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.

James Jennings Named Safety Professional of the Year

Jennings accepts the SPY Award at Safety 2009.

Jennings currently serves as safety officer for the 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division in the U.S. Army. Most recently he was deployed to Bagram, Afghanistan, as a safety officer for a 1,200-man brigade providing logistics support for 30,000 military personnel deployed to combat in Afghanistan.
He received the Joint Service Achievement Medal for his production of the first Afghan language safety video in the history of Afghanistan. In 2005-06, he served as a safety officer with the 101st Sustainment Brigade for a 5,500-man brigade conducting logistics support operations in northern Iraq. In previous years, he served as a tactical safety manager at Fort Campbell, KY, and a deputy director for the U.S. Army Forces Command Safety Division at Fort McPherson, GA.

Jennings holds a B.S. in Engineering from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, NY, an M.A. in Humanities from California State University-Dominguez Hills, and is currently pursuing an M.B.A. at Tennessee Tech University. In 2007, he earned qualification as a U.S. Army Aviation Safety Officer.

A professional member of ASSE since 2003, Jennings has been a member of the Middle Tennessee and Georgia chapters. He is also a member of the Risk Management/Insurance Practice Specialty and its Training and Communications Branch. Jennings has given presentations at chapter- and society-level professional development conferences, as well as to the Department of Defense, on topics from safety in combat to U.S. Army risk management in Iraq. His article, “Human Factors Analysis: Applications in Combat Operations,” was published in the June 2008 issue of Professional Safety.