ASSE Author Releases New Edition of 'Out of the Box'

American Society of Safety Engineers' past-president and author Mark D. Hansen, P.E., CSP, CPE, provides readers with career guidance and tips for success in the update of his 2002 ASSE book titled Out of the Box: Skills for Developing Your Own Career Path. Hansen shares his experiences and lessons learned in new areas of responsibility, such as environmental, during the eight years since the book's initial publication.

In the book, Hansen shares his personal experiences through company mergers, acquisitions, and promotions, and offers insights about such subjects as how to negotiate a salary, build visibility, and make the most of a performance review, providing tips for improving your likeability quotient and developing into an executive manager.

One of the main messages of the book is to think strategically about your career to facilitate maximum development and advancement. Hansen presents the importance of developing and reviewing a career "5-year plan" to incorporate learning new skills and assessing the skills needed to advance at the rate and to the level a person desires.

Hansen has more than 28 years of experience in safety and environmental management. In addition to his many professional accomplishments, He has authored more than 150 peer-reviewed journal articles in Occupational Health & Safety and other SH&E publications. He received the Edgar-Queeny Monsanto Safety Professional of the Year award for 1992-1993 and also was awarded the ASSE Culbertson Outstanding Volunteer Service Award in 1991-1992.

Out of the Box is available in print, as well as electronically in Mobipocket eBook and Adobe digital editions. For more information or to order a copy, visit In addition, Hansen will be holding a book signing in the ASSE Expo booth on Monday, June 14, in Baltimore.

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