This past August, ASSE members made the historic decision to change the organization’s name to the American Society of Safety Professionals.
ASSE members voted to amend Society bylaws to reflect the new name. As a separately incorporated entity, our chapter needs to hold a separate chapter member vote to change the name in our bylaws, as well.
To learn more about these proposed changes:
We will hold a member vote on these proposed changes at an upcoming meeting of the chapter.
A Message from the President
Oct 16, 2017
Greetings Piedmont Chapter ASSE members! A new year is here and there has been much change within the Board over the last couple of years. Most recently with that of the departure of our elected 2017-18 Board President, Mary Jo Press, due to relocation in a new professional position. As president-elect, I will be assuming the role of Chapter president for the remainder of the year. I am a bit overwhelmed but promise to try my best in the new role. Also, I want to let you know that I am excited about the opportunity and hope to continue positively growing the Chapter and the field that other Board members have laid the foundation of for us in the region.
Sep 07, 2017
Ryan Wagner, CSP is originally from Lexington, Kentucky and is 26 years old. His dad is an electrician and a maintenance man and this is the reason why he got into the field of occupational safety. He went to school at Eastern Kentucky University where he received a bachelor’s degree in occupational safety and a minor concentration in fire and safety engineering technology. His parents did not attend college and he was the first one of three brothers to graduate from a university. While in school he took his first internship with Truland Systems in Washington DC where he worked on a number of large construction sites as a site safety officer including sites such as the FDA expansion. Upon returning to school he accepted a position with Eastern Kentucky University as an EHS Technician, Ryan remained in the position until he accepted his 2nd internship position with Toyota Motor Manufacturing which is where Ryan started his professional career in occupational safety as a safety specialist. After jump starting his career at Toyota and learning from an amazing company Ryan decided he wanted to pursue his lifelong dream of going to graduate school, so he accepted a position at Clemson University as the Safety Compliance Manger handling all things OSHA and began the process of applying to grad school. He was accepted into the MBA corporate program at Clemson and will begin studies this fall. At the age of 24 Ryan was able to sit and pass the CSP exam which had been a goal of his from the beginning of his occupational safety career. Ryan enjoys volunteering in the community and in the past he has volunteered in youth leagues as a baseball coach and with Toyota as an earth day leader rehabilitating cabins and state parks. The thing Ryan says he enjoys most about the profession is the ability to not only better the workplace for employees but also having the ability to touch every aspect of a company and constantly learn from his peers.
Establish a Safety Fund
Aug 10, 2015
Donors can establish a named academic scholarship or professional education grant fund through the ASSP Foundation. Scholarships and grants advance the safety profession and provide national recognition for the donor. The Foundation manages the administrative details of this program and works with the donor to provide qualified award recipients each year.