Thank you for visiting the American Society of Safety Professionals’ (ASSP) Region III website. Region III includes the great states of Texas, Oklahoma, and Arkansas.

We welcome you to explore our website for more information, connect with us on social media, and consider volunteering within your local Chapter Region III Chapters – ASSP Region III to make the most out of your ASSP Membership.

Please let me or any of our Regional Leadership Team know if you have any questions and/or comments about ASSP and/or Region III.

We look forward to welcoming you into our ASSP Region III Community!


Matthew F. Herron, MS, PE, CSP, CPE
ASSP Region III Vice President

Region III Achieves Platinum – AGAIN!

For the SECOND time in ASSP History, Region III is once more an ALL PLATINUM REGION!!! All Region III Chapters achieved Platinum Status in 2022/2023, and they’ve done it again for the 2023/2024 cycle! 


Region III Chapter Celebrations

Region III Chapters celebrated both old and new officers this past June! We are so thankful for our volunteer leaders and look forward to a new ASSP year in July!

ASSP Names 2024 Outstanding Safety Educator

Leslie Rex Stockel, a widely respected educator in the occupational safety and health field and member of the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) for 35 years, is the Society’s 2024 William E. Tarrants Outstanding Safety Educator. Stockel, Ph.D., CSP, SMS, is an associate professor of professional practice at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, OK. She also is faculty advisor for the university’s student section of ASSP’s Oklahoma City Chapter, actively recruiting students to pursue degrees in occupational safety and health.

Stockel’s teaching philosophy models a professional career environment, holding students to high standards. She uses her vast network to enhance the learning experience through guest lectures and field trips to industrial operations such as power plants, manufacturing facilities and construction sites. As a result, her students develop critical understanding and competencies that are fundamental to a successful safety and health career.

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