Mr. Artman has been working in the Safety field full time since 2010, where in the United States Marine Corps, he was both Ground Safety Officer and Environmental Compliance Officer for his battalion. After his retirement in 2015, Mr. Artman pursued his formal degrees in Environmental Health and Safety, completing his schooling with a master’s degree in project management. After graduating, Mr. Artman began working as a Safety Professional with the United States Army. In this position, Mr. Artman has served as a Safety Specialist and Safety Manager for both active and reserve components of the Army. Mr. Artman recently deployed for one year to the middle east in order to assist Area Support Group-Jordan in establishing a functioning Safety Program. He has since returned from Jordan, continuing to work for the Army in Wisconsin.
Mr. Artman has been a member of the ASSP since 2015, when he joined as part of the Illinois State University Student Section. Since being with the ASSP, Mr. Artman has served on the Military Practice Specialty Advisory Committee, Nominations and Elections Committee and currently on the Technical/Professional Recognition Committee. He also is a member of the Illinois State University Safety Advisory Board.
The Military Practice Specialty is a group of professionals that is helping to drive real world changes within the Department of Defense’s management of their Safety Program. I would strive to continue the work of my predecessors and bring the Military Practice Specialty into the future of Safety. In the DOD, there are many efforts to find new methods, technologies, and resources to improve Safety. Utilizing the Military Practice Specialty and the ASSP, we professionals can interact and draw from a much larger pond of ideas. Continuing to collaborate with other communities and providing education and mentorship to any of the Military Practice Specialty members and the DOD is a top priority of mine. The ASSP has provided many good ideas that have already had impacts on DOD Safety Programs and overall risk reduction. The Military Practice Specialty population consists of member from all the branches of the Armed Services both active, reserve and retired. We all share a common goal of improving our foxholes and striving to keep ourselves safe and healthy. I will continue to utilize the Military Practice Specialty, the ASSP and the vast knowledge of occupational health and safety to keep promoting and bettering the safety culture within the DOD and share the importance of the ASSP as a professional organization.