Louisiana’s C. David Langlois Receives Top Award at ASSE’s Professional Development Conference
Des Plaines, IL (June 15, 2010) — In recognition of his outstanding service and dedication to the safety profession, the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) recently named member C. David Langlois of Baton Rouge, LA, as Society Fellow. Langlois received the award today during ASSE’s annual Professional Development Conference (PDC) and Exposition – Safety 2010, in Baltimore, MD. The Society Fellow is the highest honor granted by ASSE, recognizing professional members who have displayed life-long excellence in safety and service. Nominated by their peers, region or chapter, candidates for the Society Fellow honor are selected based upon their work, involvement in ASSE and long-term contributions in advancing the safety profession.
Langlois is a Certified Safety Professional (CSP) and is the President of Langlois, Weigand & Associates, Inc., a training consulting firm that specializes in courses to prepare safety professionals for certification exams. He has helped thousands of people achieve their goals regarding professional safety certification. Before entering the consulting field, Langlois was an instructor at Louisiana State University from 1981-1989, teaching course in occupational safety, supervision, training and maintenance management. With over 20 years of experience in the safety and training field, Langlois has taught professional development courses on a range of safety, health and environmental (SH&E) topics.
Langlois has been a professional member of ASSE for over 27 years and has contributed to the Society at the chapter and national levels. In 1983, Langlois served as president of the Greater Baton Rouge Chapter and in 1986, Langlois was elected ASSE Region VI Vice President and served two consecutive terms, ending in 1990. He also served as the vice president of communications on the ASSE Board of Directors from 1990-1991. From 1996-1998, Langlois served on the ASSE Finance Committee and helped usher the Society into a new age of exceptional performance.
Sponsor and former ASSE Vice President of Membership Philip Goldsmith, CSP, ARM, stated, “Nomination as a Fellow is not a matter of how many different boxes you’ve checked along the way, but what contributions you’ve made. Langlois’ path has been unique because he stepped in to fill a void in exam preparation, developed a system, refined it and produced excellent results. His commitment and contributions to the safety and health profession as manifested in the CSPs he’s helped produce have an enormous impact on the future of our profession. He is very deserving of this award.”
Founded in 1911, the Des Plaines, IL-based ASSE is the oldest professional safety organization and is committed to protecting people, property and the environment. Its more than 32,000 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, health care and education. For more information please go to www.asse.org