Proposed Amendments to Chapter Bylaws

Posted: Dec 19, 2017

This past August, ASSE members made the historic decision to change the organization’s name to the American Society of Safety Professionals.

ASSE members voted to amend Society bylaws to reflect the new name. As a separately incorporated entity, our chapter needs to hold a separate chapter member vote to change the name in our bylaws, as well.

To learn more about these proposed changes:

We will hold a member vote on these proposed changes at an upcoming meeting of the chapter.


President’s Message – December 2017

Posted: Dec 07, 2017

It’s hard to believe 2017 is almost in the books. Some of us take this time to reflect on the year. We analyze challenges we faced, challenges we overcame and maybe a few mistakes along the way.

The safety profession is one of those challenges. During our visit to SEOSU I had the opportunity to say a few words. I simply asked the students “Why, did you choose this career?”. Before they could answer I went on to explain that next to an attorney we were number two on the dislike list. After a good laugh, they shared their driven desire to create a safer work environment and to help people. What challenges will they face? How will they over-come them? Will they make mistakes?

Welcome from Donnie Chambless, Southwest Chapter President 2017-2018

Posted: Jul 24, 2017

As you know ASSE was founded in 1911 and is currently the oldest professional safety society in the world.  ASSE represents more than 36,000 members worldwide.  The Southwest Chapter alone boasts nearly 600 members plus a student section of some 60-100 students located at Southeastern Oklahoma State University, Durant OK.

If you missed it, read that again. More than 36,000 people care so much about another human’s safety and health on the job that we dedicated our lives to the profession. We wake up daily ready to tackle whatever lies in our path to ensure a safer work environment.  While we sometimes feel like we are alone in that task, I assure you we are not.  150 chapters, 8 regions, 40 sections and 70 student sections worldwide prove that.

Establish a Safety Fund

Posted: Aug 19, 2015

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.

WISE Mentoring Program

Posted: Aug 19, 2015

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.