ASSE’s Arizona Chapter Receives Prestigious Chapter of the Year Award
Des Plaines, IL (March 22, 2010) — The American Society of Safety Engineers’ (ASSE) officials recently announced that the Arizona Chapter has been awarded the ‘Large Chapter of the Year Award’ for the second consecutive year. The Arizona Chapter will be honored with the award at the annual ASSE Professional Development Conference (PDC) to be held in Baltimore, MD, June 13 – June 16, 2010.
Chartered on May 9, 1960, the almost 50-year-old Arizona Chapter has grown to over 400 members from the Greater Phoenix area. The chapter supports four Arizona sections, including the Construction Section, the Healthcare Section, the Phoenix Student Section and the Embry-Riddle Student Section. Current focuses for the Arizona Chapter include membership growth and developing sustainable chapter leadership through organization and transitional activities. In addition, the chapter and its members continue to support Region II and ASSE through volunteering for various projects throughout the year aimed at preventing workplace injuries and illnesses.
When asked what the Chapter of the Year award means to the Arizona Chapter, president Tim Little commented, “We are proud to receive the large chapter of the year award for the second consecutive year. Our board focuses on our mission and works hard to find ways to fulfill our goals.” He continued, “The chapter of the year award is the perfect finale to a year of hard work and dedication to our members and the occupational safety and health profession.”
Each chapter of the year receives a $1,000 award, a $500 stipend to send a chapter representative to the annual ASSE PDC to receive the award and recognition on a plaque at ASSE headquarters.
The chapters are nominated by their ASSE Regional Vice President and are chosen based on their activities, application and information provided to the judging committee.
Founded in 1911, the Des Plaines, IL-based ASSE has more than 32,000 occupational safety, health and environmental professional members who 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 about ASSE, please go to www.asse.org/newsroom. For more information about the Arizona Chapter, please visit http://az.asse.org.