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Joint Chapter Dinner Meeting 12/2/2014
Title: "ISO45001 - What You Need to Know Now"
Speaker: Mary Ellen Hogan, Esq. Founder and Project Counselor at The Green Counselor PLLC Tampa, FL
When: Tuesday, December 2, 2014; 5 p.m. Social hour and Chapter business; 6 p.m. Dinner; Presentation following dinner
Where: Safety Council of Northwest Ohio 8015 Rinker Pointe Ct., Northwood, OH 43619
(See Meeting & Events page for flyer and registration details.)

Greater Detroit Chapter ASSE Leadership Conference
December 3, 2014
Registration is now open! Your registration includes breakfast, a lively opening session demonstrating the power of PPE, four workshops of your choice, a keynote address from nationally-recognized presenter Shawn Galloway, a fabulous lunch, and an afternoon snack. In addition, safety equipment suppliers will be on hand to answer your questions about what's hot and how to address hazards within your workplace. For More Info Go To:


Message from the President

I am very excited to be leading our Northern Ohio Chapter into another successful year!  Our award-winning chapter has many great opportunities of which you can take advantage:

Active participation in ASSE has molded my career by providing me with:

The best way to enhance your career is by getting involved.  Please reach out to me or one of our Executive Committee members to learn more. I hope to see you at our next chapter meeting.

Valerie R. Baker CSP, CHMM
President – Northern Ohio Chapter
American Society of Safety Engineers

Global EHS Manager - Paper Division, Specialty Minerals Inc.


2011 Chapter Star Award 2010 Shooting Star Award


Join the Northern Ohio Chapter's Group on LinkedIn

LinkedIn is one more way for Chapter members to network and stay up on what's going on within the organization. We'll post information on upcoming events and news of interest. You can post questions about EHS concerns that other members may be able to help answer. If you haven't already joined the group, click the link below:

Join the ASSE Northern Ohio LinkedIn Group

Then click on the "join this group" button, and follow the directions. If you have suggestions as to how to make the group more useful, we always want to hear them!!


About the American Society of Safety Engineers

Today, millions of people go to and return home from work safely every day due, in part, to the commitment of the occupational safety, health and environmental (SH&E) practitioners who work day in and day out identifying hazards and implementing safety advances in all industries and at all workplaces, thereby reducing workplace fatalities, injuries and illnesses.

Founded in 1911, the Des Plaines, Illinois-based American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) is the oldest and largest safety organization and represents more than 30,000 SH&E practitioners committed to protecting people, property and the environment and are at the forefront of safety engineering, design, standards development, management and education in virtually every industry, governmental agency, labor and education. Presently, ASSE has 151 chapters, 56 sections and 65 student sections. There are also members in 64 countries including Mexico, Ecuador, Saudi Arabia, the United Kingdom, Australia, Kuwait and Egypt. ASSE members serve on over 40 safety and health standards committees including the International Organization for Standardization (ISO).

ASSE and its members continue to work towards increasing workplace safety and health and raising awareness globally. Throughout history, the safety profession and safety professionals have attempted to improve working conditions. Through these efforts, many lives are saved each day. However, this work is not complete. Until each worker returns home in the same condition s/he came to work in, ASSE and its members still have a formidable task at hand. For more information please go to