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    We Are All Safety Leaders

    Dec 01, 2016
    Tom Cecich, CSP, CIH, 2016-17 ASSE President
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    When a safety vacuum occurs in an organization, either something bad is going to happen or someone will rush to fill the void, for better or worse. OSH professionals are uniquely qualified to ensure that safety vacuums do not exist. Doing so requires leadership, and we must be clear that as OSH professionals we are all safety leaders.
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    Reimagining Education at ASSE

    Nov 01, 2016
    Tom Cecich, CSP, CIH, 2016-17 ASSE President
    • President's Message
    Earlier this year, ASSE’s board of directors identified professional development as one of the Society’s strategic initiatives. We adopted the theme of “reimagining education” as a means of implementing that strategy.
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    The Business of Safety

    Oct 01, 2016
    Tom Cecich, CSP, CIH, 2016-17 ASSE President
    • President's Message
    As OSH professionals, we talk about incident rates, reportable injuries and illnesses, workers’ compensation losses and similar metrics. Our language is often confusing to business managers and executives. Their language is finance (or dollars, for short). as part of a management team, we must communicate in the language that corporate leaders understand. We cannot expect senior management to communicate in our terms.
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    Sustainability: Why You Should Care

    Sep 01, 2016
    Tom Cecich, CSP, CIH, 2016-17 ASSE President
    • President's Message
    How do we get more companies to include the protection of their human capital in their sustainability efforts? ASSE began to address this issue in 2009, when it formed a task force to examine how companies address OSH in their sustainability initiatives. As OSH professionals, we must promote the value of occupational safety and health in the global workplace for current workers, as well as for future workers
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    It’s All About Risk

    Aug 01, 2016
    Tom Cecich, CSP, CIH, 2016-17 ASSE President
    • President's Message
    While regulatory standards will always be part of OSH programs, we deliver the greatest value to organizations and clients when we use our technical knowledge to identify and assess risks, then apply our business skills to develop and communicate effective solutions.
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    Meaningful Connections

    Jul 01, 2016
    Tom Cecich, CSP, CIH, 2016-17 ASSE President
    • President's Message
    ASSE's 2016-17 President Tom Cecich, CSP, CIH, shares his first message with ASSE members. His focus: making meaningful connections through ASSE.

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