Jerry Ray, ASSE’s 1997-98 president and a well-liked and highly respected leader of the OSH profession, passed away on Aug. 3, 2016.
Environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues and the risks and opportunities they present have become increasingly important to investors. Key within that mix is human capital (a primary social issue), and protecting those assets–workers–is what OSH professionals do each day across the world.
During a recent interview with Business Insurance, ASSE President Tom Cecich, CSP, CIH, talked about ASSE’s continued focus on elevating the profession.
ASSE Foundation’s Professional Education Grant Program provides funding to help OSH professionals expand their knowledge and advance their education.
Registration for SeminarFest 2017 opens on Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2016. Taking place Feb. 9-16, 2017, at the Rio in Las Vegas, NV, this year’s event boasts more than 90 in-depth seminars in managerial, leadership, technical and skill-building topics.
ASSE’s R. Ronald Sokol, CSP, has been appointed to OSHA’s Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health (ACCSH). The committee is charged with advising the agency on setting construction standards and policy matters that affect federally financed or assisted construction projects.
ASSE members Michael Behm, Ph.D., CSP, and Chris Laszcz-Davis, M.S, CIH, FAHIA, REPA, were appointed to the NIOSH Board of Scientific Counselors. The federal advisory committee provides NIOSH’s director with advice and guidance on matters concerning OSH research and prevention programs.
April Coleman, CHST, a construction safety manager with Site-Safety LLC in Los Angeles, CA, recently received honorable mention recognition from Columbia Southern University (CSU) as part of the its Outstanding Safety Professional Award program.
ANSI has approved ANSI/ASSE A10.48, Criteria for Safety Practices With the Construction, Demolition, Modification and Maintenance of Communications Structures; it will take affect in January 2017. It is the first voluntary national consensus standard strictly dedicated to protecting workers in the communications tower industry.
The revision of ANSI/ASSE Z359.1, Safety Requirements for Personal Fall Arrest Systems, Subsystems and Components, recently received final ANSI administrative approval. Z359.1 underwent fundamental changes from the 2007 version.
ASSE Foundation’s 2017 Scholarship Award program is now available to students pursuing degrees in OSH. The Foundation will award more than $250,000 through the programs this year. Scholarship applications can be submitted online, and are accepted through Dec. 1, 2016.
Two books in ASSE’s catalogue are now available in Kindle format on Amazon.com: ASSE’s ASP Examination Prep and Accident Investigation Techniques, 2nd Edition. ASSE’s Kindle offerings will grow quickly from here, according to Rick Blanchette, manager of technical publications.