The 2021-22 Georgia Chapter Slate of Officers is as follows:
Patrick Marcotte – President
James (JW) Culbreth – President-Elect
Edward Platenburg – Vice President
Charles Lawrence – Secretary
Jimmy Mize – Treasurer
Philip Azar – Delegate
William (Bill) Vargo – Delegate
Scott DeBow – Delegate
Luis Marquez – Delegate
Elections will be held virtually in early May 2020. Please look for an email with information and instructions. Any questions can be sent to Christina Roll, Nominations & Elections Chair, at email@example.com.
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has established a revised National Emphasis Program (NEP) to identify and reduce or eliminate worker exposures to respirable crystalline silica (RCS) in general industry, maritime, and construction. The NEP will use a combination of outreach and targeted enforcement to ensure that employers provide a safe workplace for their employees. The NEP targets specific industries expected to have the highest numbers of workers exposed to silica, and focuses on enforcement of the new silica standards for general industry, maritime (29 CFR § 1910.1053) and construction (29 CFR § 1926.1153). These standards became effective in June 2016.
Construction employers were required to begin complying with their standard as of September 23, 2017, and general industry and maritime employers were required to begin complying with their standard as of June 23, 2018.
Amputations hazards continue to cause serious injuries and deaths every year. In an attempt to eliminate these catastrophic, yet preventable events, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has revised its National Emphasis Program (NEP) targeting Amputations in Manufacturing Industries and will be increasing compliance assistance efforts and enforcement inspections.
OSHA’s enforcement history shows that employees are often injured when machinery or equipment is not properly guarded or when hazardous energy is not controlled during maintenance or servicing.
This past Monday (9/9/19) our chapter participated in a Facility tour at Mercedes Benz Stadium in Atlanta.
During the tour, we saw and discuss unique features of the stadium, as well as aspects of their environmental & sustainability program (including things like recycling, solar panels, their Platinum LEED rating, etc.). After the tour, Craig Dowdell, Assistant Director of Security spoke with us about their safety & security programs and how they handle both public & employee safety. We had 39 chapter members attend.
Donors can establish a named academic scholarship or professional education grant fund through the ASSP Foundation. Scholarships and grants advance the safety profession and provide national recognition for the donor. The Foundation manages the administrative details of this program and works with the donor to provide qualified award recipients each year.