December 6th Chapter Meeting
Lunch and Plant tour: Whirlpool Corporation-Clyde Operations
Speaker: Jennifer Lenhart
Location: 119 Birdseye Street, Clyde, Ohio 43410
Time: 11:30 AM lunch followed by a plant tour.
(see the Meetings and Events page for registration details.)
December 12th Joint GCSC/ASSE Luncheon Meeting
Time: 11:30AM to 1PM
Topic: “Have you met TIM?”
Speakers: Bob Gahr, Edward Miller, Capt. Roger Hannay
Location: Mediterranean Party Center, Bedford Heights, Ohio
(For registration information, see the Meetings and Events page)
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)
(Use registration flyer to pay by check or use PayPal on the “Meetings and Events” page)
Welcome Northern Ohio ASSE Chapter members. As I begin my term as your Chapter President I am excited about the challenges to provide services to all of our members. The Northern Ohio Chapter covers a very large geographical area and includes Ashtabula, Belmont, Carroll, Columbiana, Cuyahoga, Erie, Geauga, Harrison, Huron, Jefferson, Lake, Lorain, Mahoning, Monroe, Ottawa, Sandusky, Seneca and Trumbull Counties.
In order to better serve our members we are planning and scheduling meetings in the Western, Central and Eastern locations to make it more convenient for all members to be able to attend meetings and expand your network of safety professionals and better involve you in the Chapter, as well as offering programs that will increase your technical knowledge. Pat McCon, our Education and Program Chair along with his committee members, Jennifer Lenhart and Jeff Moore, are working hard at putting together programs and events that will be of interest to everyone and provide excellent educational opportunities. I hope to be able to see as many of our members as possible at these meetings and events. Please take the time to look at the many offerings that are already on the schedule and make plans to attend.
In addition to our monthly meetings we are continuing to partner with The Greater Cleveland Council and provide additional safety and health related programs and we are exploring opportunities for involvement with other Safety Councils throughout our geographical location. I look forward to this exciting year and working with our executive board to serve you our members. If you have a specific idea or topic for a meeting or location please do not hesitate to let contact us.
President, Northern Ohio Chapter ASSE
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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 www.asse.org.