2017 Central Indiana ASSE Jim Kriner Memorial Scholarships

Posted: Apr 04, 2017

The ASSE Foundation Board of Trustees announced the 2017 Scholarship and Professional Education Grant Recipients.  Because of the Central Indiana Chapter’s generous contributions the Board of Trustees have selected the following individuals for the Central Indiana ASSE Jim Kriner Memorial Scholarships:


Lucas Letner – $3,000 scholarship (Indiana University Bloomington)

Daneil Borkowski – $1,000 scholarship (Indiana State University)

Tanner Warner – $1,000 scholarship (Indiana University Bloomington)


Please join the Chapter’s Board of Officers in congratulating these students.

2017 Chapter Elections

Posted: Mar 06, 2017

The Central Indiana Chapter will hold Chapter elections via electronic ballot in May 2017.  Ballots will be distributed to Chapter members on May 1.  The ballot will close on Sunday May 8.

The offices for election are:  Vice President and Secretary.  Both offices are two year terms, with the Vice President succeeding to President-Elect, then to President.  Electronic ballots will be sent via email in May 2017.

The candidates for Vice President are Greg Anderson and Brian Smith.

Vice President Candidates:

Greg Anderson is the Corporate Environmental and Safety Director for Kennedy Tank and its associate companies.  Greg has been an environmental, health, and safety professional for nearly 20 years combined experience in the development, implementation and evaluation of environmental, health, and safety programs in industries ranging from construction to manufacturing.
Greg has held positions as an industry consultant to a divisional environmental and safety manager.  Greg has also worked in automotive manufacturing and the process industry.  Greg has been trained as a nationally recognized hazardous materials technician.  Greg has a Master’s degree in Health and Safety Management from Indiana State University and a bachelor’s degree in Biology and Chemistry. Greg is also an OSHA authorized instruction for OSHA 10 and 30 Hour courses for both general industry and construction.  He is a certified ISO 14001 Lead Auditor.
Greg is the co-chair for the health and safety committee of the Steel Tank Institute and sit as the institute’s alternate for the ANSI A14 committee.


Brian Smith has over 20 years of experience in the areas of occupational health, safety, environmental management, ISO Standards 18001 and 14001, industrial hygiene and workers compensation programs.  Brian holds a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science from Indiana University and Master of Business Administration from Indiana Wesleyan University.  Brian holds certifications as a Certified Safety Professional and Certified Hazardous Material Manager.  He is currently employed as the Director of Environmental/Health & Safety at Ryobi Die Casting (USA) Inc.  in Shelbyville, IN.


Secretary Candidate:

Ginger Dayton is a Certified Safety Professional (CSP) who brings with her nearly 30 years of experience building partnerships throughout organizations (warehouse, production, offices, field, and labs) resulting in high levels of customer service and strong employee relations. Ginger is a graduate of Indiana State University, BA in Environmental Health and MS Community Health and Safety Management.  Over 20 years of her experience was with Roche Diagnostics, a global leader in healthcare.  Prior to Roche, Ginger was a Safety Consultant with Bristol-Myers Squibb and Mead Johnson.  Ginger joined the ATI Worksite Solutions Team in November 2016 where she currently serves as Director of Health and Safety and will take over as Corporate Safety Director.  She is responsible for the oversight and management of all health and safety services provided by AWS staff.  Hazard identification, personal protective equipment, incident analysis and prevention, program development and implementation, and training are among her areas of expertise.

2017 Indiana Safety and Health Conference/Expo – Record Breaking Attendance

Posted: Mar 06, 2017

The 2017 Indiana Safety and Health Conference/Expo hosted by the Central Indiana ASSE Chapter, the Indiana Chamber and the Indiana DOL saw a record breaking attendance of almost 1,110 in attendance!

Highlights of the conference included:

  • Keynote speaker presentations by Richard Hawk “Making Safety Fun”, Captain Larry Brudnicki “Leadership Secrets from the Perfect Storm: 7 Steps to Making the Right Decision Every Time”, and Mark Briggs “Interactive Safety Training.”  For more information visit
  • 118 exhibitors, including Flash Sessions and Live Demonstrations.
  • The Annual Governor’s Workplace Safety Awards.
  • Everyday Hero awards.
  • 8 half-day workshops.
  • Over 60 concurrent sessions.
  • 2017 Central Indiana ASSE Chapter Safety Professional of the Year (SPY) Award presentation to Gary Gokey
  • 2016 Central Indiana ASSE Chapter Golf Outing Scholarship presentations to Tanner Warner (IU Bloomington) and Mark Williams (Indiana State University).


Thank you to our conference sponsors and student volunteers from Indiana State University and Indiana University Bloomington.






















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Posted: May 04, 2016

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Professional Safety

Posted: Aug 19, 2015

For more than 50 years, ASSE’s Professional Safety journal has been sharing the latest technical knowledge in SH&E—information that is constantly being developed through research and on-the-job experience. Each issue delivers practical guidance, techniques and solutions to help OSH professionals identify hazards, protect people, prevent injuries, improve work environments and educate management that investing in safety is a sound business strategy.

Full-issue PDFs of Professional Safety (from January 2005 forward) are now available to members through ASSE’s Members Only website. Each file contains interactive links to help members navigate through the file. We’ve also included links to ASSE, regulatory agencies and other sources, and the journal’s advertisers. A reader simply needs to mouse over a link to be redirected.

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.