ASSE’s Nigeria Chapter will hold its 3rd annual professional development conference March 16-18, 2016, in Lagos. According to Chapter President-Elect Herbert Nwaka, the theme for this year’s event is “Safety Advocacy and Conformance for a Sustainable Society.
In his 2014 Independence Day speech, India Prime Minister Narendra Modi invited global firms to “make in India.” In that same address, he stated, “Manufactured goods should have zero defect as also zero effect on environment.
Voting opens for the 2016 Society elections on March 1. This year, ASSE members will have an opportunity to vote for senior vice president; vice president, finance; director-at-large; vice president, practices and standards; and vice president, professional development.
Keeping workers safe requires a dynamic mix of sound science, proven engineering principles and people skills.
Most OSH professionals are responsible for safety training. To help tackle some of the challenges in the planning and execution of these trainings, ASSE developed a virtual “Un-Conference.” Through formal and informal methods, the event aims to help OSH professionals expand their training toolbox.
ASSE practice specialties, branches and common interest groups connect members with a network ready to share knowledge and exchange ideas. To make that even easier, last fall, ASSE launched a series of member portals that provides access to OSH resources, industry news and information about the groups.
A new e-book from Humantech discusses a step-by-step plan for gaining buy-in for an ergonomics process by “selling” it as a strategic element of a larger business transformation. To make an effective business case for ergonomics, leaders need to show how investing in the required resources, time and effort will result in long-term gains.
In his January 2016 President’s Message, 2015-16 ASSE President Michael Belcher, CSP, reminds ASSE members and the OSH community that as the Latino workforce in the U.S. continues to grow, so, too, do concerns about the higher numbers of injuries and illnesses these workers suffer.
Although not everyone can attend ASSE’s annual professional development conference (PDC), everyone can benefit from the information shared at these industry-leading events.
ASSE remembers those members who passed away in 2015. Our thoughts are with their friends and families.