The McKinley and Northern Ohio Chapters present a 2014 ASSE Spring Professional Development Conference
Title: Fall Protection Competent Person Training
Trainer: Miller Fall Protection
Date: Thursday & Friday, April 24-25, 2014 (16 hours)
Location: Ravenna Elks Lodge, 776 North Freedom Street, Ravenna, Ohio 44266
Cost: ASSE members ($310), ASSE student members ($275)
(See Meeting & Events page for details)

Fire Protection Education Event
Date: May 16, 2014
Two Session Times:
10AM -12PM or 1PM -3PM
Location: County Fire Protection Corporate Office, 4620 Crystal Parkway, Kent, Ohio 44240
(See Meeting & Events page for flyer and other details)

Lake County Safety Expo sponsored by Lake County Safety Council, BWC & Lakeland Community College
Date: Friday, May 16, 2014
Time: Registration & Breakfast-7:30AM, Safety Expo- 8:15AM -3PM, Lunch-12 Noon-1PM
Location: Lakeland Community College, 7700 Clocktower Blvd. Kirtland, Ohio 44094
(See Meeting & Events page for event flyer)

Joint GCSC/ASSE Luncheon Meeting
May 20, 2014, Time: 11:30AM -1PM
Topic: Making The Most Of Functional Job Analysis
Speaker: Shanna Dunbar, Founder and President of Workplace Health, Inc.
Location: Brennan’s Party Center, 13000 Triskett Road, Cleveland, Ohio 44111
(See Meeting & Events page for flyer)

13th Annual EHS Scholarship Golf Outing
Date: Tuesday, May 20, 2014, Time: 9:30AM-Shotgun
Location: Windmill Lakes Golf Course, 6544 St. Rt. 14, Ravenna, Ohio 44266
(See Meeting & Events page for registration details)

Joint ASSE Chapter Meeting with Western Pennsylvania Chapter
Date: May 28, 2014 Time: 5PM Social hour, 6PM Dinner with speaker to follow
Topic: Oil & Gas Industry Basic Safety Training
Location: Boardman, Ohio
(See Meeting & Events page for details)

June 20, 2014- NASA Plum Brook Station Luncheon and Tour
Time: 9:30 a.m. tour; buffet lunch and meeting following tour
at Danny Boy’s Italian Eatery - 6207 Milan Rd (Route 250), Sandusky, OH 44870
Cost: $22.00 includes buffet lunch (ASSE Student and Emeritus Members - $11.00)
(See Meeting & Events page for details)

July 23, 2014 ASSE Chapter Meeting
Time: 5PM –Social, 6PM –Dinner with speaker
Topic: “Blowback-Between the Lines” with Speaker: Paul Brennan, National Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspectors
Location: Harry’s Steak House, 5664 Brecksville Road, Independence, Ohio
(See Meeting & Events page for details)


Message from the President

As your President this has been an exciting year for the Northern Ohio Chapter of the ASSE. We have had many interesting meetings this year which included a tour of the GM Plant in Lordstown as well as a tour of the Whirpool Plant in Clyde. Due to the large geographical area covered by our Chapter we have held meetings in the Western Area and well as the Eastern Area in addition to the Central Area and I have had the opportunity to meet many of our members from our chapter.

Pat McCon and his committee have been doing a tremendous job in setting up monthly programs to increase your knowledge in the field of safety as well as the opportunity to network with your peers. Take a look at our upcoming meetings and plan to attend and experience the educational offerings available to you. In addition to the Chapter meetings we also have partnered with the Greater Cleveland Safety Council to offer additional safety and health related programs each month.

In April elections will be held for the 2014-2015 Chapter year. We have a slate of candidates for positions, however, it is an election process and nobody should run un-opposed! Become involved in your local Chapter and declare your interest in running and serving in any of the positions listed below. While our succession plan has identified candidates, it is an ELECTION and we encourage you to step up to serve.

If you are interested in running for 2014-2015 elections please contact Revoe Robinson at or 330-357-6495. Revoe will be happy to provide you with information regarding the positions up for election and you can decide which one interests you. Elections will be held at the Northern Ohio ASSE Annual Awards and Member Recognition meeting on April 8, 2014 at Holiday Inn in Independence.

The following candidates have been identified for the 2014-2015 ballot:

President – Valerie Baker

Vice President – Debby Shewitz

Treasurer – Scott Cole

Secretary – Brian McCon

Delegate – Brian Hitt

Delegate – Pat McCon

(two delegates will be elected for the 2014-2015 year)

Again, if you are interested in becoming more involved with your Chapter please let us know as your help could be used with our committees.

Iris McCon, President, Northern Ohio Chapter


2010 Shooting Star Award 2011 Chapter Star Award


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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.

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