Vice President, Practices & Standards
Jeffery C. Camplin, M.S., CSP, CPEA
Jeffery C. Camplin, M.S., CSP, CPEA, is president of Camplin Environmental Services Inc., a full-service safety and environmental consulting firm. He also is an OSHA outreach instructor and a U.S. EPA-accredited asbestos and lead-paint abatement instructor. Jeff holds a B.S. in Safety from Northern Illinois University and an M.S. in Safety and Emergency Management
from Eastern Kentucky University.
He is a professional member of the Northeastern Illinois Chapter and served two terms as administrator of the Environmental Practice Specialty. In 2003, he became a member of ASSE's Editorial Review Board for Professional Safety, on which he is serving a third term. Jeff also chairs ASSE's Body of Knowledge Committee. He is a member of the Leadership Task Force and was appointed Chair of the Council on Member and Region Affairs Volunteerism Task Force in 2010. He also serves on ASSE's Finance Committee and Council on Professional Development. Jeff has had three articles published in Professional Safety and has presented at the ASSE Professional Development Conference for the past 11 years.
Jeff was named the Environmental Practice Specialty Safety Professional of the Year (SPY) and received an ASSE President's Award in 2003. He received the Charles V. Culbertson Outstanding Volunteer Service Award in 2005. He also has received several special recognition awards from the Council on Practices and Standards, including its SPY Award in 2008. In 2006-07, Jeff received the President's Service Volunteer Award for service as a volunteer safety officer on the Illinois Emergency Response Team. In 2008, he received an Outstanding Alumni Award from Northern Illinois University.
I have been involved in CoPS activities for over a decade including being a leader in the creation of the new online Body of Knowledge (BoK) project. This project addresses one of the three main goals of the ASSE Strategic Plan by positioning ASSE as “the recognized source of SH&E knowledge and resources.” As Chair of this important initiative I have worked with outstanding members and staff to provide a vision, budget, and the successful launching of the BoK. The next step is to use this online platform to facilitate knowledge exchange with our 34,000 members. Instant accessibility to the cumulative knowledge of our members will increase the competency of the profession and grow our influence on an international level. The VP of CoPS is responsible for building this BoK.
I published an article in Professional Safety on developing volunteer leadership. I followed this up as a member of the leadership taskforce and as chair of the CoMRA volunteerism taskforce, presenting a paper with recommendations on how Chapters and Regions could better serve and engage members. The BoK project provides a vehicle to gain the attention of membership and generate interest to actively participate in a cause bigger then themselves. This is the key to inspiring and motivating our members into action.
If I earn your trust and am elected the VP of CoPS, I will continue to move the BoK project forward and deliver value to our membership and the safety profession. Together we will make a century of safety knowledge available through any internet connection. Imagine having the ability to network with fellow ASSE members and exchange subject matter expertise. Now realize that the BoK is here.
Knowledge is power. With your vote we will continue to harness this knowledge and bring value to our profession.