AOC’s Marjory Anderson of Gaithersburg, MD Honored as One of ASSE’s 100 Women, Making a Difference in Safety
DES PLAINES, IL (November
3, 2011) – The American Society of Safety Engineers’ (ASSE) Women in Safety
Engineering (WISE) Common Interest Group has named Marjory Anderson, CSP, of
Gaithersburg, MD, one of their 100 Women, Making a Difference’ in the field of
occupational safety, health and environment (SH&E). Anderson was given the
honor as part of WISE’s commemoration of ASSE’s (1911-2011) 100th
anniversary. Honorees named to the list were selected by fellow WISE members
located around the globe.
Anderson, who has dedicated 15 years to the field of safety
and health, is the safety engineer for the Architect of the Capitol (AOC),
which serves as the builder and steward of many of the nation’s iconic
landmarks including the U.S. Capitol Building, the Capitol Visitor Center, the
Senate and House Office Buildings, the Supreme Court, the Library of Congress,
the U.S. Botanical Gardens and the
Among the initiatives that Anderson has put into place since
joining the AOC in 2002, are new fall protection, and safety through design
plans, which have decreased the incident rates within the various properties.
Since putting such initiatives into place there has also been an increase in
dialogue between AOC architects and safety professionals regarding health and
In addition to her membership with ASSE, Anderson serves on
the advisory board for WISE, the Energy Practice Specialty, and spearheaded
efforts to create a new energy practice logo and brochure.
“I really felt honored to be recognized by my colleagues for
things I’ve done,” said Anderson.
“Recognition by your peers is the best honor you can get.”
Anderson earned her Bachelor of Science degree in management
in 1989, and her Master of Science in 1996, both from Indiana University of PA.
She became a certified safety professional (CSP) in 2005.
The ‘WISE 100 Women, Making a Difference in Safety’ project
honors women who, throughout history, have dedicated their careers to promoting
innovation in safety, health and environmental issues. The valuable
contributions of women to the SH&E profession have been recognized through
this project and later this year WISE will consolidate the profiles of all 100
honorees into a single publication, titled 100
Women, Making a Difference in the Safety, Health and Environmental Profession as part of ASSE’s (1911-2011) 100th
WISE was established to foster the advancement of women in
the SH&E profession. The group
provides professional development opportunities, evaluates the ongoing state of
women in SH&E, mentors women in the profession, provides opportunities for
women to obtain professional certifications and promotes the development and
peer review of written material related to issues specific to women in the
SH&E workplace. For more information about WISE and upcoming
events, please visit www.asse.org/practicespecialties/wise/mission.php.
Founded in 1911, the 100-year-old Des Plaines, IL-based ASSE is the
oldest professional safety society and is committed to protecting people,
property and the environment. Its more than 33,000 occupational safety, health
and environmental professional members lead, manage, supervise, research and
consult on safety, health, transportation and environmental issues in all
industries, government, labor, health care and education. For more information please
view ASSE’s ‘Celebrating a Century of Safety’ video at www.asse.org/newsroom.