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.

SH&E Generations: The Heyse Family

Raymond Heyse and Linda Heyse-Highland
Raymond Heyse and his
daughter Linda Heyse-Highland

My dad, Raymond Heyse, plant safety manager at the now closed Hawthorne Works, began his safety career in the 1960s. Famous for the Hawthorne Effect, the Western Electric cable plant closed in 1983. With a safety legacy, it was an easy fit for me to be interested in people’s safety. Safety is an area where you find real passion. It was this shared passion—to keep people safe—that also brought me into safety. 

As I recall, one of the biggest challenges my dad had as a safety director was to convince employees that he and the company genuinely cared for them.  That trust still seems like an important ingredient to safety communication and participation today.

After my dad retired, he taught at the local community college. He also taught for the National Safety Council and had his own consulting business. If safety is in your blood, it’s hard to stop—isn’t it?

After I graduated from college, I began working with clients to promote safety to their employees. Now, 20 some years later, my company, LinJen Promotions, has worked with leading companies to improve safe work behaviors. We help to strengthen and encourage safe behaviors in workers.

How great it is to be able to continue my dad’s work that started so long ago. The passion lives on!

SH&E Generations

Many SH&E professionals have parents or children who are also in the profession. Did your son or daughter follow in your footsteps? Did a parentís involvement in the safety profession encourage you to follow in their footsteps? ASSE would like to hear from you.

Tell us your story of SH&E generations.