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GWCC Student Recognized

Posted: Sep 08, 2020

ASSP Gateway Community College Student Section member Jedediah Timmerman, U.S. Army Veteran and recent recipient of the Grainger Tools for Tomorrow scholarship award has been recognized for his efforts in Occupational Safety and Health. Read more about it here!

Safety Stand Down National Emphasis Program

Posted: Sep 07, 2020

Since its inception in 2012, the Arizona Chapter has been pleased to rally members in support the National Stand Down to Prevent Falls in Construction. The event is typically held in May prior to the summer construction season and each year Chapter leadership visit Stand Down events at job sites around the state providing support and encouragement. The Stand-Down was postponed several times due to COVID19.

The National Stand Down to Prevent Falls in Construction will be September 14th through 18th, 2020. In an effort to provide support to Arizona industries during current pandemic, the Arizona Chapter of ASSP in cooperation with ASSP National is pleased to facilitate a web-based presentation geared toward supervisory level workers. ASSP Government Affairs Chair Jeremy Bethancourt provided the presentation as part of ASSP Safety Focus – Construction and requested that the presentation be made available free of charge during the National Event. You can view the presentation on the topic here.

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President’s Message

Posted: Aug 13, 2020

Arizona ASSP Community,

Henry Ford once said “When everything seems to be against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.” I can’t think of another year that has had more headwinds than 2020. The challenges facing all of us today are never more apparent. I am encouraged however with how well our profession has risen to the challenge to support the needs of the communities in which we serve. Your local Arizona ASSP chapter will also look to meet the challenge this year!

We will have our very first virtual happy hour on September 18th at 6pm. It’s not the most traditional meet up but it’s 2020! Come meet other safety professionals from across the state.  Sign up here: https://az.assp.org/events/virtual-happy-hour-networking/.  We will continue to offer remote chapter events for our members. Our chapter meetings will be on the first Friday of the month at 11:30 am. This month Mike McWilliams will discuss Creating an Effective Emergency Response Team. Sign up here: https://az.assp.org/events/october-technical-webinar-meeting-creating-an-effective-emergency-response-team/. If you can’t make the meetings, we will record the sessions and make them available.

Be sure to stay connected and follow us on your favorite social media platforms such as FacebookLinkedIn, and Twitter. We will post new jobs, chapter events, and community related material as they happen.  On behalf of your local chapter board we look forward to another great chapter year.

Stay safe!

Brandon

What are you doing for Safe+Sound week?

Posted: Jul 20, 2020

What is your facility doing to participate in OSHA’s Safe+Sound week? Submit photos from your activities to webmaster@az.assp.org and we’ll include them during the presentation at our September technical meeting.

Let us know if you need help with ideas of how to celebrate and engage your workforce during this national outreach event. Mask up AZ and stay safe out there!

June Webinar Recording

Posted: Jun 19, 2020

In case you missed it (ICYMI)… here’s the recording of Amber Pappas’ excellent presentation on mismanaged controls from our webinar on June 5th.

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