ASSE House of Delegates Votes on Name/Logo Change, Member & Student Dues

ASSE’s House of Delegates (HOD) voted on the proposed logo and name change on June 19, during its annual meeting. The delegates approved changing the organization’s name to American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP), but the proposed logo was not approved.

ASSE’s House of Delegates voted on several motions during the annual meeting in Denver, CO.

Instead, the delegates voted to maintain the Society’s traditional shield logo, changing the “E” to a “P.” The logo change is contingent on members ratifying the HOD vote to change the organization’s name. An email ballot was distributed to members in late June 2017; it will remain open until Aug 13, 2017.

“Our members decide who we are and what we’re all about, and it’s always been that way,” said 2016-17 ASSE President Tom Cecich, CSP, CIH, following the vote. “It seems that our delegates like the new name and feel a connection to our current logo. It’s an objective process that has made us a strong organization for many years now.”

The delegates voted on two other motions while in Denver, CO:

  1. They approved a stepped dues program for student members who have recently graduated. Under this program, student members will receive a complimentary membership the year they graduate. ASSE will then discount their 1st year of paid membership by 50%. In the 2nd year of paid membership, these members will pay 100% of dues.
  2. They approved a $30 dues increase for associate members, members and professional members in the U.S. that will raise dues from $150 to $180. The increase will be phased in at a rate of $10/year for 3 years.