It’s hard to believe 2017 is almost in the books. Some of us take this time to reflect on the year. We analyze challenges we faced, challenges we overcame and maybe a few mistakes along the way.
The safety profession is one of those challenges. During our visit to SEOSU I had the opportunity to say a few words. I simply asked the students “Why, did you choose this career?”. Before they could answer I went on to explain that next to an attorney we were number two on the dislike list. After a good laugh, they shared their driven desire to create a safer work environment and to help people. What challenges will they face? How will they over-come them? Will they make mistakes?
Welcome from Donnie Chambless, Southwest Chapter President 2017-2018
Jul 24, 2017
As you know ASSE was founded in 1911 and is currently the oldest professional safety society in the world. ASSE represents more than 36,000 members worldwide. The Southwest Chapter alone boasts nearly 600 members plus a student section of some 60-100 students located at Southeastern Oklahoma State University, Durant OK.
If you missed it, read that again. More than 36,000 people care so much about another human’s safety and health on the job that we dedicated our lives to the profession. We wake up daily ready to tackle whatever lies in our path to ensure a safer work environment. While we sometimes feel like we are alone in that task, I assure you we are not. 150 chapters, 8 regions, 40 sections and 70 student sections worldwide prove that.