Utah ASSP Celebrates Life and Service of Dedicated Safety and Health Professional

Ben Gerlach – Dedicated to serving others and saving lives – 30 years as member of ASSE/ASSP

On behalf of the Executive Board of the Utah Chapter of American Society of Safety Professionals, I would like to express our sincere condolences. Some of the words that have been used to describe Ben’s legacy are highly competent, kind, caring, and dedicated. A great professional and person. The symbol of a safety professional in word and deed. He was a beloved colleague within the chapter and a great leader. His contributions have made us better and helped save innumerable lives and prevented countless injuries. I am personally grateful to have known Ben and to have learned from his example. He will be missed.

-Trevor Hinckley-

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Coat and Blanket Drive

The collection boxes are out and we are taking collections for the Road Home Shelter.  The items we would love to collect are new or lightly used coats, jackets,  blankets, socks, and hoodies.  If you would like to donate, please drop off your items at one of the 4 locations listed on the announcement or if needed call Dave Holland at 801-540-76 zero six and we can arrange a pickup. 

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Establish a Safety Fund

Donors can establish a named academic scholarship or professional education grant fund through the ASSP 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.

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WISE Mentoring Program

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 ASSP WISE website for more information.