Voting is underway in the Society’s 2014 elections. All ASSE Members have received their voting instructions. Members who do not have an e-mail address on file with ASSE or have opted to receive a paper ballot have received their election materials by mail.
It’s time to submit Council on Practices & Standards (COPS) award nominations. Nominations are due March 15, 2014. Visit the COPS Awards and Honors page for details and nomination forms.
The votes are in. We asked our readers to pick their favorite Professional Safety article published in 2013, and here are the results:
“Safety & Sustainability: Understanding the Business Value,” by Darryl C. Hill and Kathy A.
Safety 2014 is ASSE’s premier event, and this year’s conference and exposition, June 8-11 in Orlando, FL, has something to offer SH&E professionals at every level.
ASSE Foundation (ASSEF) has received an inaugural grant of $25,000 from the UPS Foundation for its newly established Family Scholarship Fund. Announced at Safety 2013 by former Assistant Secretary of Labor John Henshaw, the fund provides educational financial assistance to families who have lost a loved one in a workplace incident.
The 2013 Chapter Members Experience Survey was completed by 4,363 members, with another 18 filling out a version translated into Spanish. This is a 62% increase in responses from the 2012 survey where 2,702 ASSE members completed the survey.
ASSE is offering a 3-day virtual symposium on manufacturing. The event, Safety in Manufacturing: Management Techniques & Best Practices, is scheduled for March 25-27, 2014, and is ideal for anyone tasked with managing safety in any type of manufacturing environment.
ASSE has launched its website in Spanish to provide information and resources to its growing membership in Latin America and Spain. This website will better connect ASSE with diverse audiences and will expand the benefits for Spanish-speaking members.
Join ASSE Foundation (ASSEF) June 8-10, 2014, and consider donating to the Safety Matters Silent Auction, underwritten by Walt Disney Co. Whether you’re a sports fan, technology fanatic, wine aficionado, travel buff, or looking for the latest and greatest safety gear, the Safety Matters Auction has something for you.
Worker stress, fatigue and other health problems often contribute to the occurrence of on-the-job incidents and injuries. ASSE’s Health and Wellness Branch provides a forum for tackling these issues. The branch focuses on improving employee health within all industries.
During the Governor’s Workplace Safety Awards luncheon on Feb. 20, at the 2014 Indiana Safety and Health Conference, Indiana Department of Labor (IDOL) and ASSE’s Central Indiana Chapter announced an occupational safety and health alliance.
Is your company looking to expand its occupational safety staff? Be sure to check out “The ASSE Guide to Hiring the Right Occupational Safety & Health Professional.” The guide suggests educational, experience and certification expectations for entry- to executive-level positions.
New Jersey Chapter member Rolf Erga, an ASSE member since 2002, was the winner of the January Member-Get-A-Member drawing for a $50 gift card. “I referred because my colleague is interested in becoming a well-rounded professional with an in-depth understanding of safety,” Erga says.