MACSC (the Mid Atlantic Construction Safety Conference) 2021 – We’re back!

The Mid Atlantic Construction Safety Conference (MACSC) is returning this spring in a big way! We are all aware the pandemic has created challenges and our conference has certainly felt the impact of those challenges. The construction industry continues as essential business and the dangers the industry faces have not gone away. In order to continue to meet the needs in the construction safety field, we are going to provide an all virtual conference this year. 

We were unable to provide a 2020 conference but, we just can’t wait another year without reaching out to the construction industry. Our six sponsoring seed organizations have been busy developing the 2021 Conference. 

This year’s (2021) conference (May 11th and 12th) will take place over two days, with 5 educational sessions each day. It will begin at 7am EDT both days and run through early afternoon. The agenda is being finalized and will be published soon.

We thank all of you who have supported the conference in the past. We look forward to a 2022 in person event that will be our best yet, thank you!

Attendees Click Here to register

Sponsors Click Here to register

Seed Organizations 

ABC Virginia

American Subcontractors Association of Metro Washington

ASSP National Capital Chapter


Chesapeake Region Safety Council

Washington Metropolitan Area Construction Safety Association

Vote for Your Society Leaders in the ASSP 2021 Elections

Voting for the 2021 elections will run from March 1 to March 31. Ballots will be sent to ASSP members via e-mail on March 1, 2021. Members can find candidate information, including biographies and platform statements for all candidates and video statements for Board of Director candidates, on the ASSP elections web page.

This year, you will have an opportunity to vote for senior vice president; director-at-large; vice president, professional affairs; and vice president, professional development. Members of regions, areas, practice specialties and common interest groups that have a position in this election will vote in the respective races.

Voting for your ASSP leaders is important because the members elected to office will help your Society to pursue its strategic initiatives and advance the OSH profession. These elected candidates will become influential leaders within ASSP, so be sure to cast your vote and let your voice be heard. Election results will be published in the May 2021 issue of Professional Safety.

Become an informed voter by visiting the elections web page, where you can read candidate biographies and platform statements about each candidate’s ideas about ASSP’s direction and future. For questions, send an e-mail to the elections team.

Proposed Slate of Executive Committee Candidates 2021-2022

The proposed slate of candidates for the Executive Committee for the 2021-2022 Chapter year is listed below:

Ashelyn McConnell-President

President Elect – Christopher Hughes

Treasurer – Alex Norwood

Secretary – Mary Ciesluk

Delegate 1st – Tom Trauger

Delegate 2nd – April Dorsey

Director – Marcus Odorrizi

Director – Wyatt Bradbury

If you are interested in running for a Chapter Executive Committee position or just want more information, please contact any of the committee members at: 

Jerry Rivera:

Thomas Trauger:

Ashelyn McConnell:

Refer New Members in the Annual Member-Get-A-Member Campaign

February 2021

ASSP’s annual member referral program returns in 2021. Share the resources ASSP offers with colleagues by using the Refer-A-Friend e-mail tool or by directing potential members to the ASSP website to encourage them to join the Society.

The more people you refer, the more rewards you can earn, such as a 1-year membership extension, an on-demand webinar or a $50 Amazon gift card. For every full member referral, the referring member will receive an entry in the grand prize drawing for a trip to ASSP’s annual professional development conference, which includes full conference registration, 3 nights’ hotel accommodations and a $250 gift card for expenses.