August President’s Message

Where to grow? The Georgia Chapter has successfully established Sections in Northeast Georgia (Gwinnett Area) and Southwest Georgia (Albany/Brunswick/Valdosta). Where should we go next? Yes, I am asking you! Do you think it should be Southwest Atlanta (Peachtree City/Newnan)? There’s lots of industry there. Maybe it should be Northwest Georgia (Rome/Calhoun)? They also have lots of industry...

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President’s Message – The “C-Suite” and SH&E Professionals

The highest-level executives in most US Organizations are called “C-level” or part of the “C-Suite”. This reference is to the 3-letter initials starting with “C” and ending with “O”. The traditional three officers are Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Chief Operations Officer (COO), and Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Your organization’s senior...

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President’s Message – Students are Our Future

In September 2013 our Georgia Chapter launched our first sponsored ASSE Student Section at the University of Georgia.  Our chapter values the opportunity to help students launch their careers.  By engaging students during their school years, ASSE provides a framework to help them expand their knowledge, develop the competencies they need to thrive in the workplace and start on becoming valuable...

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December President’s Message

Employers call obesity a top health challenge. Do you agree? The Christmas cookies and candies are piling up in the break room, and it’s all pretty hard to resist!  It is not just holiday festive in December,  but many organization have open enrollment for healthcare benefits this time of year.  My organization’s health care costs that been passed on to me and have increased 17% over the...

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September President’s Message

September’s general meeting and speaker presentation will focus on Performance Based Safety Leadership.   Google the term “Safety Leadership” and you get 183,000,000 million hits. Leadership behavior is one of the most critical factors in the success of any safety initiative. Leaders significantly impact the organizational culture that drives performance through what they choose to focus...

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