Northern Ohio Chapter 2018-2019 Officer Election

Posted: May 08, 2018

Chapter elections for the 2018-2019 officers will be by e-vote, ballot will be sent on May 11. Voting will close May 21. Listed below are the nominees for the Northern Ohio Chapter Officers who take office July 1, 2018.

Nominations are as follows:

  • Peter Shelling CSP, CIEC – President
  • Lara Ward ASP – Vice President
  • Andrew Johnson CSP – Treasurer
  • Secretary – Robert Gates
  • Scott Cole, CSP, SMS, LEED – Delegate
  • Pat McCon – CSP, CFPS, CHMM – Delegate

If you have any questions, please contact Contacts for the Ballot should be Iris McCon at or Brian McCon at

Chapter Meeting on Silica

Posted: Jan 31, 2018

SILICA IN CONSTRUCTION:  The New Respirable Silica Standard Is Now In Effect!

Understand the scope of OSHA’s Silica in Construction Rule. The presentation provides an introduction to respirable crystalline silica, its hazards, methods of compliance with Table 1, alternative methods, and the recordkeeping requirements required by the standard.  We’ll also introduce elements of the Exposure Control Plan including Medical Surveillance and Respiratory Protection.

Speakers: Jason Griffin: Director of Education & Safety Services Construction Association of Michigan  –  Patricia Fisher: Technical Consultant Liberty Mutual Insurance

Below are some files from this chapter meeting of Friday 1/26/2018 on Silica in Construction that are available for download.

Proposed Amendments to Chapter Bylaws

Posted: Jan 05, 2018

This past August, ASSE members made the historic decision to change the organization’s name to the American Society of Safety Professionals.

ASSE members voted to amend Society bylaws to reflect the new name. As a separately incorporated entity, our chapter needs to hold a separate chapter member vote to change the name in our bylaws, as well.

To learn more about these proposed changes:

We will hold a member vote on these proposed changes at an upcoming meeting of the chapter.

Chapter Meeting of 11/17/17

Posted: Nov 21, 2017

34 Chapter members and guests attended the November 17th, 2017 Northern Ohio Chapter meeting, hosted by Seva Dorn at Ohio Safety Supply in Highland Heights. 

Ben Harrington of SuitX graciously flew in from California to demonstrate his company’s line of exoskeletons  Following his presentation the audience was invited to try the devices on and feel how they assist with material handling movement.

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