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Share a cup of coffee and learn about the benefits of workplace safety and health.
Kelly Services is proud to host a meeting of the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) Greater Detroit Chapter and Michigan Industrial Hygiene Society (MIHS). You are invited to attend this event. Martha Yoder, Director of MIOSHA will be presenting an update on changes at MIOSHA, new initiatives, significant enforcement cases and other important information.
Afterwards, four representatives from MIOSHA will be sticking around to have “Coffee with MIOSHA” to be able to answer your questions and talk about resources MIOSHA has available, such as the MIOSHA Training Institute and Consultation Education and Training.
Key Presenter: Martha B. Yoder, Director, Michigan Occupation Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA), Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs
- Ashlie Hamel - Wage and Hour Representative
- Kristin Osterkamp - Senior Industrial Hygienist
- George Zagresky - Occupational Safety Consultant
- Brenda Cani - Consultation Education and Training Division
Date: Monday, June 3, 2013
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
• Continental breakfast served at 8:30 a.m.
• Presentation begins at 9:00 a.m.
• Continued networking with MIOSHA
representatives at 10:00 a.m.
Place: Kelly Services® Headquarters Auditorium
999 West Big Beaver Road
Troy, MI 48084
RSVP: Please respond to email@example.com by
May 28 to reserve your place
GO FOR THE GREEN! ASSE West Michigan Golf Outing
Friday, June 14, 2013
Registration 8:30-9:30 am
Shotgun Start 9:30 am
- 4 Person Scramble Format
- $60 per golfer; $240 per team
- Cash, check or credit card payment will be accepted the day of the outing
- You can mail a check to Brian Oczepek (Checks payable to WMASSE)
- Includes 18 holes with cart & lunch buffet located inside of the club house
- Lunch includes: burgers, hotdogs, and brats, with house salad, pasta
salad, fresh fruit, assorted mini-cheesecakes, and fountain drinks
- Single golfers are welcome as you will be placed in an open 4-some
- Mulligans will be sold at 5 for $20.00
*Please note: Outside alcohol is not allowed on the course, a drink cart will be provided
- Each player will receive a 2 for 1 green voucher for a future visit
- Prizes will be awarded for the following:
- Longest drive - female
- Longest drive - male
- Closest to the pin (2)
- Lowest team score
- Longest drive - female
- Door prizes will be raffled off during lunch
- 50-50 Raffle to benefit the GVSU Student Chapter Scholarship Fund
For more information and Sponsorship - 2013 Golf Outing - West MI Chapter (pdf)
Slate of officers for Greater Detroit Chapter
Carl Granger has been serving as Safety Director for Woods Construction, Inc. in Sterling Heights, MI since 2008. Prior to that, he worked for Plastipak Packaging in the Clean Tech - Dundee, MI Recycling Division as the HR/EHS Manager for three years. For the 8 years prior, Carl worked for Fine Impressions, a division of Taylor Corporation, as the HR/EHS/Maintenance Supervisor. While at Fine Impressions, Carl also served on the leadership team for the Taylor Corporation Corporate Safety Committee. Carl graduated from Mankato State University in Mankato, MN in 1997 with a B.S. in Philosophy and attained SPHR accreditation in 2007. Carl recently attained his ASP certification and is planning to sit for the CSP exam ASAP. Carl has been an ASSE member since January 2010, and currently lives in Milford, Michigan with his 9-year old son, Carl Jr.
Eileen is currently the Chief Executive Officer for TERRA Solutions and Services, a Native-American owned environmental consulting firm based in California. Prior to becoming CEO, Ms. Bullen was the Director of Quality, Health Health and Safety for TERRA and was responsible for the development of their quality, health and safety programs and procedures. She has over 20 years experience in the environmental field with nationwide directorships in multiple disciplines including quality, health and safety, recruiting and staffing, operations, client services and sales. She has a B.S. in Chemistry with a minor in Business and an M.S. in Environmental Management from the University of San Francisco and a Black Belt certification in Lean Six Sigma. She lives in Clarkston, Michigan.
Aaron is the Michigan Safety Director, Limbach Company. Aaron has 33 years as building trades journeyman steamfitter where he spent most of his time in the heavy industrial sector. Most recently he has spent 2 years as project manager and the past 3 years as Safety Director for Limbach LLC, where he has been employed for the past 12 years. He is active in the Mechanical Contractors Association of Detroit Safety Committee, Construction Association Of Michigan Safety Committee, ASSE GDC, ASSE GDC student section of Oakland University as well as working with various youth organizations within the city of Detroit and his hometown of Dearborn. Aaron holds an Associates of Occupational Sciences from Lake Superior State. He is also an Authorized OSHA Outreach instructor and First Aid, CPR, AED, BBP and Wilderness First Aid instructor through the American Red Cross. He is certified as a leader for the Coaching Injury & Incident Free (IIF) in Action Program through JMJ and Associates. He is currently studying Psychology at Henry Ford Community College.
Jessica is a member of the ASSE Greater Detroit Chapter and has served as chair of the Community Affairs board as well as Programs board for the chapter since 2011. Jessica has been a member with ASSE since 2010 and has also been active in WISE (which is one of the largest growing groups within ASSE providing women in safety with a vast amount of resources and connections) serving on the Mentoring Committee, since 2011. Jessica also serves as the Chapter Liaison and assists with membership for the Environmental Practice Specialty which fosters resources and information for environmental topics to over 1,000 members and growing. Furthermore, Morales is an active member of the Michigan Lean Consortium and serves as lead for the Annual Conference that has hosted over 100 participants for the past two years. Jessica enjoys being a part of ASSE at both a local level as well as a global member. She looks to help in the continuation of global ASSE initiatives/goals and apply them within her own ASSE community.
Jessica works at ABB Inc. in Auburn Hills, Michigan as the Safety & Health Assistant for North America. Morales assists to communicate, organize, and coordinate safety initiatives and objectives throughout the region with the team of health and safety advisors she works with at ABB. Jessica’s undergraduate degree is a B.S. in Environmental Health. She also holds a Lean Black Belt Certificate, and is currently working towards a Master’s of Science in Safety Management at Oakland University.
Darryl C. Hill, Ph.D., CSP
Darryl is Vice President, Safety & Health, at ABB Inc. ABB is a leading engineering company that specializes in Automation & Power Technologies. Darryl is American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) Past-President and also Adjunct Assistant Professor at Oakland University where he teaches Construction Safety, Environmental Standards and Incident Investigation. Darryl serves on the Oakland University Occupational Safety & Health Program Industry Advisory Board. He is also editor and contributing author for Construction Safety Management & Engineering and currently editing and writing 2 chapters for the 2nd edition scheduled for 2014 publication. In 1997, Darryl received the ASSE Edgar Monsanto Queeny Safety Professional of the Year award. He also received the Michigan Safety Conference Distinguished Service to Safety award. Darryl was recognized by EHS Today during 2011 as one of the 50 EHS professionals who most influence the EHS profession.
Kathy Glodich, CSP
Kathy Glodich is a Certified Safety Professional with over 20 years of health and safety experience in the childcare, retail, insurance and manufacturing industries. She is currently the Health & Safety Manager at Learning Care Group, Inc., responsible for the safety, health, and environmental management strategy for all school brands and corporate offices. Kathy is a professional member of ASSE and has served the Greater Detroit Chapter in all officer and various committee chair positions. She has also served as Region VII Treasurer. Currently Kathy serves on the Finance and Council of Professional Affairs Committees for Society.
William Ruth, Selected as the recipient of the 2013 Ann O. Fletcher Affiliate Council Distinguished Service Award.
Congratulations, you are very deserving!
ASSE Foundation will accept donations
The ASSE Foundation will accept donations on behalf of the NYC Chapter’s efforts.
100% of funds will be used to purchase PPE for the Sandy recovery. People can
directly donate at http://www.asse.org/foundation/contribute/donation.php and write
in “Sandy PPE Fund.”
FREE SEMINAR SURVIVING ACTIVE INTRUDER/SHOOTER
Active Shooter Workshop (pdf)
Co-sponsored by Baker College of Port Huron, The Center for Workplace Violence Prevention, MIOSHA, and the Incident Management Team, and the St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office.
“Surviving Active Intruder/Shooter Personal Safety Preparation, Management & Response”
With the recent shooting attacks in theaters, malls, manufacturing facilities and schools, Baker College is hosting this free seminar to help Michigan employers and institutions learn safety and protective practices for their customers, employees, students and stakeholders.
Marilyn Knight, MSW and Kenneth Wolf, Ph. D are the presenters for the seminar. They have developed violence prevention programs for Fortune 500 companies, the U.S. Postal Service, U.S. Army, Intel, Eaton Corp., MIOSHA, and educational institutions, and municipalities.
The seminar will teach attendees how to assess risk, manage incidents and develop safety and protective practices for their employees, customers, and stakeholders. This program is designed to encourage participants to understand vulnerabilities to threats, litigation exposures and strategies to review their existing health and safety program’s capabilities and preparedness.
Seminar Location and Date:
Baker College of Port Huron
Entrance #4 – Student Center
3403 Lapeer Road
Port Huron, MI 48060
Date: March 20, 2013 Time: 3:00pm – 6:45pm
Seating is limited. To register, call (810) 985-7000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Deadline: Friday, March 15, 2013
For more program information, please call Dr. Kenneth Wolf 248-217-1677.
OU American Society of Safety Engineers Student Section Fundraiser
A great cause and some great food
All friends, family and supporters of the OU ASSE Student Section
are invited to participate in their fundraising event on
Monday, February 4, 2013
Everyone is invited to gather at Buffalo Wild Wings in Rochester (1234 Walton Rd.) for lunch, dinner, or a snack. On this day, 20% of purchases* accompanied by the certificate below will be donated to the OU ASSE Student Section.
For more information and a coupon - OU ASSE Student Section Fundraiser (doc)
2013 Indiana Safety and Health Conference & Expo
The Central Indiana Chapter of ASSE is hosting the 2013 Indiana Safety and Health Conference & Expo, March 11-13 at the Indiana Convention Center in downtown Indianapolis, IN.
Monday March 11, 2013: Pre-conference workshops include: NIOSH presentation on Milling, Drilling and "Fracking" Dusts; Presentation on ASSE's Body of Knowledge (BOK) by the Vice President of CoPS Jeffery Camplin; Adult Learning Principles presentation by William Trabilcy and Indiana VPP and INSHARP programs.
Tuesday March 12, 2013: the general opening session's keynote speaker will be Joseph Torrillo, a 9/11 first responder and 24-year veteran of the New York City Fire Department. His presentation is entitled, "Ensuring Safety, Inspiring You."
Wednesday March 13, 2013: the general opening session's keynote speaker will be Jacy Good, survivor of a distracted driver incident. Her presentation is entitled, "Hand Up and Drive."
There are multiple sessions on several facets of environmental, health and safety and an opportunity to earn CEU's. Education and professional development tracks include: Safety Management and Cultures; Updates in Education and Consulting Skills; Safety Objectives and Concepts; Workers Compensation: Injuries, Analysis & Prevention; Occupational Nurses; Safety Fundamentals; Construction Track
3-Day Conference & Expo (March 11-13) - $448
2-Day Conference & Expo (March 12-13) - $349
Pre-conference Workshops Only (March 11) - $99
March 12 Conference & Expo Only - $249
March 13 Conference Only - $249
Expo Only (March 12) - $49
Student Rate (March 12-13) - $99
Visit the conference website for details and registration, www.insafetyconf.com
GDC and Safety Services, Inc. Work Together to Provide PPE to Hurricane Sandy Relief Workers
In December, when the Greater Detroit Chapter (GDC) heard of a need for various types of personal protective equipment (PPE) for Hurricane Sandy relief workers, GDC Chapter President Rebecca Drzewiecki quickly checked with our membership to see what donations might be possible. GDC member Dave McMichen sprang into action and found that a company called Safety Services, Inc. (SSI) (www.safetyservicesinc.com), a WBENC Nationally Certified PPE distributor, was ready, willing and able to help! Kathryn Bowdish, President and CEO of Safety Services, Inc. (SSI), responded to Dave’s request by reviewing her company’s inventory of PPE to identify what products might be of the most help to relief workers, and then providing an overwhelming donation of 3 skids’ worth of PPE (55 SKUs of product). The PPE, shipped by SSI to a Staton Island distribution point, included over 600 pairs of safety eye wear, over 4300 pairs of safety gloves including nitrile, neoprene and Kevlar, and many ear plugs and respirators. The PPE donation is estimated at $20,000. At the receiving point, ASSE NYC Chapter President Shaun Carvalho facilitated distribution. What a network we have! Powerful things can happen when we work together!
MIOSHA and the American Society of Safety Engineers’ Michigan Chapters Renew Alliance to Protect Workers and Enhance Safety
ASSE Alliance (doc)
Left to right - Brenda Cani (MIOSHA), Joel Hoffman and Doug Heins (Lansing Chapter)
Jamie Bauer (West Michigan Chapter) and Sherry Scott & Bill Lykes (MIOSHA).
Left to right - Joel Hoffman, Lansing Chapter, Becca Drzewiecki, Greater Detroit Chapter; Jamie Bauer, West Michigan Chapter and Doug Heins, Lansign Chapter
November 30, 2012 – The American Society of Safety Engineers’ (ASSE) Greater Detroit Chapter, Lansing Chapter, and West Michigan Chapter, and the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) renewed their formal alliance today to continue to provide their collected occupational safety, health and environmental expertise and knowledge in all industries to help protect the safety and health of Michigan workers. The MIOSHA program is part of the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA).
“We are pleased to reaffirm our commitment with ASSE’s three Michigan Chapters to protect the safety and health of our working men and women,” said MIOSHA Director Martha Yoder. “This alliance has fostered a collaborative relationship to share best practices and help create safer and healthier workplaces throughout Michigan.”
The Alliance builds upon the working relationship between MIOSHA and the ASSE chapters to develop and disseminate information that helps protect the safety and health of Michigan workers through outreach and communication, as well as influence employers and management to ensure that safety is viewed as a priority in the workplace.
“Our ASSE members work around the clock to make sure that those who go to their job each day or night leave work injury and illness free to return home safely to their families,” said ASSE Greater Detroit Chapter President Becca Drzewiecki, MS, ARM. “When you have safe and healthy employees, not only does company morale stay positive, but so too does production, as well as a company’s positive reputation while health care and workers compensation costs often decline. Safety is a winning proposition.”
Signing the alliance were: ASSE Greater Detroit Chapter President Rebecca Drzewiecki, ASSE Lansing Chapter President Joel Hoffman, ASSE West Michigan Chapter President Jamie Bauer, MIOSHA Director Martha Yoder, MIOSHA Deputy Director Bart Pickelman, and Consultation Education and Training (CET) Division Safety and Health Manager Sherry Scott.
Alliances enable organizations committed to workplace safety and health to collaborate with MIOSHA to prevent workplace injuries and illnesses. The key goals of this alliance include:
- Improve communication and cooperation between Chapter members and MIOSHA resulting in improved program delivery and understanding.
- Have chapter member firms directly involved in consultation/hazard surveys offered by MIOSHA CET consultants.
- Increase awareness of MIOSHA and the outreach services the CET Division offers.
- Increase MIOSHA coverage in chapter publications and information about the alliance in MIOSHA publications.
- Produce safer, better-trained chapter members and the employees of their respective companies.
“The MIOSHA program is dedicated to working with employers, both public and private sector – to find innovative ways to enhance workplace safety and health,” said Yoder. “Through alliances, MIOSHA can offer employers a voluntary, cooperative relationship to eliminate serious hazards and achieve a high level of safety and health.”
The ASSE Michigan chapters have more than 700 occupational safety, health and environmental members who work day in and day out identifying hazards and implementing safety advances in all industries and at all workplaces, thereby reducing workplace fatalities, injuries and illnesses across the state.
Chartered in 1955, the Greater Detroit Chapter (http://greaterdetroit.asse.org/index.php) has actively supported the ASSE mission of protecting people, property and environment. It is the recipient of several top ASSE global awards and provides leadership and safety conferences as well as providing ongoing educational programs for its members and communities statewide. Its large student chapter is located at Oakland University.
The ASSE Lansing Chapter (http://www.asselansing.org) was chartered in 1947 and covers a wide territory in Michigan. The chapter holds technical meetings throughout the year, which are open to anyone who is interested in improving the safety of their workplace. They also plan and implement community programs aimed at enhancing and increasing awareness of workplace safety.
The ASSE West Michigan Chapter was organized in July 1952 and became a charter member in October 1953. Throughout their nearly 60 years, they have seen many changes in personnel, local strategies and goals. However, the overall vision and desire to decrease injuries, improve worksite conditions, preserve and protect property in the communities they live in has remained a steadfast commitment to the members of this chapter.
Founded in 1911, the Des Plaines, IL-based ASSE is the oldest global professional safety society. Its more than 34,000 occupational safety, health and environmental (SH&E) professional members are committed to protecting people, property and the environment. For more information go to www.asse.org.
There are many benefits to participating in an alliance with MIOSHA. Through this program, organizations will:
- Build trusting, cooperative relationships;
- Network with others committed to workplace safety and health;
- Exchange information about best practices;
- Leverage resources to maximize worker safety and health protection.
For more information about forming an alliance or partnership with MIOSHA, please check our website at www.michigan.gov/miosha or contact the Consultation Education and Training (CET) Division at 517.322.1809.
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LENGTH OF SERVICE AWARDS
Congratulations, Craig Chunchick, CSP! Craig was recently honored with the National Safety Council’s Rising Stars of Safety “40 under 40”!
For more information - Click Here
The Greater Detroit Chapter Executive Committee and ASSE Region VII would like to recognize the following individuals for their dedicated years of service to ASSE:
- Anton Ruzich
- Thomas Mather
- Donald Kricho
- Richard Straney
- Sarunas (Sharkey) Mingela, current Chapter Vice President
- Roger Merlo
- Susan Weber
Chartered in 1955, the Greater Detroit Chapter has actively supported the Society mission of protecting people, property and environment.
Safety Professional of the Year
Stephen R. Smith, CSP ASSE GDC 2012 Safety Professional of the Year
Stephen R. Smith is our 2012 Safety Professional of the Year. While Steve was Programs chair for our chapter in 1997, there was a situation in which an elected Officer was removed from the Executive Committee. Steve Smith jumped in and helped out, offering to help because he had been an officer in another chapter. Steve stayed involved until he became President in 2002.
Steve has been an active member of the Industry Advisory Board of the Occupational Safety and Health program at Oakland University. He contributes to each meeting, not only with ideas, but with resources to help things get done. For example, OU is building a Human Health Building where the OSH program will have state of the art labs. Steve was instrumental in gaining OU access to a first class fire safety lab for his employer, Chubb. OU is building their fires safety lab in the likeness of the Chubb lab. Steve connected the resources at Chubb with the right person at OU to ensure this.
Steve currently serves as President of the Michigan Safety Conference, which will be held in April 2012. It's terrific that Steve continues to give back to his profession, both within ASSE and elsewhere. Congratulations, Steve!
Wayne State University Offers New Course and Graduate Certificate Program
WSU Occupational and Environmental Health Sciences (OEHS) Program announces its new course Health and Safety for Hospitals and Other Institutions to address occupational health and safety hazards unique to institutions. This course will cover hazards (chemical, physical, biological, radiological), ergonomics, environmental waste, bioterroism and emergency response. Click for more information Wayne State OEHS Program (pdf)
Stay in Touch!
The Greater Detroit Chapter is striving to maintain accurate and up-to-date records of our membership. If your address, phone number or email address has changed recently, please update your membership information online at ASSE.org or by contacting ASSE Customer Service at (847) 699-2929 or firstname.lastname@example.org.