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.

Foundation Appoints New Trustees & Federal Liaison

The ASSE Foundation has added three new trustees: Paul G. Specht, Ph.D., CSP; Bryan Hornik; and Kennith D. Brock, CSP. The Foundation also named a federal liaison from NIOSH, Nancy Stout, Ed.D. The trustees and federal liaison will serve a 3-year term, which began July 1, 2009.

Paul G. Specht, Ph.D., CSP, serves as professor in both the Occupational Safety & Environmental Health Program and the Center for Disaster Research & Education at Millersville (PA) University. In 2004, Specht was named ASSE Outstanding Safety Educator of the Year.

Bryan Hornik serves as general manager for Summit Training Source, where he oversees the day-to-day operations. Hornik is a member of the West Michigan Chapter and is also a part of the Safety Steering Committee for the Michigan Associated Builders and Contractors.

Senior partner for Strategic Safety Solutions LLC, Kennith D. Brock, CSP, served as ASSE Foundation chair from 2004 to 2007. Brock is a professional member of the Granite State Chapter, and is a member of the Consultants and Risk Management/Insurance practice specialties. This year, Brock received the ASSE Foundation Distinguished Service Award.

Nancy Stout, Ed.D., serves as director, division of safety research, for NIOSH/Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Stout earned an Ed.D. in Quantitative Methods, Department of Educational Psychology from West Virginia University.

While serving as trustees, Specht will serve as education chair and Hornik will focus on corporate fundraising. Brock will chair the Foundation’s golf committee and provide orientation for new members. Stout will serve as research chair.