ASSE President Promotes Value of Profession to Business Leaders

During a recent interview with Business Insurance, ASSE President Tom Cecich, CSP, CIH, talked about ASSE’s continued focus on elevating the profession. “The strategic priorities I’m most keen on are the value of the profession and what do we do to promote the value of what our members do, the importance of safety to organizations.” He emphasized the need for OSH professionals to showcase how the profession has transitioned from a focus on compliance to a focus on risk. “As safety professionals, we have a niche. I don’t do anything about currency risk or political risk, but I do understand and can assess different forms of operational risk and safety- and health-related risks to an organization. We need to be at the table when risk is being discussed.” Read the complete interview on the Business Insurance website (access is free following registration on the site).