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

Kamrie Sarnosky Awarded the NCC Janet Sprickman Scholarship for 2019

Apr 09, 2019

Each year, the American Society of Safety Professionals Foundation receives hundreds of applications from around the globe. This year was no exception! We are excited to announce that with your support, the 2019 ASSP Foundation awarded a recordbreaking $402,725 in scholarships and grants.

Congratulations to Kamrie Sarnosky for being named the 2019 Recipient of the National Capital Chapter Janet Sprickman Scholarship courtesy of the American Society of Safety Professionals Foundation. This is a a $1,000 scholarship sponsored by our chapter through the foundation.

“I became interested in environmental health & safety because I grew up in a third generation military family. Service members are a distinguished population with unique environmental exposures during their daily jobs, and I am interested in keeping them as safe and healthy as possible. After graduation, I hope to go into a research position for continuous improvement of mitigating hazardous environmental exposures.”

Kamrie is enrolled in a Doctor of Environmental and Occupational Health program at Texas A&M University.

This scholarship is named after the 1971-72 National Capital Chapter President, Janet H. Sprickman, who was a pioneer in the safety and health field as evidenced by her significant professional career at a time when women were rarely given high level responsibilities or opportunities.

The Safety Training Ninja is Coming to Town!

Mar 28, 2019

Dang, it is hard to be a top-notch safety pro and still find time to deliver great training. Tired of compliance-based lectures, and begging people to come and pay attention? Well stop working so hard and work smarter, be like the Safety Training Ninja© who uses the tools like a master and slices through training challenges.

By the end of this program, attendees will be able to:

  • Explain five ways to make training easier and more exciting.
  • Develop learning objectives that not only meet your company’s safety needs but that you can actually prove you achieved.
  • Begin make compliance training actually interesting


The Safety Training Ninja is coming to sign you book! Bring your copy to our May Chapter Meeting (a limited number of copies will be available for purchase) and get it signed by “STN” herself!