent its comments on NIOSH’s Total Worker Health (TWH) Agenda to NIOSH Director John Howard.
To spread the word and help generate more interest in the ISO 45001 standard, ASSE has published an updated technical brief. “The Rise of ISO 45001: A New Global Management Systems Standard” provides important information on the proposed standard and explains current and next steps to be taken.
The health and safety department of Staffordsire Fire and Rescue Service in Staffordshire, U.K., recently published its 2015 calendar, which features several photos by ASSE members. Each year, the department creates a calendar for distribution free of charge across 33 community fire stations.
ASSE’s Nigeria Chapter will host its second annual professional development conference March 3-5, 2015, at the Federal Palace Hotel on Victoria Island in Lagos. Presentations will focus on OSH performance improvement, ethics of a safety culture, leadership, the role of legislation and obstacles to success.
ASSE is hosting a 2-day virtual symposium on Feb. 11-12, 2015.
Given in honor of the 146 workers who died in the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire in New York City, on March 21, 1911, the ASSE Triangle Award honors an OSH professional for outstanding dedication to the profession and its practice as it relates to preserving life and/or preventing the significant loss of property.
ASSE’s Risk Assessment Institute has launched a video series, Risk Assessment in the Working World. This free resource consists of short videos developed by expert practitioners in risk assessment.
Safety Speaks is a podcast about the latest and greatest in occupational safety, covering contemporary issues in the world of OSH and providing insight from industry leaders. The guest for the third episode is Tim Fisher, director of practices and standards at ASSE.
ASSE is accepting submissions for the NAOSH Week Poster and Video contests. Both contests have the following prizes:
First place: $1,000;
Second place: $500;
Third place: $250.
The NAOSH Student Safety Awareness Art Contest promotes importance of workplace safety and the OSH profession. The contest is open to children ages 5-12.
What was your favorite feature article in Professional Safety in 2013? Review the list below and select your top choice. After you vote, click on the word “Comments” at the bottom of the page and let us know why you picked that particular article.
Results will be announced in March.
On March 1, 2014, ASSE members may begin submitting their votes for the 2014 Society elections.
Have you heard about the Society’s proposed governance restructure, but are not sure what it’s all about? There is one site—www.asse.org/restructure—that can help you get started in understanding what the current structure is, what is being proposed and how it will affect you—as a member—and the Society, as a whole.
To address professional development among its members across the globe, ASSE will host its first professional development conference and exposition in Lagos, Nigeria, and Chennai, India, May 21-23, 2014 and May 26-27, 2014, respectively.