A reflection on 2019:
Congratulations on making it through another year!
Hopefully you are enjoying some well-deserved down-time before the inevitable resurgence of priorities and opportunities in the New Year. While it can be easy to focus on the projects not completed, tasks left unfinished, and goals not met, I implore you to focus on all the great things you DID accomplish in 2019. Maybe you took the first steps to obtaining a professional certification? Perhaps you finally connected with that influencer in your life and asked them to be your mentor? Or maybe you decided to give back and took on your first mentee? Whatever you accomplished in 2019, be proud! It takes courage, and only you know what it is like to experience what you did.
Our Puget Sound Chapter had some great accomplishments in 2019 that I would like to share. For the second year in a row, our chapter was awarded “Platinum” status through the American Society of Safety Professionals organization. This is the highest honor a chapter can receive for its accomplishments in member and community engagement, outreach and support. This was a great effort from our executive committee and board members, and thank you everyone for your continued support! Furthermore, I would like to highlight the addition of our WISE–Women in Safety Excellence section to the Puget Sound Chapter. It is efforts like these that give me hope for the future of our chapter and society. Finally, we had a record year (attendance and sponsorship) for our Professional Development Conference in Ellensburg, WA, supported by our student section at the Central Washington University campus. I cannot thank those involved enough for their efforts year-after-year to make this event what it is today.
…And now on to 2020. I hope you have ambitions to achieve great things personally and professionally in the upcoming year.
Thank you and as always,
Justin Molocznik MS CSP CHST