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Safety Profession in these Economic Times San Francisco PDC—2/18/09 American Society of Safety Engineers www.ASSE.org Warren K. Brown, CSP, ARM, CSHM President Discussion Points American Society of Safety Engineers Challenges Safety and good corporate governance
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American Society of Safety Engineers
Warren K. Brown, CSP, ARM, CSHM
1914 the USCI name changed to American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE)
25 March 1911
146 female garment workers died
October 14, 1911
in New York City
of Casualty Inspectors
(USCI) with 62 members.
At the time of the fire the
factory fire exit doors
…the doors that were
not locked only
and were effectively held
shut by the
onrush of workers trying to
escape the fire.
….the only safety
measures available for
the workers were
27 buckets of water.
…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
ASSE is a global member-driven society
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.
* Promotes occupational safety and health in the court of public opinion – works to increase awareness and educate publics worldwide
- The safety of our employees, neighbors, customers, consumers and all others affected by our business activities, as well as protection of the environment, have priority in all our activities.
Occupational safety and health
- For instance -- factories shall comply with all applicable laws and regulations regarding working conditions and shall provide workers with a safe and healthy environment.
Areas in which performance fell below expectations:
Business And Strategy
Areas of Technical Safety Expertise
- Listening skills
- Resolving conflict
- Team building
- Understanding change management principles
So How Can “I” Maximize The
Value of “My” Membership?
Maybe a better question to ask is…
You joined ASSE with some particulardesires 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.
Review Committees, Requirements, Expectations, etc.
An Every Day Hero
You do make a difference in the world and with ASSE