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

2022 Region III PDC

The 2022 Region III PDC was held at the San Antonio Riverwalk on August 28-31. The conference was one of the most sought after events in the region, hosting record breaking attendance with over 300 attendees! The three-day, action-packed event showcased over 35 exhibitors and featured three keynote speakers and 32 breakout sessions with four concurrent tracks, four workshops and numerous networking opportunities. 

Some our profession’s most outstanding, passionate and dedicated individuals were recognized and awarded for their excellence and service to the ASSP. Their advocacy and activism through ASSP contributed to the to best practices and cultural evolution of how to proactively address and prevent safety, health, industrial hygiene, ergonomic and environmental issues on a local and global scale. 

Thank you to the 300+ people that attended the 2022 Region III PDC! Thank you to all of the sponsors, exhibitors, and speakers that made the PDC a “must-attend” event and created conversations to move us to action. And lastly, thank you to the event planning committee, whose dedication to delivering an event to remember helped to create lasting memories.

Below are some of the event highlights! To view additional photos or headshots, visit https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1CQggA2HNyXk_C8CNbxA8FM9tGjx7KskV.

Elevating Member Voice

Brad Giles

Bradley D. Giles, P.E., CSP, STS, FASSP, GIOSH, 2021-2022
ASSP President Sep 01, 2021

As noted in my message last month, we have been talking with many members over the past few months about a proposal to change ASSP’s governance. I strongly encourage you to visit our governance web page at www.assp.org/governance to review our FAQs and other materials so that you can better understand the proposal, submit your questions and connect with your volunteer leaders before the House of Delegates votes on Tuesday, Sept. 28.

As we have listened to members during our engagement sessions, the feedback has primarily focused on two key issues:

  1. What are the business reasons to make this change?
  2. How can we ensure continued representation for our various member communities, including chapters, practice specialties, common interest groups, regions and councils while also creating opportunities for others to have a voice?
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45 days to Certification: Impossible to Possible

By Renee Witherspoon, CSP, CIH, CHMM, Region III ARVP Communication

Travis Lane, CSP, Fort Worth Chapter Treasurer achieves the Gold Standard in Safety. “Sometimes, fear brings wings to the feet.”

This past August, I had the opportunity to attend our Region III Regional Operating Committee (ROC) meeting in Oklahoma City.  One of the highlights of attending any ROC event is getting to meet and network with some of our great Region III leaders and share ideas.

One of the leaders I had the privilege to met was from our Fort Worth Chapter, current Chapter Treasurer, Travis Lane.  Travis has an amazing story about how he achieved his Certified Safety Professional (CSP) credential despite overwhelming circumstances.

Here’s his story…

On April 6, 2018, he opened and email from the Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP) stating that as of July 2, 2018 they were no longer going to accept his Associate’s Degree in Safety as meeting the minimum educational requirement to obtain the CSP. A bachelor’s degree would now be the standard.

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