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ASSP Recognizes Five Next-Generation Safety Leaders

Posted: Apr 21, 2020

Region VI is proud to recognize Ogaga Tebehaevu of the North Carolina Chapter for his selfless servant leadership in being recognized in the inaugural ASSP Emerging Professionals Award.

The American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) has selected its first group of recipients for a new award and professional development program that aims to advance occupational safety and health careers while supporting the entire profession. ASSP’s 2020 Emerging Professional Award was earned by five next-generation safety leaders who demonstrate leadership, volunteerism and a desire to widely impact workplace safety through their involvement in the world’s oldest professional safety organization.

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All Female Space Walk Scheduled, WISE Member Jennifer Law Experiences Space Garments First Hand

Posted: Oct 30, 2019

Jennifer Law‍ (WISE Member, Ergonomics Practice Leader – Lockton Companies) is involved in ASTM Committees representing the safety/ergonomics/human factors side of F47 Commercial Spaceflight and F48 Exoskeletons and Exosuits, so she naturally wanted to experience the user’s perspective first hand.  Jenn finally had a chance to squeeze in a visit with Final Frontier Design (FFD) to try on an IVA (Intervehicular Activity) pressurized spacesuit and a MCP (Mechanical Counter Pressure Glove).  Jenn described the experience as surreal.  She anticipated the spacesuit would be less snug than it actually is, but it was able to be adjusted to her size and height.  The construction of the garment and head gear, along with the nature of the fabric helped Jenn gain a better understanding of how one would have to maneuver inside a space vehicle while interacting with the controls and surrounding environment – not to mention speaking and breathing inside the enclosed garment.

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Understanding, Working With & Retaining Young Professionals

Posted: Jul 18, 2019

Check out the latest article from National Capital chapter President, Wyatt Bradbury, ASP, CHST.

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