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ASSE Author Mark Hansen Releases New Book, ‘Climbing the Corporate Ladder Safely!’

Posted in on Tue, Apr 5, 2011

American Society of Safety Engineers’ (ASSE) past-president and author Mark D. Hansen, CSP, PE, CPEA, CPE, provides valuable personal assessment tools and best practice guidance to improve management performance in Climbing the Corporate Ladder—Safely! His first book Out of the Box—Skills for Developing Your Own Career Path focused on steps to building visibility early in one’s career, tools for assessing business performance, and leadership as a key function of management. Hansen’s new book is written for mid-level managers who want to advance by improving their performance.

In Climbing the Corporate Ladder—Safely! Hansen not only provides readers with excellent tips for advancement, but also provides personality and management self-assessments to help readers improve interpersonal and leadership skills.  Mark Hansen takes a strategic view of office politics in stressing the importance of building alliances to achieve goals. He also numbers sixteen ways to damage or destroy working relationships. Hiring the right employees and having a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the business of safety are key to long-term success and Hansen’s personal experience in the field of occupational safety and health, as well as his knowledge of the business world serve as an excellent foundation for the focus of this book.  Hansen answers the tough questions such as the pros and cons of hiring a friend, how to spot deceitful people, and how to motivate beyond the numbers.

Hansen has over 28 years of experience in safety and environmental management.  In addition to his many professional accomplishments, Hansen has authored over 150 peer-reviewed journal articles in Professional Safety, Occupational Safety & Health and other SH&E publications. He is an ASSE past-president and received the Edgar-Queeny Monsanto Safety Professional of the Year (SPY) award for 1992-1993.  Hansen was also awarded the ASSE Culbertson Outstanding Volunteer service Award in 1991-1992.

Climbing the Corporate Ladder—Safely! is 334 pages and is currently available in paperback for $29.95. For more information and to order a copy of Hansen’s book, please visit  The book ISBN is 978-1-885581-57-0.

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 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, healthcare and education.  For more information, please go to and to view the new ASSE – A Century of Safety film go to and to  for the closed caption version.

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