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American Society of Safety Engineers www. ASSE. org Mike W. Thompson, CSP Society President Michael. Thompson [email protected] com
Discussion Points Ø So What’s On Your Mind? Ø American Society of Safety Engineers Ø Challenges Ø North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week Ø So How Can I Maximize My Membership? Ø It’s all about Balance - Sage Advise
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American Society of Safety Engineers The world’s oldest organization… Since 1911 protecting people, property and the environment http: //www. ASSE. org 847 -699 -2929
Vision …be a global champion of the SH&E professional …a global leader of the profession …a premier resource …for those engaged in protecting people, property and the environment
STRUCTURED to DELIVER MEMBERS ® Sections 13 Practice Specialties and Branches Co. C Chapters House Of Delegates Areas Regions Co. PS Co. MRA Co. PA Board of Directors Co. PD (volunteer leaders)
ASSE – By The Numbers • 32, 000 members- located in 64 countries • 151 Chapters & 56 Sections • 65 Student Sections
Countries w/ Chapters and Sections United Kingdom United States Texas Egypt Kuwait Saudi Arabia Ecuador Nigeria Australia(Western) Approx. 32, 000 members
OKLAHOMA Oklahoma City Chapter • East Central University, Oklahoma Doug Weirick, Ph. D. Department Chair, Department of Environmental Health Science Ada, OK 74820 -6899 BS, Environmental Health Science • University of Oklahoma Health Science Center David L. Johnson, Ph. D. , CIH Chair Department of Occupational & Environmental Health Oklahoma City, OK 73190 MS, Industrial Hygiene Ph. D, Industrial Hygiene
OKLAHOMA Oklahoma City Chapter • University of Central Oklahoma Robin Lacy Chair Occupational Technology Education College of Education Edmond, OK 73034 -5209 BS, Industrial Safety
OKLAHOMA Tulsa Chapter • Northeastern State University Katy Ellis, CSP Instructor of Safety Department of Industry Tahlequah, OK 74464 -2399 BS, Safety Management • Oklahoma State University J. D. Brown, CSP Associate Professor Fire Protection and Safety Technology Department Stillwater Oklahoma 74078 BS, Engineering Technology- Fire Protection and Safety
Texas Southwest Chapter • Southeastern Oklahoma State University Wayne Jones, Ed. D Chair Dept. of Occupational Safety and Health Durant, OK 74701 -0609 BS, Occupational Safety & Health MS Occupational Safety & Health, Distance Learning (Approved by the State Regents)
The Survey Says…. • #1 Corporate Support Lacking, SH&E Professionals Contend • #2 the aging profession/workforce • #3 lack of resources • #4 (tie): + the need for more safety training + increase safety professionals' ability to market their value/improve their “enforcer image • #5 (tie: • + globalization without safety education • + not enough time or funds for professional development • #6 (three-way tie): • + outdated PELs • + shortage of SH&E college programs • + increased job demands/job burnout
Issues Confronting our Profession • Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability • Global Health and Pandemic Preparedness • Growing numbers of aging baby boomers- escalating retirement numbers • Recruitment and retention of educated and skilled workers • Escalating SH&E Regulations • Displaced workers and low morale • Increasing level of Immigrant Workers • Exporting of Manufacturing Jobs and Service Jobs
ASSE Foundation www. asse. org/foundation • ASSE Foundation 2007 Scholarship and Grant Program - Over $106 k Available • Applications due December 1, 2007 and award recipients will be announced on or around April 1, 2008
Leadership “ Making A Difference” The SH&E Professionals who are problem solvers, have multiple skills and demonstrate results woven into the organization’s financial goals will be viewed as valuable assets. 1
What Do “I” Get for My Dues? Maybe a better question to ask is… So How Can “I” Maximize The Value of “My” Membership? Get Involved!
ASSE Mission Statement ASSE is a global member-driven association • providing representation • promotion and support for those engaged in the profession and/or the practice of safety, health and environment in their efforts to protect people, property and the environment.
… Member-Driven Association … You joined ASSE with some particular desires and needs in mind. Have you thought about your personal return on your time investment into ASSE Leadership? Thousands of members benefit from their leadership experiences and new skill sets at the local, area, regional and society levels.
Skills You Will Learn Through Member Involvement – – – – Leadership skills Management skills Networking skills Presentation skills Time management skills Team working skills Meeting skills Project skills and more!
Chapter Involvement Opportunities • • • President Vice President/President-Elect Secretary Treasurer Delegate Executive Committee
Chapter Involvement - Other Committees/Positions • • Audit Awards & Honors Chapter Bylaws Foundation Activities Government Affairs Hospitality Strategic Planning • Membership • Newsletters • Professional Development • Public Relations • Co. PS Chapter Chair
Region/Area Level Opportunities • Regional Vice President & Regional Operating Committee • Area Director & Area Operating Committee • Deputy Regional Vice President • Secretary • Treasurer/Finance
Additional Region/Area Level Opportunities • Professional Development Conference Committees • Assistant Regional Vice President for: – – Committee on Practices & Standards Committee on Professional Development Committee on Professional Affairs Committee on Member & Chapter Affairs
Council on Professional Development • Co. PD Professional Member and Member – Responsible for Society programs related to professional development and communication of professional knowledge. Provides direction and oversight of resources for education, training and technical publications. – Professional Development Conference Planning Committee • Plan, develop and implement a quality educational conference – Symposia Task Forces • Plan, develop and implement a quality educational symposium
Council on Professional Development Professional Member and Member – Editorial Review Board • Provides documented peer review of all featured articles in the Professional Safety journal. – Technical Publications Advisory Committee • Provide technical reviews of all publishing proposals that have been submitted.
Council on Professional Affairs Professional Members • Co. PA • Planning organizing and managing resources to provide programs, procedures and operational support for the safety profession and professional safety practitioners. – Governmental Affairs Committee • Address safety, health and environmental legislative and regulatory activities that impact the safety, health and environmental profession.
Council on Professional Affairs Professional Members – Technical/Professional Recognition Committee • Oversee administration of existing awards and approval of new awards. Fellow, SPY and Outstanding Safety Educator award. – Educational Standards Committee • Promote the development and implementation of educational standards for post-secondary education. • ABET Program Evaluators – Qualified and trained members to conduct onsite accreditation reviews of college/university safety programs.
Council on Practices and Standards • Co. PS – Body of knowledge, technical recognition, technical periodicals, newsletters, safety standards, safety theory and methods, position statements on safety, safety research, training and education and Practice Specialty areas. – Standards Development Committee • Lead for Society participation in all aspects of standards development and to expand body of knowledge – ANSI Standards Development Committee • As secretariat for eight standards, ASSE has the committees to develop and maintain the standards. Membership type or ASSE membership not required.
Council on Practices and Standards – Body of Knowledge (Bo. K) Committee • Dissemination source of professional Bo. K information for ASSE’s efforts to enhance safety, health and environment. ASSE member and a member of at least one Practice Specialty.
Council on Practices and Standards § Practice Specialties §Networking, service and leadership opportunities. Technical and educational resource development. – – Academics Construction Consultants Engineering • Fire Protection – Environmental – Healthcare – Industrial Hygiene – International – Management • Hospitality • Manufacturing – Mining – Public Sector – Risk Management/Insurance • Transportation & Communications – Transportation • Oil & Gas • Safety Professionals and the Latino Work Force and Women in Safety Engineering common interest groups.
Council on Member and Region Affairs • Co. MRA (Regional Vice President & Senior Vice President) Professional Member • Oversee all Region, Area, Chapter, Section, Student Section and membership – Admissions Committee Professional Member • Maintain membership processing requirements, review certifications for Professional Membership – Diversity Committee Member/Professional Member • Society diversity initiatives – Leadership Conference Task Force Member/Prof Member. Current/Past Chapter Officer • Annual Leadership Conference planning
Council on Member and Region Affairs – Future Safety Leaders Conference Task Force Member/Prof. Member and Student Member • Annual Student Conference – Student Activities Task Force Member/Prof. Member and Student Member • Student Section activity, Outstanding Student Section Award – Global Task Force (temporary) • Forming plans for Global Region. International issues
Board of Directors Professional Members • • President (automatic succession) President-elect (automatic succession) Senior Vice President (elected) Vice President – Professional Development Vice President – Practices and Standards Vice President – Professional Affairs Vice President – Finance 8 – Vice President – Regions 1 -8 – Strategic management and operation of the Society
Board Standing Committees Professional Members Board members and at-large members • Bylaws Committee – Reviews amendments to Society Bylaws • Finance Committee – Review of audit, reserve investment, budgeting guidelines with strategic plan • Strategic Planning Committee – Maintain and update Strategic Plan manual and matrix.
Board Standing Committees Professional Members • Nominations and Elections Committee – Prepare slate of nominees for Society offices and set election procedures – Tellers Committee • Verifies election results • Professional Conduct Committee – Maintain Code of Ethics and “quality control and assurance”.
Board Standing Committees • Public Relations Committee – Provide strategic input based on subject matter expertise and public relations knowledge. Member/Prof. Member
Other Committees Professional Members • Credentials Committee – House of Delegates – Verify credentials at annual meeting • House of Delegates Minutes Committee – Review/approve minutes • Congress of Councils – Strategic discussions of Council and cross-council issues. Vice Presidents of Councils.
Show Your Interest Online • Go to www. asse. org/membership/leadership. Con nection. php Review Committees, Requirements, Expectations, etc. • Put your name in for interest in different committees. • Committees reviewed each spring
…and now some wisdom… sage advice for a happy professional career and personal life…. to succeed it takes balance
Maintain Balance • Spiritual • Family • Work • A. S. S. E.
Go and have fun in the meadows. . .
Avoid bad habits. . .
Always listen to good advice. . .
Always be alert and then wait. Perhaps what you're looking for, will find you. . .
Always be ready for any surprises in life. . .
Always look at where you're going. . .
Be determined in achieving your goals. . .
Don't let the situation confuse you. . .
Don't stop yourself from learning. . .
Always comb your hair. . .
. . most of all. . . SMILE!!!
and remember your reason for working safely
Leadership Mike W. Thompson, CSP ASSE President Michael. Thompson [email protected] com 281 -366 -4799