Vol. 10, No. 7

Upcoming Events

Aug. 9 Audioconference—SH&E Management & Nanotechnology

Aug. 13 Math Review

Aug. 14-16 ASP Workshop

Aug. 14-16 Corporate Safety Management

Aug. 17-19 CSP Workshop

Aug. 20 Math Review

Aug. 21-23 ASP Workshop

Aug. 24-26 CSP Workshop

Aug. 30 Audioconference—Fall Arrest/Protection Systems for Construction & Demolition Operations

Top Stories

Outstanding Student Section Awarded to UMD

The University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) has received the 2006 Outstanding Student Section of the Year award. Cosponsored by ASSE and Mine Safety Appliances Co., the award recognizes and encourages the activities of established ASSE student sections and honors the section that makes the most significant contributions toward the advancement of excellence in safety education and research.

Section president Aubrey Gold accepted a plaque and $6,000 honorarium on behalf of UMD. The award designates $4,000 toward scholarships for at least two section members, as selected by the school. The award was presented at Safety 2006 in Seattle, WA.

2006 NAOSH Champions

Each of six ASSE members—Heather J. Earl, Gina Mayer-Costa, Jack Fearing, Michael McCullion, James “Skipper” Kendrick and Patricia A. Kagerer—has received a 2006 North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Champion Award. The award recognizes individual efforts to promote the annual NAOSH Week observance. NAOSH Week 2007 will be May 6-12.

Chapter of the Year Awards

The Society presented the ASSE Chapter of the Year Award to one chapter representing each of three categories: small, medium and large. The 2004-05 recipients are South Carolina Chapter (small); Triad Chapter (medium); and Greater Boston Chapter (large). The annual award recognizes the chapter’s efforts to promote a safe workplace and environment for its members and the community. Awards were presented at Safety 2006 in Seattle, WA.

Chapters are categorized by the number of members in each chapter or section; large have more than 350 members, medium have 201 to 349 members and small have fewer than 200 members. Winning chapters receive a $1,000 chapter contribution and a commemorative statuette.

ASSE Regions & Practice Specialties Name SPYs

Each year, each ASSE region and practice specialty honors an individual for his/her professional competency and outstanding contributions to the Society. The Society is proud to announce the 2005-06 Region and Practice Specialty Safety Professional of the Year (SPY) Award recipients. Winners were honored at Safety 2006 in Seattle, WA.

2006 Professional Paper Award Winners Recognized

Each year, ASSE’s Editorial Review Board selects the best original member-written articles published in Professional Safety, ASSE’s monthly journal. This year’s recipients are George D. “Don” Tolbert, CSP, first place; Thomas P. Rancour, CSP, CIH, second place; and Donald J. Garvey, CSP, CIH, third place. Each author received a commemorative plaque and honorarium. All ASSE-member-authored articles published in Professional Safety are eligible to receive a Professional Paper Award. Learn more about writing for the journal.

More News

Society Nominations & Elections Due Aug. 15

Mark your calendar—Society officer nominations are due Aug. 15 for the 2007 term. ASSE is accepting nominations for the following positions: Senior Vice President; Vice President, Professional Affairs, and Vice President, Professional Development.

Lawrence Family Donates Major Gift to ASSEF

Thomas Lawrence Jr., P.E., CSP, and his wife Diane, of St. Louis, MO, recently made a substantial donation—$10,000—to the ASSE Foundation. The contribution will be used to fund research that will benefit the SH&E profession. The Lawrences are particularly interested in research that helps define the value of the profession to business and society from both a leadership view and a technical view.

Lawrence is a professional member and past president of the Society’s St. Louis Chapter. He currently serves as Vice President of the Council on Professional Affairs and in 2000 was named an ASSE Fellow—the Society’s highest honor. Lawrence is a consultant with Risk Reliability & Safety Engineering LLC.

Technology Symposium: Nov. 16-17 in Scottsdale

Over the last few decades, technological innovation has changed the way companies do business—accelerating production and communication, expanding business operations and facilitating a global marketplace. Such an environment brings new challenges to firms and safety professionals. While technological advances improve our ability to reach farther, faster, how can you harness that technology to better protect workers, improve performance and reduce losses?

Join ASSE Nov. 16-17 in Scottsdale, AZ, for the Solutions in Safety Through Technology Symposium to learn how to implement technological solutions to improve safety in your workplace; identify successful uses of technology in other disciplines that have potential application to safety; operate software solutions to demonstrate the effectiveness of your safety effort; and build safety into the processes in your organization that use technology. Other topics will include web-based incident data collection, safety technology for construction, managing nanomaterials and in-vehicle safety technology. The symposium will also feature hands-on workshops to sample technological safety solutions, demonstrations of innovative solutions and a mini-expo of technology products and services.

Look for an informational brochure in the August 2006 issue of Professional Safety.

Earn CoCs by Writing for Professional Safety

Being published in Professional Safety will bring you professional recognition and personal satisfaction. But did you also know that it earns you continuance of certification (CoC) points? According to BCSP’s CoC Guide, publishing a safety-related paper or article of at least 1,500 words in a peer-reviewed journal—such as Professional Safety—earns the author 2 points (1 point if coauthored). Learn more about writing for the journal—it’s a great way to advance your career while contributing to the profession.

Hear What You Missed at Safety 2006

Whether you weren’t in Seattle for ASSE’s Safety 2006 conference or you missed a session you had hoped to attend, recordings of many presentations are available on audio CD.

Member News

Top Recruiters: Honor Roll

The latest additions to ASSE’s Honor Roll.

In Memoriam

The Society remembers the following members who passed away in recent months. Our thoughts are with their families, friends and colleagues.

Jesse Locke, Dallas, TX; 54 years of service
Martin A. Marino, Camarillo, CA; 38 years of service
James M. Mazzariello, Tujunga, CA; 42 years of service
Thomas J. Reilly, Fox Lake, IL; 49 years of service
James R. Roberts, San Antonio, TX; 40 years of service

Long Service

Members recognized for 25, 40 and 50 years of service to ASSE.