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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Our Changing World and Your Georgia Chapter

Our world is clearly different than when I entered the profession 20 years ago.  Technology has changed how we operate, and the pace of change requires EHS Professionals to be more nimble and data-driven, and to plan and react faster.  I could not even image 10 years ago that I would send and respond to email messages on a daily basis from my cell phone.  “Social media”,  the terminology...

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