After completing all the requirements for the Executive Program in Safety Management, complete this form and return it to ASSE to receive your certificate.

Executive Program in Safety Management – New Edition!

The Executive Program in Safety Management was introduced in 2002 and has been completed by over 700 safety professionals.  Since the original content of the program was delivered, safety management thinking has evolved with many new concepts influencing the way safety is now being delivered.  Recognizing these great strides in safety management, ASSE is now featuring the Executive Program with:

  • Contemporary Safety Management Methods
  • Influential Leadership Strategies
  • Successful Implementation of New Safety Management Concepts in your Organization

Learning Objectives

Successful completion of the ASSE Executive Program in Safety Management will further your ability to:

  • Manage safety applying the methods established by recognized contemporary management innovators, behavioral scientists and great leaders in safety
  • Add another dimension to OSH management in your organization by applying strategy and techniques focused on risk, business and the reality of human behavior
  • Exhibit the unique traits of successful leaders to inspire your workforce in their safety performance
  • Strengthen the connection with your senior leaders
  • Introduce new concepts in OSH management and leadership to your workforce

Completion Requirements:

The Certificate is awarded after earning a total of 5 CEUs (50 classroom or virtual education hours) for completing these three components within two years:

Electives Totaling 1.4 CEUs:

The electives needed to complete the CEU requirement for the Executive Program in Safety Management can be earned at the following ASSE events.

  • Certification Preparation Workshops offered throughout the year and various locations. Preparation is offered for ASP, CSP, CHST, OHST and a one-day math review seminar is also available.
  • SeminarFest held at the beginning of each year is a program offering more than 90 seminars over a weeklong period.
  • Safety Symposia are offered several times throughout the year.
  • Pre and Post Professional Development Conference Seminars are held every June.
  • Safety topic Webinars are offered monthly.

*Not applicable as electives:
Annual Professional Development Conference
Chapter and Regional educational events
Education delivered by other organizations


You are eligible for this program if you satisfy one of the following criteria

  • Completion of the ASSE Certificate in Safety Management
  • CSP, CHMM, ARM, OHST, CHST, CIH or CSHM certification
  • Professional Member of ASSE
  • Baccalaureate degree plus five years experience in OSH
  • Professional engineer working in the OSH field

Previous Participants of the Executive Program

If you started completing the requirements for the Executive Program prior to November 1, 2016, the CEUs earned for the Executive Program certificate will still be applicable.  You may apply for the Certificate if you:

  • Completed the original three required seminars (4.9 CEUs) of the Executive Program and have at least one hour (.1 CEU) of eligible electives
  • Have at least 14 hours (1.4 CEU) of eligible electives and complete the new required seminars within a 5-year period of time
  • Completed one or more of the Executive Program seminars offered prior to November 1, 2016, and complete any combination of the new seminars or electives that bring your total CEUs to 5.0 or 50 hours. 

Sponsored By


• James "Skipper" Kendrick, CSP
President, Kendrick Global Enterprises LLC, Hurst, TX
• Thomas Cecich, CSP, CIH
President, TFC & Associates, Apex, NC
• Samuel Gualardo, MA, CSP
President, National Safety Consultants, Inc.
• Joel N. Tietjens, CSP, CSHM
President, T-JENS & T-JENS, Inc.
• C. David Langlois, CSP,
Langlois, Weigand & Associates, Inc.

Thomas Cecich, CSP, CIH

Mr. Cecich, has extensive experience in SH&E and previously he was Vice-President EHS Global Business Support at GlaxoSmithKline and had safety management positions at the IBM and Allied Chemical Corporations.

He holds a BS and MS in Industrial Engineering. He is member of the graduate faculty at the Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine where he teaches a graduate course entitled "Financial Aspects of Health and Safety".

He is a 38 year member of ASSE serving in various positions such as past president of the North Carolina Chapter, ASSE Foundation trustee, governmental affairs strategic planning, professional development conference, educational standards and public relations committees. He is a two time recipient of the Society's Culbertson Award and also received the ASSE President's award. He also served on the Board of Certified Safety Professionals, Chairman of the Board of the Manufacturers and Chemical Industry Council of North Carolina, and member of the NC Environmental Management Commission. He is a co-author of the landmark National Science Foundation study Climate Change Impacts on the United States.

James "Skipper" Kendrick, CSP

James "Skipper" Kendrick, has over 30 years-experience in the fields of management, safety, education and training. Named by Occupational Hazards magazine as one of the most influential safety leaders of the last decade, he was formerly the Director, EHS Training for Textron Inc., responsible for developing and leading EHS training strategies for businesses in 29 different countries with up to 45,000 employees worldwide. Prior to this position, Mr. Kendrick was Manager, Industrial Safety and Hygiene for Bell Helicopter.

He holds a ASSE's Certificate in Safety Management and Executive Program in Safety Management Certificate, certified OSHA General Industry Outreach Trainer, certified Six Sigma Green Belt, and a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Technology, with a safety option, from Louisiana State University. Mr. Kendrick is a professional member of ASSE and has been named as an ASSE Fellow, recognized for outstanding service and dedication, been named Safety Trainer of the Year, Safety Professional of the Year at the Chapter, Region and National level.

New Certificates Awarded to

  • Diana L. Ash
  • Stephen D. Brooks
  • Donald R. Buchanan
  • Paul W. Fowler
  • William H. Keith
  • Shawn T. Lewis
  • Marrington W. McDonald
  • Walter Austin
  • Ben Gerlach
  • Jim Prothro
  • Vernell L. Sample
  • Paul Allen Lane
  • Roy K. Wright
  • Dwayne Samoyloff
  • David K. McMichen
  • Lynn Motley O'Brien
  • Michael R. Fairley
  • Desmond Y. Abrokwa
  • James W. Chapman, Jr.
  • David Summers
  • Minh Jalley
  • Daymond R. Hill, Sr.
  • Michael F. Hoyt
  • Jason E. Rushman
  • John W. Urban

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