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.

ASSE Awards Standards Medal to Marletta

The Thomas F. Bresnahan Safety, Health and Environment Standards Medal is presented annually to an ASSE member who is active in the development of voluntary national consensus standards. This year’s recipient is William Marletta, Ph.D., CSP, a safety consultant in West Islip, NY, and a professional member of the Long Island Chapter.

Marletta is an active member of several ASSE and ASTM standards committees and he helped to reinvigorate the ASTM F13 committee over the last 20 years. He has collaborated with several universities and national associations on research projects to advance slip-resistance safety standards, and he has spent the last 4 years as chair of the task group that is redeveloping ASTM F13 Safety Standard F802, Guideline for the Selection of Footwear When Considering Traction.

Marletta also worked with OSHA to establish criteria for the slip resistance of steel and decking in construction and with NFPA to develop a slip performance standard for NFPA Committee 1901 on Fire Trucks. He is an ASTM Fellow and a past recipient of ASTM’s Award of Merit, ASSE’s Edgar Monsanto Queeny Safety Professional of the Year Award and the Long Island Chapter Safety Professional of the Year Award.

The Standards Medal is named in honor of Thomas F. Bresnahan, an ASSE Fellow and retired staff member who reinvigorated the ASSE standards development program.