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Region VII SPY Award

Posted: Apr 27, 2018

Please join us in congratulating Jessica Jannaman on being honored as the recipient of the 2017-2018 Region VII SPY award.

Congratulations Steven Laudicina

Posted: Apr 10, 2018

Steven Laudicina is the ASSE Greater Detroit Chapter Oakland University Technical Paper Scholarship Winner for 2017-18. He is a student in the Occupational Safety and Health program at Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan  Steven will graduate in September 2018. His paper is titled An Overview of Hydraulic Fracturing.

A Blanket Can Save a Life

Posted: Mar 12, 2018

By Kathleen Hiltner, MS, CSP, Paramedic

An unexpected event occurs in the workplace.  A coworker has been severely injured and is losing blood rapidly.   You know you can control external bleeding by applying direct pressure at the bleeding site and a pressure bandage to stop the bleeding, but how can a blanket help save a life?

The Pre-Hospital National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians and American Council of Surgeons stress the importance of preserving body heat in trauma patients. The reason is because clotting factors in the blood require the body to be at or near normal temperature to effectively stop bleeding from trauma.  Even when the temperature seems comfortable to you if the patient is shivering or has cold and clammy skin it is likely that they are losing body heat.  Low body temperature or hypothermia severely impairs the body’s ability to stop bleeding so it important to maintain body temperature through the use of blankets.   It could save a life.

Do you have a blanket in your emergency first-aid kit?

Citations(2016)
PHTLS; prehospital trauma life support, (8th ed.). S.I.: JONES & BARTLETT LEARNING

Proposed Amendments to Chapter Bylaws

Posted: Jan 03, 2018

This past August, ASSE members made the historic decision to change the organization’s name to the American Society of Safety Professionals.

ASSE members voted to amend Society bylaws to reflect the new name. As a separately incorporated entity, our chapter needs to hold a separate chapter member vote to change the name in our bylaws, as well.

To learn more about these proposed changes:

We will hold a member vote on these proposed changes at an upcoming meeting of the chapter.