Vol. 14, No. 6

As a benefit of your ASSE membership, Society Update highlights the latest Society news, activities, upcoming events and notable member achievements. Members are encouraged to submit news, announcements, questions or comments to Cathy Wegener.

Upcoming Events
June 2
Personal Protective Equipment: Does your Job Hazard Analysis (JHA) Really Help?
June 9
Proven Approach to Successfully Integrate and Align Safety with the Business
June 23
Maximize Your Efforts to Reduce Strain and Sprain Related Injuries
Seminars & Workshops
June 10
Math Review
June 10-11
Delivering a High-Performance Safety Management System
June 11-13
ASP Workshop
June 11-13
CSP Workshop
June 11-13
CHST Workshop
June 11-13
Safety Management I
June 11-13
Corporate Safety Management
June 12-13
Reducing Losses From Occupational Health Risks and Environmental Exposures
June 13-16
Safety 2010
June 16
½ Day Math Review
June 17-18
Safety Management II
June 17-19
ASP Workshop
June 17-19
OHST Workshop

SH&E Generations
Generations logo

We recently asked ASSE members to share their stories of following a parent into the SH&E profession or of having a son or daughter follow them into the safety profession.
Here’s the story of Raymond Heyse and his daughter, Linda Heyse-Highland.

New LinkedIn Group for Safety Standards

ASSE’s new LinkedIn group ANSI/ASSE SH&E Standards Information Center, discusses the technical and professional issues related to ASSE’s ANSI accredited standards development committees.

In addition, nearly 5,000 members have already joined the Society’s other practice specialty, common interest group (CIG) or branch groups on LinkedIn. Get involved and participate in discussions, search jobs, contribute articles, find resources and network with other SH&E professionals. Search for the practice specialties, branches and CIGs under LinkedIn’s Groups tab.

New ASSE Officer
Training Modules

Nine training modules are available online for both chapter and student section officers. Three new modules include training for faculty advisors, student section officers and chapter program chairs. Questions about ASSE’s online training modules may be directed to Chapter Services.

Refer a Friend
NexSteps Career Center
at Safety 2010

Job seekers can visit the NexSteps Career Center at Safety 2010 to post resumes and view postings by companies seeking to hire an SH&E professional. Employers can post positions and browse through resumes. During the week of Safety 2010, ASSE allows jobs to be posted at no charge.

Get More, Go Digital

You can opt to receive only the digital edition of PS. Contact ASSE’s Customer Service Department for information.

ASSE Foundation Events at Safety 2010

During Safety 2010 in Baltimore, be sure to schedule time to participate in the ASSE Foundation (ASSEF) golf outing and silent auction. The golf outing is Sunday, June 13, at Waverly Woods Golf Club in Marriottsville, MD. It will begin with a shotgun start at 7:30 a.m. with golfers playing in a 4-person scramble. Contact ASSE Customer Service at (847) 699-2929 for registration or sponsorship opportunities.

The silent auction will run from June 13-15. Proceeds from the auction and golf outing will help fund ASSEF’s scholarship and research programs.

Top Recruiters: Honor Roll

The latest additions to ASSEís Honor Roll.

ASSE Award Store
ASSE Teddy Bear

When you purchase items from the ASSE store, you support the SH&E profession. This ASSE teddy bear is a great gift for children or rewarding staff for their contributions to safety. Visit the store for a variety of insignia items from shirts to stuffed animals.

David Kraemer to Receive Foundationís Distinguished Service Award

Mike Thompson

David G. Kraemer, Ph.D., chair of the Department of Occupational Safety and Health at Murray State University (MSU) in Murray, KY, is the recipient of this year’s ASSE Foundation Distinguished Service Award. His leadership, dedication and commitment to students and the safety profession has been a winning combination for the students at MSU as well as for the ASSE Foundation.

Kraemer served as the Foundation’s Education and Scholarship Chair from 2003-09. During his tenure, the amount of awards presented through the scholarship and professional development grant programs nearly tripled. Foundation Chair Eddie Greer says, “Dave was instrumental in managing the rapidly growing program and creating guidelines that would award the most funding to the best students. I am honored to have worked with Dave, and I thank him for his leadership and dedication to students and the profession.”

In addition to being a department chair at MSU, Kraemer is director of the Occupational Safety and Health Training Center and is the project director of the NIOSH training project grant. Kraemer holds a B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. from Southern Illinois University. He received a President’s Award from ASSE in 2009; was named MSU’s 2008-09 Distinguished Professor of the Year; received the Distinguished Service Award from ASSE’s Louisville Chapter in 1996; was elected a fellow of the American Academy of Safety Education; and received MSU’s Board of Regents’ Award for Teaching Excellence.

The award will be presented during the House of Delegates meeting at Safety 2010.