2018 Indiana Safety and Health Conference Speakers

Posted: Jul 18, 2017

Call for Speakers for the 2018 Indiana Safety and Health Conference and Expo! The conference will be at the Indiana Convention Center, March 12-14. This is the largest Safety and Health Conference in the Midwest. Don’t miss your opportunity to influence our profession. Submit a proposal today!

For more information please visit Deadline is August 11, 2017.

Benefits of Speaking at the 2018 Indiana Safety and Health Conference & Expo

  • Exposure to 800+ total attendees
  • Opportunity to showcase your expertise/knowledge in the safety, health and environmental field
  • List of attendee contact information (mail and phone number) in advance of the conference and final list after the conference
  • Opportunity to network with potential new clients, consisting of c-level executives, company decision-makers, purchasing managers, and safety professionals
  • Complimentary full conference registration, including all networking and meal functions
  • One night complimentary hotel stay
  • Name and company listed on all promotions
  • Contact information featured on conference web site

Speaking Requirements

Speaker proposals are evaluated objectively by the Indiana Safety and Health Conference Planning Committee with consideration of the following criteria:

  • Degree to which the proposed session meets the conference/program objectives, as outlined above
  • Presentation skills and experience of the speaker
  • Desirability of the topic to the conference attendees


Successful applicants must comply with all provisions and guidelines outlined on the website and on the CFP form. The proposal must articulate the specific qualifications and experience of each presenter to speak on the proposed topic(s) and include: education (degree, institution, area of study), professional credentials (licenses, certifications, designations) that are recognized and/or accredited as well as documented experience that demonstrates expertise in the subject area of the proposal. There is no set list of credentials or degrees.

Proposals to present also must contain sufficient detail to allow the selection committee to understand the learning objectives and how the proposed session will meet those objectives.

Indiana State University Student Section

Posted: Jun 03, 2017

During the 2017 Spring ROC, the Central Indiana Chapter Executive Board and Region 7 officers approved the establishment of a Student Section at Indiana State University in Terre Haute, IN.

ASSE seeks to provide additional opportunities for students to learn more about their chosen areas of study, as well as promote interaction between students and safety professionals.  The organizational structure of ASSE student sections is quite similar to that of many others: primary student section officers consist of the president, vice president, secretary, and treasurer. In addition, a student section faculty advisor must be a regular ASSE member. The faculty advisor serves as the coordinator for the student section and must verify and sign all applications for ASSE student membership.

The 2017 ISU Section officers are:

President Miriah Cherry


Vice President
Jason Kimmel

Secretary Jordan Morin


Treasurer Evan Hawk


The Faculty Advisor is Andy Perry, MS.

For more information visit the ISU Section tab or


ISU and Purdue University Safety Programs Receive GSP Designation Status

Posted: Jun 03, 2017

April 2017, Indiana State University in Terre Haute and Purdue University in West Lafayette undergraduate degree programs were approved as Qualified Academic Programs by the Board of Certified Safety Professionals.  As a result, upon graduation, students are eligible to apply and receive the Graduate Safety Professional Designation (GSP).  The GSP designation will substitute for the required Associate Safety Professional (ASP) credential.

The GSP designation is a very prestigious and valuable credential and highlights the rigor and quality of the ISU and Purdue University’s Safety Programs.  Congratulations to the both schools and thanks to all who have contributed to the success of the program.

Understanding the Graduate Safety Practitioner Program

The Graduate Safety Practitioner® (GSP®) is an additional path to the CSP available to safety degree graduates from degree programs which meet BCSP Qualified Academic Program (QAP) standards. Those awarded the GSP designation meet the requirement of holding a BCSP approved credential.

For more information visit and


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 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.