Support for VPP

Last year, Virginia took the lead in supporting a VPP Act in the General Assembly.  We couldn’t have done it without your support.  Today, Virginia has an opportunity to lead the way for VPP once more. We have a bill in Congress to make VPP a permanent part of OSHA, S. 2881.  It is a bipartisan bill that was introduced by Senators Mike Enzi (R-WY) and Michael Bennet (D-CO).   Now we need...

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Senators Introduce Bipartisan Voluntary Protection Programs Act

Falls Church, VA – In an uncommon display of election-year bipartisanship, U.S. Senators Michael Enzi (R-WY) and Michael Bennet (D-CO) proposed legislation last week, (S. 2881) to make the Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) a permanent part of the workplace safety picture. VPP recognizes workers, managers and companies that use best practices that go above and beyond the Occupational Safety...

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ASP & CSP Certification Preparation Courses

Do not miss this tremendous cost saving opportunity! Once again, the Penn-Jersey, New Jersey, and Philadelphia Chapters of ASSE are sponsoring a 3 day ASP and a 3 day CSP certification preparation course in June of 2016. Each course will be taught by Langlois, Weigand & Associates, Inc., who are the trainers used by ASSE and NSC. The cost of attending this course is approximately 25% of the...

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Joint Meeting with AHMP Group

Topic: HazMat Management Is No Longer “Out of Sight, Out of Mind”! Speaker: Tony Banks, CHMM, is current president of the Old Dominion Chapter of the Alliance of Hazardous Materials Professionals. He works at Dominion Resources in Nuclear Engineering, supporting license renewal for the Surry and North Anna Power Stations here in Virginia. Tony will speak to some current perceptions...

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Chapter President’s Message

I would like to wish our members and their families a Happy and Safe New Year for 2016. As we move forward with technological advances that naturally come with time, we still need to focus on the basic safety foundations that exist. Technology has a way of making us complacent, for example, smart phones and tablets. Smart phones and tablets have made it very easy to look up information on the...

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