Being selected Society Fellow is a distinct honor-the highest that a professional member of ASSE can earn. 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 106th Fellow, Joel N. Tietjens, CSP, CSHM. He received the Fellow medallion during an induction ceremony at Safety 2006 in Seattle, WA.
Edwin P. Granberry Jr., FAIC, CES, DBCFE, received the President’s Award from 2005-06 President Jack Dobson for his outstanding service to the Society and its mission. The award is presented for a singular achievement, but can recognize dedication to a series of issues that bring national exposure to ASSE and its mission.
ASSE has awarded the 2006 national Edgar Monsanto Queeny Safety Professional of the Year (SPY) Award to Keith Vidal, P.E., of St. Louis, MO. Vidal, a past Region V SPY winner, was recognized at ASSE’s Safety 2006 in June. The award pays tribute to an ASSE member whose accomplishments have advanced the safety profession.
Eight ASSE members were recognized for their outstanding volunteer efforts for the Society and the SH&E profession. The Charles V. Culbertson Outstanding Volunteer Service Award recognizes individual accomplishments at the national level—both to reward these special efforts and to encourage others to establish higher personal goals in Society activity. This year’s award recipients are: Gary Erisman, Ph.D., CSP; E. Rush Barnett, CSP, CIH; Warren K. Brown, CSP, ARM, CSHM; Michael E. Neason; Richard C. Nugent, CSP; E.L. “ Brownie” Petersen , CSHM; Kathy Seabrook, CSP, RSP; and John Spath, CSP. The awards were presented during Safety 2006 in Seattle.
The Texas Safety Foundation (TSF) recently contributed $100,000 to the ASSE Foundation—the largest one-time gift ever received. “ This donation will enable the Foundation to award $4,000 each year in perpetuity,” says ASSE Foundation Chair Kennith D. Brock, CSP. “These awards will fund scholarships for students pursuing degrees in safety and health and professional development grants for ASSE members wishing to advance their professional credentials.” 2001-02 ASSE President M.E. “Eddie” Greer, a TSF trustee, presented the donation during ASSE’s annual House of Delegates meeting. Formed in 1964 to advance safety and health education and research within the state of Texas, TSF supports projects such as the Texas Youth Safety Program, National Safe Kids Campaign and safety-related portions of Texas’s 4-H competition.
ASSE and OSHA formally extended their alliance for 2 years during Safety 2006 in Seattle, WA. Edwin G. Foulke Jr., Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health, and Jack Dobson, 2005-06 ASSE President, signed the renewal. While continuing to focus efforts on motor vehicle safety, ergonomic hazards and musculoskeletal disorders, both organizations will address safety issues that affect non-English speaking workers and young employees, and support the annual North American Occupational Safety and Health Week.
“Our decision to enter into this formal agreement with ASSE in December 2002 has proven to be the right choice to produce results in our fight for workplace safety and health,” said Foulke. “There is much more that we can achieve together. I look forward to the next 2 years of cooperation with this organization.”
ASSE officials announced that Safety 2006 has broken its attendance record set in 2004 in Las Vegas, NV. The conference boasted a total of 3,857 attendees from 33 countries. 2006 marked ASSE’s 45th annual PDC.
To help workplaces and communities be prepared during hurricane season, which continues through November, ASSE has added emergency preparation information to its website, including safety preparation tips, a disaster safety checklist, mold information and resources to assist businesses of all sizes before, during and after a disaster.
It really pays to be an ASSE member—just ask William Credicott (professional member, Permian Basin Chapter), Pamela A. Bealo (professional member, Granite State Chapter) and Katherine Hart (professional member, San Francisco Chapter). Each won a video iPod for joining or renewing during ASSE’s March Membership Drive.
Be sure to check out this year’s “Spill the Beans” Member-Get-a-Member recruitment program. Sponsor as many new, full ASSE members as you can before March 31, 2007, and you could win a trip for two to Hawaii (valued at $5,000). The top three recruiters will win cash prizes as well.
The latest additions to ASSE's Honor Roll.