Vol. 14, No. 7

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
Seminars & Workshops
San Diego, CA
July 11
Math Review
July 12-14
ASP Workshop
July 12-14
Corporate Safety Management
July 15-17
CSP Workshop
July 14
Combustible Dust in the Workplace: OSHA Enforcement and Rulemaking Proceedings
July 20-22
Virtual Symposium: Best Practices in Transportation Safety
July 28
OHS and Nanotechnology – Where Are We in 2010?

Speak at Safety 2011
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Be part of ASSE’s 100-year anniversary celebration. Submit your proposal to speak at Safety 2011, which will be held June 12-15 in Chicago. Safety 2011 promises to deliver a comprehensive technical program. The event will also showcase the profession and serve as the stage from which ASSE will launch its vision for the future of the safety profession.

Switch to PS Digital Copy

If you prefer digital copies of your publications, you can opt to receive only the digital edition of PS. Contact ASSE’s Customer Service Department for information.

Safety 2010 Session Recordings Available

For those who were not able to attend Safety 2010, webcast recordings of the 10 most popular sessions, as they were digitally recorded live at the conference, will be available for purchase starting later this month. These webcasts include access to the slides and digital video recorded live from the session. If you purchase all 10 sessions, you will be eligible to earn 1.0 CEUs. For more information, please contact Dan McNeill.

In addition to the webcasts, all sessions are now available for purchase and download from Audio Visual Education Network in the form of audio files.

SH&E Generations
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Many ASSE members have parents or children who are also in the SH&E profession. Do you have a son or daughter who followed in your footsteps? Did a parentís involvement in the profession encourage you to become a safety professional? If so, ASSE would like to hear your story. Tell us your SH&E Generations story.

Top Recruiters: Honor Roll

The latest additions to ASSEís Honor Roll.

2009-10 ASSE Fellows

Three individuals were honored as ASSE Fellows during Safety 2010: J. Nigel Ellis, P.E., CSP, CPE; Bradley D. Giles, P.E., CSP; and C. David Langlois, CSP. Candidates for Fellow are nominated by their peers, then are selected based on their commitments to the SH&E profession and Society involvement.

Nigel Ellis

J. Nigel Ellis, P.E., CSP, CPE, of Wilmington, DE, is president of Ellis Fall Safety Solutions LLC. An ASSE member for 34 years, Ellis’s service includes: president of Lower Delaware Valley Chapter from 1995-96; newsletter editor for ASSE’s Engineering Practice Specialty in 2005; 2006 ASSE Most Improved Newsletter Award; 2006 Safety Professional of the Year in Engineering; and assistant administrator of the Engineering Practice Specialty in 2008.

Society Fellow Earnest Harper, CSP, DABFE, DABFET, CTC, says, “Dr. Ellis remains my go-to expert in several areas. Although I have come to call Nigel a friend and colleague, his experience, knowledge, extensive published works and willingness to share with other ASSE safety professionals is exemplary and he is very deserving of this high honor.”

Brad Giles

Bradley D. Giles, P.E., CSP, of Boise, ID, has more than 39 years’ experience in safety engineering, and has made many contributions, which include: creating the Linda and Brad Giles Scholarship Fund; serving on BCSP’s Board of Directors from 2004-10 and president during 2009; serving as an ASSE Foundation Trustee; and cosponsoring the ASSE Future Safety Leaders Conference from 2006-10. In 1994, Giles received the ASSE Construction Practice Specialty Safety Professional of the Year Award. Giles is a member of ASSE’s Snake River Chapter, and he is the vice president of SH&E and security at URS Corp.

Sponsor and ASSE past-president Samuel Gualardo, CSP, says, “I have known Brad and followed his career for many years. He has made abundant contributions as a speaker, writer and volunteer. He exemplifies the qualities necessary to be recognized as a Fellow by ASSE.”

David Langlois

C. David Langlois, CSP, of Baton Rouge, LA, has been an ASSE member for more than 27 years and his contributions to the Society and the profession include: president of the Greater Baton Rouge Chapter; ASSE Region VI Vice President from 1986-90; vice president of communications on ASSE’s Board of Directors from 1990-91; and ASSE Finance Committee from 1996-98. He is the president of Langlois, Weigand & Associates Inc., and has taught professional development courses on a range of SH&E topics.

“Nomination as a Fellow is not a matter of how many different boxes you’ve checked along the way, but what contributions you’ve made,” says sponsor and former ASSE Vice President of Membership Philip Goldsmith, CSP, ARM. “Langlois’s path has been unique because he stepped in to fill a void in exam preparation, developed a system, and refined it and produced excellent results.”