2020-2021 ASSP President Deborah Roy, M.P.H., R.N., CSP, COHN-S, CIT, FASSP, FAAOHN, was recently featured on Dave Johnson's Wide World of Safety podcast. In the episode, Roy discusses her path to safety, the professional skills that helped her reach where she is today, people in her professional world who have influenced her, and how she has seen ASSP grow as an organization since becoming a member in 1993.
“My experience with ASSP has been the same as the evolution in safety,” Roy says. “Early on, as ASSP members started to broaden their viewpoint from only compliance, the organization did as well. From an educational, process and committee standpoint, the organization began evolving and changing what was offered to the membership.”
Roy also talks about the difference safety professionals have made for the companies they serve. “We know that the companies that support workers in a broader way actually do better financially,” she says. “For OSH professionals to look at this broader view of safety, and for ASSP to support that, is very important because it better supports the organizations and employees we work with.”
Listen to the episode here. You can also read ASSP’s profile on Roy in PSJ.