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What is NAOSH Week?

Posted: May 01, 2017

The American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) the Canadian Society of Safety Engineering (CSSE) and the Interdisciplinary Association of Occupational Health and Hygiene of Mexico, Civil Association (AISOHMEX) join together to celebrate North American Occupational Safety and Health Week, or NAOSH Week, every year during the first full week of May to raise awareness about occupational safety, health and the environment.  This year NAOSH week will be held from May 7-13.

Proposed ASSE Dues Increase – Frequently Asked Questions

Posted: Apr 17, 2017

ASSE is proposing a dues increase that will be voted on at the House of Delegates meeting on June 19th.  Please review the below information and let your delegates know your thoughts/comments/concerns.  Your delegates are your current chapter president and current chapter president-elect (emails can be found on the Officer page).

Why is an increase necessary now? The Finance Committee regularly reviews ASSE’s financial situation.  Based on this review, the Committee judged that an increase is needed.  The Finance Committee and the Board of Directors are both very sensitive to membership’s need to keep dues as low as possible.  As a result, they look to grow non-dues revenue and control expenses before asking membership for a dues increase.

ASSE Name Change/ Brand Change?

Posted: Apr 17, 2017

Why a brand initiative? Last March the ASSE Board of Directors approved an initiative to review our brand. We wanted to understand the strengths and perceptions of the Society, our name, logo and messaging (how we talk about ourselves to the world). The goals were to align our brand to our future success to grow our voice in the profession, educational offerings, standards development and member communities while strengthening member relationships and increasing relevance among business leaders, young professionals and our global audience.

2017-2018 Chapter Secretary Ballot

Posted: Apr 17, 2017

Next week, we will be voting for the 2017-2018 Secretary.  Jake Boulware is a candidate for this position for the 2017-2018 year.  Please see Jake’s information below and keep an eye out for our chapter election ballot in your inbox next week.

EDUCATION: University of Wisconsin-Whitewater: Bachelor of Science in Occupational Health and Safety; Emphasis in Construction and Ergonomics

CERTIFICATIONS: OSHA 500 , OSHA 30 Hour in General Industry Safety & Health, and Construction. First Aid, CPR & AED Certified. Certified Asbestos Inspector, and Certified Rigging Instructor.

WORK EXPERIENCE:

Total Mechanical, Inc. (Safety Director) November 2012-Present

MEJATC (Safety Trainer) June, 2015 – Present – Teach OSHA 30 along with other safety and health topics for the Local 494.

Platt Construction Co (Construction Safety Specialist) May 2011-November 2012

CESA 10 (Environmental Technician) December 2010-May 2011

VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIES: Coach youth speed skaters for the Badger Speed Skating Club of Milwaukee. Boys basketball coach. Pius XI assistant girls golf coach.

Elections, Elections, More Elections

Posted: Mar 14, 2017

Did you know that society elections are currently underway?  You should have received information on the process and your ballot as of March 1st.  This year we will be electing a new Region V Vice-President, the Senior VP (who ascends to the role of President-elect and President), a VP of Professional Affairs, a VP of Region Affairs, and several Assistant Administrators for Practice Specialties.  Please take some time now to be an informed voter and review the candidates information at www.asse.org/elections.  Every vote counts!