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ASSP President's Message

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    Creating a Diverse & Inclusive Society

    May 02, 2019
    Rixio Medina, CSP, CPP, 2018-19 ASSP President
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    ASSP President Rixio Medina discusses how our Society’s focus on diversity and inclusivity can enhance the free and open exchange of ideas to advance our profession.
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    The Military & the OSH Profession

    Apr 01, 2019
    Rixio Medina, CSP, CPP, 2018-19 ASSP President
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    ASSP President Rixio Medina describes how the skills and attributes found in military work align with the safety profession, and how it may be an ideal role for retiring military personnel.
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    Three Trends We Can Influence

    Mar 01, 2019
    Rixio Medina, CSP, CPP, 2018-19 ASSP President
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    ASSP President Rixio Medina takes a closer look at the impact that transportation incidents, substance abuse and acts of violence have on the workplace, and discusses opportunities to effect change. “By partnering with colleagues across our organizations, engaging our business leaders and involving our workers, we can reduce the devastation these issues cause in the workplace and beyond.”
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    Value of the Profession

    Jan 31, 2019
    Rixio Medina, CSP, CPP, 2018-19 ASSP President
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    ASSP President Rixio Medina explains how ASSP advocates for the OSH profession, and how these efforts aim to increase awareness and understanding of the business benefits of preventing occupational fatalities, injuries and illnesses.
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    The Value of Setting Goals

    Jan 07, 2019
    Rixio Medina, CSP, CPP, 2018-19 ASSP President
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    As 2019 begins, ASSP President Rixio Medina reflects on our accomplishments over past year and asks us to contemplate our personal and professional achievements and identify our goals for the future in our personal lives, workplace and professional community.
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    ​Let’s Engage Our Workers

    Dec 01, 2018
    Rixio Medina, CSP, CPP, 2018-19 ASSP President
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    ASSP President Rixio Medina encourages OSH professionals to partner with workers, those most familiar with workplace equipment and tasks, in implementing safety and health processes to create a meaningfully engaged workforce and better prevent occupational fatalities.
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    Keep Sharpening Your Saw

    Nov 01, 2018
    Rixio Medina, CSP, CPP, 2018-19 ASSP President
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    ASSP President Rixio Medina talks about how continuing education to improve your knowledge, skills, capabilities and awareness of relevant new developments is critical to professional practice.
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    All In on Consensus Standards

    Oct 02, 2018
    Rixio Medina, CSP, CPP, 2018-19 ASSP President
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    ASSP President Rixio Medina explains why standards development is one of the Society’s four strategic priorities. He outlines our goals with respect to voluntary consensus standards and explains the guiding principles behind ASSP’s standards development process: balance, fairness and transparency.
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    Get Behind Total Worker Health

    Sep 01, 2018
    By Rixio Medina, CSP, ASP, CPP, 2018-19 ASSP President
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    ASSP President Rixio Medina, CSP, CPP, shares insight on the benefits of approaching your workforce through a Total Worker Health lens as a way to best promote workers’ overall safety, health and well-being. "These programs benefit not only our employees and their families, but also our employers, our communities and the economy as a whole."
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    Our Profession. Our Place.

    Aug 01, 2018
    By Rixio Medina, CSP, ASP, CPP, 2018-19 ASSP President
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    ASSP President Rixio Medina, CSP, CPP, talks about the community OSH professionals find in ASSP. "We join ASSP to continuously improve our professional practice and to be part of a vibrant community of great people who develop great resources, all to ensure a safer, stronger future. We are stronger together and the value of our community increases with each new member we welcome."
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    Successes Point to Strong Future

    Jul 01, 2018
    By Rixio Medina, CSP, ASP, CPP, 2018-19 ASSP President
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    2018-19 ASSP President Rixio Medina, CSP, ASP, CPP, reviews some of the Society's recent successes and promises a continued focus on achieving the greatest possible results across our four strategic pillars: member communities, education, standards and advocacy.

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