ASSE Honors Ohio’s Kitty Hawk Chapter with Chapter of the Year Award
DES PLAINES, IL (May
4, 2012) – The American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) has recognized Ohio’s
Kitty Hawk Chapter with the Small Chapter of the Year Award in recognition
of its efforts to promote professional
development, communication and service to safety, health and environmental
(SH&E) professionals and ASSE members. The chapter was a co-winner with Region
I’s Midnight Sun Chapter based in Alaska.
With its membership numbers around 120, the Kitty Hawk Chapter is
located in ASSE’s Region VII, serving members in the Dayton, OH area. Their
official motto of “Small, But Mighty”, puts into context exactly how much this
chapter has accomplished in its 25 years of service to the SH&E profession.
In March, 2011, the Kitty Hawk Chapter, and its successful student
chapter, Wright State University (WSU), which recently celebrated its first
anniversary, sponsored a successful joint meeting for Ohio ASSE chapters at the
Ohio Safety Congress.
In addition, the chapter provides a list of employment websites on
their chapter web page and advertises job opportunities to its members. They
have also been host to resume review sessions and mock job interviews with
students from WSU to support them in their job searches.
Although the Kitty Hawk Chapter has a relatively smaller
membership, that does not take away from the depth of knowledge and commitment
to occupational safety and health its members possess. Six of its members
served as presenters at Safety 2011, ASSE’s annual Professional Development
Conference (PDC). In addition, in 2011 ASSE Past President and member Warren K.
Brown, CSP, ARM, CSHM was awarded the ASSE Society Fellow, the highest honor
granted by ASSE.
All chapters who wish to be considered for the chapter
of the year awards must be nominated by their ASSE Regional Vice President and
are chosen based on their activities, application and information provided to
the judging committee. To be nominated, all chapters must first earn a Chapter
Star. The Chapter Stars Recognition Program is intended to recognize chapters
that give their members superior service by providing quality programs designed
to advance the professional growth of their members, support the mission and
vision of ASSE and make a positive impact on the people, property and
environment in their community.
Founded in 1911, the Des Plaines, IL-based ASSE is the
oldest professional safety organization and is committed to protecting people,
property and the environment. Its more than 34,000 occupational safety, health
and environmental professional members lead, manage, supervise, research and
consult on safety, health, transportation and environmental issues in all
industries, government, labor, health care and education. For more information
please go to www.asse.org.