Western Carolina Safety Professional of the Year (SPY)

The ASSP Western Carolina Chapter SPY award is an honor acknowledging the dedication and outstanding contributions of a member to our chapter. To be eligible nominees must:

  1. Be a Professional Member, Member or International Member in good standing of their Chapter
    and the Society.
  2. Not have received this award within the past five (5) years.
  3. Be engaged in full-time employment in the profession of protecting people, property and the
    Nominees are not eligible if they are currently serving as a member of the Board of Directors or the Chapter Awards Committee, or have been elected an ASSP fellow.

Submissions due by May 6th, please see the nomination form for more details. The WC SPY 2020 will be announced that the Western Carolina Safety School on May 19th.

Q&A: Which Burnout Interventions Improve Workplace Safety?


Burnout is a hot topic in today’s environment. Surveys and studies are surfacing that report widespread burnout across multiple industries and professions. With so many people experiencing burnout, how can organizations leverage their resources to combat this problem and what role should safety professionals play?

Dr. Marnie Loomis, ND, a naturopathic physician and co-author of the book “Save Yourself from Burnout: A System to Get Your Life Back,” says that because burnout impacts workplace safety and health so acutely, safety professionals are well positioned to help their organizations identify risk factors for burnout and advocate for the well-being of their teams with senior leaders.

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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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.