Mery Sennett, M.S., M.A., president of Ideal Safety Communication, Inc., is a nationally recognized bilingual OSHA trainer/consultant. Mery is the bridge where safety and communication meet—delivering bilingual workplace safety and consulting (English/Spanish. She is an authorized Outreach OSHA Trainer for general industry with over 25 years of experience in Occupational Health and Safety. She has completed many classes toward a degree in management and organizational behavior, and other safety-related topics.
Mery has extensive experience working in manufacturing, service, and contract research and development environments. She has created and developed effective solutions to help businesses achieve workplace safety and health compliance. She has trained thousands of people of diverse backgrounds.
Mery is a professional member of the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP). She is active in the Three Rivers Chapter where she served as President, volunteers for community organizations, and received the Safety Professional of the Year (SPY) Award. She was the immediate past Administrator of Hispanic Safety Professionals—Common Interest Group (ASSP). She received ASSPs’ 2021 – 2022 Charles V. Culbertson Outstanding Volunteer Service Award.
She wants to continue her involvement with ASSP, collaborating with other ASSP members and encouraging the growth of chapters. Mery would like to share her passion for safety and for ASSP.
I believe that Area Director should support the Regional Vice President to fulfill ASSP’s vision. The Area Director assists the Regional Vice President in providing direction and support to chapter leaders within the area.
I have serve as a chapter president and an administrator for a CIG. At the present, I am an executive member at my chapter as well as an executive member at my CIG. I have enjoyed the time spent in the different leadership roles at the Society. These positions have sharpened my leadership, teamwork, communication, and problem-solving skills. It is wonderful to meet great leaders and to share the Society’s vision.
If I am elected Area Director, I would:
- Promote greater collaboration among the chapters
- Work with the region chapters to increase member engagement opportunities
- Provide support and encouragement to the leaders
- Share ASSP best practices with the chapters
- Help chapters discover and enhance their uniqueness and share their passion for safety
I value each opportunity I have had at ASSP and am filled with gratitude. ASSP has a great number of volunteers with a common vision. It would be an honor to serve as an Area Director for Region V, Area 1. Thank you for the opportunity.