Vol. 9, No.4

Top Stories

Maximize Your PDC Experience—Out of the Classroom
You've registered for Safety 2005. You plane ticket is tucked away in your briefcase, your hotel room is reserved and the dogs are safe at the kennel. You've left the office behind to dedicate one week to professional development. This time you've promised not to let anything disrupt your mindset.
      Truth is, there's more to ASSE's premiere SH&E event than educational sessions and key-issue roundtables. To maximize your experience, check out the alternative events that Safety 2005 has to offer. Among them, technical tours and expo education sessions.

NAOSH Week to Run May 1-7
North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week 2005 will be observed May 1-7. As part of NAOSH Week, ASSE sponsored its third annual kids' “Safety-on-the-Job” poster contest, which was open to ASSE members' children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews. The four age categories were ages 5-6; ages 7-8; ages 9-10; and ages 11-12. An independent panel of judges selected the four winning entries that best illustrated the theme “Safety on the Job.” Each category winner received a $1,000 savings bond and each of their posters is featured on the annual NAOSH Week poster distributed worldwide.

ASSE Launches Standards Website

National voluntary consensus standards represent the best knowledge in the field and reflect input from professionals at all levels of the public and private sectors. ASSE has launched a website dedicated to workplace safety standards and related information. The site highlights the Society's activities as secretariat of eight consensus standards projects and as a member of more than 40 standards-development committees, as well as links to information on current hot topics within the standards arena. “This site is the first step in our efforts to provide ASSE members with more in-depth information on standards,” states Jim Smith, CSP, Vice President of ASSE's Council on Practices and Standards.


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Access Nexsteps at Safety 2005
Whether you're seeking a career change, interested in seeing “what's out there” or looking for qualified candidates to fill a position, be sure to visit the Nexsteps Career Center during Safety 2005. The center will be open during conference hours, and attendees will be able to access the Nexsteps jobs website, create accounts and post materials (including resumes and job announcements). Launched in June 2004, the site also features resume tips, interview and salary negotiation advice, ASSE Foundation scholarship details, and information on the Society's mentoring network and A-List listserv.

College & University Safety Programs
New to the field? Re-educating for a career shift? Wondering where you can find an accredited safety program? Your first stop should be ASSE's newly updated College and University Directory of Safety and Related Degree Programs . With this useful tool, you can browse schools by state, and find schools that offer safety degree programs, related degree programs and distance learning. The directory also includes schools that offer limited safety courses.

ASSEF Hosts Silent Auction at PDC
ASSE Foundation will host its Eleventh Annual Silent Auction at this year's PDC. The auction will benefit the Foundation's scholarship and research programs. Auction item boards will describe the donation, the donor and the opening bid. To donate, click here or contact ASSE's Mary Goranson at mgoranson@asse.org. Place your bid before Wednesday morning, June 15.

Silent Auction Items
Football signed by Carson Palmer
Shirt signed by Andre Agassi
Books on Safety by Fred Manuele
Restaurant Gift Certificates
Hotel Gift Certificates
Jazz Cruises
Concert Tickets
Museum Tickets
Zoo Passes
Golf Certificate
Posture Chair
CSP Preparation Exam Software
ASP Workbooks
ASSE SeminarFest 2006
ASSE Symposium Seminar
Safety Glasses
Safety Videos

Ford Motor Company Funds Scholarships for Women in Safety
Supporting women in the occupational safety, health and environmental profession, the Ford Motor Co. Fund recently donated $15,000 to ASSE Foundation for undergraduate and graduate scholarships. Through this fund, four scholarships of $3,450 each will be awarded to women pursuing a degree in the occupational safety, health and environmental field. Scholarships will be presented this June at Safety 2005 in New Orleans.

Member News

B. Gawain Bonner, P.E., CSP—Fellow & Former Society President Passed Away Nov. 19, 2004
Longtime safety and health professional, B. Gawain Bonner, P.E., CSP, died Nov. 19, 2004. An ASSE member of 40 years, Bonner was an emeritus member of the Society's

East Tennessee Chapter. He began his career in safety and health in 1953 with the Insurance Co. of North America, then served as manager of safety and accident prevention for Gulf General Atomic Inc., in San Diego from 1959 to 1969. Bonner was director of safety and loss prevention for Tenneco Inc., Houston, until his retirement in the late l980s. During his retirement, Bonner served as a private consultant, providing expert testimony in many legal cases related to toxic substances and other safety and health matters.

Among his professional accomplishments, Bonner served as ASSE President from 1972 to 1973. In 1976, he was named a Fellow, the Society's highest honor. In addition, Bonner was named the first Edgar Monsanto Queeny Safety Professional of the Year in 1980.

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