Region III News

ASSP Leadership Opportunity – Region III South Area Director

Our Region III South Area Director position is now open, this positions term will for one year (7.1.2022 to 6.30.2023) with the opportunity to run in the 2023 Society Elections for a full three-year term (7.1.2023 to 6.30.2026).

Holding a leadership position within the American Society of Safety Professionals gives you the opportunity to influence the Society’s direction and the safety profession’s future.  ASSP elected leaders can benefit from a vast professional network, leadership training opportunities, and access to insights on the latest safety trends and innovations. This can position you for new responsibilities at work and create new opportunities for career growth.

As an ASSP Member of Region III South Area, you are encouraged to consider submitting your nomination for the Region III, South Area Director position.   Show your interest by completing the nomination packet on the ASSP Regional Election Page by May 27, 2022.

If you have any questions, please let me know.

Ketha Molina
Permian Basin Chapter President
Region III
KethaMolina@Texas811.org
432.209.9482

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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