ASSP Names 2024 Outstanding Safety Educator

Leslie Rex Stockel, a widely respected educator in the occupational safety and health field and member of the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) for 35 years, is the Society’s 2024 William E. Tarrants Outstanding Safety Educator. Stockel, Ph.D., CSP, SMS, is an associate professor of professional practice at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, OK. She also is faculty advisor for the university’s student section of ASSP’s Oklahoma City Chapter, actively recruiting students to pursue degrees in occupational safety and health.

Stockel’s teaching philosophy models a professional career environment, holding students to high standards. She uses her vast network to enhance the learning experience through guest lectures and field trips to industrial operations such as power plants, manufacturing facilities and construction sites. As a result, her students develop critical understanding and competencies that are fundamental to a successful safety and health career.

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OKC ASSP Wearables

The Oklahoma City ASSP Chapter has partnered with our friends at Accurate Safety to provide our membership with OKC ASSP Logo wearables. Here are the links to their catalogs.

Once you find your item(s), give the folks at Accurate Safety a call and let them know the size, color, and style of the item(s) you want. Their phone number is 405-759-3720 or email them at to place your order. Please allow three weeks for processing depending on the availability of your item(s). Be sure to let them know you want the OKC ASSP Logo on your item and where.

If you have your heart set on having our Chapter logo on your favorite Carhart Vest or a North Face Polo, no problem. Just buy the item(s) yourself and drop them off at their office and they will add our Chapter logo on the item(s) for a small embroidery fee.

Accurate Safety takes all major credit cards and cash.

Contact Mike Messner at 405-508-9794 or if you have any questions.

ASSP Graduation Stoles

The Oklahoma City ASSP Chapter is selling ASSP Graduation stoles for the

Spring and Summer 2024 ASSP Graduates.  The stoles are white satin 72 inch stoles with the ASSP logo embroidered on the lower left side of the stole.  The cost of the finished stole is $29.00.  Orders must be placed by midnight on March 31st, 2024 for the Spring and Summer Graduation Seasons.  All stoles will be shipped out the week of April 8th. The stoles will be ready for graduation events starting after April 15th, 2024. The $29.00 fee includes all ordering and processing.  There is a flat $8.00 cost for packaging and shipping.  To place your order, just click on the link at the bottom of this page.  Payment is due at the time of order.  All major credit cards are accepted except Apple Pay.

Be sure to send us some pictures of your graduates wearing their ASSP stoles.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Michael Messner at or (405) 508-9794.

WISE Mentoring Program

The WISE Mentoring program successfully connects today’s most talented and experienced women mentors with rising and aspiring mentees. This pairing is designed to encourage and empower mentees to more effectively advance their careers through alignment with identified business objective, skill development, career option consideration, and network formation. All discussions are strictly confidential between the two parties. If you are an SH&E practitioner seeking to chart a successful career path or a seasoned pro eager to share experiences and insight, please visit the ASSP WISE website for more information.