December Chapter Meeting Recap

Jan 08, 2020

The National Capital Chapter had the opportunity to partner with the Metropolitan Washington Federal Safety and Health Committee for our December Meeting hosted by the ATF. We were privileged to hear from Curt Wittman as he presented Effective Communication to the attendees.

Curt used a number of demonstrations to help the learners see common pitfalls of communication that plague our workforce. He made the point that there are times when we are speaking to our employees and they are nodding in agreement that they understand but their understanding is far different than our intended direction. He used some demonstrations to illustrate the point that there is often disconnect between receiving the message and decoding the message that impact the instructions and training we give as professionals. He also made the point that preconceived notions and biases affect our ability to receive and decode messages. A multitude of other demonstrations were used to help us explore the abilities and limitations of our brains as we try to deliver, receive, and decode messages.


2020-2021 Nominations and Elections Committee

Dec 23, 2019

The Executive Committee would like to announce the members who will be serving on the 2020-2021 Nominations and Elections Committee:

Committee Chair: Jerry Rivera, MEng

President-Elect: April Dorsey, CHST

Past-President: Mike McCullion, CSP

Past-President: Rob Matuga

November Meeting Recap

Dec 18, 2019

Thank you to Programs Chair Sharon Lipinski for an excellent presentation on Harnessing the Power of Habit.

This presentation was streamed and recorded via Facebook Live and the recording is available here for a limited time:


Survey! Fall Protection Fit for Women

Nov 19, 2019

Hello from 3M!

We are conducting a research study on women fall harnesses for the industrial market. We’d love to hear your thoughts on how we could build a better harness for women by women. This will help us to improve our existing product and prioritize new features.   This anonymous survey should take around 5 minutes. Please complete the survey before November 22th.

If you’d like to see a more comfortable harness for women and you know others who would too, please forward this email to your female friends working in the industrial market and using fall protection harnesses.

Thank you. We really appreciate your input!

Please contact Silvia Guttmann for any questions regarding the survey at

Link to survey:

MACSC 2020 – Call for Speakers

Oct 21, 2019

The Mid Atlantic Construction Safety Conference planning committee is hard at work preparing for the 2020 Event held April 21 at Martin’s Crosswinds in Greenbelt, MD! The National Capital Chapter is one of six local seed organizations that support and plan this conference. It is attended annually by over 350 professionals from across the Mid-Atlantic Region.

Do you want to present? Send an email to and with your title, abstract, objectives, and biography. The website for the event is