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ASSE Announces New Practice Specialty Leaders for 2011-2012

Posted in on Mon, Aug 29, 2011

The American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) is pleased to announce the new 2011-2012 leadership for its Practice Specialty (PS) groups.  The new Administrators and group Chairs will serve as key contacts for practice specialty, branch and common interest group members and serve as experts for their areas of interest.  The following individuals have assumed their new roles:

Pam Walaski, CSP, CHMM, president of JC Safety and Environmental, Inc. is the new administrator of the Consultants PS; Mary Prisby of 3M will serve as the new Environmental PS administrator; Maureen Johnson, CSP, of IBM is the new Human Resources Branch chair; Remi Fleuette, safety and health manager for P.J. Keating Company will serve as the new Mining PS administrator; Chris Chaffin, CSP, is the VPP director for the Department of Defense VPP Center of Excellence at Concurrent Technologies Corporation (CTC) and is the new Public Sector PS administrator;  Anibal Franco has been named the new chair of the Safety Professionals and the Latino Workforce (SPALW) Common Interest Group (CIG); and Jim Newberry has been named the new administrator of the Risk Management/Insurance PS.

For more information about ASSE’s Practice Specialties, Branches and Common Interest groups, please visit

Founded in 1911 and celebrating its centennial, the Des Plaines, IL-based ASSE is the oldest professional safety society and is committed to protecting people, property and the environment.  Its more than 34,000 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, healthcare and education.  For more information, please go to and to view the new ASSE – A Century of Safety film go to



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