Tim Page-Bottorff, CSP, CET, began his career in safety 27 years ago as a marine in Operation Desert Storm, helping put out oil fires. After leaving the military, Tim became a full-time safety professional, eventually achieving the CSP designation. He has also received the prestigious Safety Professional of the Year (SPY) Award from various ASSP member communities four times and the coveted Society-level Edgar Monsanto Queeny SPY. He also received National Safety Council’s 2018 Distinguished Service to Safety Award in 2018.
Tim is ASSP's Region II Vice President, a member of the Council of Region Affairs and secretary of the Training and Communications Practice Speciality. In 1999, Tim became an independent health and safety consultant. His customers include Mosaic, Procter & Gamble, Land O’Lakes, Honda, the U.S. Marines, Nucor Steel and the City of Los Angeles. He is the owner of Total Safety Compliance and senior consultant with the SafeStart team.
Tim has been published in various magazines including Safety Decisions, ASSP's Professional Safety, VPPPA’s The Leader, and NSC's Safety+Health. He is also the author of “Safety Health and Security in Wastewater Systems,” published by the Water Environment Federation, and the author of the “Core of Four," a motivational book to improve performance, self-discipline and personal accountability.
Tim is a thought leader in the industry and his opinion and counsel are widely sought out.
It has always been a passion of mine to see colleagues, friends and volunteers I work with succeed in any endeavor they take part in. I truly believe that my own drive is fueled by their successes. My platform as a volunteer leader and as your vice president of ASSP's Council on Region Affairs is to help in ensuring that the volunteers we mentor succeed in our direct paths. We all will have many different professionals, young and old, cross our paths. Some will want to help out and some will want to take the same path we took to leadership. I believe we hold the key. I will work hard throughout my term to ensure that we develop, deliver and mentor all those who cross our paths to ensure the Society has its much-needed future leaders.
Working with the region vice presidents, I hope to achieve a true mentorship program, not only for volunteers, but also for those who need to hear our stories of how we became safety professionals. We have all had rough times in our past. On the other side of the coin, we have also had many successes. With your help, I hope to facilitate many of these amazing stories on how we got to be amazing safety professionals and deliver that through this platform.
Should I be elected, I will begin a new theme within my platform that will be a play on an old quote, “Ask not what your community can do for you, but what can you do for your community." We will focus on getting elevated engagement from our membership and defining what elevated engagement really means. At the chapter level, several members can be engaged at all levels of Society. Do you know what they do when they engage? Let’s find out together.