Region News

Fall 2018 Regional Operating Committee (ROC) St. Louis, MO

Aug 06, 2018

Our Fall ROC Meeting will be hosted by our outstanding St. Louis Chapter on September 13-14. Please block some time on your calendars to attend or plan to send a representative from your chapter. Meeting details will be provided by 7/31 but we generally follow this format – meeting begins around noon on Thursday and runs until around 5. We may do a facility tour at the end of the afternoon. We will have a dinner Thursday evening and then will meet Friday morning at 8 a.m. and adjournment by Noon. We will hold our Spring ROC in Iowa in April of 2019 with dates TBD.

Updated Region V Area Map

Jul 05, 2017

Safety 2017 Recognition

Jun 29, 2017

I have known we have many talented and dedicated members in Region V.  This was very apparent during Safety 2017 and the various awards and recognitions that are presented.

At the House of Delegates meeting, Al Borzych from Greater Chicago received the Culbertson Volunteer Award

Georgi Popov from the Heart of America Chapter was not only recognized as the Region V SPY, but also recognized along with Bruce Lyon (also Heart of America Chapter) was recognized for the Outstanding Professional Paper Award – 1st Place.

Illinois State University was recognized as Outstanding Student Section of the Year.  Go Cardinals!

Chapter Recognition – Safety 2017

Jun 29, 2017

On June 20, 2017 at Safety 2017 in Denver, all of the Region V chapters were recognized for achieving the silver level or higher through the Chapter Operations and Management Tool (COMT) for the 2015-2016 chapter year.  The tool measures how well the chapter is providing services to its members and the surrounding community.  We were the ONLY region to have all chapters at this level.

Region V Safety Professional of the Year Award – 2017

Jun 29, 2017

Georgi Popov was recognized at the April Heart of America Chapter meeting and again at Safety 2017 as the Region V Safety Professional of the Year.  Dr. Popov is currently an Associate Professor of Safety at the University of Central Missouri in the School of Environmental, Physical and Applied Sciences. He continues to create courses for both undergraduate and graduate programs. He remains at the forefront of the profession through constant research and immersing himself into practical situations. Even with his current credentials he continues to obtain continuing education and expresses this importance to his students. He focuses on the importance of ASSE as a career long opportunity, not just a student organization. Dr. Popov has served, and continues to serve on various boards and committees to further the advancement of the safety profession. He is a frequent speaker at events such as, the ASSE Annual Symposium, the ASSE National Professional Development Conference and the National Ergonomics Conference to name a few. He is known nationally for his expertise in risk assessment. His book Risk Assessment – A Practical Guide to Assessing Operational Risks, with its companion website, is an exceptionally useful tool to students, professors, and safety professionals alike.

Congratulations, Georgi!

Eric Hallerud – HOA SPY and Dr Georgi Popov Region V SPY