Sept. 9 – Math Review
Sept. 10-12 – ASP Review
Sept. 10-12 – Safety Management I
Sept. 12-13 – Improving Fleet Safety: Transportation Symposium
Sept. 13-14 – Safety Management II
Sept. 13-15 – CSP Review
Sept. 19 – Safety in the Balance Webinar
Sept. 26 – Investigative Photography Webinar
|Murray State University ASSE Student Section officers (left to right, back row) Jonathan Scott, Justin Cherry, Dr. David Fender, Steve Ramage and Brad Jones. (Left to right, seated) Melissa Seay and Janelle DeCourcey.|
ASSE presented the Murray State University Student Section with the 2007 Outstanding Student Section award at Safety 2007, held in Orlando, FL. Janelle DeCourcey, Student Section President, accepted the award on behalf of the section. Cosponsored by Mine Safety Appliances Co. and ASSE, the award honors the section that makes the most significant contributions toward the advancement of excellence in safety education and research. Out of the 14 student sections that met the eligibility qualifications, the Murray State group was chosen for its dedication and contributions made throughout the year to improve and expand safety education.
|ASSE's 2007 President's Award recipient Jim Drzewiecki|
The President’s Award recognizes exceptional service to ASSE and is presented for a singular achievement by the current Society president. This year’s recipient is Jim Drzewiecki, ASSE’s director of finance. He was awarded by 2006-07 Society President Don Jones for his work in Society finances, strategic planning and IT conversion management.
Whether it be natural disasters, conflict within the workplace, pandemics or any other types of crises, managing the situation keeps everyone and everything as safe as possible. To help improve methods of crisis leadership, ASSE will host Crisis Management: The Safety Leadership Role Symposium on Nov. 15-16 in Houston, TX. Attendees can participate in more than 20 crisis management practice sessions, collaborate with peers during case studies and mock crises or attend a variety of sessions that will focus on: minimizing the impact of a crisis; facing challenges that arise from pandemics; communicating with the media during and after a crisis; and firsthand advice on how to improve crisis leadership from a BP investigation team member. In addition, participants will build a crisis management plan for their organization. This will include:
After attending, participants are expected to gain the skills to be able to guide their organization through crises, help develop a prevention plan, deliver communication during a crisis and identify the organization’s risk for a catastrophic event. For more information or to register for the symposium, contact ASSE Customer Service Department at (847) 699-2929.
More than 20 ASSE chapters have made monetary contributions to the ASSE Foundation (ASSEF) to support research and education in the SH&E field. The donations, which total nearly $53,000, will help fund professional development grants for ASSE members who are advancing in their profession and scholarships for students who are pursuing an SH&E degree.
In addition, the Greater Boston and Central Indiana Chapters donated to ASSEF for undergraduate and graduate scholarships. The Greater Boston Chapter, donating more than $36,000, increased its annual scholarship award from $1,000 to $2,000 and added another $1,000 scholarship that will be awarded annually. The Central Indiana Chapter donated $23,000 to fund its $1,000 annual award.
ASSE recently released the ANSI/ASSE A10.4 package, which covers Safety Requirements for Personnel Hoists and Employee Elevators. The package includes A10.4 standards dating back to the 1960s, which are still widely used across industry. “The standards package is important especially on the state level as some states still use the older versions,” says John Quackenbush, A10.4 subgroup chair. “The latest A10.4 standard is important because it addresses new technology.” For more information contact ASSE’s Customer Service Department at (847) 699-2929.
ASSE is a sponsor of WorkLife2007: Protecting and Promoting Worker Health, slated to run Sept. 10-11, 2007, in Bethesda, MD. This is the second symposium NIOSH has held to help advance the integration of workplace safety and health with personal wellness. Two ASSE members will be presenting: Jim Ramsay, Ph.D., CSP, Chair of ASSE's Education Standards Committee, will discuss barriers to change; and Thomas F. Cecich, CSP, CIH, Chair of ASSE's Government Affairs Committee, will conduct a pre-symposium workshop on making the business case for SH&E investments. ASSE members are encouraged to attend to learn, best practices and practical ways to integrate occupational safety protection and health promotion practices.
The 19th Annual Chicagoland Safety & Health Conference will be held Sept. 24-28 at Northern Illinois University-Naperville. The event will feature more than 45 SH&E sessions related to industrial hygiene, safety management, OSHA’s Voluntary Protection Programs (VPP), Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Programs (SHARP), construction safety, general industry safety and environmental safety. Keynote speakers include: Debra Zubaty, OSHA Columbus area director; Bob LoMastro, president of LoMastro & Associates Inc.; and Richard Hawk. The conference is sponsored by ASSE’s Northeastern Illinois, Three Rivers and Greater Chicago chapters, and the Chicago section of AIHA.
Slips, trips and falls (STF) continue to be a prevalent, costly and often hidden occupational injury. On Sept. 19, 2007, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. CDT, ASSE will present a live webinar by Robert Pater titled Safety in the Balance: Strategies and Skills for Preventing Slips, Trips and Falls. As a result of participating in this webinar, attendees should be able to:
The webinar includes access to an online recording of the session and a PowerPoint presentation. Registered attendees completing all requirements of the webinar are eligible for 0.15 CEU.