Georgia ASSP PDC May 9th 2022

American Society of Safety Professionals – Georgia Chapter

Annual Professional Development Conference and Social Event

Monday, May 9, 2022

Will be held at Georgia Tech Research Institute

 GA Tech Global Learning Center

84 5th Street Street NW

Daily Parking for $15- Tech Square Parking Lot – 770 Spring Street enter from Spring St.

Registration Deadline Applies – You Must Register by April 29

Scott DeBow, BS, CSP, ARM /Christina Roll, MS, CIH, CSPDiversity Equity and Inclusion in Safety
Ken David, EsquireStrategies for Controlling Workers’ Comp Costs in Response to Latest Cost Drivers
Jenny Leigh Houlroyd, CIH, MSPHGA Tech – Lead Exposure
Americo Pagan, Assistant Regional Administrator Cooperative State ProgramsLuncheon Speaker – OSHA Update
Ed Platenburg, OSHA 500 Authorized Trainer, Competent PersonHead Protection
Matthew MoshierRemote Video Coaching
Patrick MarcotteWrap Up, Adjourn to Social Event

8:00am – Registration, Opening, Announcements and Continental Breakfast

8:30am – Sessions begin with Door Prizes presented prior to each speaker presentation.

At the close of the conference, we will move to the conference center hotel lounge where hors d’oeuvres will be provided with a cash bar. 

Fees and Disclosures:  Fee includes access to sessions, continental breakfast, break refreshments and box lunch.  Parking fee is not included. The fees cover only our expenses to be paid to the host venue. Because we must give a final count to the host venue one week prior to the event, we cannot add attendees or accept payment later than April 29th nor, in person, on the day of the event. If you are unable to attend, please send another person as your substitute. Fees are not refundable.

Attendee – $110

Sponsorship $250 (Please contact for information on sponsorships. Sponsorship does not include attendee fee.)  

Fees may be paid through the PayPal link or by check* payable to ASSP-GA and mailed to:

Jimmy Mize, c/o United Community Bank, 5100 Dallas Hwy, Powder Springs, GA 30127

*You must register on-line prior to sending the check for payment.

For further information, please contact Patrick Marcotte, Chapter President, at 404-272-3943

New Location for Monthly Meetings

 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm and are still held on the Second Monday of each month.

The meeting will be held in person and remotely.

  The location will be at the Centergy Center in the Hodges room at 75   5th Street NW, in Atlanta.

Regional Silica NEP Outreach Letter

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.

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OSHA – US Department of Labor – National Emphasis Program targeting Amputations

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.

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2019 GA Chapter Facility Tour

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.