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Distracted Driving: A Risk for All Businesses

Whether or not your company operates a fleet or employs professional drivers, distracted driving is a topic that should interest you. As ASSE Diamond Sponsor SafeStart explains, “Everyone drives or rides in a car. And that means distracted driving affects every single business in the world.”

What causes distracted driving? Primarily, visual, auditory, manual and cognitive factors are to blame. However, what makes people most vulnerable to these distractions when driving is their state of mind, SafeStart explains in its Driving Distraction Away guide. The mental states that pose the greatest risk to drivers are fatigue, rushing, frustration and complacency.

ASSE’s SeminarFest 2017 To Help Safety Professionals Enhance Their Skills

Occupational safety and health professionals looking to get ahead of the latest industry trends, prepare themselves for the adoption of the next global safety management system, or build on their professional certifications will be impressed with the content and experts lined up for the American Society of Safety Engineers’ SeminarFest 2017.

SeminarFest boasts more than 90 in-depth seminars in managerial, leadership, technical and skill building topics. More than 1,000 OSH professionals are expected at the event from February 9-16, 2017 at the Rio Hotel in Las Vegas. To register, visit http://seminarfest.asse.org.

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Professional Safety

For more than 50 years, ASSE’s Professional Safety journal has been sharing the latest technical knowledge in SH&E—information that is constantly being developed through research and on-the-job experience. Each issue delivers practical guidance, techniques and solutions to help OSH professionals identify hazards, protect people, prevent injuries, improve work environments and educate management that investing in safety is a sound business strategy.

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Establish a Safety Fund

Donors can establish a named academic scholarship or professional education grant fund through the ASSE Foundation. Scholarships and grants advance the safety profession and provide national recognition for the donor. The Foundation manages the administrative details of this program and works with the donor to provide qualified award recipients each year.

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WISE Mentoring Program

The WISE Mentoring program successfully connects today’s most talented and experienced women mentors with rising and aspiring mentees. This pairing is designed to encourage and empower mentees to more effectively advance their careers through alignment with identified business objective, skill development, career option consideration, and network formation. All discussions are strictly confidential between the two parties. If you are an SH&E practitioner seeking to chart a successful career path or a seasoned pro eager to share experiences and insight, please visit the ASSE WISE website for more information.