Nathan H. Spencer, CSP, CIH, years ago spoke with a university professor that shared a passion for working in the Environmental, Safety and Health field. Nate left that conversation with stars in his eyes which ultimately led to him completing a Bachelor’s degree in the Industrial Hygiene program at Utah State University. Nate is a Certified Safety Professional and Certified Industrial Hygienist. He has worked in the EH&S profession for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for 18 years in the which he has provided services to management groups in a variety of workplaces including distribution, printing, agricultural, food processing, university, manufacturing and retail settings.
He is originally from the Salt Lake City area and has been an active participant in the local Utah Chapter and in Region 2. He is currently the Area B Area Director of Region 2 of the Society. Nate has been heavily involved in the student engagement effort for Region 2 students. Nate enjoys sharing his passion for the EH&S profession, the key role of ASSP, and keeping a balanced life. He and his wife Jodi are the happy parents of 3 children. The Spencer family enjoys sailing, snowshoeing, camping, backpacking, and sometimes snowshoeing camping backpacking trips together.
I am passionate about the EH&S profession and strongly feel that ASSP is the premiere organization that provides the support to those working in the Environmental, Safety and Health discipline. As the Region 2 Area B Director I plan to continue to work with the Area B Chapters and the region to emphasize the meaningful ways that ASSP has helped me, namely to:
- Provide meaningful engagement for incoming safety professionals. I feel we can provide a very meaningful service in assisting student members in their career trajectories.
- Provide real solutions to real problems through chapter and region engagement opportunities – including emerging issues.
- Promote professional comradery. There is a great strength that comes from meeting with people that share the same passions about the profession which in my experience has led me to meet some of the best people I know.
I feel that it is important to stay focused on meaningful work – providing meaningful services and opportunities to those who are ASSP members. I believe that the local chapters, the front lines of the ASSP, were never intended to be just a club, or a small cog of a nonprofit with aspirations of growing bigger just for ‘bigger’ sake. But rather, it is these local gatherings that provide the venues where the magic happens – providing real benefits to those in our profession. It is in these local units where we rally together to make the world a better place. It is the mantra of ‘Keeping it meaningful’ that will motivate me as I strive to support those providing service in each of the Area B Chapters.