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Maine DEP Hearing, Comment Period on Designation of (perfluorooctane sulfonic acid) PFOS as a Priority Chemical; and about PFAS

Apr 20, 2019

https://www.maine.gov/tools/whatsnew/index.php?topic=DEP+PublicMeeting&id=1265401&v=govdel

The Department is proposing to adopt a new rule that will designate perfluorooctane sulfonic acid (“PFOS”) as a priority chemical and require reporting for certain product categories that contains this regulated chemical. The proposed rule applies to manufacturers of specified product categories that contain intentionally added amounts of PFOS, which is often used to make clothing water repellant, among many other uses.

Department Rulemaking Meeting Date: April 23, 2019 Time: 1:00 PM

Dates for Planning – Updated 5/22/19 – Chapter Technical Meetings, Professional Development and More

Aug 21, 2018

Welcome!  This Page Lists the following:

  • Maine Chapter ASSP Technical Meetings Tentative 2018-19 Schedule
  • Ongoing Resources
  • 2019 Calendar Listing
  • 2018 Calendar Listing for Reference

 

Resources for planning in workplace violence, active assailants and shooters – Updated 5/22/19

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:

NFA ODP EMI courses held through the NH Division of Fire Standards and Training and Emergency Medical Services https://www.nh.gov/safety/divisions/fstems/NFAEMIODP.html  including AWR-148 Crisis Management for School Based Incidents, ALERRT: Exterior Response to Active Shooter Events (ERASE) Train-the-Trainer, and AWR-313 Homemade Explosives: Awareness, Recognition, and Response (HME).  Seats may be available for out of state attendees to these courses, contact the agency.

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 The technical report is available as of February 2019 at https://www.assp.org/standards/standards-topics/active-shooter-technical-report

Maine Dept.of Education bulletins on School Safety & Security https://mainedoenews.net/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/School-Safety-Vol.-4-Emergency-Operations-Planning.pdf and news generally https://mainedoenews.net/category/content-area/operations/health-and-safety/page/2/  and https://www.maine.gov/mema/maine-prepares/school-preparedness

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.