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Three Safety Experts Honored as ASSP Fellows

May 13, 2021

PARK RIDGE, IL — The American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP), the world’s oldest professional safety organization, is bestowing the honor of Fellow on three longtime members who have made significant contributions to the occupational safety and health profession. Timothy R. Fisher, Michael W. Hayslip and Carl W. Heinlein are the 2021 recipients of the Society’s highest honor.

“ASSP Fellows are leaders in safety and have played key roles in improving workplace environments as well as the profession itself,” said ASSP President Deborah Roy, M.P.H., RN, COHN-S, CSP, CIT, FASSP, FAAOHN. “The career accomplishments of Tim, Mike and Carl in helping to prevent injuries, illnesses and fatalities are a true inspiration.”

•  Timothy R. Fisher, CSP, CHMM, CPEA, CAE, ARM, STS, FASSP, is director of Standards Development and Technical Services at ASSP. He has made significant contributions to the Society as a staff member and volunteer during a professional career that spans more than 30 years. Fisher’s work on hundreds of national consensus standards has been vital in modernizing the occupational safety and health profession. His experience has led to valuable interactions with a diverse set of stakeholders and subject matter experts. Fisher is a recipient of the Air Force Achievement Medal and the Allstate Chairman’s Quality Award. He is also a two-time recipient of the ASSP President’s Award. Fisher has been an ASSP member since 1995.

•  Michael W. Hayslip, J.D., P.E., CSP, FASSP, is in-house legal counsel for Cleveland Construction Inc. and president and CEO of National Excavation and Safety Training Institute (NESTI), an international construction safety training and litigation support firm. His valuable contributions to ASSP and the occupational safety and health profession include serving on ASSP’s Board of Directors, Government Affairs Committee, ANSI/ASSP A10 Standards Committee and National Advisory Committee for Construction Safety and Health. Hayslip has authored highly circulated publications for the Construction Practice Specialty and his local chapter. He mentors and trains students and emerging professionals. He has been an ASSP member since 1995.

•  Carl W. Heinlein, ARM, CIT, CPEA, CRIS, CSHM, CSP, OHST, STSC, FAIHA, FASSP, is senior safety consultant at American Contractors Insurance Group. He is a well-regarded advocate for the occupational safety and health profession, contributing to workplace safety in the federal government, academia and the private sector. Heinlein has taught and lectured at the university level, served on academic program advisory committees, and served as president of the Board of Certified Safety Professionals and director-at-large with the Alliance of Hazardous Materials Professionals and ASSP. As a safety consultant, he develops training programs for major organizations, connecting professionals and influencing industry. Heinlein has been an ASSP member since 1993.

ASSP’s three new Fellows will be honored at a virtual awards ceremony this summer.

The honor of Fellow recognizes an ASSP member’s lifetime commitment to occupational safety and health. Nominees must have a history of major contributions to the profession for at least 15 years. To see the Society’s list of Fellows dating back more than 50 years, visit ASSP Fellow recipients.

About ASSP – Working together for a safer, stronger future
For more than 100 years, the American Society of Safety Professionals has been at the forefront of helping occupational safety and health professionals protect people and property. The nonprofit society is based in the Chicago suburb of Park Ridge. Its global membership of 36,000 professionals covers all industries, developing safety and health management plans that prevent injuries, illnesses and deaths. ASSP advances its members and the safety profession through education, advocacy, standards and a professional community. Its flagship publication, Professional Safety, is a longtime leader in the field. Visit and follow us on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

Media contact: Blaine Krage, 847.768.3416,
Herbert Bell
Congratulations to our ASSP Fellows!  Well deserved! 


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