ASSE’s Women in Safety Engineering Group Honors TX’s Kimberly Jackson as One of 100 Women Making a Difference in Safety
The American Society of Safety Engineers’ (ASSE) Women in Safety Engineering (WISE) Common Interest Group has honored Kimberly Jackson of Houston, TX, 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. 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 difference.
With more than 25 years of experience in the safety, health and environmental (SH&E) field, Jackson is the current environmental health and safety director, U.S. operations, for Spectra Energy. She has overseen the growth and development of more than 20 safety and health professionals within Spectra and has been responsible for establishing goals and objectives to drive performance and continuous improvement. She successfully helped implement a safety and health management system through Spectra’s U.S. operating facilities. During her 20-year tenure with Spectra, she has helped create a strong safety culture and has communicated the value of safety and health on the job to senior level management, influencing the successful safety programs currently in place at the company.
In addition to her many professional accomplishments, Jackson is an active member of ASSE’s Gulf Coast Chapter and is a member of WISE. She has participated in the WISE conference planning committee, has served on the ASSE Blacks in Safety Engineering (BISE) employee and resource committee and has served as the Management Practice Specialty’s Awards and Honors Chair. Jackson is also affiliated with the National Association of EHS Managers.
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.
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 www.asse.org and to view the new ASSE – A Century of Safety film go to www.asse.org/assecenturyofsafety.