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ASSE’s Michael W. Hayslip Recognized as 2011 Council on Practices and Standards Safety Professional of the Year

Posted in on Tue, Jun 14, 2011

In recognition of his outstanding service and dedication to the safety profession, the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) recently named member Michael W. Hayslip, P.E., CSP, as the 2011 Council on Practices and Standards (CoPS) Safety Professional of the Year (SPY).  Hayslip received the award today during ASSE’s annual Professional Development Conference (PDC) and Exposition – Safety 2011, in Chicago, IL, as part of ASSE’s 100th anniversary celebration.  The CoPS SPY award  is the highest honor granted by the ASSE Practice Specialty groups and is awarded in recognition of outstanding service  and contributions to the practice specialties.

Hayslip is president and CEO of NESTI, a construction training and litigation support firm founded in 1996, located in Dayton, OH.  An attorney and Professional Civil Engineer, Hayslip has nearly 30 years of experience in the safety, health and environmental (SH&E) profession.

In addition to his many professional accomplishments, Hayslip has been an active professional member of ASSE and currently serves as administrator of the Construction Practice Specialty, a group with more than 4,000 members.  This is Hayslip’s fourth year as administrator for the Construction Practice Specialty.  During his tenure he managed the formation of the group’s new Utility Branch, which currently has 500 members and is thriving.  Hayslip has served as a key representative of ASSE for organizations including the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and the National Safety Council (NSC).  He is a member of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) A10.12 subcommittee for Safety Requirements for Excavation and has made significant contributions to the standards project. Overall, Hayslip’s volunteer services and dedication to workplace safety and the SH&E professional is truly representative of his commitment to ASSE and reducing workplace injuries and illnesses.

Carl Henlein, CSP, ARM, CRIS, noted, “Mike’s leadership and dedication to ASSE over his 4 year term as administrator of the Construction Practice Specialty has been consistent, complete and competent.  His leadership has caused significant development and improvement of the practice specialty by dedicating hours of his time to appear at the CoPS booth at the PDC, serving as a student mentor, and actively participating in speaking groups.  He is very deserving of this recognition.”

The ASSE CoPS SPY is awarded annually to an individual who is an active member of one of ASSE’s 17 practice specialty groups for outstanding commitment to the profession and contributions to the group.  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 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 .




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