Occupational safety and health professionals who have certifications make considerably higher salaries than those who don’t, according to a new survey conducted jointly by the American Society of Safety Engineers, The American Industrial Hygiene Association® (AIHA), the Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP), the American Board of Industrial Hygiene (ABIH), the Alliance of Hazardous Materials Professionals (AHMP), and the Institute of Hazardous Materials Management (IHMM).
The American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) is hosting a two-day Construction Safety Symposium featuring industry experts discussing the latest safety practices, innovation and risk management thinking from November 12-13, 2015 in New Orleans.
The winner of this year’s Council on Practices and Standards (COPS) Safety Professional of the year award is Thomas (Thom) Kramer, P.E., CSP Mr. Kramer is a safety consultant and structural engineer with more than 15 years of expertise. As a dually registered professional engineer and certified safety profession, he has spent much of his career consulting with clients on the investigation and renovation of facilities, which often required extensive and creative structural and safety modification.
The American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently renewed their alliance, signing a five-year agreement that will focus on construction safety, temporary workers and hazards within general industry.
The American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) has awarded four members, Richard King of Centennial, Colorado, George Pearson of Hockessin, Delaware, Bill Propes of Mesquite, Texas and R. Ronald Sokol of Friendswood, Texas, the Fellow Honor, its highest distinction, recognizing their lifetime of commitment to worker safety and their leadership in the occupational health and safety field.
National Transportation Safety Board Chairman Christopher Hart opened his speech at Safety 2015 by thanking the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) for supporting two important initiatives: changing the impaired driving limit from .08 to .05, and banning the use of personal electronic devices while driving.
EHS professionals can raise their profiles within their company by transforming themselves into what John McBride calls, safety business partners. “I’m not talking about a title,” said McBride, SPHR, of Consentium Search in Wesley Chapel, Florida. “We’re talking about a role, a level of participation.”
Can safety practitioners help combat corporate social responsibility? Should they? They can and they should through a new “servant leadership” role, according to Karen E. McDonnell, Ph.D., who is with the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health IOSH in the UK.
Determining why a worker decides to accept risk goes to the heart of behavior-based safety. Dave Fennell, CRSP of ExxonMobil said the brain’s risk assessment process works in three ways; Exposure (hazard recognition), Perception (knowing what impact a risk might have) and Decision (accepting, mitigating or rejection the risk).