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Posted in on Fri, May 26, 2006

DES PLAINES, IL (May 25, 2006) – In honor of his long-term commitment to preventing workplace injuries and illnesses, Joel N. Tietjens, CSP, CSHM, of Spring, TX, was named Society Fellow by the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE). The induction ceremony will take place during ASSE’s annual Professional Development Conference and Exposition-Safety 2006 this June in Seattle, WA.

The Society Fellow is the highest honor bestowed by ASSE, recognizing Professional Members who have displayed life-long excellence in safety and service. Nominated by their peers, region or chapter, candidates for the Society Fellow honor are selected based upon their work, involvement in ASSE and, long-term contributions in advancing the safety and health profession. Since 1961, only 106 Fellows have been awarded this prestigious honor.

Tietjens, president of the Spring-based T-Jens & T-Jens, Inc., has had a long and storied career in the safety and health profession and is singled out by many of his peers in the greater Houston area as interesting them in the safety and health profession and becoming part of ASSE. A member of ASSE since 1978 when he first joined as a student member while attending Central Missouri State University, Tietjens also served in the U.S. Air Force.

“Joel is sought out as a safety and health professional by many multi-national organizations to support their efforts in protecting people, property and the environment,” ASSE Gulf Coast Chapter President Lawrence J.H. Schulze, PhD, P.E., CPE, of Houston, said. “His broad knowledge in the areas of safety, management, hazard recognition and analysis, and many other topics has provided these organizations the ability to succeed in their efforts.”

Through the years Tietjens has served as a corporate director of safety, a senior safety administrator, a safety coordinator, a senior safety engineer, and, a loss prevention representative for companies located throughout the greater Houston area. He is a certified safety professional, CSP, and a certified safety and health manager, CSHM, with extensive experience in providing safety and health guidance to industries involved in energy, food and beverage, industrial cleaning, and insurance. His company T-Jens & T-Jens, founded in 1992, provides professional safety, health and educational consultant services to clients. These services include education and training to management groups and employees.

Since the early 1990’s Tietjens has been providing seminars and presentations around the country on a variety of topics such as the ‘Job Safety Analysis’, ‘Managing Your Safety Process’, ‘World Class Safety’ and ‘Incident Investigation.’

“Mr. Tietjen’s accomplishments on paper contain the full details of his accomplishments, yet they can only touch on how he has mentored and educated countless safety practitioners, technicians and professionals,” ASSE Regional Vice President Richard R. Bourlon, P.E., CSP, of Dallas, said. “He is always actively engaged in the causes he supports, using his leadership skills and enthusiasm to encourage others to become active as well. As such, he has been a champion of ASSE for 27 years giving of himself in support of the Gulf Coast Chapter, Region III, and the Society to protect people, property and the environment.”

Founded in 1911, the Des Plaines, IL-based ASSE is the oldest and largest professional safety organization and is committed to protecting people, property and the environment. Its 30,000 occupational safety, health and environmental professional members manage, supervise, research and consult on safety, health, transportation and environmental issues in all industries, government, labor and education. The ASSE Safety 2006 runs from June 11-14 in Seattle. For more information check ASSE’s website at

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