Region II Vice President
Michael F. Lorenzo, M.S., CSP
Michael F. Lorenzo, M.S., CSP, has more than 20 years' experience in safety and health field, beginning in 1983 as a U.S. Army medic. He went on to build his safety and health knowledge working for the National Center for Atmospheric Research and IBM. For nearly 7 years, Mike worked for OSHA as a federal safety and health compliance officer, focusing on construction and industrial workplace safety. In 2000, he began working at Pinnacol Assurance, Colorado's largest workers' compensation firm, as a construction specialist. His extensive knowledge of safety and loss prevention industry standards and changes allows him to accurately evaluate his customers' risks and provide them with the best assistance in developing safety programs that will reduce injuries and save money. An accomplished public speaker, he has varied professional knowledge and skills in program development and implementation, loss analysis and training development.
Mike holds a master's in environmental policy health and safety management from the University of Denver, as well as two bachelor's degrees (kinesiology and biology) from the University of Colorado in Boulder. He is a CSP with a construction specialty designation. Mike is a professional member of ASSE's Colorado Chapter, and he is a member of American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists, American Industrial Hygiene Association and its Rocky Mountain Section, Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, and National Association of Environmental Managers.
ASSE as an organization is one of the oldest and strongest professional organizations known worldwide. The challenges that face our society in the 21st century are not unlike that of any other global organization. As a society, we must understand and embrace changes in business, government, and science in order to maintain and grow the value of the SH&E profession. At the heart of our society is maintenance and growth of our membership. The cornerstones of our society must be diversification, innovation, communication, and involvement. As SH&E professionals, our SH&E imprint is more important than ever to our stakeholders.
Member diversification means to maintain the global approach by the society. Promoting the SH&E professional and the profession worldwide will continue the global dialogue. The society must be a resource for continued education and training for SH&E professionals in expanding our body of knowledge. This continued influence will develop new leadership and involvement within the profession. This leadership will translate into continued and effective risk management by the SH&E professional which ultimately helps organizations meet their business goals of profitability through sound risk management.
Innovation is what keeps a professional society expanding its body of knowledge and it is the ingenuity of its members that grows our success into the future. Continuing to partner with stakeholders and maintaining fiscal responsibility while operating, better serves the ASSE membership. Utilizing technology and all forms of communication will enhance the membership experience and continue to develop new ideas with involving young people to maintain our competitive edge as an organization.
Our SH&E imprint is more important than ever. We will rise to the challenge as we approach our next 100-year anniversary and beyond as a global leader in safety, health and the environment.