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.

Medina Receives Diversity Award

Rixio E. Medina, CSP, received ASSE’s Diversity in the Safety, Health and Environmental Profession Award during Safety 2009 in San Antonio, TX. The award recognizes a member for supporting diversity initiatives and Society membership. Medina was recognized for his work in the community, at work and through ASSE. He established the Hispanics in Safety Scholarship through the ASSE Foundation, helped develop the Diversity Committee Scholarship, and has represented ASSE at international events in Mexico, Nicaragua, Honduras, Belize and Guatemala. Medina also advised safety professionals in Ecuador during the formation of ASSE’s Ecuador Section.

“Rixio has been a mentor to others and has provided financial assistance to help students and other members complete their education, improve their technical competencies and achieve professional certification,” said 2008-09 ASSE President Warren Brown during the awards presentation ceremony.