The Arizona Chapter awards up to two scholarships each year. The scholarships are given to local students following the Spring Semester grade period. Each scholarship amount is $500.
The intent of the local scholarships is to support students who are pursuing a two-year degree in occupational safety and health and who are not currently in four-year degree programs. Students pursuing a four year or a graduate degree should go to the Society web site – www.assp.org – to obtain information regarding Foundation scholarships and grants.
Your AZ-ASSP Secretary, Nicholas Hugh Sexton, MPH, CSP, ARM, CPCU has been selected as one of 33 Rising Stars of Safety at the National Safety Council. Mr. Sexton was nominated to the program and selected for his outstanding achievements in Occupational Safety and Health, technical excellence, consummate professionalism, and overall awesomeness! You can view the details here!!!
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!
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.
What is your facility doing to participate in OSHA’s Safe+Sound week? Submit photos from your activities to firstname.lastname@example.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!
In case you missed it (ICYMI)… here’s the recording of Amber Pappas’ excellent presentation on mismanaged controls from our webinar on June 5th.