The National Capital Chapter had an eventful Safety 2019 in New Orleans. Here are some of the highlights from the event!
House of Delegates
NCC Leaders Wyatt Bradbury and Matthew Law met with other chapter leaders from across Region VI to discussion region business, the Region VI PDC, and share best practices from another successful chapter year.
Region VI Social
NCC supported the Region VI social taking place on Sunday Night. Chapter Members from across the region as well as their guests has the opportunity to network with one another and celebrate their hard work.
Chapter Recognition Luncheon
A highlight of Monday afternoon is the Chapter Recognition Luncheon. Chapters are recognized for their efforts during the year and the Platinum and Gold awards are handed out to the chapter leaders.
Legal and Ethical Considerations for OSH Professionals
Adele Abrams Esq., CMSP
Adele led a standing room only session and was held with questions afterward for nearly a half hour! I think the information new to many concerned:* their personal legal exposure for negligent training of third parties such as temps and subs, * the fact that company insurance may not cover safety officers who are not at the C suite level;* the MOU between DOJ and OSHA/MSHA encouraging prosecution under overlapping environmental laws because those carry felony terms;* distinctions on types of privilege and implications for expert witnesses.
Understanding and Engaging the Young Professional Think Tank
Wyatt Bradbury, ASP, CHST & Matt Law, MPH, CSP, REHS/RS
Wyatt Bradbury and Matt Law led an exercise in intergenerational communication focusing on the collected data between how employees of various generations communicate in the business world. Participants were challenged to evaluate examples of communication from their own professional experiences and stack them up against the metrics to see what differences exist for safety professionals.
Using Industrial Sports Medicine Approach to Manage Shoulder Discomfort
Julie Landis led a Think Tank on treating musculoskeletal shoulder injuries/discomfort with an Industrial Sports Medicine Approach. The session was well attended and well received. We discussed the “working athlete” concept, the importance of addressing both the worker and the work in the solution. This included: early discomfort reporting, ergonomics, body mechanics, job coaching, training, and fitness. We demonstrated the ROI of a prevention approach compared to costs associated with medical treatment and claims.
Best Practices for Public Protection For Construction Sites
Thomas Trauger CSP, ARM’s session on Best Practices for Public Protection for Construction sites (ANSI A10.34) had approximately 40 attendees with good interaction and questions.
Prevention Through Design in Construction: A Lifecyle Approach
Mike McCullion CSP, ARM’s on Prevention Through Design in Construction was well attended and included terrific audience interaction. Attendees asked questions and openly discussed examples and projects benefiting from the PtD concept.
WISE Mentoring Program Lounge Roundtable
Perform a Gap Analysis to Improve Your Safety Program
Marjory Anderson, CSP
Marijuana: How State Legalization and Medical Use Affects How We Approach Safety
Panel Including Adele Abrams, Esq., CMSP
We look forward to an even more engaged Safety 2020 in Orlando!
Safety 2019 Awards and Recognition
Jul 18, 2019
National Capital Chapter Awarded Bronze Level Chapter Recognition at Safety 2019
The efforts of the National Capital Chapter WISE Team have earned Bronze Level Recognition from the WISE Common Interest Group. The national Capital Chapter was one of only two Chapters in Region VI and Eight Chapters in the country to receive recognition.
National Capital Chapter wins 2017-2018 Gold Level Chapter Recognition
For the 2017-2018 Chapter Year the National Capital Chapter has received Gold Level Recognition from ASSP. Chapter Member Matt Gross was on hand to receive the award for the Chapter during the Chapter Recognition Luncheon on Monday.
Chapter Delegate Lindsay Bell Receives 2019 BISE Safety Professional of the Year Award
Lindsay is currently an Environmental Health and Safety Manager at The Sherwin-Williams Company and a Master of Public Health graduate from the University of South Florida in Health, Safety and Environment. Lindsay is a professional member of ASSP, where she serves as Delegate and Chapter WISE Co-Chair for the National Capital Chapter. She is a member of the BISE and WISE Common Interest Groups, where she participates in mentoring programs for both groups.
Lindsay is also a member of the Training and Communications Practice Specialty and volunteer leader in the ASSP society-wide Membership Development Committee and New Professionals Task Force.
Congratulations on this outstanding accomplishment, Lindsay!
Chapter Past President Jerry Rivera Receives 2019 Construction Practice Specialty Safety Professional of the Year Award.
Jerry is the Director of Safety for the Washington D.C. National Electrical Contractors Association. He holds a Masters of Engineering from University of Alabama Birmingham. Jerry is a professional member who has served as the President of our chapter and is currently the Nominations and Elections Chair.
Congratulations on this outstanding accomplishment, Jerry!