ISU Section

  • President
    Sophie Watson
  • Vice President
    Chelsea Morrow
  • Secretary
    William Black
  • Treasurer
    Andrew Brownfield
  • Faculty Advisor
    Andy Perry, MS

Section News

Safety Coordinator (Pittsboro, IN)


Divisional Safety Coordinator responsible for all aspects of division safety performance, reporting, and adherence.


  • OSHA, Health, & Safety Recordkeeping and Reporting
  • Assist in the development and implementation of safety controls
  • Safety compliance with Federal, State and Local laws
  • Coordinating, conducting, and tracking monthly safety training and events
  • New Hire orientation and training
  • Safety alert distribution and preparation
  • Corporate reporting duties
  • Perform safety audits and walk throughs and communicate the results
  • Policy and Program maintenance and reviews
  • Safety process improvement project management
  • JSA, LOTOTO, SOP, and Risk Assessment development and revisions
  • Incident investigation, review, and follow-up


  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in safety or a safety-related field and/or 2-yrs or more experience in a safety function
  • Excellent computer skills preferably in Word, Excel, Power Point & Outlook
  • Ability to skillfully organize, prioritize and manage multiple projects
  • Highly effective communication skills
  • Travel requirements – intercompany, education, & benchmarking
  • First Aid/CPR/AED/Fall Protection Competent Person Certified

For more information visit Safety Coordinator.

Permit Writer (Indianapolis, IN)

Safety Management Group is seeking a Permit Writer – Construction in Indianapolis, Indiana.

The key function of a Permit Writer is to put Safety at the forefront of their job, make the client’s needs a priority, work well in a team setting, be self-managed, and be flexible when it comes to change.

Overview of Job Responsibilities:

  • Complete work permits (hot work, CSE, trenching, and Safe Work permits)
  • Monitor work area during the duration of open permits
  • Provide general HSE support (i.e., job observations)
  • Site safety observations, including; documentation of findings
  • Facilitate corrective measures where warranted
  • Representing the contractor or Owner in progress meetings
  • Write permits that align with current construction projects
  • Verify compliance with safety policies and procedures as required by law and the owner


  • 10+ years of HSE, Project Management, or Construction Oversight experience
  • 40 to 50 hours a week, occasional Saturday work
  • Must possess a thorough knowledge of manufacturing operations
  • 7+ years of relevant construction experience
  • A degree in safety or related is preferred
  • 3+ years of direct safety experience

For more information visit Permit Writer.

Future Leaders Golf Outing Scholarship Recipients

Proceeds from the 2022 Future Leaders Golf Outing provided six $2,000 scholarships to Central Indiana Chapter Student Members. The recipients attended the 2023 Indiana Safety Conference and were awarded the scholarships at the Governor’s Workplace Safety Awards luncheon. Congratulations to our recipients!

Andrew Brownfield – Indiana State University
Kenny Burnell – Purdue University
Evan Grinder – Indiana University
Aylin Minjares Lemus – Indiana University
Josh Reiter – Indiana University
Abbi Williams – Purdue University

Manager of Construction Services (Indianapolis)

OVERVIEW:  The responsibilities associated with this position have been carried out by the current President and owner of the company since 2012.  Adding this position will allow the President to focus more on corporate oversight, strategic initiatives, and service enhancements.  This position is a full-time permanent position.  The individual hired for this position would report to and work closely with the President while executing all responsibilities listed below.

RESPONSIBILITIES:  Responsibilities involved with this position include:

  • Attend trade shows and association meetings when billable or other activities don’t conflict.
  • Join the President when meeting with prospective construction clients.
  • Assign and reorganize employee assignments when new clients are secured and/or the needs of existing clients change.
  • Recruit, interview, and hire safety professionals for long-term and contract work.
  • Prepare new hires to successfully transition into new assignments.
  • Spend time onsite with local Construction Division employees at least 2-3 times a year to provide support and ensure high quality service.
  • Facilitate monthly meetings with the in-house Safety Advisors in our Construction Division to discuss the execution of the previous month’s service plan and create the next month’s plan.
  • Contact all ongoing construction clients at least 1-2 times a year to ensure satisfaction.
  • Discuss necessary compensation adjustments for Construction Division employees with the President annually and conduct employee reviews.
  • Teach “open registration” safety training classes (including OSHA 500 level courses).
  • Spend up to 20-25 hours a week actively managing long-term construction accounts and/or construction projects when other staff members don’t have the capacity.  The activities involved with this would likely include performing site and shop inspections, facilitating safety meetings, conducting customized safety training sessions, inspecting fall protection equipment, auditing SDS inventory, writing Site Specific Safety Plans, and more.
  • Assist the President with special projects and other assignments as needed.  Some examples may include writing articles for our company newsletter, updating training materials, and improving/creating other service-related materials.

QUALIFICATIONS:  Candidates should have the following qualifications:

  • Lives in or willing to permanently relocate to Indianapolis, IN.
  • At least 10-15 years of construction safety management experience.
  • Previous experience supervising direct reports.
  • Advanced/dynamic training skills that make training interactive and engaging.
  • Completion of the OSHA 510 and 500 courses.
  • Candidates must be organized, thorough, friendly, and professional, with excellent leadership and communication skills, and a desire to serve those who report to them.
  • A bachelor’s degree in Occupational Health and Safety or Organizational Leadership is preferred but not required.

COMPENSATION:  The compensation package for this position will include:

  • Competitive Salary
  • Profit Sharing (paid three times a year)
  • Affordable Benefits (health, vision, dental)
  • Long-Term Disability & Life Insurance
  • 401k Plan
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Time Off
  • Professional Development
  • Gym Membership Reimbursement


  • Qualified candidates can email their resume to
  • Initial interviews will be conducted May 1-19, with secondary interviews to follow.
  • The target start date for this position is June 26.

Loss Control Representative (IN/IL)

Indiana Farmers Insurance is currently looking for a Farm Lines Loss Control Representative to join our Underwriting Team. The right candidate will service counties across Indiana and Illinois, as needed, and in turn needs to be local to the area. 


This position creates comprehensive farm survey reports including property, liability, farm auto and workers compensation exposures that identify potential loss producing hazards and provides recommendations to establish effective loss control measures. As a Loss Control Representative with Indiana Farmers Insurance, you will help drive informed decision making in support of our vision.


Qualifications and Responsibilities for the Loss Control Representative:

  • Bachelor’s degree is preferred with Occupational/Industry Safety curriculum and/or previous experience with loss control inspections
  • Analyzing risk hazards and loss history to identify trends in accident frequency and severity in order to make recommendations for an effective loss control program
  • Calculating building replacement cost estimates considering various industry codes and standards
  • Acting as a technical resource by providing loss control information including OSHA, NFPA and ANSI codes and standards
  • Good understanding of policy language and coverages offered
  • Inspecting and reporting on assigned accounts to identify operations and exposures to loss
  • Traveling frequently to policyholders, prospects and agents to provide loss control services
  • Completing various periodic reports to record expenses and track productivity
  • Possesses valid state driver’s license

For more information visit Loss Control Representative.


The Central Indiana ASSP Chapter congratulates these Hoosier employers on their recent accomplishments.

Education and Outreach Award – Gaylor Electric, Noblesville, IN

Partnership Award – Lippert Plant 50, Goshen, IN

Innovations Award – GE Aerospace Lafayette Engine Facility, Lafayette, IN

Rising Star Award – Korellis Roofing Inc., Hammond, IN

Rising Star Award – Oneal Manufacturing Services, Indianapolis, IN

For more information on the Governor’s Workplace Safety Award, visit DOL: GWSA Home (

The Chapter also congratulates the 2023 Everyday Safety Hero Award recipients.

  • Jennifer Gurtner, Channel Technician, Cardinal Glass, Fremont, IN
  • John Sanders, Group Leader, Subaru of Indiana Automotive Inc, Lafayette , IN
  • Brandy Marsh, EHS Leader GE Aerospace Lafayette Engine Facility, Lafayette, IN
  • Mary Schrock, Laboratory Technician, CountryMark Refining, Mt. Vernon, IN
  • Larry Guitierrez, Site Manager/HSE Committee Chair with The Skillman Corporation, Merrillville, IN
  • Josh Beckedahl, Machine Team Lead with Major Tool & Machine, Indianapolis, IN

NEWS RELEASE: Hoosier Companies, Individuals Honored for Workplace Safety, Health

2023 Chapter Safety Professional of the Year

Kristi VanSoest was awarded the Central Indiana ASSP Safety Professional of the Year Award.  This award is presented to a Central Indiana ASSP member who demonstrates outstanding achievement in the occupational safety and health field while also advancing the occupational safety and health profession overall.

Site Safety Representative (Indianapolis)

Seeking construction site safety representatives with at least 5 years practical experience in a fast paced, self-directed environment. Ability to successfully interact with all levels of construction personnel is a must.
Multiple positions available. Past training experience required. OSHA 510 certification or equivalent prerequisite required and OSHA 500 certification a plus. With several positions available, local and regional positions exist. The location of the work could potentially require applicants to temporarily relocate to the area where work will be conducted and extended stay facilities will be provided. Technical degree, transcripts, references, and sample of technical writing will be required.
Our company is a 24+ year national consulting group.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (include the following, but are not limited to)
• Develop and maintain the expertise to provide instruction in technical areas of safety training.
• Perform site safety audits, complete comprehensive report of findings, including corrective plans and recommendations to ensure compliance.
• Prepare detailed reports of findings using appropriate forms, diagrams, photos and narratives to provide a clear understanding of exposures.
• Examine work sites to identify hazards in the workplace and on work sites and look for sources of potential injury to those at or near location.
• Conduct OSHA compliance and safety assessments.
• Project management to ensure project goals are met as well as technical excellence, quality and client satisfaction.
• Perform accident and injury investigations to identify safety violations and determine root cause and corrective actions.
• Manage client relationships and services on an ongoing basis.
• Other duties as assigned.

• A Bachelor’s Degree in Occupational Safety or related field of study with 5 years of experience OR 10 years of relevant safety experience without a degree.
• Proficient in the use of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Outlook.
• Excellent written and oral communication skills.
• Ability to develop professionally prepared technical report and documents.
• Knowledge of Construction OSHA (29 CFR §1926) standards and regulations.

For more information visit Site Safety Representative.

Loss Prevention Representative (Indianapolis)

Summary Inspects properties to evaluate physical conditions, identify potential hazards and review current loss prevention procedures.  Makes recommendations, promotes safety programs and provides resources to the policyholders to aid in their effort to control workers’ compensation losses.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Surveys new, existing and/or prospective ClearPath Mutual policyholders to assess risk for underwriting review, determine level of loss exposure and evaluate loss prevention activity.  Documents all loss prevention activity and prepares reports in accordance with ClearPath Mutual policy and procedures.

Assists policyholders in loss prevention activity, including but not limited to, inspections, observations, accident reviews, claims analysis, developing written safety programs, sourcing safety promotion materials and overall training programs.  Additional responsibilities include preserving and presenting resources that meet ClearPath Mutual standards for credibility, integrity and image.

Schedules assigned workload and completes documentation in a timely manner as set forth and required by management.  Documents weekly activity and follow up activity according to ClearPath Mutual standards.

Qualifications To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience 

Bachelor’s degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university; three years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

For more information visit Loss Prevention Representative.

IU Section Meeting

Central Indiana Chapter President Greg Anderson speaks at the October student section meeting.