American Society of Safety Engineers
February Chapter Meeting

When: April 8, 2016
Time: TBA
Where: Duane Arnold Energy Center
Topic: Tour Duane Arnold Energy Center

There will be spots for up to 30 people for the tour. We will first try to capture those who wanted, but were unable to, attend last year. That list is about 15 people; leaving open spots for at least 15 more depending on how many of those who missed last year will be attending. If you have interest in this tour, feel free to e-mail and you will be informed with details of the tour as well as to let you know as soon as possible whether you are able to attend.

The tour will consist of 2 touring groups. One will tour during the morning and one in the afternoon. We are still working on details, but we intend for both groups to meet collectively between tours for lunch and a safety presentation from NextEra Energy (Plant Staff). At this time, exact tour times have not been established but expect them to be known soon.

As was done last year, the Northeast Chapter ASSE is renting two 15-passenger panel vans to enable all those touring the ability to enter and process into the plant with minimal delays. We will rendezvous in Pleasant Creek Park just a few miles north of DAEC at the McClintock Road east entrance to the park off of Palo Marsh Road (W36) - There is ample parking in this area and we have permission from the parks department to use this lot. NOTE: You can drive to the plant for the tour in your own vehicle following the same guidelines, but your vehicle is subject to a search and this may result in delays for you.

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.