ASSE Board OKs Ergonomics Practice Specialty

The board also began the yearlong centennial celebration by approving the Philippines Chapter's charter and recognizing COHN as an accredited certification for ASSE's professional membership category.

The centennial celebration of the American Society of Safety Engineers has begun. ASSE will be 100 years old on Oct. 14, 2011, and the ASSE board of directors kicked off a year of activities at the annual Leadership Conference by approving an Ergonomics Practice Specialty. The board also approved the Philippines Chapter's charter; recognized COHN, Certified Occupational Health Nurse, as an accredited certification for ASSE's professional membership category; and approved a Memorandum of Understanding between the Nigerian Institute of Safety Professionals and ASSE that will be signed soon.

"I remember a few years ago when I was the administrator of the construction practice specialty, there were only about seven practice specialties, or divisions as they were called," ASSE President Darryl C. Hill, Ph.D., CSP, said during the meeting. "Now we have 17. This is truly a testament that the profession and ASSE is growing. It also shows that our ASSE members are very much committed to learning more and sharing information about their profession."

The Ergonomics Practice Specialty was launched three years ago as a PS Branch and has grown quickly. It has sponsored six concurrent sessions at the society's annual conference.

Besides COHN, these 11 designations are eligible for professional membership: Professional Engineer (PE), Certified Safety Professional (CSP), Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH), Certified Occupational Health Nurse-Specialist (COHN-S), Certified Health Physicist (CHP), Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM), Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP), Certified Professional Environmental Auditor (CPEA), Certified Fire Protection Specialist (CFPS), IOSH Chartered Member (CMIOSH), and IOSH Chartered Fellow (CFIOSH).

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