Upcoming Chapter Meetings

Date: Thursday, December 18th
Time: 11:30 AM (it is planned to conclude before 1:00 PM)
Where: Major Drilling Group International Inc.
Address: 2200 South 4000 West in West Valley City, Utah
Click here for directions.
Where to Park: Park in any of the spaces provided in front of the office
NOTE: The driveway off the frontage road can be treacherous, with oncoming traffic traveling around a curve with poor visibility – Use CAUTION
Attire: Following the presentation an outside tour will be conducted. Attendees should dress appropriately according to the weather.
PPE: Each participant is required to be wearing their own sturdy shoes. No open toed shoes or high heels will be allowed. All other PPE will be provided by Major Drilling
Lunch: Major Drilling will be providing lunch. It will be served at 11:30 AM (Monetary donations to our ASSE Scholarship fund will still be accepted – Thank you for your support)
Presenter: Ben Graham, Global HR & HSEC Director
Presentation: Major’s onboarding process (including fit for duty testing and new hire training)
Tour: A tour of Major’s mock drilling rig site
Overview of Major Drilling: Major Drilling Group International Inc. is one of the world’s largest drilling services companies primarily serving the mining industry. They maintain field operations and offices in Canada, the United States, Mexico, South America, Asia and Africa. Major Drilling provides all types of drilling services including surface and underground coring, directional, reverse circulation, sonic, geotechnical, environmental, water-well, coal-bed methane and shallow gas.


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, 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.