Dates for Planning – Updated 10/19/18 – Chapter Mtgs, Exam Prep and PD Courses, New England Area PDC, 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  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.

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

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!)

ASSP Educational Programs in Burlington MA in October

Aug 21, 2018

Several exam prep and professional development courses leading to certificates will be held in Burlington MA with course location Microtek – Boston, 25 Burlington Mall Rd – 2nd Floor, Burlington, MA 01803.  These are the regional delivery of the ASSP portfolio, refer to the links for details:

Exam Preparation

Math Review for Certification Exams 10/1/18

ASP Exam Prep Course 10/2-4/18

CSP Exam Prep Course 10/2-4/18

CHST Exam Prep Workshop  10/22-24/18

Certificate in Safety Management

Corporate Safety Management 10-22-24/18

Safety Management I  10/22-24/18

Safety Management II  10/25-26/18

Certificate in Global Safety Management

Managing Safety & Health 10/22-23/18

Implementing a Safety and Health Management System  10/24/18

International Standards and Legal Requirements  10/25/18

Certificate in ISO 45001

Implementing ISO 45001 Course  10/22-24/18


Resources, workshop 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 –

An ASSP technical report is in development around the issue.

ASIS Int’l published its ANSI/ASIS/SHRM Workplace Violence Prevention and Intervention standard in 2011 –  available through–resources/standards–guidelines/  ASIS Intl

IAHSS has various guidelines concerning violence within healthcare facilities, including this Violent Patient/Pt-Visitor Mgmt—Violent-Patient–Patient-Visitor-Management.htm and IAHSS at

NFPA recently published its proposed standard NFPA-3000 Active Shooter/Hostile Event Response available through

The U.S. Secret Service National Threat Assessment Center published An Operational Guide for Preventing Targeted School Violence

A coalition of agencies and interests coordinated by the FBI publish resources

FBI recent documents reporting on active shooter incidents including  and  and the pre-incident behavior study

This model has been adopted by some schools in Maine



NEW: Violence in Healthcare: Understanding and Mitigating the Risk Two Day Seminar 11/8-9/18 Boston MA Boston Chapter Int’l. Association for Hospital Safety & Security IAHSS

DHS Active Shooter Preparedness Workshop 9/12/18 Rockland, ME at Knox Co. EMA 207-594-5155 or Register by 9/7.  Contact MEMA or DHS for other offerings

WEBINAR (archive status undetermined)

Active Shooter Mitigation and Response — Lessons Learned  8/28/18 2:00 PM ET Online;F:APIUTILS!51004&PageID=E7AFDE8D-F28D-4B24-A3CE-758E483B3E6B&AffiliateData=0828WebAds   Security Magazine

#activeshooter #activeassailant  #workplaceviolence

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: