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ASSP President's Message

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    Evolving Our Profession

    Jun 01, 2021
    Deborah R. Roy, M.P.H., R.N., CSP, COHN-S, CIT, FASSP, FAAOHN, 2020-2021 ASSP President
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    In her final message, ASSP President Deb Roy reflects on the evolution of the safety profession. "We are making a difference and I am confident we will continue to do so!"
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    Leading Safety Forward

    May 01, 2021
    Deborah R. Roy, M.P.H., R.N., CSP, COHN-S, CIT, FASSP, FAAOHN, 2020-2021 ASSP President
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    ASSP President Deb Roy speaks about the importance of building leadership skills through volunteer roles. “Now is a great time to consider what else you would like to learn that might contribute to your development and career.”
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    Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

    Apr 01, 2021
    Deborah R. Roy, M.P.H., R.N., CSP, COHN-S, CIT, FASSP, FAAOHN, 2020-2021 ASSP President
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    ASSP President Deb Roy provides an update on the Society’s diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) work. “We are committed to DEI as an integral part of everything we do,” says Roy. “Let’s each commit to welcoming all members, making connections and respecting their experiences”
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    Building Toward Herd Immunity

    Mar 01, 2021
    Deborah R. Roy, M.P.H., R.N., CSP, COHN-S, CIT, FASSP, FAAOHN, 2020-2021 ASSP President
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    ASSP President Deb Roy discusses what we might expect from the next year as COVID-19 vaccines are distributed, and several variables that OSH professionals should consider. “Please keep demonstrating the resilience that has become our trademark during the pandemic,” Roy says. “And please continue to find effective ways to adapt as we move toward the end of the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.”
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    Rising to the Challenge

    Feb 01, 2021
    Deborah R. Roy, M.P.H., R.N., CSP, COHN-S, CIT, FASSP, FAAOHN, 2020-2021 ASSP President
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    ASSP President Deb Roy describes the amazing resilience shown by OSH professionals throughout the pandemic. “The pandemic has drained us all physically, emotionally and mentally. But we should be heartened by what we have accomplished during these trying times."
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    The State of Our Society

    Jan 01, 2021
    Deborah R. Roy, M.P.H., R.N., CSP, COHN-S, CIT, FASSP, FAAOHN, 2020-2021 ASSP President
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    ASSP President Deb Roy outlines the Society’s near-term goals and the many ways that members can stay connected to our community. “By staying connected and continuing to engage in our professional community, we will create a safer, stronger future.”
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    Reap the Value of Your Network

    Dec 01, 2020
    Deborah R. Roy, M.P.H., R.N., CSP, COHN-S, CIT, FASSP, FAAOHN, 2020-2021 ASSP President
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    ASSP President Deb Roy shares personal experiences of networking and encourages us to continue to make connections despite changes caused by COVID-19. "Our world is certainly different right now, but we can still realize the value of our network. Connect today and advance your career!"
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    Five Ways to Maximize Our Visibility

    Nov 01, 2020
    Deborah R. Roy, M.P.H., R.N., CSP, COHN-S, CIT, FASSP, FAAOHN, 2020-2021 ASSP President
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    ASSP President Deb Roy shares how OSH professionals have more visibility than ever before. "Let’s use this opportunity to evolve our role and transform the most challenging circumstance in our careers into a means to enhance our careers."
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    Embracing Total Worker Health

    Oct 01, 2020
    Deborah R. Roy, M.P.H., R.N., CSP, COHN-S, CIT, FASSP, FAAOHN, 2020-2021 ASSP President
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    ASSP President Deb Roy discusses how total worker health (TWH) is an opportunity for OSH professionals to make a lasting impact at their workplaces. "TWH is an opportunity for us to be more visible and to use a scientific approach to reduce risk, support leadership and protect employees."
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    Purposeful Action for Change

    Sep 01, 2020
    Deborah R. Roy, M.P.H., R.N., CSP, COHN-S, CIT, FASSP, FAAOHN, 2020-2021 ASSP President
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    ASSP President Deb Roy discusses the importance of diversity, equity and inclusion in our Society and industry. "As safety professionals who serve in every industry around the globe, we must find ways to amplify the voice of all workers, help to remove barriers of all kinds to safe work practices and reduce the risks to all workers in our care."
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    Stay the Course for Public Health

    Aug 03, 2020
    Deborah R. Roy, M.P.H., R.N., CSP, COHN-S, CIT, FASSP, FAAOHN, 2020-2021 ASSP President
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    ASSP President Deb Roy shares how OSH professionals have a unique opportunity to significantly impact the community of workers under their care.
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    Embracing Our More Visible Role

    Jul 01, 2020
    Deborah R. Roy, M.P.H., R.N., CSP, COHN-S, CIT, FASSP, FAAOHN, 2020-2021 ASSP President
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    2020-2021 ASSP President Deb Roy discusses the COVID-19 pandemic and how it has shaped the role of the OSH professional. "Creative, practical and industry-specific solutions will position us in a more visible role within our organizations than ever before."

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