CANCELLED: 2020 Arizona Health & Safety Summit

Posted: Mar 12, 2020

We regret to inform you that we are cancelling the 2020 Arizona Health & Safety Summit at Arizona State University on March 17, 2020. The growing concerns with COVID-19 far outweigh the benefits of our conference.

The health, safety, and welfare of our attendees, speakers, and exhibitors is our top priority. We will work on the process of refunding all participants in the coming days.

On behalf of both Arizona ASSP and AIHA organizations we thank you for your support of our event. We hope to see you next year.


2020 Health & Safety Planning Committee

Slate of Candidates for 2020/2021 Chapter Year

Posted: Feb 26, 2020

The 2019 – 2020 ASSP Arizona Chapter Nominations Committee is pleased to present the following Slate of Candidates.  The Slate was approved by the Nominating Committee on Feb. 4, 2020. This Slate has been developed for the election of Chapter Officers for the 2020 – 2021 Chapter Year.  Per the By Laws, the election will be held during the May Chapter Meeting, if the required quorum of members is present.  The Slate must be posted on the Chapter web page 30 days prior to the election.

Slate of Candidates for 2020/2021

Past-President and Delegate (by automatic succession)             Carly Baez

President (by automatic succession)                                           Brandon Wiseman

President-Elect (by automatic succession)                                 Christopher Brandon, CSP

Vice President                                                                             Brandy Miller, PhD, CPE, CSSBB

Secretary                                                                                     Nicholas Sexton, CSP

Treasurer                                                                                     David Bellmont, CSP

Respectfully submitted,

Wayne Carroll – Acting Nominations Committee Chair

Candidate bios below…

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2020 Health & Safety Summit Speakers

Posted: Feb 13, 2020

We hope you are as excited about next month’s 2020 Health & Safety Summit as we are!

Our President-Elect, Brandon Wiseman met with two presenters to get a preview of their presentations. Check out brief discussions with Nick Sexton talking about Data Analysis and Dr. Brandy Miller talking about Reducing Ergonomic Risk in the workplace.

Newly added interiew with Dr. Michele Hamm of Bridgewell Consulting on Employee Well Being and Safety: An Integrated Approach.

The latest interview/preview is with Kris Smith of GSC On Site Services, one of our Silver Sponsors! Kris will be speaking on Worker Fatigue as a factor in MSD, and Slip, Trip, and Fall Injuries.

We’ll see you there for Safe Patrick’s Day!

The 2020 Arizona Distracted Driving Summit was a HUGE success!

Posted: Jan 27, 2020

The 2020 Annual Arizona Distracted Driving Summit is over! Thank you to everyone that attended, helped volunteer part of their time, or spread word through social media. It was an AWESOME public service and GA event for the entire community.

Here are some facts about this year’s event:

  • We were able to specifically facilitate attendance of 5 different schools with nearly 200 kiddos… This does not even include all those kiddos and people which come to the capital for a visit and then come to engage at the Summit.
  • Of the 500 box lunches we provided we only have about 2 dozen left over…
  • We had more than 40 different vendor tables and activities
  • We had pre-summit coverage from several media partners including Hubbard Radio and IHeart Radio, Lamar Advertising, ABC 15 Arizona.
  • We had day of the event coverage from more than 12 different media outlets… links below.
  • We raised (and spent) more than $16,000, all used to facilitate the Drive Smart Arizona/ Annual Arizona Distracted Driving Summit message.
  • We provided “door prize to encourage public to remain including 2 NASCA Vintage Jackets and 4 Tickets to the spring 2020 NASCAR race at Phoenix Raceway.
  • We received our third Arizona Governors Proclamation for an Arizona Distracted Driving Awareness Week to coincide with the Summit.
  • We hosted a huge mock vehicle crash/rescue simulation at the “foot” of the Arizona State Capital.
  • We worked with three separate jurisdictions to shut down the entire road in front of the Capital for the event and restricted all vehicle traffic during the simulation.

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ANSI/SAIA Update A92.22-2018

Posted: Jan 27, 2020

ANSI in conjunction with the SAIA (Scaffold & Access Industry Association) recently updated their standard A92.22-2018. One of the biggest changes was the addition of this section/statement: “6.2.3 Supervisor Training – All personnel that directly supervise Mobile Elevated Work Platforms (MEWPs) operators shall receive training. Users shall ensure personnel that directly supervise MEWP operators are trained as defined in ANSI A92.24 Section 7.5.” This is not only a best practice, but an industry recognized hazard that supervisors should at least have the same level of training as operators.

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