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Position Yourself to Win

Tuesday, February 28, 2017
For safety professionals, what does preparing to win look like? It means we continuously build our business skills and technical capabilities. We establish what we do well and understand what uniquely prepares us for the next opportunity. We determine what we need to do to make ourselves most valuable to our organizations or to potential new employers.

Standards: Influencing the Practice of Safety

Wednesday, February 01, 2017
As we all know, OSHA standards are only a starting point for ensuring worker safety. Many are outdated and less protective than other measures. That is why voluntary consensus standards are so vital. The consensus process brings together diverse parties—companies, government agencies, academics, individuals and others—with a direct interest in the subject matter.​

Safety Research: Show Me the Data

Sunday, January 01, 2017
We must commit to being lifelong learners with curious and discerning minds. Furthermore, as a leading voice for the profession, ASSE must drive the expansion of our body of knowledge and push out the boundaries of what we know about the practice of safety. To achieve this, ASSE is working to establish an OSH research agenda.​

We Are All Safety Leaders

Thursday, December 01, 2016
When a safety vacuum occurs in an organization, either something bad is going to happen or someone will rush to fill the void, for better or worse. OSH professionals are uniquely qualified to ensure that safety vacuums do not exist. Doing so requires leadership, and we must be clear that as OSH professionals we are all safety leaders.

Reimagining Education at ASSE

Tuesday, November 01, 2016
Earlier this year, ASSE’s board of directors identified professional development as one of the Society’s strategic initiatives. We adopted the theme of “reimagining education” as a means of implementing that strategy.

The Business of Safety

Saturday, October 01, 2016
As OSH professionals, we talk about incident rates, reportable injuries and illnesses, workers’ compensation losses and similar metrics. Our language is often confusing to business managers and executives. Their language is finance (or dollars, for short). as part of a management team, we must communicate in the language that corporate leaders understand. We cannot expect senior management to communicate [...]

Sustainability: Why You Should Care

Thursday, September 01, 2016
How do we get more companies to include the protection of their human capital in their sustainability efforts? ASSE began to address this issue in 2009, when it formed a task force to examine how companies address OSH in their sustainability initiatives. As OSH professionals, we must promote the value of occupational safety and health in the global workplace for current workers, as well as for future [...]


Tom Cecich, CSP, CIH
2016-17 ASSE President

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