Vol. 13, No. 8

As a benefit of your ASSE membership, Society Update highlights the latest Society news, activities, upcoming events and notable member achievements. Members are encouraged to submit news, announcements, questions or comments to Cathy Wegener.


Upcoming Events
August 2
Math Review
August 3-5
ASP Workshop
August 3-5
Corporate Safety Management
August 6-8
CSP Workshop
August 12
Webinar: Researching Predictive Analytics and Jobsite Safety: Key Findings
August 16
Math Review
August 17-19
ASP Workshop
August 20-22
CSP Workshop
August 26
Webinar: Risk Assessment and Hazard Control - Systems Safety and Process Safety

ASSE Election Nominations Deadline

The deadline for 2010 ASSE nominations is Aug. 15. The Society will be electing the senior vice president, vice president-finance, vice president-practices and standards, all even-numbered region vice presidents and select area directors. Members who wish to be considered for region vice president or area director must contact their regional nominations committee.



Did You Miss Safety 2009?

Eleven sessions from Safety 2009 will be available as webcast recordings. These webcasts include access to the slides, speaker audio and any videos that were part of the presentations. If you purchase all 11 sessions, you will be able to earn 1.0 CEU. For more information, contact Dan McNeill. In addition, audio recordings for most of the sessions are now available for purchase and download from Audio Visual Education Network.



Sponsor a New Member

Recruiting new ASSE members is a beneficial way to network and strengthen your professional association. Recruit new members by giving them an application or by having them apply online directly. Remember to ask your new recruits to enter your name in the sponsor blank to receive credit as the sponsor.

Jones Receives Outstanding Safety Educator Award

Wayne D. Jones, Ed.D., is chair/associate professor, Department of Occupational Safety and Health at Southeastern Oklahoma State University (SOSU). In addition, Jones advises more than 150 students in occupational safety and health each semester.

“Over the past 12 years, I have come to know Dr. Jones as an outstanding leader, educator and mentor,” says ASSE past president James “Skipper” Kendrick, CSP, who nominated Jones. “Under his leadership, a master’s degree program in occupational safety and health has been implemented at SOSU. In the years that I have been visiting the SOSU campus, the enrollment in the occupational safety and health program has grown from around 100 students to more than 400.”

Jones earned a joint Ed.D. in Curriculum, Research and Instruction from Texas A&M University-Commerce. He also holds an M.A. in Religious Education from South West Baptist Theological Seminary, an M.S. in Aviation Safety from Central Missouri State University, a B.S. in Business Administration and Safety Education from SOSU, and is a graduate of the Oklahoma State Municipal Police Academy.

An active ASSE professional member for more than 10 years, Jones is administrator of ASSE’s Academic Practice Specialty and is a professional member of the Southwest Chapter. He serves on the Board of Delegates, is a member of the Council on Practices and Standards, and also serves on the Future Safety Leaders Conference and Educational Standards committees. He served as chair of the Student Activities Task Force for 3 years.

In addition to volunteering with ASSE, Jones serves as president of the Faculty Senate at SOSU. The SOSU Faculty Senate honored Jones with both the Excellence in Teaching and the Excellence in Service awards. In 2002, he received the Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers Award.