ASSE’s Star Valley Chapter names Ashworth its Safety Professional of Year

Daniel L. Ashworth has been selected as the Safety Professional of the Year by the American Society of Safety Engineers’ (ASSE) Star Valley Chapter for 2017-18.  Ashworth is the Group Lead in the Industrial Health & Safety Department of BWX Technologies Inc. in Lynchburg, Virginia.

The qualities and achievements that Ashworth exhibited to secure the top honor include:

  • Demonstrating technical expertise in the broad field of workplace safety, and possessing a thorough knowledge of the operational aspects of his safety employment.
  • Making outstanding contributions as a two-term president of the Star Valley Chapter, including his work on several regional ASSE projects.
  • Displaying leadership in fulfilling the office of Chapter president, interacting with members from 27 counties in central and southwest Virginia.
  • Contributing to the advancement of the safety profession by fostering professional development within the Chapter and teaching undergraduate and graduate courses at Eastern Kentucky University.

Ashworth will now enter the competition for the Regional Safety Professional of the Year, competing against nominees from chapters in Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Washington D.C.

The American Society of Safety Engineers, founded in 1911, is the world’s oldest professional safety society. ASSE promotes the expertise, leadership and commitment of its members, while providing them with professional development, advocacy and standards development. It also sets the occupational safety, health and environmental community’s standards for excellence and ethics.

ASSE is a global association of occupational safety professionals representing more than 37,000 members worldwide.  The Society is also a visible advocate for occupational safety and health professionals through proactive government affairs at the federal and state levels, and in member-led relationships with key federal safety and health agencies.

ASSE members create safer work environments by preventing workplace fatalities, injuries and illnesses. Besides recording less lost time and lower workers’ compensation costs, organizations with strong safety performance enjoy increased productivity, a better reputation and higher employee satisfaction