Apply for a Scholarship,Professional Education Grant
The ASSE Foundation's 2014 Scholarship and Professional Education Grant programs are available to students pursuing degrees in occupational safety and health and to ASSE members and safety professionals working to advance their professional credentials. This year, the Foundation is offering more than $200,000 with 11 new awards. Applications are due Dec. 1, 2013, and award recipients will be announced on or around April 1, 2014.
For more information, visit www.asse.org/foundation.
Jump-Start Your Career
Students: Get a jump-start on your safety career before you graduate by entering the" Professional Safety/ASSE Foundation annual" student paper competition. Impress potential employers and start off your safety career with a bang.
The winner receives $500 and a travel stipend to attend ASSE's annual conference, where you can network with working professionals and make all-important contacts as you start your career.
If you are a junior or senior in a safety-related degree program, you can submit original articles or even well-received papers that you've submitted as course assignments. Submission deadline is Dec. 31, 2013. For more information, contact" Sue Trebswether," Professional Safety" editor, at email@example.com.
A Guide to ASSE's Body of Knowledge
ASSE's Body of Knowledge (BOK) is a bank of SH&E information available to ASSE members. As Caitlin Anderson writes in her article, "ASSE's Body of Knowledge," which appears in a recent issue of EnviroMentor, a publication of ASSE's Environmental Practice Specialty, "One major staple and unique attribute of the SH&E profession is the ability to share knowledge among peers. This collaboration enhances the knowledge of new professionals, provides the ability to benchmark among peers and most importantly allows professionals to always improve and innovate."
Anderson's article explains how to get started in the BOK (www.safetybok.org) and how to navigate the site to find what you are looking for. "The BOK allows you to tap into the wisdom, experience and facts that make up the SH&E profession and to continue the profession's great history of collaboration, continuous improvements and innovative change by contributing your own knowledge," she writes.
SeminarFest 2014 Registration Is Open
SeminarFest 2014 is open for registration. This week-long event will take place Jan. 25 to Feb. 1, 2014, in Las Vegas, NV, at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino.
The event offers more than 80 seminars and workshops, the Safety Management Certificate Program, the Executive Program and the Global Safety Management Certificate Program.
Participants can earn up to 5.8 CEUs or recertification points, as well as gain valuable networking opportunities with peers and presenters. Visit http://seminarfest.org for more information.