Vol. 9, No.5

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Society Names Fellows
Being selected Society Fellow is a distinct honor—the highest that a professional member of ASSE can receive. It reflects peer recognition of lifelong excellence in the SH&E field, honors dedication to advancing the profession and acknowledges significant contributions to the Society. ASSE is pleased to announce the 104th and 105th Fellows: Daniel E. Della-Giustina, Ph.D., and Mark D. Hansen, P.E., CSP, CPE . They will receive their medallions during a ceremony on June 14 during Safety 2005 in New Orleans.

Safety 2005 Is Almost Here – Don't Miss Out!
You still have time to register for the SH&E profession's premiere event–ASSE's annual Professional Development Conference and Exposition . Slated to run June 12-15 in New Orleans, this unique event features something for everyone. Don't let this opportunity pass you by. Check out the complete schedule and register online today.

Professional Safety Offers New Resources

Full issues of Professional Safety (Jan. 2005 to present) are now available in PDF format through ASSE's Members Only website. Each file contains interactive links to help you navigate through the file, as well as embedded links that will direct you to regulatory agencies and other sources, such as the journal's advertisers. From this site, you can also access PS Online, a searchable article archive covering January 2000 to present.
In addition to full-text access to articles, members can download free single-copy articles in PDF format and order bulk reprints.The journal also recently posted its first-ever online exclusive, “ Oklahoma City: How Far Have We Really Come in 10 Years? ” Written by well-known disaster response/recovery expert and long-time ASSE member Michael J. Fagel—who responded to both the Murrah Federal Building bombing and the 2001 World Trade Center attacks—the article examines whether the nation is really better prepared than it was the morning of April 19, 1995.

2005 Society Election Results
Your votes have been counted, and the results are official. The Society's 2005 election results are also reported in the May 2005 issue of Professional Safety.

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ASSE Publishes Latest Book by Dan Petersen
ASSE's new book, Measurement of Safety Performance by noted author and ASSE Fellow Dan Petersen, Ed.D., P.E., focuses on analyzing all levels of a corporation's safety performance in order to achieve a more realistic assessment. “Safety excellence only occurs when supervisors, managers and executives demonstrate their values through actions, and their credibility by asking hourly workers to improve the system,” Petersen says.In the book, Petersen recommends using multiple tactics to achieve thorough results from safety measurements, and cites perception surveys and audits as essential measures. He also explains how safety sampling of line managers can be used to measure the effectiveness of their safety activities before an accident, not after.Petersen has written many books for SH&E professionals, including Techniques of Safety Management–A Systems Approach and Safety Management: A Human Approach, also published by ASSE.

Nexsteps Expands
Nexsteps, ASSE's jobs website, has added three new job posting categories: 1) short-term contract jobs, which have a one-time posting fee of $50; 2) internships, which may be posted free of charge; and 3) college/university positions, which may also be posted free of charge. The site continues to offer free postings for entry-level jobs (those that require one year or less of experience) as well.

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.

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