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Utah Chapter Past President Award – Mark Chavez

Mark was in the role of President of the Utah ASSE chapter for the past two years, ending in July 2016. He is currently serving as Past President and will have a role in organizing our next elections. He served as President-Elect for two years prior to becoming president. Mark has shown his commitment to our profession by volunteering his time to our local chapter for the past five years. Mark has also served on the planning committee for the joint safety and health conference that is held each October at the University of Utah. He began several years ago representing the mining and construction industry and has been serving on the committee more recently in his position as president. Mark is dedicated to our profession and is a true professional.

Utah Chapter Safety Professional of the Year (SPY) Dan Fegel, CSP, CSHM

Dan has 20 years of experience in the field of personnel safety on construction sites, for the Utah Labor Commission UOSHA, and for law enforcement agencies. His construction projects range from $30 million to the 1.8 Billion SLCDA Terminal Redevelopment Program at Salt Lake International Airport. Prior to the airport Dan lead safety efforts for Okland Construction portion of the 2 Billion dollar City Creek Center in Salt Lake City, as well as Air Force Base facility projects at Nellis, Cannon and Davis-Monthan. He was also responsible for personnel safety for the Las Vegas Police Department and setting up law enforcement safety programs. Dan has spent hours training others in various aspects of safety and mentoring others as they start their roles as a safety professional. He is a graduate of Brigham Young University in the field of Health Sciences with an Environmental/ Occupational Health emphasis. Dan has been serving as ASSE secretary for the past two years and is on the planning committee for the joint safety and health conference which is held each October at the University of Utah.

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.