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Winners of the ASSE Safety Matters Challenge

We’ve made it to the conclusion of the ASSE Foundation’s 25th Anniversary Celebration and the results of the Safety Matters Challenge are in!

I want to preface this announcement by saying that we’re incredibly proud of the regions, chapters, and ASSE members who rose to the occasion and took part in the challenge. Not only did we raise a spectacular amount of funding for Safety Matters—more than $400,000—but every single region showed an increase in participation over the past year. It’s humbling to see the strength of the safety community in action and I couldn’t be happier to be a part of it.

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Congratulations to our 2016 Award Winners!

Region 6 Safety Professional of the Year
Arlene Edwards CSP
NC Chapter

Common Interest Group Safety Professional of the Year Safety Professionals and the Latino Workforce
Jerry E. Rivera
National Chapter

2016 Member-Get-A-Member Top Recruiter
Mark Herberger
National Chapter

President’s Award
Jim Thornton
Greater Tidewater

Fellow 2016
Nancy J. McWilliams CSP, ARM
National Chapter

Nancy McWilliams Honored as ASSE Fellow

For 32 years, Nancy J. McWilliams, CSP, ARM, provided risk management solutions in the public and federal sectors. Fifteen of those years were spent working for five federal agencies where she wrote policy and guidance documents that had significant impact. For example, in 2005, while working for the U.S. Coast Guard, she wrote the Facility Emergency Action Plan policy and guidance documents for more than 800 locations, impacting the safety of more than 40,000 Coast Guard personnel, and providing a 75% reduction in time for each facility to develop its specific facility emergency action plans. During her career, McWilliams also served as chapter officer and Region VI Vice President, and the 1996-97 ASSE President. She is now retired and volunteering her talents in the City of Virginia Beach (VA) Emergency Management Office.

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