WISE Honors CO’s Cindy Braun 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 Cindy Braun, CSP, CET, CHMM, of Denver, CO, 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 24 years of experience in the safety, health and environmental (SH&E) field, Braun is a safety consultant and trainer with Braun Safety Associates, LLC, in Littleton, CO, which was founded in 2000. Company highlights include providing a decade of training for the U.S. Navy at eight different U.S. shipyards and for the Department of Navy NAVSEA in Washington, D.C.. Braun developed a two-day environmental health and safety-training curriculum and delivered it to the supervisor of shipbuilding and contract oversight personnel at the shipyard in San Diego, CA. The company has also provided 15 years of consultation and training to small and large municipalities in CO, and has conducted management system audits in Prudhoe Bay, AK, for contractors on the North Slope.
Her career in the SH&E field has included working with, and for, companies and government agencies to establish best practices for complying with general industry, construction industry and shipbuilding/ship repair regulations. Braun also spent more than 15 years as a contract instructor for the National Safety Council and various state safety councils, delivering the Advanced Safety Certificate courses, including at Boeing facilities in Washington and Kansas.
In addition to her many professional accomplishments, Braun is an active member of ASSE’s Colorado Chapter, located in Denver, CO. She has been involved with the Society’s SeminarFest and annual conferences since 2006 providing multiple professional development courses. She has been a member of the Colorado Safety Association for 16 years, an authorized trainer for the OSHA Training Institute in Lakewood, CO, for 16 years, is a member of the Rocky Mountain Paralegal Association, and teaches regularly at the Minnesota Safety Council. An advocate for driving safety, Braun is currently on a speaking circuit with other select professionals to promote OSHA’s safe driving initiative. These speaking engagements are by invitation from Regional OSHA offices.
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.