Senators Introduce Bipartisan Voluntary Protection Programs Act

Posted: May 04, 2016

Falls Church, VA – In an uncommon display of election-year bipartisanship, U.S. Senators Michael Enzi (R-WY) and Michael Bennet (D-CO) proposed legislation last week, (S. 2881) to make the Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) a permanent part of the workplace safety picture.

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Region VI Safety Matters Campaign 2015-16

Posted: Jan 22, 2016

In honor of the ASSP Foundation’s 25th Anniversary Region VI has set a goal to raise $20,000 for Safety Matters Fund between July 1, 2015 and July 1, 2016

Current Fund Raising activities include:

• “I Love Safety” T-Shirt Sales (Chapter Level)
• Individual $25 donation during membership renewal
• Business Sponsorships
• Open to fundraising ideas

If you are interested in donating and/or participating in one or more of these campaign initiatives, please contact Michael Wolf at

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OSHT Program Awarded Community College of Baltimore County Program of the Year

Posted: Jan 22, 2016

Every five years, each program at the Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC) must undergo an extensive internal review process. Each year, the CCBC Program Review Board awards Program of the Year to the program that meets six essential criteria, including a thorough and valuable program review. For 2014-2015, the Occupational Safety and Health Technology program was selected as Program of the Year.

The 2014-2015 OSHT Program Review Committee included many CCBC OSHT alumni, and many Chesapeake ASSE members.

The CCBC Program Review Board recommended that the OSHT program continue with ‘no mandatory changes to the existing program,’ the most positive possible outcome. At the CCBC Board of Trustees meeting on June 17, 2015, the recommendation was approved. This photo from the meeting shows CCBC President Dr. Sandra Kurtinitis presenting the Program of the Year award to OSHT Program Coordinator Wendy Whitcomb, joined by School of Applied and Information Technology Interim Assistant Dean Doug Kendzierski and Interim Dean Jack McLaughlin.