Chartered in 2007 as a non-profit corporation in the State of Arizona, the Arizona Safety Education Center (ASEC) is the culmination of several years of effort by the Safety Professionals in Arizona.
Recognizing the need for an educational center devoted to the Safety and Health profession a group was formed to research the opportunities available to establish a single point for Safety education that includes OSHA compliance training, technical Safety training, and courses leading to degrees in Occupational Safety and Health.
The following is from our Articles of Incorporation and summarizes our beliefs in the importance of advancing the education of all individuals in Safety and Health.
"ASEC is organized exclusively for charitable, scientific, and education purposes. Its primary purpose is to provide safety, health, and environmental education and training. Further, the primary purposes for which ASEC was formed is to provide education and training to safety, health, and environmental professionals, students, and the general public, to provide scholarships, fellowships, and grant funds to such professionals and students, and to contribute funds to the Arizona Chapter of the American Society of Safety Engineers and to the American Society of Safety Engineers in furtherance of their nonprofit objectives."
The ASEC TeamKatherine Gosiger, President
Katherine's background is in utilities as she worked in telecommunications for Regional Bell System Operating Companies and AT&T Communications. She served as a safety director for the Communication Workers of America, Local 7019 in Phoenix. Katherine also worked for the City of Phoenix managing safety and health concerns in Water Services.
She is a past president of the Arizona Chapter of the American Society of Safety Engineers and during her chapter year, the chapter was recognized as Large Chapter of the Year. She is a recipient of the 2011/2012 Arizona Chapter ASSE's Safety Professional of the Year Award. She is past president of the Arizona Governmental Safety Association.
She has an extensive OSHA background and is currently a safety compliance supervisor at the Arizona Division of Occupational Safety and Health (ADOSH).
Harold Gribow, Treasurer
MS, CSP, ARM, ALCM
Harold has an extensive background in occupational safety and workers compensation insurance. He was employed with SCF Arizona, the largest workers compensation insurance company in the state, for almost 27 years. He held positions as loss control supervisor, manager of the Phoenix District and Central Region, and finished his career as Risk Manager. Currently Harold is the Safety Program Consultant for the Arizona Small Business Association and has his own safety consulting business.
Harold has a master's degree in safety management, and is a Certified Safety Professional (CSP). He has earned Associate in Risk Management (ARM) and Associate in Loss Control Management (ALCM) certifications.
He has conducted safety and workers compensation insurance seminars for individuals, businesses, and state funds in several western states and has served on the Safety and Health Committee of the American Association of State Compensation Insurance Funds (AASCIF). He also has been a faculty member for the National Safety Council, Arizona State University, the University of Phoenix, Gateway Community College, and is currently an instructor for the OSHA Training Institute at the University of California, San Diego.
Vicki is a native of Arizona and a safety professional with over 25 years of experience in occupational safety and health. She is a Certified Safety Professional (CSP) and a Professional Member of the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE). She is a past President of the Arizona Chapter of ASSE and has served on the Chapter Executive Board for more than 20 years. Vicki is also a past recipient of the Arizona Chapter ASSE's Safety Professional of the Year Award. She has implemented behavior based safety systems in a variety of manufacturing settings, including food, drug, chemical and automotive. Vicki has conducted behavior based safety training at manufacturing locations in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. She has also been actively involved in writing a VPP application; implementing successful employee participation systems; and developing training to support the achievement of the Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) designation.
David L Bellmont, Vice President
CSP, CPCU, ARM
David has worked in the insurance and safety field for over 20 years and has been the Treasurer of the AZ Chapter of the American Society of Safety Engineers for over 15 years.
Larry Gast, Member At Large
Safety Professional with over 10 years in the field, Larry worked in loss control with the Arizona State Risk Management team and for Arizona.s largest workers. compensation insurance carrier.
Larry is an adjunct faculty instructor teaching general industry safety at Mesa Community College and the current President of the Arizona Chapter of the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE).
Larry is currently a Compliance Health and Safety Officer (CSHO) with the Arizona Division of Occupational Health and Safety (ADOSH) where he has conducted 300 workplace inspections including fatality investigations involving forklifts, mobile cranes, falls, electrocutions and confined space entry.
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