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Vol. 8, No. 5

Welcome to the new Society Update. ASSE's e-newsletter provides the latest Society news, activities, upcoming events and notable member achievements.

Top Stories

ASSE Changes CEU Award Procedure for Chapter Education Events
As an authorized provider, designated by International Assn. for Continuing Education and Training (IACET), ASSE currently awards CEUs to chapters that successfully apply for education programs which are three hours in length or longer. In response to requests, ASSE has changed its procedure to allow chapters to earn CEUs for shorter-duration education programs .

In addition, ASSE chapters and regions can now add ASSE pre- and post-conference seminars to their PDCs. ASSE's Professional Development Dept. will provide a menu of four or five seminar topics to chapters (subject to instructor availability) from which to choose. Chapters may select up to two seminars for delivery before or after their PDC. These seminars will be delivered by ASSE, with 20 percent of the gross revenue to be shared with the participating chapter.

ANSI Reaffirms Four A10 Standards
ANSI has reaffirmed four standards in the A10 series of national consensus standards: A10.33-1992 (R2004), Safety and Health Program Requirements for Multi-Employer Projects; A10.9-1997 (R2004), Safety Requirements for Masonry and Concrete Work; A10.28-1998 (R2004), Safety Requirements for Work Platforms Suspended from Cranes or Derricks; and A10.10-1998 (R2004), Safety Requirements for Temporary and Portable Space Heating Devices.

ASSE is secretariat of the A10 Accredited Standards Committee (ASC)—Safety Requirements for Construction and Demolition Operations —which oversees these reaffirmed standards as well as nearly 40 other current standards and ongoing projects. “These reaffirmed standards each cover a specific construction safety topic,” says A10 ASC chair Richard F. King, CSP, CRSP. “But they are all unified with the same goal of reducing construction injuries and ensuring the safety of workers.”

2005 ASSEF Scholarships Available
More than $60,000 in scholarships is available from the ASSE Foundation. Corporate-sponsored, general fund, and chapter- and region-sponsored scholarships are available for students pursuing degrees in occupational safety and health. Applications are due Dec. 1, 2004.

More News

Safety Training Symposium & Expo: Nov. 11-12 in Scottsdale, AZ
For most SH&E professionals, training is a primary job function. ASSE is offering a two-day Safety Training Symposium & Expo to help attendees learn techniques for faster, better and more cost-effective SH&E training. The program will feature 21 concurrent sessions to help participants better train the adult learner, perform training needs assessments and measure training effectiveness, as well as a exposition showcasing state-of-the art SH&E training products and services.

ASSE Brochure Offers Tips for Reducing Roadway Crashes
Roadway crashes are the leading cause of on-the-job deaths. To help educate the motoring public, parents and employers on safe driving tactics, ASSE has published a brochure entitled “Roadway Crashes.” The brochure (available in print or downloadable) provides steps employers can take to protect employees while on the road, such as enforcing mandatory seatbelt use; developing a driver policy; adopting a structured fleet management vehicle maintenance program; and teaching workers strategies for recognizing and managing driver fatigue and in-vehicle distractions.

Professional Safety Offers Online Reader Service Option
We call it “snail mail” for a reason. But ASSE members no longer have to rely on that mode of delivery to receive information from advertisers featured in Professional Safety. The journal now offers an online reader service card. You can search the site by issue or advertiser, complete the virtual card and submit your request—a must faster way to get the information you need. The site also features direct weblinks to all advertisers and products featured in the journal.

Professional Safety Article Archives
Looking for an article you read in PS? Search for articles or order article reprints from the recent past at PS Online . This database is able to locate PS articles published from January 2000 to present.

  1. Enter a keyword into the search bar; or, select issue year and month.
  2. Select the feature article you were looking for.
  3. Click on “View this article” located beneath the abstract box.
  4. Enter ASSE member ID. Password is your last name.

You can also reach PS Online by visiting www.professionalsafety.org . Click on “additional information” at the bottom of the screen, then select “PS Online full text access.”

Looking for an older article? Try www.ingenta.com . Select fax/ariel from the drop-down box and plug in a keyword. There is a nominal fee to retrieve full-text articles through this site.

Member News

Psst… Pass It On!
ASSE's 2004-2005 member-get-a-member campaign is underway. This year, cash prizes are being awarded to those who recruit the most new, full ASSE members.

Top Recruiters: Honor Roll
The latest additions to ASSE's Honor Roll.

Long-Service Recognition
Members recognized for 25, 40 and 50 years of service to ASSE.

In Memoriam
The Society remembers those members who passed away in recent months.

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