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March 3, 2014 Meeting
Wanda Roehl, Chapter Delegate, welcomes everyone to the meeting and introduces Dave.
Dave McDonnell from OSHA provides an "OSHA Update", followed by an open Q&A.
At the November Chapter meeting, Dennis Schmidt presented
Leonard Shuckman his ASSE 40-year member award.
ASSE Wichita Chapter President and Treasurer Present
Youthville with $15,000 from this year’s Charity Golf Tournament.
Please join ASSE's 29 industry and interest groups at Safety 2013. Each group will be holding an open meeting/networking event as outlined below. Most groups will also be sponsoring sessions and roundtable discussions as outlined at www.safety2013.org. There will also be an Industry & Interest Group booth in the service center if you have any questions about your membership, benefits or how to get involved. Hope to see you in Vegas, however, if you cannot make it, please visit www.asse.org/ps to get to your group's website which has information on how to connect with volunteer leaders, resources and discussion boards on LinkedIn.
To find when and where these events are taking place, visit the networking page at www.safety2013.org.
Haven't registered for Safety 2013? There's still time! Registration is open, call ASSE Customer Service at 847-699-2929 to find out more.
JUNE 3rd - This is an interesting and informational presentation by EPA Region 7 - Storage Tanks & Oil Pollution Branch. The program addresses facilities with aboveground storage of oils in quantities greater than 1320 gallons.
Truffles catering will be serving Beef Stroganoff, Mashed Potatoes, Brown Gravy, Salad, Rolls, assorted Cookies and Brownies, and Iced Tea to wash it all down. If you plan on joining us for lunch, please RSVP by email to Wayne.email@example.com no later than May 30th– We need to know so we have enough food available. The cost is $10/person – The Chapter is charged for the count we turn in on the Friday before the meeting. So, if you RSVP, you will be charged even if you are unable to attend. Thanks!
May 2013 - Happenings (pdf)
There will be an ASSE meeting/refinery tour at the NRCA Refinery in McPherson, on May 20th – NRCA has agreed to host the meeting and pick up the tab for lunch, which will start at Noon. A member of management will give an overview of refinery operations while attendees enjoy a free and totally awesome barbecue meal. Then, all in attendance will be given a tour of the facility via transport vehicles. We hope you can make it!!! Please RSVP, by May 15th if you plan to attend!! Wayne.firstname.lastname@example.org
Results of the Chapter election are in! Congratulations to the newly elected 2013/2014 officers!
Purpose: This Instruction describes policies and procedures for the local implementation of OSHA's National Emphasis Program (NEP) to identify and reduce or eliminate workplace machinery and equipment hazards which are causing or likely to cause amputations.
OSHA Instructions (pdf)
We hope to see you at the upcoming meeting on May 6th. Come and cast your vote. Truffles is catering another great lunch at $10/person (see the newsletter for details). Please RSVP by Thursday, May 2nd. We are finalizing plans for a meeting in the Salina area for mid to late May….more details coming soon.
Remember our next meeting is on April 1st - Easter Monday! Please RSVP to: Wayne.email@example.com if you plan to enjoy the Italian Feast for $10.00 at our upcoming meeting by TOMORROW March 28th!!!!!! We don't make any money on the lunches so we have to charge No-shows if they RSVP'd.
Brenda Tolson, CSP - Director of Services, CERTIFIED ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT, LTD. will discussing Toxicology on Monday!
"Toxicology is arguable the oldest scientific discipline, as the earliest humans had to recognize which plants were safe to eat. Most exposure of humans to chemicals is via naturally occurring compounds that are consumed from food plants. Humans are exposed to chemicals both inadvertently and deliberately. Ironically though even today 92% of all poisoning continue to happen at home. But the trend is changing with nanotechnology. This we will discuss in detail---from pharma to aerospace industries."
Carbon Monoxide (pdf)
Date: Monday, March 4th 2013
Topic: Environmental Issues!
Speaker: Curtis Redington
Curtis Redington is an Environmental Quality Specialist with the City of Wichita Environmental Health. He will be discussing some of the Hazards associated with Carbon Monoxide. CO presents serious hazards in both the commercial and residential arena, especially in the winter months. Every year, we see incidents due to CO exposure and this year was no different. Curtis will talk about a couple recent incidents and the warning signs you and your team need to be familiar with to avoid problems.
Please RSVP by Feb. 28th . Lunch is still only $10.00 -- Share the experience - bring a co-worker – you could just safe a life!
Chance delivered another interesting presentation on weather-related hazards and what people can do to reduce their risk of injury. In his presentation Weathering the Storm, Chance tested attendee knowledge of various cloud formations, wind speed and more. He discussed the Joplin Tornado and the fact that it was not early forecasts – so nobody was expecting it. Chance stressed the importance of watching and listening to weather reports, observing weather conditions ‘The eyes don’t lie’, and taking action/getting to shelter early. Risk signals come in many shapes and sizes – weather forecasts, radio or TV reports, Tweets, emails, automatic text messages from a weather service, a call or text from a friend or family member, an alert from a weather radio, a personal observation, etc. Heed the warnings - Better Safe than Sorry! Some Joplin residence took action after receiving 2 risk signals – others waited until they had 7-9 signals… many waited too long.
Chance stated repeatedly, “If you wait for the sirens, you may find you waited too long.” He is available for presentations at local businesses and can tailor his presentation to your needs. If you would like him to address your employees contact him at …..firstname.lastname@example.org or 316-942-8483 ext. 726. Chance brought along Janet Spurgeon, a Hydrologist with the NOAA. Janet offered some commentary on the dry weather which we are experiencing, saying that it is likely to continue as least for the next 3 months.
A few other tips
Heavy Rains/Flash Flooding - When and if the spring rains come be careful on the roadways – just a few inches of heavy rain can wash out roads and bridges. Never drive into a flooded area – Drowning is the Number 1 Killer of all Severe Weather Hazards– in 2 feet of water your car can be carried downstream and that means trouble for you. Be smart about where you pull over! If you park under a tree or sign – heavy wind could bring it down on top of you.
Lightning – if the flash to bang ratio is less than 30 – get inside!
Storm Shelter – Two must have items for your storm shelter or safe room – extra shoes and a whistle. Feet abrasions are a very common injury after a major weather event that is easily avoided with a little pre-planning. Just keep some old shoes handy in your shelter -- if the big one hits there will be a lot of misc. debris, and if it comes in the middle of the night you won’t think of shoes. You could also find yourself injured (unable to move or to call out for help) a whistle is one way of getting the attention of rescuers, neighbors or family members.
You won’t want to miss our next meeting of the Wichita Chapter of the ASSE.
Monday, February 4th you will have a chance to meet Chance Hayes from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Bring your camera for the picture taking opportunity following the presentation.
When: 11:30 Lunch
12:00 World Premier Presentation – SEVERE WEATHER – What every Kansan needs to know to Survive the Big One! This presentation will CHANGE YOUR LIFE!! Bring a friend, but Come Early - Seating is Limited!!!
Where: iSi Environmental 215 S. Laura Wichita, KS 67211 (316) 264-7050
RSVP by e-mailing me at Wayne.email@example.com no later than January 31st – We need to know so we have enough food available.
$10.00 buys your meal – What a deal, the presentation is worth at least double that. This month Truffles is serving up: Chicken Sausage Gumbo and/or Chicken & Shrimp Jambalaya with sides of Caesar Salad, Dinner Rolls, Red Beans & Rice, and of course, Cookies and Brownies. Remember: We get charged for no-shows, so we have to pass the costs on to those who RSVP but fail to attend. Thanks!
Meeting Date: Monday – January 7th, 2013
Topic: Emergency Management
Speaker: Cody Charvat - Sedgwick County Emergency Management Services
Cody will offer a presentation on what goes on behind the scenes before, what takes place during, and what needs to be done after a disaster strikes. There will be an opportunity for Q & A after the main presentation. Truffles Catering will be preparing another awesome meal. If you plan on joining us for lunch, please RSVP by e-mailing me at Wayne.firstname.lastname@example.org no later than January 3rd – We need to know so we have enough food available. The cost is $10/person – The Chapter is charged for the count we turn in on the Friday before the meeting. So, if you RSVP, you will be charged even if you are unable to attend. Thanks!
I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
NuStar Energy is Sponsoring the October Meeting, So there is no charge for the meal on October 1st (Usually $10.00 per person). This is a great opportunity to invite new safety professionals to check out the Wichita Chapter, or to invite some members who haven’t attended in a while. PLEASE RSVP, however, so we have enough food for everyone!
Hope to See YOU There!
ASSE Board Members Present Youthville $20,000, raised through the 2011 ASSE & AHMP Charity Golf Tournament.”
Time to RSVP for the next ASSE meeting. The next meeting will be held on Monday, May 7. If you plan to eat, please RSVP indicating that you will be eating lunch. It is important for us to get an accurate head count of those eating, so enough food can be ordered. Lunch is $10.00 cash/check. If you RSVP, food has been ordered for you, and you will need to pay ASSE whether you attend or not.
Please RSVP by Thursday, May 3rd to Chris Nolan (Christopher.Nolan@kochchemtech.com )
Hope to see you there!
Topic: OSHA Update
Speaker: David McDonnell, Compliance Assistance Specialist, OSHA
Location: iSi Environmental Services
215 South Laura
Wichita, KS 67211
Phone: (316) 264-7050
The contest runs from September 19, 2011, through February 14, 2012
Celebrating North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week May 6-12, 2012, and Occupational Safety and Health Professional Day, May 9, 2012
Please read and follow all the rules carefully so that all posters/drawings will be eligible. The posters that BEST ILLUSTRATE SAFETY ON THE JOB will be selected as winners out of each of the five age groups. Before the children begin drawing, we urge you to talk to them about your job, workplace safety and provide examples of what risks occupational safety, health and environmental professionals address every day on the job, and if possible, provide them with examples of workplace situations. Visit www.asse.org/naosh for examples of children's workplace safety posters and www.asse.org for occupational safety, health and environmental information. Have fun and, as they say in the in the Wild, Wild, West, "Draw Partner!”
For more informatino and rules: 2012 Poster Rules (doc)
It is time to RSVP for the next ASSE meeting. The next meeting will be held on Monday, January 9th If you plan to eat, please RSVP indicating that you will be eating lunch. It is important for us to get an accurate head count of those eating, so enough food can be ordered. Lunch is $10.00 cash/check. If you RSVP, food has been ordered for you, and you will need to pay ASSE whether you attend or not. Please RSVP by Thursday, January 5th to Deb McDaniel email@example.com). Hope to see you there!
Topic: Cold Stress: Understanding the Physiological Response and Practical FRC Program Considerations
Speaker: Doug Niemtschk, CIH, Corporate Health & Safety Manager Koch Fertilizer
Time to RSVP for the next ASSE meeting. The next meeting will be held on Monday, December 5th. Koch Nitrogen Company- Dodge City will be sponsoring this meeting for current ASSE members. If you are not a member and plan to eat lunch the cost will be $10 cash/check. If you plan to eat (member or non-member), please RSVP indicating that you will be eating lunch. It is important for us to get an accurate head count of those eating, so enough food can be ordered. If you RSVP, food has been ordered for you, and you will need to pay ASSE whether you attend or not. Please RSVP by Thursday, December 1st to Deb McDaniel firstname.lastname@example.org). Hope to see you there!
OSHA- Combustible Dust
Speaker: Our very own ASSE member Corey Beacom from OSHA
As an added note we will be running the technical presentation a little early during the lunch portion of the meeting. The technical portion will run from 1145-1245.
Come join your fellow ASSE Member and meet the AHMP Members during our holiday mixer!!! This is a great opportunity to let loose, have a few appetizers, and socialize with local Environmental Health & Safety Professionals. This is also a great opportunity for all new members or those considering becoming a member to network, socialize, and meet new people outside of our normal meeting format. So come celebrate the upcoming holidays with ASSE and AHMP!!! As they say…the more the merrier!
Time to RSVP for the next ASSE meeting. The next meeting will be held on Monday, November 7th. If you plan to eat, please RSVP indicating that you will be eating lunch. It is important for us to get an accurate head count of those eating, so enough food can be ordered. Lunch is $10.00 cash/check. If you RSVP, food has been ordered for you, and you will need to pay ASSE whether you attend or not. Please RSVP by Thursday, November 3rd to Deb McDaniel email@example.com). Hope to see you there!
Wichita Fire Department and Pre-Fire Planning and Emergency Response.
Speaker: Lt. Martin Gutierrez, Wichita Fire Department
Summary: Lt. Gutierrez will discuss involving the local fire department in pre fire planning and will also answer any questions the group may have in regards to Emergency Response.
Time to RSVP for the next ASSE meeting! With the Labor Day holiday behind us we will be back to our meetings being held the first Monday of the month. The next meeting will be held on October 3rd. If you plan to eat, please RSVP indicating that you will be eating lunch. It is important for us to get an accurate head count of those eating, so enough food can be ordered. Lunch is $10.00 cash/check. If you RSVP, food has been ordered for you, and you will need to pay ASSE whether you attend or not. Please RSVP by Thursday, September 29th to Deb McDaniel firstname.lastname@example.org).
Hope to see you there!
For our October meeting we will be taking advantage of ASSE’s SafetyFlix Library. No, Mark Hansen will not be speaking at our meeting, but we will be viewing a presentation he did on this topic. Also, if you need CEUs, you can earn them simply by attending the meeting!
Ethics & Compliance and the Safety, Health & Environmental Organization
Speaker: Mark Hansen, Vice President, Environemtnal & Safety for Range Resources Corporation
Summary: As a result of the improprieties that have occurred over the last few years, many companies today have instituted compliance and ethics departments. These departments are usually represented at the Board of Directors level.
This is just a reminder that the Annual ASSE/AHMP Golf Tournament is coming up. If you would like to play please register by August 19th at http://www.isienvironmental.com/golf-tournament.html
Sponsor Letter (pdf)
Please RSVP for the next ASSE meeting. The next meeting will be held on 12 September. If you plan to eat, please RSVP indicating that you will be eating lunch. It is important for us to get an accurate head count of those eating, so enough food can be ordered. Lunch is $10.00 cash/check. Just a reminder if you RSVP, food has been ordered for you, and you will need to pay ASSE whether you attend or not. Please RSVP by Thursday, 8 September to Deb McDaniel (email@example.com)
The meeting is held at:
iSi Environmental ServicesHope to see you there!
215 South Laura
Wichita, KS 67211
Phone: (316) 264-7050
If you know someone who could give an interesting safety presentation during one of our meetings, send an email to Bob Buckingham at firstname.lastname@example.org
Time to put the last meeting of the Wichita Chapter’s 2010/2011 chapter year on your calendars. The next meeting will be held on May 2nd. Thanks to NCRA Refinery, McPherson this May meeting will be FREE. You read that correct…FREE! They have been gracious enough to sponsor the meeting for all attendees. We are ending our chapter year with a meeting that is sure to be exciting! Not only are we going to receive a presentation on Fall Protection from Mark Damon we will be combining the meeting with the Wichita Area Construction Safety Group. For those of you who are current Wichita Chapter ASSE members we will be holding the 2011/2012 Officer Elections so please try to be there by Noon. Since this meeting is FREE and combined with another group please make sure to RSVP so that we can ensure we have enough food and seats. Please RSVP by Thursday, April 29th to Jenna Hackler (email@example.com). Hope to see you there!
Koch Nitrogen Company, LLC
Safety Compliance Leader
Office: (316) 828-6584
Cell: (316) 218-3207
It's that time again. Time to RSVP for the next ASSE meeting. The next meeting will be held on April 4th. If you plan to eat, please RSVP indicating that you will be eating lunch. It is important for us to get an accurate head count of those eating, so enough food can be ordered. For ASSE member’s this month’s lunch is FREE compliments of sponsorship by NuStar Energy LP. If you are not yet an ASSE member lunch is $10.00 cash/check. Just a reminder if you RSVP, food has been ordered for you, and you will need to pay ASSE whether you attend or not. Please RSVP by Friday, April 1st to Jenna Hackler (firstname.lastname@example.org). Hope to see you there!
The speaker for the April 4th meeting was Corey Beacom, CSP, from OSHA
OSHA Update 2011 (ppt)
Voting for these nominees will take place during our May meeting.
President Ed Armendariz, CSP, CHST
Vice-President Jenna Hackler
Treasurer Jo Lynn McWilliams
Secretary Debra McDaniels, CSP
It's that time again. Time to RSVP for the next ASSE meeting. The next meeting will be held on March 7th. If you plan to eat, please RSVP indicating that you will be eating lunch. It is important for us to get an accurate head count of those eating, so enough food can be ordered. Lunch is $10.00 cash/check. Just a reminder if you RSVP, food has been ordered for you, and you will need to pay ASSE whether you attend or not. Please RSVP by Thursday, March 3rd to Jenna Hackler (email@example.com). Hope to see you there!
Join us at Emerson Biggins for a fun time mingling with other members of ASSE and AHMP!! If you know someone who is not yet an ASSE member this is a perfect opportunity to bring them along and introduce them to our Wichita Chapter in a fun, social atmosphere. For those of you who may not have your CSP certification yet we will also be taking names of those that are interested in a CSP informational session and study group. So stop by Emerson Biggins this Thursday and say HI!!!
Thursday, November 18th
@ Emerson Biggins
(808 E. Douglas)
Topic: Personal Marketing of the Safety Professional
Speaker: Kristy Hoffman with The Arnold Group‐ A Human Resources Company
Summary: With the hard times in the economy many of our fellow safety professionals have been impacted. If you are currently seeking employment, not happy with your current job, or just want tips should you decide to make a job move in the future then this is the meeting for you. Kristy will be presenting tips to writing good resumes and interviewing skills in today’s job market. If you know any safety professionals that are not currently on the ASSE mailing list that would be interested in this presentation please forward the meeting information and extend an invitation. It is sure to be an informative meeting and I hope to see everyone there.
A Growing Concern Amongst Parents and Employers
Presented at the contractors meeting on June 2, 2010 - Download the Power Point Presentation (ppt).
The ASSE Region V Regional Operating Committee (ROC) held the Spring 2010 ROC Meeting, April 16-17, 2010, in Wichita, Kansas. The 28 attendees participated in a tour of the Wichita Cessna Mid-Continent Facility on Friday and met on Saturday to review the past year happenings and to begin planning for next year. Maribeth Anderson, Regional V, Vice-President led the meeting and she introduced Terrie Norris, ASSE Senior Vice-President to the group.
Hosting of this meeting was a first for the Wichita Chapter and the response from the Region V representatives was great. The Wichita Chapter was represented at the meeting by Jo Lynn McWilliams, Ed Armendariz, Wanda Roehl, Holly Coleman and Leroy Burton.
The Wichita Chapter March 2010 chapter meeting featured ASSE Region V Vice President Maribeth Anderson giving a presentation titled "ASSE Structure and Region Affairs".
Attached is the latest information AIHA Government Affairs has pertaining to your state legislative and regulatory activity that may impact the profession of industrial hygiene. After reviewing this information, please contact Aaron Trippler at AIHA government affairs should you have any questions or comments.
The Wichita Chapter hosted a webinar on January 20, 2010 – and the Board Members present felt that it was a huge success! We were surprised by the level of interest – 29 attendees from 14 different local businesses - plus OSHA and the City of Wichita were represented. We hope that everyone was pleased with the level of depth on the NFPA 70E Implementation Presentation. Several attendees took advantage of the CEU credits as well.
We will alert everyone when we decide to do it again.
With the holidays close by now is the time to encourage your children, nieces, nephews, sisters, brothers, friends , co-workers’ kids and more aged 5-14 to enter the 8th annual ASSE kids’ ‘Safety-on-the-Job’ poster contest. The rules and entry form are below and can also be found on our new North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH, May 2-8) Week 2010 and Occupational Safety and Health Professional Day (May 5, 2010) web site at this link:
There are 5 age groups and the first place winners each win a $1,000 savings bond. Second place winners receive a $500 savings bond and third and fourth place winners a $200 savings bond. All entrants are winners! Everyone receives a letter from ASSE President C. Christopher Patton, CSP, and ASSE Executive Director Fred Fortman along with a small gift. The winners posters are featured on the annual NAOSH poster distributed to companies, schools, hospitals and more worldwide in April and May. Also, we will have our annual events for the poster contest winners/entrants and their families (all are invited), ASSE members, federal and Congressional officials and more on Monday, May 3, in Washington, D.C., at the Smithsonian (featuring a focus on workplace safety Smithsonian exhibits), the U.S. Department of Labor and at the U.S. Capitol. We also hope to have the NAOSH kick-off brunch Sunday, May 2, at the National Zoo as we have in the past.
Remember, entrants just need an ASSE member sponsor/number. It is open to non-members. Many members will again be sponsoring schools/school districts and their co-workers’ children. It is a lot of fun and we look forward to seeing a ton of posters by the Valentine’s Day, February 14, 2010 deadline! So sit down with the children and help them develop a poster that best displays workplace safety.
Thanks so much and please let us know if you have any questions.
Download the contest rules and entry form below and get involved today!
|Initial Chapter Meeting - September 14, 2009||LeRoy Burton presenting Brent Cothran with the Past President's Award.|
|LeRoy Burton presents Corey Beacom with the Chapter Safety Professional of the Year Award.||Chapter President Ed Armendariz introduces the speaker, Dr. Glendon Miller.|
|Dr. Glendon Miller, PhD, CHMM, RSO - Director of Environmental, Health, and Safety for Wichita State University.||Jo Lynn McWilliams presents Corey Beacom with an appreciation award for helping the Wichita Chapter maintain the Chapter Star status.|
|Jo Lynn McWilliams accepted the award for the Wichita Chapter at ASSE's Safety 2009 Professional Development Conference in San Antonio.|
|Daryn Lewellyn speaks to attentive Wichita Chapter members.||Daryn Lewellyn shares his knowledge of ARC Flash Safety with our members.||Chapter President Leroy Burton presents Corey Beacom with the Past President Award.|