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Josh Asiedu, M.S., CSP

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I AM A SAFETY PROFESSIONAL

"A safety professional is sometimes a mentor and a teacher. Not necessarily a boss, or some type of cop. It's somebody who's there to help others perform their job safely and make sure that they go home in a better condition than they came."

Josh Asiedu, M.S., CSP - HSE Coordinator | S&C Electric Company

 
Josh Asiedu

What does it mean to you to be a safety professional?

To me, a safety professional is sometimes a mentor to people, and sometimes a teacher. Not necessarily a boss, or some type of cop, or police. It’s somebody who's there to help and aide others to perform their job safely, but also make sure that they go home in a better condition than they actually came in. It’s to ensure that they have a safer mindset, and that they're prepared to go home and be with their family, but then come back the next day and feel like they've accomplished a lot.

 
 
 

What led you to a career in safety?

I was working on oil rigs for a couple of years out in the hot sun and decided that I wanted to go the safety route. I had seen that the safety personnel that I was mentored by, was helping people, and a lot of people looked up to him. Even though they didn't necessarily say that they did, they really did. So I got into safety, working in the oil field, and then after that I fell in love with it. From there, I went to another manufacturing company and from then on stuck with everything related to environmental health and safety.

What do you think about the new organizational name, ASSP?

I think American Society for Safety Engineers is a great name, but I think American Society for Safety Professionals really encompasses all the professionals that you get in the actual society. As ASSP we’re not excluding anybody but including everyone. I think it's a good change.

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