Our May Chapter Meeting was an exciting one for our chapter. Our new officers were installed, 2019 Awards Presented, and we had a chance to network through our NCC WISE Social. Thank you to Hawkeye Safety and Atlantic Hardware and Supply for sponsoring our event and our Social! Area Director Paul Esposito also laid out the vision our our Northern Area and Region VI and how the National Capital Chapter is setting the example for our sister chapters. There is a great deal to celebrate about the 2018-2019 Chapter Year and the incoming leadership is excited to make 2019-2020 even better!
The Safety Training Ninja Regina McMichael was our speaker for the May Chapter Meeting presenting “The Safety Training Ninja” to all in attendance. Regina is a highly engaging speaker and all in attendance truly enjoyed hearing how to adopt Safety Training Ninja Skills.
One of the key takeaways from this session is that “Training is not about you!” The goal of training is to impart the objectives to the attendees, not walk away with some sort of satisfaction as the trainer.
Regina walked us through the ADDIE approach exploring how we should Analyze, Design, Develop, Implement, and Evaluate our training.
The key is understanding what employees know, what employees need to know and then training to the gap
Use SMART Objectives that include active language. Participants worked in small groups to write objectives that were then presented out to the other teams for feedback.
Know your audience and what will engage them the best
Understand adult learning theory and that people truly want connection. Chunk information and do not be afraid to mix it up.
Understand the residual gaps that remain.
We look forward to welcoming The Safety Training Ninja Regina McMichael back in the near future!
2019 National Capital Award Winners
May 31, 2019
Safety Professional of the Year
Member Service Awards
Region VI PDC Liaisons
May 29, 2019
The Region VI PDC Planning Committee is looking for volunteers who would like to serve as Liaisons for the 2019 PDC which will be held at the Kingston Plantation in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina September 18th – 20th.
Please send interest to firstname.lastname@example.org if you are willing to be a liaison. An attachment with all duties is included below. We must have notification of your interest by June 27, 2019.
2019-2020 Chapter Election Results
Apr 29, 2019
The National Capital Chapter Executive Committee convened a quorum on April 16, 2019 and all present voted unanimously to adopt the posted Slate of Officers for the 2019 – 2020 Chapter Year.
Congratulations to our newly elected officers!
President: Wyatt Bradbury, ASP, CHST
President-Elect: April Dorsey, CHST
Treasurer: Marcus Odorizzi, CSP, ASP
Secretary: Ashelyn McConnell, ASP
Delegate: Lindsay Bell, CSP
Director: Matt Law, MPH, CSP, REHS/RS
Director: Tom Trauger, CSP, ARM, CRIS
Member April Dorsey Judges Science Fair
Apr 18, 2019
As a member of the National Capital Chapter American Society of Safety Professionals (NCC ASSP) I was invited by the Potomac Section of the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) to proudly serve as a judge for the Prince George’s Area Science Fair (PGASF) 71st Annual Science Fair, which was held on Saturday, March 16, 2019 at the Charles H. Flowers High School in Springdale, MD.
This year’s theme was “Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (S.T.E.M): Building a Sustainable Future.”
Over 350 grades 6-12 student projects were on display and judged from public schools in Calvert, Saint Mary’s, and Prince George’s counties, as well as from several Prince George’s County charter and private schools.
Although there were many creative and innovative projects, the NCC ASSP awarded the following certificates to those who have gone above and beyond in creating systems and testing the limits of science which may improve the safety and health of workers in all occupations in the future.
First Place: Amanda Johnson
Project: Safety Baseboard
Second Place: Madelyn Chisholm
Project: Blind Spot Camera System
Third Place: Tochukwu Opaibeogu
Project: Lemon Juice vs. Anti-bacterial Hand Soap