Vol. 11 No. 2

Top Stories

ASSE Audioconference to Examine ANSI Z-10

Occupational health and safety management systems will be the focus of the latest offering in ASSE’s technical audioconference series. On Wednesday, Feb. 14, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. CST, speaker Craig Schroll,president of Firecon, will review key requirements of ANSI/AIHA Z-10.1-2005. In addition, he will discuss how an organization can use the standard to minimize workplace incidents and maximize safety performance. The program is recognized for CoC credit by the Board of Certified Safety Professionals. The $ 75 registration fee includesrelated articles about the standard; the conference call presentation and PowerPoint; and a CD recording of the call.

Management Practice Specialty Publishes Z10 Newsletter

ASSE’s Management Practice Specialty has published a special edition of The Compass addressing ANSI/AIHA Z10. In addition to an article on the legal implications of the standard, the newsletter offers an article comparing management systems to specification standards and perspectives from ASSE members who have worked with the standard.

Don't Forget: Kid's Safety Poster Contest Deadline Is Feb. 14

Entries for ASSE's fifth annual Safety-on-the-Job kids' poster contest are being accepted until Feb. 14. Rules and entry forms are available on the NAOSH Week website. This year’s contest features five age groups (covering ages 5 to 14.) First-place winners in each group will receive $1,000 savings bonds, and their posters will be featured on the 2007 NAOSH Week poster. The posters will also be displayed during the NAOSH Week kick-off ceremony on May 7 in Washington, DC, and at ASSE’s Safety 2007 conference in Orlando, FL, in June.

ASSE Seeking Authors for Construction Safety Book

Planning for the second edition of ASSE’s best-selling Construction Safety Management and Engineering textbook is underway. The first edition has sold more than 1,700 copies. The team is currently seeking authors to help with the new edition. Special interest topics include diverse workforce issues; professional conduct and ethics; communicating with management; designing for construction safety; prejob/pretask planning; innovative training methods; crisis communications; and OSHA construction; partnership/VPP. If interested in contributing, contact project editor Darryl C. Hill, CSP, by Feb. 15.

More News

Liberty Mutual Renews Support for ASSE Foundation

Liberty Mutual Group recently donated $30,000 to the ASSE Foundation, continuing its long-term commitment to occupational safety and health research through support of the Liberty Mutual Research Fellowship Program. Fellows spend 4 to 6 weeks at the Liberty Mutual Research Institute for Safety in Hopkinton, MA, and receive a stipend to cover living expenses. In addition, they write an article on their research results for Professional Safety.

ASSE Seeking Poster Sessions for Safety 2007

As part of ASSE’s ongoing effort to stimulate interest in SH&E research, best practices and new program initiatives, the Society has issued a call for poster abstracts for presentation at Safety 2007, June 24–27, in Orlando, FL. The deadline for submissions is March 15.

CHMM Exam Study Guide Now Available

ASSE is offering the CHMM Examination Study Guide CD-ROM for practitioners preparing for the Institute of Hazardous Materials Management’s examination leading to the certified hazardous materials manager (CHMM) designation. Topics covered include management and scientific principles, relevant regulations, fire protection, PPE, toxicology and radiation. The guide also contains more than 600 review questions and answers, a quiz for each subject area and sample calculations.

You Might Want to Know . . .

  • There’s still time to register for ASSE’s Measuring Performance for Safety Success symposium, March 29-30 in Costa Mesa, CA.
  • Online registration is now open for Safety 2007. Look for the final brochure in your mailbox later this month.
  • ASSE is seeking speakers for Safety 2008, which will be held June 9-12 in Las Vegas, NV. Proposal packages are due July 31, 2007.
  • For every five new members you recruit to join ASSE, you earn a $25 American Express Gift Cheque. Even better, each time you sponsor a new full member before March 31, you’re entered into a drawing to win a trip for two to Hawaii or cash prizes.

Chapter & Member News

Gwen Boudreaux, Donaldsonville High School principal, and safety consultant Lance Roux.

Greater Baton Rouge Chapter Offers Expertise to Local Schools

ASSE’s Greater Baton Rouge Chapter is sharing its expertise with the Ascension Parish School Board Industrial Arts Department. The chapter is helping local schools identify and eliminate hazards students may face while taking shop courses.

Chapter member and safety consultant Lance Roux met recently with Donaldsonville High School Principal Gwen Boudreaux to tour the shop area. “We want to ensure that students are provided with the knowledge and protective equipment necessary to learn in the safest environment possible,” says Roux. Industrial Arts teacher Jeff Templet was also on hand to explain some safety precautions he instructs his students to take while working with hazardous equipment and chemicals. The chapter plans to visit other area high schools to offer insight on how to keep students safe.

Member's Company Receives Industry Award

ASSE member, Steve Burchesky

US Life Safety Inc. recently was named a 2006 Editor’s Choice Top Products Pick by Buildings magazine for its web-based emergency management service Life-Counts. Western Pennsylvania Chapter member Steve Burchesky, who is president of the Houston, PA, firm, designed the product.

ASSE Members Appointed to NFPA Committees

Two ASSE members were recently appointed to National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) committees.

Stephen Bennett, CSP, ARM, a member of the Greater Chicago Chapter, was appointed to the NFPA Technical Committee on Electrical Safety in the Workplace; he will represent ASSE. "It is important for SH&E professionals and ASSE to be active in organizations such as the NFPA, because the NFPA helps develop critical sets of protocols . . . to mitigate catastrophic injury in the workplace,” Bennett says. “I am very pleased to help represent ASSE in the development of these standards in coordination with NFPA."

H. Shane Ashby, CSP, a professional member of the Golden Circle Chapter, was appointed to the NFPA Technical Correlating Committee on Health Care Facilities; he will serve as an alternate representative for ASSE. “Serving on an NFPA technical committee is an opportunity to have influence in the development of the standards we are tasked to enforce. Input from safety practitioners working in the field ensures the standards are meaningful and have a positive impact on the safety of the environment,” Ashby states.

Top Recruiters: Honor Roll

The latest additions to ASSE's Honor Roll.