The ASSE Board of Directors welcomes Rand McNally as its first public director. McNally will apply his vast experience, which includes more than 40 years of international business experience, senior leadership and independent board responsibility, to this newly created volunteer position.
As a lead up to its Safety India 2015 conference held recently in Mumbai, ASSE hosted a press conference to discuss the growing need for OSH professionals across India, a need made even more critical by the explosive economic growth in the country.
The ASSE Foundation’s Scholarship and Professional Education Grant application deadlines are Dec. 1, 2015.
Scholarship Program: Scholarship awards are for students majoring in occupational safety, health and the environment. The application must be 100% complete before submitting.
Two OSH academic programs have met the requirements for ABET accreditation. East Carolina University’s master’s degree program in Occupational Safety and Illinois State University’s bachelor’s degree program in Science in Safety have recently been awarded ABET accreditation for their quality and innovative educational programs.
ASSE has several new books available. Currently, nine ASSE titles are available as e-books at libraries in the U.S. and other countries through EBSCO, one of the largest distributors to libraries in the U.S. Most are in PDF format and ASSE plans to make more books available, in both PDF and ePub format.
In many organizations, it is common for OSH professionals to maintain human resources (HR) responsibilities and vice versa. The fields of OSH and HR commonly intersect as they are governed by many complex standards and regulations, and best practices that can affect an employer’s risk management and overall success.
These days, cyber attacks can be far more than credit card fraud or hackers breaking into a business’s website.