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Long Service Recognition

Nov 17, 2018

Each year at this time ASSP recognizes long service for members who have been with the Society for 25, 40 or 50 years.  This is an extremely important project as it demonstrates to our members that we appreciate their support of ASSP and the safety community, and it gives us an opportunity to thank them. Maine Chapter members recognized for 25 years of service are:

Deborah R Roy, RN, COHN-S, CET, CSP

Harold S Pratt, CIH

Jean M Wheat, CSP

Kenneth D Fox, ARM

Michael J Donohue

Dates for Planning – Updated 11/27/18 – Professional Development and More

Aug 21, 2018

 Maine Chapter ASSP Technical Meetings Tentative 2018-19 Schedule:

7/19/18 10:00 At Clark/Virtual – Executive Board Meeting/Call

8/16/18 – Topsham, 4:00-6:00  Let’s Network! Social Mixer and Light Business Sea Dog Brewing http://www.seadogbrewing.com/topsham.php  Thanks for attending a successful summer event! While many had other places to be, our group of old and new acquaintances enjoyed conversation and refreshments, as well as some great door prizes courtesy of Alexis and Tim.  Phil did the count, and among the group was a total of 253.5 hours of safety and health experience!!  We look forward to seeing you at the next one.

9/19/18 – Augusta, 5:00-7:00 pm, around Maine Safety Conf, at Great Wall Chinese Buffet, Joint Meeting with DEAIHA, Respiratory Protection in Shipyard with Tom Stevens, General Dynamics BIW Welding Department Supt.  A very informative and well attended event with Tom taking us through a journey of problem definition, equipment evaluations and developments working with vendors, and refining the business case over time to support getting the right kind of protection into the hands of workers.  

TBD – Virtual Meeting, Occupational Health Physician presenting has been postponed and will be rescheduled

11/8/18 – Falmouth, 4:30-8:00 pm, ASSP Welcome at DEAIHA Meeting “Using the TLVs – The Fine Print” at Rivalries:  2 Hat Trick Drive, Falmouth, ME for dinner off the menu, meeting and presentation by David May.  RSVP to Sharon.H.Holmes@Maine.gov

11/13-14/18 – 20th ASSP Region VIII New England Area PDC 11/13-14/18, Southbridge MA (registration is open, opportunities for exhibitors, vendors and sponsors remain, as well as support for the silent auction!) https://region8.assp.org/neapdc/

Resources, workshops for planning in workplace violence, active assailants and shooters – Updated 10/19/18

Aug 15, 2018

If you are planning or reviewing your school, business, or other venue’s prevention and response effort to a violent encounter on the premises (with no particular endorsement implied by ASSP/Maine Chapter ASSP) the following resources are among those available for study:

OSHA SLTC – workplace violence page and links – https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/workplaceviolence/

An ASSP technical report is in development around the issue. https://www.assp.org/news-and-articles/2018/03/01/active-shooter-technical-report-in-development-to-improve-workplace-safety

ASIS Int’l published its ANSI/ASIS/SHRM Workplace Violence Prevention and Intervention standard in 2011 –  available through https://www.asisonline.org/publications–resources/standards–guidelines/  ASIS Intl https://www.asisonline.org/ 

ASSP to bestow honor of Fellow on Deborah Roy

May 29, 2018

PARK RIDGE, Illinois — The American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP), the world’s oldest professional safety organization, is bestowing the honor of Fellow on a longtime member who has made significant contributions to the occupational safety and health profession throughout her distinguished career. Deborah R. Roy, MPH, CSP, RN, COHN-S, CET, FAAOHN, is the 2018 recipient of the Society’s highest honor. She also will be ASSE’s 2020-21 president, having been elected this year as the organization’s senior vice president.

Read the April 25th article at:   https://www.assp.org/news-and-articles/2018/04/25/asse-to-bestow-honor-of-fellow-on-deborah-roy

 

Members Approve Bylaws Change

Mar 16, 2018

The Secretary has received votes e-mailed which are in favor of the Bylaws change.  This change will be in harmony with the Society name change to the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) to occur in June.  There were ten votes returned by members in good standing  When the required signatures have been obtained, the signed copy of the updated bylaws will be posted in the “files” area of the webpage.  Thank you all for your participation.