All Central Texas Chapter Meetings are free and open to non-members. ASSE Members are encouraged to bring guests.
See the Meetings & Events page for meeting information.
ASSE Technical Webinars are designed to bring the latest SH&E information as a high-quality, cost-effective alternative to increase your professional and departmental developmental needs.
The American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) was founded October 14, 1911, in New York City, with 62 members. Originally named the United Society of Casualty Inspectors, its philosophy was to promote "harmonious action in safety work and educate members in all matters relating to industrial safety and accident prevention." Throughout its growth, this non-profit organization has dedicated itself to advancing the safety profession and enhancing the knowledge and capabilities of safety practitioners.
ASSE has played a key role in the development of many important national programs and standards. Society members have served on federal committees, supported key safety and health legislation, and sponsored safety awareness and professional development activities.
In 1948, ASSE worked with the National Safety Council to research plastic eye protection. In 1964, the Society provided important information for the revision of the Walsh-Healy Act. In 1971, President Nixon appointed three ASSE members to various Occupational Safety and Health Administration positions, including the Assistant Secretary of Labor.
ASSE also signed a contract with the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health to develop an accidental potential recognition program. In 1968, the United States Congress passed legislation commemorating National Safety Week as an observance of important safety and health issues.
The Society continues to expand its focus both in the United States and abroad, with chapters in Puerto Rico and the Middle East, and a section in the United Kingdom. ASSE has evolved into a multifaceted, service-oriented organization offering a broad spectrum of programs encompassing safety and health education, standards, legislation, publications and marketing.
In 1993, ASSE celebrated another milestone in its growth when staff moved into the headquarters to 25,000 square feet and provides space for continued Society growth, including office space, committee meeting space, a resource center and classrooms for on-site seminars. This expansion is part of ASSE's continuing efforts to anticipate and plan for growing membership needs.