Region IV News

Pensacola Chapter Celebrates Recognition for Maralee Sartain

One of Pensacola Chapter’s members has had an amazing year!  Amid the busy chaos of the COVID19 Pandemic, Maralee Sartain was delighted to share with the Executive Committee that she was being recognized by the Healthcare Practice Specialty with their 2020 Safety Professional of the Year.  Later in May Maralee had more wonderful news.  After promoting the ASSP Foundation Scholarship and Grant program during chapter meetings, she has been awarded the Terrence M. Hennessy Professional Education Grant for $2000.  Maralee will be using the grant to continue on her certification journey to prepare for the CSP Exam.

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Jennifer Zipeto Receives WISE Safety Professional of the Year Award

Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Senior Safety Professional Jennifer Zipeto, CSP was honored with the Women in Safety Excellence (WISE) Safety Professional of the Year (SPY) Award at the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) annual professional development conference “Safety 2018” in San Antonio, Texas on June 5th, 2018.  Jennifer started her Disney career in 2010 and has supported OSHA programs, EPCOT, and most recently Disney Springs.  Jen has been a practicing environmental, safety and health professional since 1994.

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Professional Safety Journal

Each peer-reviewed issue of Professional Safety offers practical guidance, techniques and solutions to help occupational safety and health (OSH) professionals identify hazards, protect people, prevent injuries, improve work environments and educate management that investing in safety is a sound business strategy. Annual subscription is included with your membership.

WISE Mentoring Program

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 ASSP WISE website for more information.

Establish a Safety Fund

Donors can establish a named academic scholarship or professional education grant fund through the ASSP 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.

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