Chapter History

Mission Statement

The mission of the ASSE Alaska Chapter is to enhance the status and promote the advancement of the safety profession and the safety professional; to foster the technical, scientific and managerial knowledge and skills of safety, health and environmental (the profession) professionals and to promote the technical, societal and economic well-being of safety practitioners.

Vision Statement

The vision of the ASSE Alaska Chapter is to be the premier local organization and resource for those engaged in the practice of protecting people, property and the environment, and to lead the profession statewide.

ASSE Alaska Chapter History

The Alaska Chapter of the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE-AK) was chartered September 20, 1974 after holding an initial organizational meeting on February 12, 1974. The chapter started with 55 petitioning members. The Alaska Chapter initially included all ASSE members throughout the state. The chapter has grown and contracted with the “boom and bust” Alaska economy. At times, the Chapter had active sections in Southeast Alaska, the North Slope, and Kenai Peninsula.

The Alaska Chapter now continues to serve most of the State of Alaska (excluding the Fairbanks area where the Midnight Sun Chapter is active) and has an active Student Section at the University of Alaska. Alaska Chapters’ membership surpassed 300 members in May of 2012 and is still growing strong!