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ASSE was founded on October 14, 1911 in New York City as the United Society of Casualty Inspectors (USCI) with 62 members. 25 March 1911 146 female garment workers died At the time of the fire the factory fire exit doors were locked … the doors that were not locked only opened inwards 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. 1914 the USCI name changed to American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE)
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
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
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
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 Leadership “ Making A Difference”
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
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.