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Presidents Message – July 2017
Posted - Jul 17, 2017

Greetings Everyone!

I hope that everyone had a fun, relaxing, and safe 4th of July holiday!

As I reflect on what that day means to me, my thoughts instinctively converge onto the terms independence and freedom. As a Safety Professional, I cannot help but make the connection to OSHA’s General Duty Clause, which states that an employer is responsible for furnishing a place of employment which are free from recognized hazards that are causing or are likely to cause death or serious physical harm to [their] employees.

I am proud to be a Safety Professional who strongly believes in this call to duty for workplace freedom! Therefore, I am truly thankful to be a member of the American Society of Safety Engineers, whose mission is to provide resources and support to all of its members making a positive difference in progressing and maintaining safe and healthy working environments in their organizations!

As the incoming Chapter President, I want emphasize that our Chapter Officers are already working diligently this year to provide you, our members, with more resources to become better Safety Professionals.

These are just a few items on our agenda that we are developing this year:

  • Investing in your membership benefits (i.e., sharing best practices and lessons learned)
  • Recruiting distinguished  speakers for our technical presentations
  • Improving Chapter communications by harnessing technology
  • Providing opportunities for networking, mentoring, and professional development
  • Creating a student scholarship fund to ensure the future of the safety profession
  • Assisting members to obtain professional safety certifications and awards

Thank you very much for the opportunity to serve you in this Chapter role. I look forward to working with you all in the upcoming year!

Respectfully,

Matthew F. Herron, CSP
President, South Texas Chapter American Society of Safety Engineers

 

Presidents Message – May 2017
Posted - May 01, 2017

As I reflect back on this year’s chapter meetings and Region III accomplishments, the wonderful people I get to volunteer with and the prospect of continuing my service to this great organization, I feel as though I am just beginning my service to this organization.

The work the chapter has done this year to make sure that the Chapter remains viable and reflects the needs of its members is what makes me continue to be proud of our Chapter and for me to provide the best leadership possible. This year many of you have offered and stepped up to volunteer your time and leadership to help others with their safety goals. Our new officers are well versed in the goals and achievements of our chapter and I am pleased knowing that you will continue on supporting the chapter.

Since stepping into the role of Chapter President my duties within ASSE both on the Regional and Society level have grown and I will be continuing my volunteer work to complete my vision of what this organization can do for it’s members.

Our May meeting will be my last as the House of Delegates meeting at Safety 2017 in Denver will be on the same day as June meeting (last monthly Chapter meeting for 2016-17) for the year. Since a great number of our leadership will be at the Safety 2017 meeting we will not have a technical meeting. I will see you July for the officers installation meeting!

I am looking forward to see all of you there!

Stan Gregory, CSP
President, South Texas Chapter ASSE

Presidents Message – December 2016
Posted - Dec 19, 2016

This evening we had a special guest speaker, Steven Gray, CSP, CHST our Region III RVP. He gave us an update on the Region and what they are working on for 2016-2017. He discussed our upcoming Region III Student Leadership Conference, PDC and the changes to manage the Region’s business going forward.

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