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    Leading With Our CLEAR Values

    Feb 01, 2024
    James R. Thornton, CSP, CIH, FASSP, FAIHA, 2023-24 ASSP President and ASSP Foundation Chair
    • President's Message
    As members of ASSP and the OSH profession, living and leading with our CLEAR values demonstrates our commitment to each other, our work and ourselves.
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    Resolutions for the New Year

    Jan 01, 2024
    James R. Thornton, CSP, CIH, FASSP, FAIHA, 2023-24 ASSP President and ASSP Foundation Chair
    • President's Message
    I believe it is important that we look ourselves in the mirror not only to make sure we like what we see, but also to identify what we want to improve.
  • Sharing My Gratitude

    Dec 03, 2023
    James R. Thornton, CSP, CIH, FASSP, FAIHA, 2023-24 ASSP President and ASSP Foundation Chair
    • President's Message
    We all can be proud to be part of the community dedicated to protecting people, property and the environment. I know I am honored to stand with you as guardians of workplace safety. Together we are pursuing the vision that safety, health and well-being are inherent rights of all workers.
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    An ASSP Governance Update

    Nov 01, 2023
    James R. Thornton, CSP, CIH, FASSP, FAIHA, 2023-24 ASSP President and ASSP Foundation Chair
    • President's Message
    By strengthening and adapting our governance, we are creating a more responsive, accountable and member-centric organization. As we continue to evolve and fine-tune our governance, our aim remains clear: To better serve our valued members.
  • Remembering the Triangle Fire

    Oct 01, 2023
    James R. Thornton, CSP, CIH, FASSP, FAIHA, 2023-24 ASSP President and ASSP Foundation Chair
    • President's Message
    ASSP and the ASSP Foundation are proud to have supported the creation of the Triangle Fire Memorial. But it is all of us working together that can prevent tragedies like the Triangle fire from ever happening again.
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    Introducing Our New Strategic Plan

    Sep 01, 2023
    James R. Thornton, CSP, CIH, FASSP, FAIHA, 2023-24 ASSP President and ASSP Foundation Chair
    • President's Message
    ASSP's new strategic plan reinforces our unwavering commitment to our mission to be the community that protects people, property and the environment. It also highlights our vision as a leading voice of the OSH profession to cultivate a world where safety, health and well-being are inherent rights of every worker. It provides us with a road map for achieving continued excellence.
  • Embrace Lifelong Learning

    Aug 01, 2023
    James R. Thornton, CSP, CIH, FASSP, FAIHA, 2023-24 ASSP President and ASSP Foundation Chair
    • President's Message
    Embracing lifelong learning through ASSP and the ASSP Foundation, its charitable arm, can ensure that we remain at the forefront of our profession, safeguarding the well-being of workers and fostering an organizational culture that truly values workplace safety.
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    Giving Back Moves Us Forward

    Jul 01, 2023
    James R. Thornton, CSP, CIH, FASSP, FAIHA, 2023-24 ASSP President and ASSP Foundation Chair
    • President's Message
    Think about planting a small seed, watering it, then watching it become something larger and more wonderful. When we take the time to connect with others, share our stories, offer encouragement and provide support, we help each other grow and flourish in many ways.
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    Thank You for the Honor

    Jun 01, 2023
    Christine Sullivan, CSP, ARM, 2022-2023 ASSP President
    • President's Message
    I will continue to support, mentor and contribute to ensure that we remain focused on what we do best—keeping workers safe, healthy and well.
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    We Can Impact Worker Well-Being

    May 01, 2023
    Christine Sullivan, CSP, ARM, 2022-2023 ASSP President
    • President's Message
    We should strive not only to help workers return home in the same condition they arrived, but also to provide tools, resources and opportunities that help them return home in a better condition.
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    Are You Considering an OHSMS?

    Apr 01, 2023
    Christine Sullivan, CSP, ARM, 2022-2023 ASSP President
    • President's Message
    When a company implements an OHSMS effectively, it can increase its ability to minimize workplace risks and lower the costs of occupational injuries, illnesses and fatalities.
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    The Value of Volunteering With ASSP

    Mar 01, 2023
    Christine Sullivan, CSP, ARM, 2022-2023 ASSP President
    • President's Message
    We count on our volunteers to help us develop many of our programs and services. And, our volunteers provide insight about emerging trends affecting our industry. This sustained cycle of volunteerism is vital to the success of the Society, the advancement of the OSH profession and the continuous improvement of workplace safety.

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