ASSE’s Women in Safety Engineering Group Honors Kathy Seabrook of Mendham, NJ as One of 100 Women Making a Difference in Safety
PLAINES, IL (November 23,
2011) – The American Society of
Safety Engineers’ (ASSE) Women in Safety Engineering (WISE) Common Interest
Group has honored Kathy Seabrook, CSP, CMIOSH (UK) of Mendham, NJ, USA for
making a difference in the safety, health and environmental (SH&E) field as
part of the WISE ‘100 Women, Making a Difference in Safety’ project. One hundred Women from around the world and
throughout history have been honored for their dedication to protecting people,
property and the environment and for going above and beyond to make a
A strong advocate for workplace safety, Seabrook has
over 30 years of diverse safety and health management experience providing her
expertise to corporations around the globe. The founder and president of Global
Solutions, Inc., Seabrook’s philosophy is that safety professionals need to
understand the business side of a corporation in order to integrate a
successful occupational safety program. Her work focuses on assisting multinational and midsize companies to
strategically manage their safety and health risks worldwide.
Seabrook has also established herself as an
authority in the SH&E field as an international keynote speaker, management consultant,
seminar/workshop presenter, leadership educator, author, facilitator and
strategic planner in the area of global environmental, health and safety
management. She has developed global
safety and health strategies, corporate standards, leadership education
workshops and risk assessments, as well as audit processes.
A long time ASSE member, Seabrook
is the Society’s current senior vice president, and serves as the membership
development chair for the International Practice Specialty group. She works
diligently to bring more safety professionals into the organization, and to
promote international objectives.
Seabrook served on the original American National Standard Institute
(ANSI) Z10 Occupational Health and Safety
Management Systems standard committee and is on the current ANSI Z10
revision committee, helping provide best practices for creating safe
environments for workers. She has served
as chair of the ASSE Global Taskforce, ASSE’s UK Section executive board as
founding member and first chair, and in the ASSE International Practice
Specialty as the first Administrator and founding member. Seabrook is also a member of the ASSE
national faculty and is a published author.
“It is an honor to be recognized
by my peers for the work so many of us have contributed to in the quest for
improving worker safety and health throughout the world,” Seabrook said of her
inclusion in the WISE ‘100 Women Making a Difference in Safety’ project.
Seabrook has also been honored
with the International Practice Specialty Safety Professional of the Year (SPY)
award, the President’s award, the Charles V. Culbertson Outstanding Volunteer
Service award, and was recently named a EHS ‘Guru’ by EHS Today Magazine’s June
2011 list of ‘The 50 People Who Most Influenced EHS in 2010-2011’.
She has a B.S. in Chemistry from
James Madison University, VA, is a Certified Safety Professional (CSP) and is a
Chartered Member of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health
The ‘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 anniversary.
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.
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 www.asse.org
and to view the new ASSE – A Century of Safety film go to www.asse.org/assecenturyofsafety.