Chapter Governance Bylaws

This past March, delegates made the historic decision to transition the House of Delegates to an Advisory Group, amending the ASSP bylaws to effect the change. ASSP has updated all governing documents to reflect this change, including the model chapter bylaws. Per the chapter affiliation agreement, chapters are required to maintain bylaws that are aligned with the model chapter bylaws. Chapter members will need to vote to amend our chapter’s bylaws to bring them into alignment with these updates. Please watch your inbox for an email to review the redline copy of our chapter’s bylaws with the proposed amendments and an e-ballot to vote on these changes.

OSHA Reconsideration & Proposed Revocation of ADOSH’s 18E Final Approval Status

ASSP Society has released a statement in support of both Arizona chapters’ position. You can view that statement submitted to Assistant Secretary Parker and Deputy Assistant Secretary Frederick here.

For the background information, here is the link to the website for the publication in the Federal Register to view the supporting documentation and OSHA’s statement about the proposed revocation of ADOSH’s 18E Final Approval status. Here is the link to view the 197+ comments that have been submitted about this topic.

You can view the chapter’s comment here.

***UPDATE*** 8/15/22 – OSHA has reopened the comment period on the Reconsideration & Revocation of the ICA/ADOSH’s 18E Final Approval status. You can read about it in the federal register here.

Suicide Prevention in Construction

Last month, September 6th to 10th was OSHA’s Suicide Prevention Stand Down week. This press release from the CDC highlights that the construction industry has one of the highest rates of suicide compared to other industries. There are a number of resources out there to help you develop training programs, provide information to workers, and factual information to support this hazard in the Construction industry.

Join us for our quarterly Construction section meeting where Suicide Awareness will be presented. You can register for that free virtual event here.

Getting a Certification?

Examination Reimbursement for Recent Certification Completion

Our newly approved reimbursement program is intended to promote an education path that will lead to, or support, employment in the fields of environmental, safety, occupational health, risk management, or industrial hygiene. 

Instructions: Download the application and return to the Awards and Honors Chair by May 1, 2021 to be considered for reimbursement. Due to the budget constraints, the AZ ASSP Chapter reserves to the right to limit the number of reimbursements.

Contact: Michael Bryant if you have questions.