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Vol. 8, No. 6

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 Publishes Findings from 2004 Compensation Survey
ASSE conducted a salary survey of its members in 2003. Summary data are reported in Professional Safety's October 2004 issue. Complete results and analysis can be purchased from ASSE. For more information, call ASSE's Customer Service Dept. at (847) 699-2929.

Ask Your Chapter Leaders about Safety 2005
Looking for more information on ASSE's Safety 2005 conference? Be sure to ask your chapter leaders about the information packet and PowerPoint presentation they received while attending the Leadership Conference. The materials highlight the many learning and networking opportunities available during the annual Professional Development Conference (PDC), which is slated to run June 12-15, 2005, in New Orleans, LA. Leadership Conference Chair Diana Pressmann, also a member of ASSE's PDC Planning Committee, encouraged attendees to use the information in newsletters, on websites and during meetings, as well as to enlist chapter members who have attended past conferences to help “spread the word about this wonderful professional development opportunity.”

NAOSH Week: May 1-7, 2005
Each year, ASSE cosponsors North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week, aimed at increasing the focus of employers, employees and the general public on preventing injury and illness in the workplace. NAOSH Week 2005 is slated to run May 1-7, and will focus on remembering workplace tragedies that have occurred, and identifying, reviewing and communicating solutions aimed at preventing such accidents from recurring.

As part its NAOSH Week efforts, ASSE has launched its annual kids' “Safety-on-the-Job” poster contest for ASSE members' children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews. The contest runs through Feb. 14, 2005, and is designed to raise awareness about the importance of workplace safety and preventing injuries.

More News

SeminarFest 2005
SeminarFest 2005 will be held Feb. 13-19 in Las Vegas, NV. This week-long event offers more than 45 seminars ranging from one to three days in length, offering technical, management and skill-development topics. Attendees can earn up to 5.0 CEUs/COCs or 7.0 CM points or CHMM CMPs. Seminars for ASSE's Executive Program in Safety Management and Certificate in Safety Management will be held, as will ASP and CSP certification preparation workshops.

ASSE Foundation & Liberty Mutual Announce 2005 Safety Research Fellowship Program
The ASSE Foundation recently announced the 2005 Liberty Mutual Safety Research Fellowship Program, which provides funding for two individuals to conduct workplace safety research at the Liberty Mutual Research Institute for Safety in Hopkinton, MA.

The program promotes safety research, expands current safety practices and creates the groundwork for fellows to pursue safety research. The recipients will spend four to six weeks at the Institute, where they will have access to current research projects, equipment and research scientists.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens and either possess or be working toward a master's degree or Ph.D. ASSE members and applicants enrolled in or holding appointments at an Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET)-accredited safety program will receive special consideration. Applications are due Mar. 1, 2005; the selected fellows will be announced by Apr. 1, 2005.

Delmar E. Tally Professional Development Grant
The Delmar E. Tally Professional Development Grant provides financial assistance to ASSE members who wish to advance their education through recognized SH&E certification courses, professional development seminars or educational conferences. The filing deadline is Dec. 1, 2004.

ASSE Awards & Honors Factsheet
ASSE recognizes its members' contributions to the field of safety and their volunteer service to the Society through its annual Awards and Honors program. A new factsheet describes ASSE's recognition programs and provides information about deadlines, eligibility and criteria for the Fellow, Safety Professional of the Year (SPY) and Outstanding Safety Educator awards. Submissions for the Fellow and SPY awards must be postmarked by Dec. 1, 2004. Submissions for the Safety Educator of the Year must be postmarked by Jan. 10, 2005.

CPEA Now Recognized for Professional Member Status
ASSE members who hold the certified professional environmental auditor (CPEA) designation are now eligible for professional member status. The certification is administered by the Bureau of Environmental, Health & Safety Auditor Certifications (BEAC) and is fully accredited by the Council of Engineering and Scientific Specialty Boards, a third-party accreditation board. The other designations currently recognized by ASSE when awarding professional member status are P.E., CSP, CHMM, CIH, CHP, CRSP and RSP (U.K.).

Member News

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

Certificate in Safety Management
ASSE's Certificate in Safety Management program consists of three required courses and various electives. To receive the certificate, participants must earn a total of 7.5 CEUs, and all courses must be completed within a five-year period. Earning ASSE's Certificate in Safety Management is an excellent way to advance your career.

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