American Society of Safety Engineers
December Chapter Meeting

When: December 12, 2014
Time: 11:30 A.M.
Topic:Meeting will include a discussion of Agriculture Safety and Health and a tour of the facilities.
Speaker: Dan Neenan, NECAS Manager
Where: National Education Center for Agricultural Safety                                    
Directions: Take 20 East towards Dubuque. Take EXIT 308. Turn North. Located on the campus of Northeast Iowa Community College. Enter the campus and follow drive all the way to the left. NECAS is on the north end of the parking lot. Meeting in Room AG3.       
Menu: Lunch will be catered in. Cost will be $6 per person. Please have exact change.
RSVP: To get the right amount of food, please RSVP by Thursday, December 4 to Jim Jegerlehner at 563-581-5154 or ergoman@mchsi.com

2015 ASSE Chapter Meetings

The following is some suggested topics to the 2015 ASSE Chapter Meetings: (In no particular order)

1. Virtual Reality - John Deere Tractor Works
2. Visit – Fertilizer Plant - Tour
3. Vendor Presentations - Speakers
4. NFPA 70E – Speaker
5. IOSHA – Current Issues
6. Ethanol Plant - Visit
7. TBD
8. TBD
9. TBD

Other topics ideas to consider:

· Construction Safety Program – Qualifications bring a Contractor on Sight
· Fork Truck/Pedestrian Safety Program – Blue Light System
· Hazardous Material Regulations - John Deere – Brad Storm
· Fall Protection – Silva Speaker & Demo of Equipment
· Machine Guarding – Rockford Systems – Speaker
· Medical Management – Worker’s Comp – Speaker
· Safety Awareness Incentives – Do they work – Speaker/Vendor
· Safety Risk Assessment – DuPont
· I-Pad Safety Audits – Field ID
· Disaster Preparedness
· Plant Fire Brigade Program
· Emergency Eye Wash Stations – Best Practices
· Glove Safety Program – John Deere Engine Works

Chapter History

Founded in 1911, ASSE is the world’s oldest and largest professional safety organization. Its 33,000 members manage, supervise and consult on safety, health and environmental issues in industry, insurance, government and education. ASSE has 12 Practice Specialties and 150 chapters in the United State and abroad. For more information on ASSE, check out ASSE Home.

The North East Iowa Chapter of the American Society of Safety Engineers was founded in 1997, having previously been a section of the Hawkeye Chapter. Currently, the Chapter has over 40 members from various companies, industries, hospitals and educational institutions. The Executive Committee is comprised of volunteer members who are elected or appointed to one-year terms and operate under chapter bylaws approved by ASSE. Check out the Officer contact information, bylaws and the chapter’s long range plans.

At monthly meetings, knowledgeable presenters address current safety, health and environmental issues. The luncheon is informal and provides members and non-members the opportunity to network with experts and other safety professionals who work in and around the area. This is a great time to learn about developments in the industry as well as develop valuable professional relationships. Check out the meeting schedule and come join us.

In addition to our meetings, the North East Iowa Chapter produces an informative monthly newsletter. The newsletter includes upcoming meeting and events information, job line, and occupational safety and health related articles. Our newsletter editor creates interesting and information packed monthly newsletters – we invite you to check out Newsletters.

Members of ASSE also receive “Professional Safety”, a journal that contains the cutting edge of safety topics. For technical publications available to members at a discounted price, check out ASSE Home.

For information on how you can join the chapter or volunteer for board or committee positions, contact the Chapter President, Cindy Houlson.