Another change that is significant is that the need for safety professionals has not decreased. Safety professionals are not only needing to implement new policies, but assure that safe practices are being practiced.
In a world where safety and health best practices are changing almost daily, it is even more important that we stay connected to each other as safety professionals. The Southern Oregon Chapter of the ASSP is still one of the best organizations for you to do this. Keep a close eye on our chapter website as we offer additional resources, meeting, and videos. While we may not be holding our annual safety conference this year, we are committed to provide you with a Safety Committee Academy learning opportunity that you can use to supplement safety committee member training. Look for that opportunity to be available in the fall.
David Hanson, CSP
President, ASSP – Southern Oregon Chapter
Senior Safety Management Consultant, SAIF Corporation
David has an expertise building dynamic safety teams and developing high-performing safety cultures. He spent 18 years at Timber Products Company as a Supervisor and Safety Coordinator and facilitated continued certification into Oregon OSHA's Voluntary Protection Program (VPP).