American Society of Safety Engineers
February Chapter Meeting

When: Friday, February 13, 2015
Time: 11:30 A.M.
Where: Clarion Inn in Cedar Falls
Speakers: Kristy Ryan, Millhiser Smith Agency; Nancy Hankinson and Logan Vaughan, Iowa – Illinois Safety Council; Pam Hagan, Alpha Express and Ricco Cooper, Alpha Services
Topic:Vendor's Day
Menu: Order off the menu

The Friday, February 13 meeting of the NE Iowa Chapter of ASSE will mark our first Vendor's Day. Three vendors will each have approximately 20 minutes to explain how their business can benefit you. Meeting will be at the Clarion Inn in Cedar Falls and will start at 11:30. Order off the menu. Reservations are not needed. Following is a short explanation of who the vendors are and what they will be offering. As always, non-members are welcome.

Kristy Ryan, Millhiser Smith Agency
As safety and health professionals, you know that keeping up with OSHA Compliance can be a big headache. New workplace regulations and OSHA standards are changing all the time. Millhiser Smith's Risk Improvement Team can assist with all of your safety and health needs with an extensive menu of services. If your programs are on cruise control, our portal, MS Connect provides you with 24/7 access the tools and resources to maintain your programs.

Nancy Hankinson and Logan Vaughan, Iowa – Illinois Safety Council
The Iowa-Illinois Safety Council has been going strong for over 60 years and continues to be a stellar resource for safety practitioners for education, resourcing and professional development. The jewel in the crown is IISC’s Annual Professional Development Conference and Expo, the BEST safety conference in the midwest region featuring 500+ attendees, 50+ exhibitors and world-class speakers.

Join Nancy Hankinson and Logan Vaughan, the Membership Team from IISC to discuss the organization and to hear more about the Professional Development Conference and Expo in Dubuque, IA, April 22-24, 2015.

Pam Hagan, Alpha Express and Ricco Cooper, Alpha Services
Pam Hagan, Transportation Administrator from Alpha Express and Ricco Cooper, Site Manager from Alpha Services will provide a short history of the two locally owned sister companies and the delivery/courier services and industrial/cleaning services they provide respectively and the industries they serve; how their services can benefit clients and customers; and how DOT, OSHA, and MSHA regulations are met within these sister companies.

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.