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.

2009 NAOSH Champions

Charles E. Wigger Jr., CSP, of Evansville, IN, is safety director at Lamar Advertising Evansville. His company donated 10 billboards to promote NAOSH Week across the U.S. Wigger is a professional member of the Audubon Chapter.
Mary E. Winkler, CSP, of La Plata, MD, is safety director for the National Zoo, where one of the NAOSH Week events took place this year. Winkler, a professional member of the National Capital Chapter, helped organize many NAOSH Week events in Washington, DC.
Allan M. Yokoyama, CHST, OHST, STS, of Mililani, HI, organized and hosted an SH&E day in Honolulu to help promote NAOSH Week. He is a safety administrator at Albert C. Kobayashi Inc. and is a member of the Hawaii Chapter.
Robert A. Adams, of Wilsonville, OR, sponsored several children in the annual NAOSH Week Safety-on-the-Job kids' poster contest. Adams is safety manager at Coffee Creek Correctional Facility and is a member of the Columbia-Willamette Chapter.
Michael A. Messner, CSP, CFPS, of Edmond, OK, is a loss control consultant for Union Standard Insurance Co. In support of NAOSH Week, Messner secured a billboard and received several proclamations recognizing the week. He is a professional member of the Oklahoma City Chapter.

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Wesley W. Watkins, of Moses Lake, WA, has been a sponsor for children entering the Kid’s Safety Poster Contest for several years. He is health and safety coordinator for Genie Industries and is a member of the Inland Northwest Chapter.


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J. Anthony Blythe, CSP, of Bowie, MD, is safety director at W. A. Chester LLC and a professional member of the National Capital Chapter. He garnered several NAOSH Week proclamations and supported the NAOSH Week events in Washington, DC.

  The employees of Genie Industries, in Moses Lake, WA, were also recognized as NAOSH Champions for sending two poster contest winners to Washington, DC, for the NAOSH Week activities.