Thursday, May 23, 2013
Location: Provo City Center Construction
150 So. University Ave.
Provo, UT 84601
The Utah Chapter, ASSE is an association providing the professional development and representation for those engaged in the practice of safety, health and the environment through out the state of Utah. We are dedicated to providing services to the private and public sectors to protect people, property, and the environment.
The Utah Chapter of the ASSE is proud to announce that Robert K. Gardner, Associate in Risk Management (ARM), has received the 2011-2012 Chapter Safety Professional of the Year (SPY) award. Rob is currently a Loss Prevention Consultant for Liberty Mutual handling the Western Region of the country. Rob has been a Safety Professional for over 25 years and has made a positive impact everywhere he goes. He is an active member of the Utah Chapter of the ASSE, actively supports the Utah Safety Council and serves on the Advisory Board of the Rocky Mountain Center for Occupational and Environmental Health.
Rob has received a number of accolades over the years including the Utah Safety Council’s Individual Achievement in Safety Award along with a number of Liberty Mutual and customer recognition awards. Rob’s specialty is Behavioral Science and Behavior Based Safety. Rob is dedicated and relentless in sharing and assisting others in developing Safety, Health and Wellness programs and the processes that reduce risk. It can be said with certainty that he is always ready, willing and able to assist and motivate anyone interested in improving safety.
The Utah Chapter received a Chapter Star award for achievements made in 2010 and 2011. The award was presented at the 2012 Professional Development Conference. Nate Spencer received the award on behalf of the chapter. The Chapter Star award recognizes chapters that complete and implement a wide range of activities and services to benefit members.
Today, millions of people go to and return home from work safely every day due, in part, to the commitment of the occupational safety, health and environmental (SH&E) practitioners who work day in and day out identifying hazards and implementing safety advances in all industries and at all workplaces, thereby reducing workplace fatalities, injuries and illnesses.
Founded in 1911, the Des Plaines, Illinois-based American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) is the oldest and largest safety organization and represents more than 30,000 SH&E practitioners committed to protecting people, property and the environment and are at the forefront of safety engineering, design, standards development, management and education in virtually every industry, governmental agency, labor and education. Presently, ASSE has 151 chapters, 56 sections and 65 student sections. There are also members in 64 countries including Mexico, Ecuador, Saudi Arabia, the United Kingdom, Australia, Kuwait and Egypt. ASSE members serve on over 40 safety and health standards committees including the International Organization for Standardization (ISO).
ASSE and its members continue to work towards increasing workplace safety and health and raising awareness globally. Throughout history, the safety profession and safety professionals have attempted to improve working conditions. Through these efforts, many lives are saved each day. However, this work is not complete. Until each worker returns home in the same condition s/he came to work in, ASSE and its members still have a formidable task at hand. For more information please go to www.asse.org.