Vol. 14, No. 10

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
Seminars & Workshops
Reno, NV
October 19
Math Review
October 11-13
ASP Workshop
October 11-13
Corporate Safety Management
October 11-13
Safety Management I
October 14-15
Delivering a High-Performance Safety Management System
October 14-15
Safety Management II
October 14-16
CSP Workshop
San Antonio
October 31
Math Review
October 20
International Safety & Health
October 27
Utilizing ANSI B.11 for Machine Safeguarding Risk Assessment: Achieving Acceptable Risk
Virtual Symposium
October 19-21
Occupational Safety in the Healthcare Industry

NAOSH Week 2011 Kids' Poster Contest Underway

ASSE’s 9th Annual Safety-on-the-Job kids' poster contest is underway. Sponsor a child and get involved in NAOSH Week 2011. The poster contest runs through Feb. 14, 2011.

Top Recruiters: Honor Roll

The latest additions to ASSE’s Honor Roll.

In This Issue

Top Stories

Contribute to ASSE's Safety Through the Ages Exhibit at Safety 2011

During Safety 2011, slated to run June 12-15 in Chicago, attendees will have the opportunity to take a walk through time in the Safety Through the Ages exhibit. The exhibit will be a history hall featuring safety artifacts, photos and stories contributed by members, suppliers and others. It is a great opportunity to display and share your pieces of safety history.

To loan your item(s), complete the form and submit it by Feb. 11, 2011. ASSE will provide further details by April 15, 2011. Direct any questions to ASSE’s Bonnie Lipinski at (847) 768-3467.

ASSE President's Blog: Join the Discussion

In a recent post to the President’s Blog, Darryl C. Hill, Ph.D., CSP, discusses how ASSE is expanding its international influence through its global expansion plan. “The global economy and related trends are transforming how SH&E professionals must prepare,” Hill says. “We must develop new competencies and we must seek these new interconnections in order to exceed expectations in managing safety and health risks for global organizations.” Join in this and other conversations on the President’s Blog.

Virtual Symposium for Healthcare Professionals

Join healthcare colleagues from around the world during the Occupational Safety in the Healthcare Industry virtual symposium. Attend live webinars, view recordings of the sessions you missed, and network with peers and industry experts, all in a virtual environment. Scheduled for Oct. 19-21, 2010, the symposium will address the risks and hazards healthcare workers face every day and how to reduce injuries and maintain a safety working environment. NIOSH Administrator John Howard will deliver the keynote address.

More News

Don't Miss Out on ASSE's Upcoming Opportunities


What: Rethink Safety: A New View of Human Error and Workplace Safety
When: Nov. 4-5, 2010
Where: San Antonio, TX

Why: ASSE’s fall symposium aims to provide a new way to manage safety by examining human error. Todd Conklin, Ph.D., of Los Alamos National Laboratory, will discuss what is behind human performance and why SH&E professionals need to understand human error before they can improve safety.

What: SeminarFest 2011
When: Jan. 23-29, 2011
Where: Las Vegas, NV
Why: This week-long event provides participants with many networking opportunities and options to fulfill their continuing education needs. Choose from more than 50 seminars and earn up to 5.0 CEUs/COCs.

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What: Safety 2011
When: June 12-15, 2011
Where: Chicago
Why: Help celebrate ASSE’s 100th anniversary, learn from the successes of other professionals and organizations, take away examples and strategies, network with your peers and earn CEUs. With numerous educational opportunities, more than 400 exhibitors, technical and guest tours, and much more, this is the premiere SH&E event in 2011. Registration opens in mid-December.

Students: Submit Your Papers

You’ve read Professional Safety. Here’s your opportunity to be a part of it. ASSE is looking for students in safety degree programs to enter the student paper competition sponsored by the ASSE Editorial Review Board. Submit your paper along with a completed entry form, by Dec. 15, 2010. Participants will be eligible to win $500, attendance at Safety 2011 and a stipend of up to $600 for travel to the conference. The top-rated articles may also be considered for publication in the journal.

Use Safety Suitcase to Share the Profession

ASSE’s Safety Suitcase is an informational tool that members can use when visiting schools to talk about the SH&E profession. Designed to educate 4th through 6th grade students, the suitcase helps members reach out to kids when their ideas about careers and the future are forming, and introduce them to what SH&E professionals do to keep people safe at work. Learn more and find out who else is using the Safety Suitcase.

Chapter & Member News

Chapter Officers: 100th Anniversary Badges Now Available

ASSE is now offering 100th anniversary name badges for chapter officers. Badges are available in color or black and white, and include the special ASSE 100th anniversary logo, and room for the officer’s name and designations, office held and chapter name. To place an order or for more information, contact ASSE’s Shar Wyatt.

ASSE's Certificate Programs: Recent Recipients

ASSE’s Certificate in Safety Management program and the Executive Program in Safety Management are designed to help SH&E professionals gain critical knowledge, resources and skills to deliver quality safety programs in their organizations. Take a look at who has recently earned this important level of recognition in the field.