July 14, 2011
Charles Keeling Recognized for Service as President of
L.I. Chapter of American Society of Safety Engineers
Charles Keeling (right), Safety Director, Gershow Recycling, and Past President, Long Island chapter of The American Society of Safety Engineers, accepts a plaque in recognition of his service to Don Meyer (left), President, Long Island chapter of American Society of Safety Engineers, at the organization's luncheon at The View in Oakdale.
On June 29, Charles Keeling, Safety Director, Gershow Recycling, was recognized for his service as President of the Long Island chapter of the American Society of Safety Engineers (LI ASSE) during the organization's luncheon at The View in Oakdale. The term for President is one year.
At the luncheon, Mr. Keeling thanked those for their support in helping them get the word out on safety. He also welcomed in the newest officers of the Long Island ASSE.
ASSE is the oldest and largest professional safety organization. It has more than 32,000 members who manage, supervise and consult on safety, health and environmental issues in industry, insurance, government and education. ASSE members work to prevent workplace injuries and illnesses, create safer work and leisure environments and develop safer products, enhancing the quality of life.
Mr. Keeling was named President of LI ASSE on July 1, 2010. He previously served as chairman of the Long Island chapter's Professional Development Conference and has contributed technical safety articles to its monthly newsletter.
For over five years, Mr. Keeling, of Oakdale, has been Safety Director for Gershow, where his responsibilities include planning, developing and coordinating the occupational safety and health of personnel, equipment and environment to achieve safety effectiveness for the company.
Additionally, Mr. Keeling serves on the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries' National Safety Environmental Council, where he has been a speaker for a technical presentation and has worked as a group leader to develop safety management practices for the scrap recycling industry. He was previously employed as a Police Officer for the New York City Police Department and was a volunteer firefighter for 25 years.
On March 31, he was the guest speaker at the American Society of Highway Engineers' Long Island chapter meeting in which he discussed his roles with LI ASSE and Gershow and talked about engineering and safety.