ASSE Student Section at ISU
Volume 1 Issue 1
Safety Management Move to College of Technology
The 2010-11 school year has not started off the same for the occupational safety
management programs’ students and faculty members. In the beginning of the year,
the Safety Management program moved from its original setting of The College of
Nursing, Health, and Human Services to the new location at the College of
Technology. The final approval is pending for this sudden transformation. This
transition puts the Occupational Safety Management program in the department of
The Built Environment. We join with two other programs; Construction Management
and Architectural Interior Design.
This is a considerable change for the safety program which can provide endless
opportunities for the students and faculty to grow, expand, and play a major roll at
college and even university levels. On this note, here at the student section of ASSE,
we like to take this move as a good sign and make positive changes in our activities
at ISU. We plan to make the Safety Management program more visible on campus, in
our community, and hopefully all over the nation!
This is the very first issue of our student newsletter and our first step toward our new
goals. This newsletter will be followed by a new webpage for the ASSE Student
Section and more lectures to attend for our lecture series to mention just a few of our
ASSE Officers Contents:
President- Ryan Harmon
Lecture series……………………...pg. 2
Vice President- Ellen McFaul Annual Picnic……………………..pg. 2
Secretary- Miranda Barton Upcoming events………………….pg. 3
Treasurer - Philip Yrjanson Scholarships……………………….pg. 3
Scholarship Chair- Kelsey Hanley Announcements…………………...pg. 4
Activity Leader- Kristina Schau Safety tips…………………………..pg.4
Faculty Advisors- Dr. Moayed
ASSE Annual Picnic
The ASSE annual picnic was held on October 7, 2010 at Dr. Campbell’s house. This
picnic had special meaning to the students because Dr. Campbell is no longer
teaching at ISU since the beginning of this semester. More than 25 students, faculty
and staff of the safety management program attended the picnic and very much
enjoyed their time (as seen below).
Left to Right:
Dr. Ernie Sheldon, Ryan Frick, and President Ryan Harmon were
just a few members who joined the annual picnic held by the
This year, the ASSE student section of ISU has been contacting safety professionals all
over Indiana to come and speak to the students of the safety program.
On November 8th, Larry Newton of Ellettsville, Indiana spoke to Dr. Moayed’s Industrial
Hygiene 1 class. Larry is an Adjunct Professor of Industrial Hygiene and Safety at
Indiana University. He is a Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) and Certified Safety
Professional (CSP). He was the Corporate Manager of Industrial Hygiene for Georgia-
Pacific Corporation in Atlanta, Georgia. He has done a lot of consulting for different
industries over his career.
He spoke to the students about his most recent job. This past August, he did an
Industrial Hygiene survey for a company’s noise exposure, particulates not otherwise
regulated (PNOR), and other chemicals that industrial workers were breathing. He
shared with the students the instruments he used at that worksite including air
sampling and noise exposure machines. He explained the results he received from the
samples he took and then discussed the recommended engineering controls that
included ventilation, dust collection, and respirators.
The students learned more about Industrial Hygiene elements that went along with the
subjects being studied in class. The lecture was entertaining and informational. Larry’s
company was greatly appreciated.
Bowling- December 1 @ 9pm. $5 with Student I.D or $6.75 without Student I.D
400 N 3rd Street For more information contact Kelsey Hanley
Terre Haute, IN 47807 firstname.lastname@example.org
Golf Outing- Spring 2011
Résumé Building Lecture- Date/ Time
2011 ASSE Foundation Scholarship Award Program
Must be an ASSE member to apply for scholarships:
Must give ASSE Membership application to Dr. Sheldon!!!
How to apply for ASSE scholarships:
Fill out 2011 Scholarship Application
Mail Scholarship Application document to:
o ASSE Foundation
Attn: Adele Gabanski
1800 E. Oakton Street
Des Plaines, IL 60018
List of Available Scholarships:
Examples of Scholarships:
ASSE Construction Safety Scholarship
One award @ $1,500
Priority will be given to students with an emphasis in construction safety
Liberty Mutual Scholarship
Two awards @ $4,500 each plus conference opportunity
Students may also be provided with the opportunity to attend SAFETY 2011 in
Chicago from June 12 – 15, 2011.
Most undergraduate awards are for full-time students (enrolled in 12 hours or more per
semester) pursuing an undergraduate degree in occupational safety & health or a closely
U.S. citizenship is not required unless specified.
Special restrictions are listed under each award.
Incomplete or late applications will be disqualified.
Applicants must graduate in May 2011 or later to be eligible for any of these awards.
Previous recipients of ASSE Foundation scholarship awards are eligible to receive
Any student who would like to write about their internship experiences and
have it published in the newsletter can. This would be beneficial to younger
students who are not sure where they would like to intern or know exactly
will be expected at the intern worksite. If any student is interested in this,
email Ellen McFaul at email@example.com
Any student who knows any safety professional who would like to lecture to
the ASSE members can contact Ellen McFaul at firstname.lastname@example.org
Home Safety Tips for a Safe and
Everyone wants to stay warm and safe this
winter and to do that, you need to follow a
few tips when using a portable space
Make sure your portable space heater
has been tested for safety. Look on
the bottom for a label such as ETL, UL
Portable space heaters need to have
plenty of space around them.
Place portable space heaters at least
three feet away from anything that
can burn - including furniture, people,
pets and curtains.
There should always be an adult in
the room when a portable space
heater is on. Turn off space heaters
before leaving a room or going to
Supervise children and pets at all
times when a portable space heater is
Never use portable space heaters to
dry clothing or blankets.