Chapter News

President’s Message – December 2017

Happy Holidays to you and yours!!!

This season of our year is a time of high expectations, anticipation and most of all transition!!! As a safety professional, transition means that we’re seeing the predominant hazards move to STF because of associates rushing to get out of the cold with ice/snow and black ice from sudden temperature changes thrown in for good measure. We also begin to see challenges with associate’s tight muscles from cold weather causing strains and overexertion if not properly warmed up before beginning their tasks.

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President’s Message – November 2017

This season of our year is a time of high expectations, anticipation and most of all transition!!!  As a safety professional, transition means that we’re seeing the predominant hazards move to STF as a result of associates rushing to get out of the cold with ice/snow and black ice from sudden temperature changes thrown in for good measure.  We also begin to see challenges with associate’s tight muscles from cold weather causing strains and overexertion if not properly warmed up before beginning their tasks.

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George Pearson Celebrates 40 Years

Frank J Cruice, No. Area Dir. for Reg. VI, presents George Pearson of No. DE Section his 40 years of membership with ASSE Certificate on Feb. 16, 2017.

Distracted Driving: A Risk for All Businesses

Whether or not your company operates a fleet or employs professional drivers, distracted driving is a topic that should interest you. As ASSE Diamond Sponsor SafeStart explains, “Everyone drives or rides in a car. And that means distracted driving affects every single business in the world.”

What causes distracted driving? Primarily, visual, auditory, manual and cognitive factors are to blame. However, what makes people most vulnerable to these distractions when driving is their state of mind, SafeStart explains in its Driving Distraction Away guide. The mental states that pose the greatest risk to drivers are fatigue, rushing, frustration and complacency.

Establish a Safety Fund

Donors can establish a named academic scholarship or professional education grant fund through the ASSP Foundation. Scholarships and grants advance the safety profession and provide national recognition for the donor. The Foundation manages the administrative details of this program and works with the donor to provide qualified award recipients each year.

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