The ASSE Council on Professional Affair, with the assistance of the Governmental Affairs Committee, is proud to announce that a new professional recognition initiative has been launched to move the safety profession into the next millennium - The National Registry of Safety Professionals and Other Registrants. We are excited to roll this new program out to all safety professionals regardless of ASSE membership status. This initiative will benefit all safety professionals, the Society, the safety profession, and most important of all, people, property, and the environment.
During the past several years, federal and state legislators and administrators of regulatory agencies throughout the country have debated issues of safety and health. The central issue primarily focuses upon and galvanizes around those who deliver or provide such services, the safety professional. These discussions and debates, when reaching a final analysis and conclusion, have invariably addressed the competencies, credentials, education, experience, and continuing professional development of these persons. The American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE), in recognition of these state and national concerns as well as existing and emerging public policy, is establishing a National Registry of Safety Professionals and Other Registrants.
A registry is an official record where individuals are enrolled and their qualifications/credentials are filed for later verification by a registering authority or association. The National Registry of Safety Professionals and Other Registrants creates the means and methodology whereby any qualified safety professional and other registrants meeting the criteria can elect to be listed in the Registry. Serving as Registrar is the American Society of Safety Engineers. The Registry has the capability to be categorized by state and enables safety professionals and other registrants to accomplish several objectives:
If you should have any questions about the intent of the Registry, or its applications, please direct such inquiries to the attention of Tim Fisher (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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