Chapter News

2022 Puget Sound Chapter SPY Award

Congratulations Chip McKenna on being selected and awarded the 2022 Puget Sound Chapter Safety Person of the Year. Thanks for your contributions to the chapter and to our industry.

Pacific Northwest Safety Symposium

The Safety Symposium on May 12th in Ellensburg was a huge success. Over 200 attendees enjoyed a great lineup of speakers including our morning keynote, Dan Hopwood, and our lunch keynote, Bill Sims. The event could not have happened without the support of our sponsors and exhibitors. Thanks to everyone who helped to plan this event and to those who supported or attended it. We look forward to seeing everyone again next year.

Election Results

The election results are in, and I am happy to report that we had over 3 times as many members vote this year (86 members). I am pleased to announce the 2022-2023 executive committee.

President – Will Stuflick

Vice President – Cody Depee

Secretary – Ryan Hill

Treasurer – Lucien Sahali

Delegates – (3) Dwayne Jeffrey, Curt Russell, and Jason Stearns

At-Large – (6) Rebecca Alexander, Bianca Green, Brent Olson, Brent Knight, Kieth McCammant, and Brian Van

Thank you to everyone who ran for a position and/or voted.  I expect that there will be plenty of opportunities to volunteer and be involved as we return to in-person programming!  I hope to see many of you at the Safety Symposium in May.

Krista Kolaz, Puget Sound Chapter President, 2020-2022

Need CEU’s?

New online Course provides you with 4 hours of CEU content!

Now you can earn CEU credits with this new online course from Bill Sims Greenbean Leadership.

This is the safety leadership course that has scored 5 out of 5 with audiences at NSC, VPPPA, IOSH, Disney, Boeing, and more! The training is appropriate for anyone who has a leadership role, from front line supervisor/foremen to C-Level.  It’s also perfect for safety professionsal and qualifies for CEU points.

It has received high marks at major industry conferences in Australia, Greece, South Africa, the USA and many others.

What You Will Learn . . .

  • Why most Behavior Based Safety (BBS) processes fail soon after implementation, and how to fix the common pitfalls
  • Three ways to identify potential leaders and nurture emerging leadership skills
  • The hidden trap of “Leave Alone/Zap” management
  • To assess your culture and determine whether your systems rely on positive or negative reinforcement—the answers will amaze you!
  • How to track and measure results of behavior change and human performance improvement
  • How to establish supervisor accountability for your change initiatives

This leadership workshop is packed with tips and strategies your leaders can apply immediately.

Who Should Attend the e-Learning Workshop?

Anyone responsible for improving performance in your organization! CEOs and Senior Managers, HR & Safety Managers, Operations Managers, and Customer Satisfaction Managers.

How it Works

You get access for up to six months to complete the course.

The actual workshop is four hours in length and split in to four one-hour sessions.  You participate at your own pace and view the course on any computer or mobile device. The system remembers where you left off. There is a quiz after every completed session, which serves as documentation for CEU credits.

Here’s sample so you can get an idea of delivery style and quality…

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What do attendees say about the course?

“Bill, my sincere thanks to you for making safety a central topic of our convention, as I had hoped we would do with a presentation that would catch everyone’s attention. Thank you for the work that you do every day in saving lives. It is noble work. – Cynthia Mills, President & CEO, Carolinas AGC,

 “I told my boss this was a “no-brainer, a do it or DO IT. Bill exceeded our expectations and made a profound impact on our leadership team. We will never look at human behavior the same way. This is a 5 Star Leadership Course!” – Pfizer Executive

 “We struggle on how to sell behavioral systems to our Leadership Team….you have cracked the code on how to do this.” – Construction CEO

“Some of my ops guys don’t “get safety” yet…they see it as existing in a silo. I look forward to your assistance in helping them think outside the safety box.” – President of major construction firm….

“Best training I’ve ever attended.”          Larry Cancel, Controller, Eaton Corporation.

I am truly astounded. My entire management team has completely bought into BBS, even the most resistant to change. Bill is being quoted by all. My Mfg Manager and Controller (both very resistant to change) are both totally onboard. Now, we have to go the next level!! – Linda Littke HR Manager-Eaton Corporation

Central Washington University Master of Science in Safety and Health Management (MS-SHM)

The Master of Science in Safety and Health Management (MS-SHM) program at Central will prepare you with executive-level skills and knowledge to administer and assess OHS programs in a variety of industries. Our students are career-driven OHS professionals with at least four years of full-time work experience in safety, industrial hygiene, or environmental management.

According to the Board of Certified Safety Professionals, the salary of mid-career OHS professionals with a master’s degree can range from $70,900 to $133,000 with a median salary of $98,000 per year.

This fully online graduate program recognizes the time constraints of a full-time career and is designed for the working OHS professional.

Leading the Profession OHS practice is moving away from a prescriptive, compliance-focused approach and embracing a proactive, risk-focused approach. Mid-level OHS professionals are often asked to demonstrate the value and effectiveness of proactive safety initiatives to senior managers. Additionally, OHS professionals are increasingly involved in change management and considering the wider context of OHS issues on business processes.

According to the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP), a master of science degree is a desirable attribute for director, senior management, and executive suite positions in occupational and environmental health and safety. OHS professionals with a master’s degree are the future leaders of the safety profession.

The Program The MS-SHM is a fully online, two-year graduate degree program developed for experienced OHS professionals. Students will take up to two courses per quarter in a cohort model. All admitted students begin the program during fall quarter of every year, participate in all required courses together, and complete the degree as a group.

The MS-SHM program focuses on the advanced technical, risk management, ethical leadership, and organizational skills and knowledge needed to interpret, develop, direct, and provide oversight for corporate OHS programs. The goal of the MS-SHM program is to provide students with assessment, analytical, and administrative tools and skills needed to advise management about OHS issues in the workplace.

Online Learning for the Working Professional Your graduate education will take place entirely online, with no required in-person laboratories or campus visits. We use modern instructional tools and technologies to engage you in online discussions, complete real-world projects, and perform research applicable to your current work environment. Each MS-SHM cohort begins with a preparatory online course that explains available resources, programs, research and case study formats, degree planning, and study strategies for online courses. Instead of a master’s thesis, the MS-SHM involves an applied project experience that integrates the principles, theories, and concepts of your career concentration.

Required MS-SHM Core Courses: 45 Credits (12 courses) 

• SHM 501–Safety Sciences (4)

• SHM 502–SHM Graduate Resources (1)

• SHM 554–Risk Management Principles and Practices (4)

• SHM 571–Crisis Management and Continuity of Operations (4)

• SHM 574–Advanced Safety Management (4)

• SHM 575–EHS Administration and Ethics (4)

• SHM 576–EHS Program Management (4)

• SHM 578–EHS Analytics (4)

• SHM 579–EHS Sustainability and Stewardship (4)

• SHM 581–Advanced Industrial Hygiene (4)

• SHM 582–EHS Research Methods (5)

• SHM 700–Master’s Thesis, Project Study and/or Examination (3)

MS Degree Program Total Credits: 45 

We welcome both domestic and international students. Please contact our program faculty about the MS-SHM application requirements.

Morgan Bliss, MS, CIH, CSP,, (509) 963-1756