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Thomas F. Cecich, CSP, CIH
Senior Vice President for the American Society of Safety Engineers, President of TFC & Associates
Elected in 2014, Mr. Cecich is Senior Vice President of the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) and serves on the Society’s Board of Directors. He will assume the position of Society president in June 2016.
Mr. Cecich is president of TFC & Associates a safety, health and environmental management consulting firm. He was vice president of EHS Global Business Support at the pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline. He has also held safety management positions at IBM and Allied Chemical Corporations and is recognized for his extensive experience in safety, health, and environmental management.
In addition to being elected three times to the ASSE Board of Directors, Mr. Cecich has served the Society in a variety of capacities, such as past chair on the Government Affairs committee and past president of the North Carolina Chapter. He is an ASSE Fellow, the Society’s highest honor. He has also served on the Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP) and is a past President of BCSP.
Mr. Cecich was instrumental in launching the Center for Safety and Health Sustainability, a global nonprofit organization representing over 100,000 OSH professionals worldwide. The Center is dedicated to advancing awareness of occupational safety and health as a vital aspect of a business’s sustainability profile. He has become known in the OSH community for his efforts to advance awareness that many organizations considered “sustainable” suffer significant numbers of worker fatalities, serious injuries and high risk worker health exposures.
Mr. Cecich earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Miami and his master’s degree from North Carolina State University, both in Industrial Engineering. He is also a Clinical Assistant Professor of Environmental Health Sciences at the Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine