ASSE’s 2013 election results were announced April 9, 2013, by Terrie Norris, CSP, ARM, CPSI, Chair, ASSE’s Nominations and Elections Committee, who added that 4,772 ballots were received for a return rate of 14%.
May is the National Electrical Safety Month. It is a great opportunity to bring attention to workplace electrical incidents, which, according to the Electrical Safety Foundation International, account for more than 300 deaths and 3,500 injuries every year.
North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week, May 5-11, 2013, is the perfect time to share your story about helping workers return home to their families safe and healthy each day.
According to a recent Chicago Tribune report, during the month of April, Illinois received a record high of rainfall—8.54 in. (as of April 25, 2013). This beats a previous record of 8.33 in. in April of 1947.
Try out your funny bone this month and come up with a clever caption to accompany this photo, submitted by Wayne Fernandez of Springfield, OR. If your entry is selected, your caption and name will be printed in an upcoming issue of Professional Safety along with the photo.
Triway Inc., a Chinese firm that coordinates visitors from China, placed a request to ASSE’s NOVA Chapter for a spokesperson to speak to a delegation about safety. The delegation was headed by Zhao Jinming, Vice Counsel Gansu provincial administration of work safety.
Florida ASSE chapter members are coming together to help pass legislation that would ban sending text messages while driving in their state. They’ve written letters to Senator Detert (R-Venice) and Representative Holder (R-Sarasota) that back their legislation.
The March 2013 issue of OSHA’s Alliance Quarterly Review acknowledges and commends ASSE’s response efforts in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. In the aftermath of the storm, ASSE reached out to its membership and encouraged them to donate personal protective equipment (PPE) and other safety gear for recovery worker preparing for the cleanup.
When you forward an application using ASSE’s refer-a-friend tool, or direct them to www.asse.org/join to download an application, your friends and colleagues are given the option to enter your name as their sponsor. And the more people you sponsor, the more rewards you can receive from ASSE.
Join your fellow members at the 7th Annual ASSE Foundation Golf Outing on June 24, 2013, taking place in conjunction with Safety 2013 in Las Vegas, NV.
ASSE’s Agricultural Branch held an open call in January 2013. Click here to listen to the recording and click here for a PowerPoint presentation featured during the call.
Have you read a safety or business book that has changed your perspective or given you insight that helped you in your career? Why not review it for Professional Safety? The Worth Reading section of PS includes reviews of current articles, books and other media of interest to SH&E professionals and executive leadership.
ASSE has a new Facebook page, American Society of Safety Engineers News. ASSE News alerts members and SH&E professionals to press coverage of occupational safety and health, as well as about the Society. “Like” the page to stay informed about the most relevant and breaking news in the industry.
In the Innovative Techniques for Safety in Confined Space webinar, sponsored by ASSE’s Industrial Hygiene Practice Specialty, attendees will learn how to reexamine their confined space safety procedures using new technologies. Manish Gupta, safety market manager for Draeger Safety Canada Ltd.