IU Section

IU Officers

  • wseaseFINAL (1) (1) President

    Name: Willie Sease

    Contact Info: wsease@umail.iu.edu

    Hometown: Gary, IN

    Undergraduate Major: B.S. Safety Science

    Graduate Degree: M.S. Safety Management

    Graduation Date: May 2016

    Career Goals: I am currently in my first year of the Master’s in Safety Management program and serving as the President of the IU-ASSE student section. As President of the IU-ASSE student section my goals are to increase total membership by 50%, and complete 2 community safety initiatives. Upon completion of my Master’s in Safety Management I plan to pursue a career in the Natural Gas and Oil industry and earn my CSP.  I plan to grow as a safety professional by staying abreast with industry standards and involvement in safety conferences on a national and local level. My ultimate goal is to improve the safety culture of a company by encouraging management and team members to assist in the improvement of day to day operations.

  • Nick Zab Vice President

    Name:  Nicholas Zaberdac

    Contact Info: nmzaberd@imail.iu.edu

    Hometown: Crown Point, IN

    Undergraduate Major: B.S. Safety

    Undergraduate Minor: Environmental Management

    Graduation Date: May 2017

    Career Goals:  My career goals during the remainder of my time at IU include, first and foremost, succeeding in the classroom.  In addition, I plan to learn as much as possible at my current internship.  Being in ASSE, I plan to constantly leverage my network so that I can pursue the best internships and job openings possible leading up until graduation.  Following graduation, I hope to work in either the safety construction or safety consulting industry in Indianapolis and eventually pursue a Masters degree in Safety Management and work towards professional Safety Certifications.

     

  • Robert Hollins Secretary

    Name: Robert Hollins

    Contact Info: robholli@umail.iu.edu

    Hometown: Indianapolis, IN

    Undergraduate Major: B.S. Exercise Science

    Graduate Degree:  M.S. Safety Management

    Graduation Date: December 2016

    Career Goals:  I am beginning my first year of my Master’s in the Safety Management program at Indiana University and serving as the secretary of the IU-ASSE student section. As secretary of the IU-ASSE student section my goals are to increases productivity of the organization along with providing great record keeping and organizational skills needed for successful ASSE business.  Upon completion of my Master’s in Safety Management I plan to pursue a career in the Natural Gas and Oil industry and earn my CSP.  I plan to grow as a safety professional by staying ahead of the curve with industry standards and continuous involvement in safety conferences on a national and local level. My ultimate goal is to improve the safety culture of many companies by encouraging positive  management  skills and setting a positive example for my team members  and future safety professionals.

  • Max Herr Treasurer

    Name: Max Herr

    Contact Info: maxherr@indiana.edu

    Hometown: Newburgh, Indiana

    Undergraduate Major: B.S. Safety Management

    Undergraduate Minor:  Environmental Management

    Graduation Date: May 2017

    Career Goals:  After completing my undergraduate degree I plan on obtaining my Masters in Safety Management.  I hope to be able to use these degrees to make an impact on the safety culture of a business. I would like to work in the construction or agriculture industries. I look forward to gaining more knowledge in the safety field and being able to use that knowledge to help protect others.

     

  • Slates Faculty Advisor

    Kevin Slates, Ed.D, MPA, BS, CSP

    Assistant Professor of Occupational Safety and Health

    Indiana University School of Public Health

    kslates@indiana.edu


J.F Shea Co., Inc. tunnel project in Indianapolis, IN

J.F Shea Co., Inc. tunnel project in Indianapolis, IN On Friday, November 13, 2015 the student section went on a site tour of the J.F Shea Co., Inc. tunneling project designed to collect and store waste water run-off from overloaded sewers in Indianapolis. Tour participants were shown a video of how the tunnel was formed, and briefed on the responsibilities of the safety specialist, site layout,... Read More

Faculty Spotlight : Randy Evans – Occupational Saftey and Health manager for IU

Faculty Spotlight : Randy Evans – Occupational Saftey and Health manager for IU Mr. Evans is the occupational health and safety manager for all of the Indiana University campuses statewide. Mr. Evans detailed his departments’ everyday duties as well as the extent for which his departments’ responsibilities reached.  Mr. Evans also discussed the contributions of his colleagues, and... Read More

“Seeing is believing” – Edge Safety Eyewear Training

“Seeing is believing”-Edge Safety Eyewear Training Edge Eyewear is a state of the art eyewear safety company based out of Oregon. Indiana University students had the pleasure of attending a safety tutorial presented by Neil Powell, an Edge eye wear representative, where students received great training, a certification and a free pair of safety glasses.  The certification workshop included... Read More

IU Safety Program Welcomes New Professor– Dr. Todd Smith

IU Safety Program Welcomes New Professor– Dr. Todd Smith    1. Please provide a brief description of your professional background and of your position within Indiana University-Bloomington’s Department of Applied Health Science.   I began my career in the safety field after I completed my Master of Science in Safety Management degree at West Virginia University in 1995.  That summer,... Read More

Dr. Al Capuano : “Recommendations for Students”

Dr. Al Capuano : “Recommendations for Students”   Background and position with IU-Bloomington’s Department of Applied Health Science. “I taught high school (Health Science) for three years and then went to Kent State University as a graduate assistant in 1967.  I finished my Masters in 1968 and then taught at Kent State University for the next eight years.  In 1976 I took a leave... Read More

Christina Merriot – ASSE Central Indiana Board President Presentation

Christina Merriot – ASSE Central Indiana Board President Presentation On Monday, November 9, 2015, we had the pleasure of having the Central Indiana ASSE Board President and safety representative for the Milestone Contractors LP, Christina Merriott, to speak at our student chapter meeting. Christina began her career as an estimator for MC, and then transitioned into a safety role five years... Read More