The 2016 Society elections are complete and ASSE congratulates its new leaders, whose terms will begin July 1, 2016. The Society thanks all of the candidates and the members who voted in this important election process. Visit ASSE’s 2016 Society Election Results web page to view the newly election leaders.
During the first week of May 2016, two important OSH events are taking place: North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week and the National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction. These events increase awareness of workplace safety and how it affects workers’ lives.
In recognition of their service and dedication to the Society and the OSH profession, ASSE named Kathy A. Seabrook, CSP, CMIOSH, EurOSHM, and Nancy McWilliams, CSP, ARM, as ASSE Fellows. Candidates for Fellow are nominated by their peers, then are selected based on their commitments to the OSH profession and Society involvement.
ASSE announced that Thomas Kramer, P.E., CSP, managing principal at LJB Inc., an Ohio-based civil engineering firm, as the Edgar Monsanto Queeny Safety Professional of the Year for his leadership in helping develop more than 18 fall protection standards.
Many treats are in store for attendees of this year’s conference, taking place June 26-29 in Atlanta, GA. A powerhouse slate of dynamic speakers will engage keynote and general session audiences, while more than 245 concurrent sessions provide the foundation for this premier OSH educational conference.
We want to hear from you! The National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction is this week, May 2-6. According to OSHA, the purpose of the event “is to raise awareness of fall hazards in construction,” the leading cause of construction worker deaths.
ASSE and the International Society for Fall Protection (ISFP) will host a 2-day Fall Protection Symposium June 29-30, in Atlanta, GA, in conjunction Safety 2016.
ASSE Foundation set a new record in 2016 by granting $275,000 in scholarships to 106 students pursuing college degrees and safety professionals who are furthering their credentials in OSH at universities across the country.
ASSE member Marla Toma, CSP, has been appointed as Americas Region Vice President of Health, Safety, Environment & Quality (HSEQ) for Cardno, professional infrastructure and environmental services firm. In this role, Toma will oversee a range of safety initiatives across the firm’s operations.
Dave Lockhart, director of loss control and safety at Poole and Kent Company of Florida, was named the 2015 Safety Professional of the Year by the Construction Association of South Florida.
Sometimes the best way to celebrate good work is to help more good work happen. Several ASSE Chapters are now showing their appreciation to speakers by donating to the ASSE Foundation in the speaker’s name, in lieu of a more traditional gift, such as a pen or mug.