Upcoming Chapter Meetings

Date: Thurs, February 19, 2015
Time: 6:30 PM
Where: Game Works – Salt Lake City @ the Gateway Mall
Address: The Gateway Mall - 26 South Rio Grande Street, Suite 2072, Salt Lake City, UT 84101
Where to Park: Parking is Available in the Gateway Mall Parking Garages – Game Works is on the second level on the North end of the mall; so park closer to the north end. The mall parking is free for the first hour, we can give you a validation when you leave that is good for a second hour
Attire: Casual
Presenter: Rachel Morrey with Penna Powers
Presentation: UDOT’s Arrive Alive Initiative
Dinner: Dinner will be served at 6:30 PM. It is a set menu…A Build Your Own Burger dinner set buffet style. Veggie burgers can be made available but I’ll need to know in advance so they can have them prepared. Email Mark P. Chavez if you need a veggie-burger (monetary donations for dinner can be made to our ASSE Scholarship fund at the meeting).


Chapter Stars Meeting at Safety Orlando - 2014 ASSE PDC

The Utah Chapter will be given the Chapter Star award (Gold Status) in Orlando during the Stars Luncheon (Monday, June 9th 11:45-1:00 @ the Orange County Convention Center). We invite you to attend. You must register for the luncheon to attend which also requires registration for the conference.

2010 Chapter Star Award


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.


Dan M. Hair Named Safety Professional of the Year

The Utah Chapter of the ASSE recognized Dan M. Hair MSS, CSP, as their 2014-1015 Safety Professional of the Year at the Joint Utah Conference on Safety and Industrial Hygiene!

Dan has been with Workers Compensation Fund (WCF) as Senior Vice President and Chief Underwriting & Safety Officer since 2005, and in 2011, he was designated as Chief Risk Officer for WCF. Dan began his insurance career with the State Compensation Insurance Fund of California in 1976. From there he moved to the Zenith Insurance Company where he spent 25 years in a variety of technical and management positions ending as Senior Vice President and National Director of Safety & Health. Dan has a BA degree from UCLA and an MS from USC. Dan is certified with the Board of Certified Safety Professionals, and is a graduate of Salt Lake Chamber’s Leadership Utah program.

During his career, Dan has served on several safety and health committees, contributing valuable knowledge and expertise. He served on the ANSI Z/365 Ergonomics Committee, and on the Cal-OSHA expert subcommittee on ergonomics.  He is currently serving as an external advisor to the National Children’s Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety, and serves as Chair of the Advisory Committee of ASHCA (Agricultural Safety and Health Council of America). Dan has taught extension courses in Safety and Health at San Diego State University and the University of Utah.  Dan currently Co-Chairs the Agriculture Forest and Fisheries Sector Council Committee of the NIOSH National Occupational Research Agenda and chairs the Ag Health subcommittee. Dan has published several articles for various safety publications including Professional Safety, Journal of Agricultural Safety & Health, Occupational Health & Safety, Journal of Agromedicine, and GenRe Research.

Dan is currently leading an initiative at WCF to reduce severe injuries and fatalities. This has resulted in the development of service tools and training to help thousands of WCF policyholders and Utah employers prevent these life changing events.

Dan has raised the bar for WCF Safety & Health and encouraged excellence by continually looking for ways to reduce injuries, and promote safety within the community.  He is dedicated to the safety and health profession and is passionate about keeping workers safe and allowing them to return home every night. 

Dan is married to his wife Caroline.  They have five children and seven grandchildren. He is a proud father and grandfather.

Congratulations Dan and thank you for all you do to promote the safety and health of Utah’s workforce and that of the general public!



This year the Utah Chapter, ASSE would like to start using Social Networking. There are of course many options such as twitter, Facebook, etc. – however many employers block such sites on their network. As such we have chosen the more professional social networking site LinkedIn for use. LinkedIn is the world's largest professional network with 225 million members in over 200 countries and territories around the globe. LinkedIn’s mission is simple: connect the world's professionals to make them more productive and successful. When you join LinkedIn, you get access to people, jobs, news, updates, and insights that help you be great at what you do.

To sign up for your free LinkedIn account please click here: www.linkedin.com

Once you have set up your account you can start searching chapter members and other professionals that you know. Don’t forget to add the ASSE group to your profile to begin receiving news and updates.

If you have any questions please contact: Rob Olsen – Chapter Website Coordinator: www.linkedin.com/pub/robert-olsen/16/436/78b/
Or at robert.olsen@tchem.com or thesafetyguy100@gmail.com


Utah Chapter Achieves Chapter Star in 2010-2011

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.


About the American Society of Safety Engineers

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, ASSE is the oldest and largest professional safety organization. With more than 36,000 members worldwide, ASSE is a global association of occupational safety, health (OSH) and environmental professionals that advances the interests of its members and the profession. ASSE members create safer work environments by preventing workplace fatalities, injuries and illnesses. Safer organizations enjoy increased productivity, higher employee satisfaction and a better reputation, while recording less lost time, and lower workers' compensation and healthcare costs. ASSE members are classified in one of six member categories: professional, member, associate, international, student and emeritus. Members also can participate in practice specialties, branches, common interest groups and local chapters.

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.