The American Society of Safety Engineers



Alaska Chapter funds a Visionary Scholarship for Students!

In June of 2013, The Alaska Chapter of the American Society of Safety Engineers fully funded a Visionary Scholarship ($1,000 to be awarded annually.) Preference will be given to Alaska Chapter Student Section members enrolled in the Occupational Safety and Health Program at UAA's KPC extension. Follow this link to all ASSE Scholarships available: (Submitting one application, enters the candidate for consideration in all awards.) Deadline for applicants is December 1st, 2013 with Award Recipients announced around April 1, 2014.


8th Annual Summit 2013

On October 16th and 17th, 2013 we hosted our 8th annual Summit - Those who were in attendance would agree, it was the best Summit yet! Over 220 were in attendance, with awesome computer roller bags for each attendee filled with items from our sponsors. The Exhibitor door prizes were amazing, such as: gas detectors; open catalogs for anything you want from a few; innovative safety boots in your size; reflective, insulated jackets; nomex insulated coats; just to name a few! Truly an exciting event for all of us. - At the close of this event we want to extend our deepest appreciation to the Exhibitors for sharing innovations, and the Sponsors, without whose support, this event wouldn't be possible - Thank each of you for your part in making this a huge success!

Exhibitor Challenge Winners:

Peoples Choice Award - Went to: Alaska Safety!
Best New Product Award - Went to: Billy Boots! - Innovative safety toed, light weight boots!

Visit "Safety Summit 2013" - for more details

Alaska Chapter Wins Chapter of the Year for 2011 - 2012!

Excerpts from Society's notification letter:

"As a Chapter of the Year Award winner, you are identified as a leader amongst the 151 ASSE chapters throughout the world, with regard to your professional development, chapter communication and superior service to your constituency. You have set your chapter apart as a true performer and you should be proud of your achievements. Your dedication and commitment have truly helped ASSE continue to grow and thrive as a premiere organization through your outstanding efforts.

My hope is that the Society will continue to nurture leaders like you and that the chapters will continue to strive for excellence by following your example. I hope that your term as a Chapter President was only the beginning of your service to the Society and that you continue to thrive as a leader for ASSE on the local, regional and national levels."

What accomplishments you ask? To see the Alaska Chapter submittal for this award, click on this link:

Congratulations Alaska Chapter Members!

Click here for more information (pdf)

Our Meeting Minutes, Luncheon Bulletins, Newsletters (which hold member recognition / luncheon topics and descriptions / general news), can be found by browsing through this Chapter Webpage.


Bonus - Member Discount Benefits!

Updated with 2013 - 2014 Schedule!

The Alaska Chapter continually seeks to increase the benefits of membership. Recently, U of W, Pacific NorthWest OSHA Education Center which offers OSHA Courses, has agreed to offer the AK ASSE members - $100.00 discount per course they take in Alaska. Members must fill out the AK ASSE registration form and follow the directions closely. (Registration Form) (Current Schedule). Just think, the savings from taking 2 courses in 1 year more than pays for your membership, not to mention, you gain full website access to Society and Chapter information! ~ Great news for the Alaska Chapter Members! ~


AK ASSE News Articles


The Legacy of a Great Champion for Safety - Don Weber

Don Weber was selected as our 2011-2012 Chapter Safety Professional of the Year. Don has retired from UAA and is moving to Arizona. This article is written in recognition and deep appreciation of his contributions to safety in Alaska. (For Full Article)





Reflections on 25 Years of Membership in the ASSE

We asked two of our 25 year members, Mike Stoddard and Herb Everett to reflect back on what the ASSE membership has meant to them. (For Full Article)



What these CEO's had to say about Safety Leadership

At Denver 2012, the ASSE hosted an Executive Summit on Wednesday, June 6, 2012. This article contains excerpts from the panel discussion which asked questions surrounding safety, to the CEO's of some major firms. This was a very interesting Summit, one we thought you'd find enlightening too... (For Full Article)



AK ASSE Crane Symposium

Photo provided courtesy of ICRC, Anchorage, Alaska

photo of many cranes

The Alaska ASSE presented a Technical Symposium on Cranes on November 6th of 2012. It was a highly successful event that brought the experts who wrote the standards to Anchorage to discuss the changes and what is yet to come.

Some comments from the attendees:

"I learned alot, I didn't know I didn't know"
"Well organized, I'd definitely attend another Symposium organized by this group"
"I had never heard of the ASSE before, - a great organization, I welcome attending more of these types of Symposiums"
"Best training I've ever attended in my 25 years"
"Great quality speakers, great knowledge, great to have real world input, great symposium!"

Read More, click here to go to the Crane Tab



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.