ASSP Society Update


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  • ASSP House of Delegates Approves Bylaws Changes

    Nov 01, 2018
    Our House of Delegates recently voted to approve several changes to the Society bylaws, including changing the title of executive director to chief executive officer.
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    OSH Community Mourns Loss of John Hodges

    Nov 01, 2018
    The OSH community recently lost a great advocate. John E. Hodges, a former BCSP board president and professional member of ASSP’s Gold Coast Chapter, passed away Oct. 4, 2018.
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    Volunteer Leaders Attend ASSP’s Leadership Conference

    Nov 01, 2018
    More than 240 ASSP volunteer leaders representing practice specialties, common interest groups and chapters visited the Chicagoland area for the Society’s annual Leadership Conference. If you are considering getting more involved with your ASSP community, there are many opportunities to help.
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    Explore the Seminarfest Blog

    Nov 01, 2018
    Our Seminarfest blog provides insight on OSH topics such as how to make a CFO-proof case for safety training, total worker health, determining whether earning a safety certification or certificate is right for you, and communicating risks to decision makers.
  • ASSP Members Receive NSC Distinguished Service to Safety Award

    Nov 01, 2018
    ASSP members Tim Page-Bottorff, CSP, CET, and SMSgt B. Leubinka Romero were honored with the 2018 National Safety Council Distinguished Service to Safety Award.
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    Apply for a Foundation Scholarship or Grant

    Nov 01, 2018
    Applications for ASSP Foundation scholarships and grants are accepted online through Dec. 1, 2018. In a recent video, Jesus Lozano, a 2018 UPS Diversity Scholarship recipient, shares what the award and the ASSP Foundation mean to him.
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    ASSP’s Fernando Benalcazar Named Ecuador's Vice-Minister of Mines

    Nov 01, 2018
    ASSP member Fernando Benalcazar has been named Vice-Minister of Mines of Ecuador. Benalcazar is a founder and professional member of ASSP’s Ecuador Section.
  • ASSP Members Recognized as NSC Rising Stars of Safety

    Nov 01, 2018
    Twelve ASSP members have been recognized as Rising Stars of Safety by National Safety Council. The program recognizes safety leaders under age 40 who are dedicated to providing safety leadership in their organizations.
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    Timothy Hicks to Represent ASSP on CAOHC Council

    Nov 01, 2018
    Timothy Hicks has been appointed to represent ASSP on the Council for Accreditation in Occupational Hearing Conservation (CAOHC).

    Chicagoland Safety, Health and Environmental Conference Fosters Learning

    Nov 01, 2018
    Attendees at the Chicagoland Safety, Health and Environmental Conference, hosted at the Northern Illinois University Naperville campus on September 17-20, experienced many learning opportunities in the OSH field.
  • ASSP’s Linda Martin Honored With Marion Martin Award

    Nov 01, 2018
    Linda F. Martin received National Safety Council’s Marion Martin Award. The annual award recognizes an outstanding woman in the safety profession who has achieved professional excellence in her area of specialty and helped pave the way to success for other women in the profession.
  • Cory Worden Honored With AOHP Executive Board Extraordinary Services Award

    Nov 01, 2018
    ASSP member Cory Worden, M.S., CSP, CSHM, CHSP, ARM, REM, CESCO, was honored with the 2018 Association of Occupational Health Professionals in Healthcare (AOHP) Executive Board Extraordinary Services Award.
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    OSH Generations: Pat, Iris & Brian McCon

    Nov 01, 2018
    OSH Generations is about family and the safety profession. Many OSH professionals have parents or children who are also in the profession. Here are the stories of Pat McCon, CSP, CHMM, CFPS, Iris McCon, COHN, and Brian McCon, members of our Northern Ohio Chapter.
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    You’re Invited: Practice Specialty Virtual Meetings

    Nov 01, 2018
    ASSP’s practice specialties and common interest groups regularly host virtual meetings and open calls, which are open to all ASSP members and nonmembers. These events provide educational discussions for participants, as well as explain the importance of the practice specialties and common interest group communities.
  • J.A. Rodriguez Elected Chair of VPPPA

    Oct 01, 2018
    We recently spoke with J.A. Rodriguez about his new role as chair of VPPPA and how his involvement with ASSP can spark collaboration.

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