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Jon Pina's Chapter in “The Safety Professionals Handbook”

Jon Pina

Jon Pina ’72, M’78, M’89 of Indiana, Pa., contributed the chapter “Emergency Preparedness—Regulatory Issues” to the new two-volume American Society of Safety Engineers’ (ASSE) The Safety Professionals Handbook. The book, after four years of development, involved more than 250 occupational safety, health, and environmental professionals and includes information from more than 900 professional member survey responses on every key job safety topic.

Pina is a PA/OSHA consultant and faculty member in the Safety Science Department at Indiana University of Pennsylvania and a technical advisor on the Indiana County Local Emergency Planning Committee. He is also an active professional member of ASSE and the ASSE Western Pennsylvania Chapter.

The Safety Professionals Handbook features seventy-nine chapters on such topics as management of safety engineering work, risk assessment, workers’ compensation, hazard control, physical hazards from an industrial hygienist perspective, fire dynamics, ergonomics, personal protection equipment (PPE), and cost analysis and budgeting.

The contributing authors—ASSE members, practitioners, researchers, and academics—each average roughly twenty years of experience in the field of occupational safety, health, and the environment.

A percentage of the royalties for the new book will go to the American Society of Safety Engineers and Joel M. Haight Scholarship in Penn State University’s College of Earth and Mineral Sciences, to be administered by Penn State.

Founded in 1911, the Des Plaines, Ill.-based ASSE is the largest and oldest professional safety organization and is committed to protecting people, property, and the environment. Its more than 32,000 occupational safety, health, and environmental professional members manage, supervise, research, and consult on safety, health, transportation, and environmental issues in all industries, government, labor, and education. For more information, please vivit the ASSE website.

December 2008