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May and June Region VI Chapter Meetings

Chesapeake Chapter

NIOSH Fatal Accident Circumstance & Epidemiology (FACE) Program
May 26 | 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Greater Tidewater Chapter

ANSI Z359.14 Update: Retractable Fall Protection
May 18 | 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

OSHA Update from Norfolk Area Director
June 15 | 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

NoVA Chapter

2022 Mid Atlantic Construction Safety Conference
May 10 | 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

Annual Virginia Occupational Safety and Health (VOSH) Update
May 19 | 7:00am – 9:00 am

Legal Updates OSHA and MSHA
June 16 | 12:00pm – 1:00 pm

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Liberty University Welcomed as New Student Section

ASSP Region 6 welcomes – Liberty University Student Section!

Liberty University in Lynchburg, VA, part of the Star Valley Chapter, is home to our latest student section. The school’s residential industrial and systems engineering program offers a B.S in Industrial and Systems Engineering.

Building on experience and support provided by faculty advisor Diana Jo Schwerha, Ph.D., the section’s officers took the lead in building the section and recruiting the members needed to form the section.

“We have a focus on servant leadership,” Schwerha says. “I would like to weave those leadership skills into our academic training so that our students enter the workforce prepared for both the technical and leadership challenges ahead of them.”

Congratulations, Liberty University! We look forward to your activities and contributions!

Future Safety Leaders Programming

The American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) Future Safety Leaders programming (in an all new format!) kicks off with networking and trivia hosted by the Board of Certified Safety Professionals this Thursday, and mock interviews with sponsors begin January 18.

All programming is complimentary! Simply register for any session you wish to attend: https://www.assp.org/education/conferences/future-safety-leaders-conference/about/?utm_source=MagnetMail&utm_medium=email&utm_term=mike@wdlabgrowndiamonds.com&utm_content=FSLC%20Students%201%2D10%2D22&utm_campaign=misc

Thank you to SFLC Sponsors Matt Law, MPH, CSP, REHS Grainger Amy Murphy Amazon Mark Heuchert, QSSP MBA Dräger Herman Watts, CSP Georgia-Pacific LLC and Colette Lertkantitham & Laura Turro CSP, ARM Liberty Mutual Insurance

Guidance on Return to Face to Face

ASSP Chapters: Guidance on Return to Face-to-Face Programming COVID-19 has changed what we do and how we do it. This includes how our members and leaders approach chapter meetings and events. ASSP chapters connect members to valuable education, networking and leadership opportunities. We know leaders and members are eager to reconnect through face-to-face programming. At the same time, we all must remain vigilant about protecting the safety and health of members, leaders and attendees. To do so, we must continue to monitor the latest information about this public health issue and recognize how chapter activities may impact the Society’s reputation. While each chapter must exercise its own judgment, we continue to strongly counsel all chapters to align with the Society’s approach and hold off scheduling in-person meetings of members or leadership teams through August 31, 2021.

More detail here: https://www.assp.org/docs/default-source/community-leader-resources/mem_chapter-return-to-face-to-face-guidance.pdf?sfvrsn=b7bb347_44

2021 Region VI Spring ROC

Chapter leaders from across Region VI met to discuss happenings throughout society and support one another in developing their chapters at the 2021 Spring ROC.