Region III News

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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WISE Mentoring Program

The WISE Mentoring program successfully connects today’s most talented and experienced women mentors with rising and aspiring mentees. This pairing is designed to encourage and empower mentees to more effectively advance their careers through alignment with identified business objective, skill development, career option consideration, and network formation. All discussions are strictly confidential between the two parties. If you are an SH&E practitioner seeking to chart a successful career path or a seasoned pro eager to share experiences and insight, please visit the ASSP WISE website for more information.