2019 North Carolina ASSP – Professional Development Conference

May 09, 2019

Special Chapter Event October 24th

One Day Professional Development Conference

Early Notification; Mark your calendars

Earlier this year the North Carolina ASSP Chapter surveyed members in an effort to understand and target member needs.  One of the overwhelming desires was to organize a short chapter targeted Professional Development Conference.

An anonymous comment response sums up the intent of this One Day PDC effort;

“I appreciate ASSP considering this activity. Professional development, community building, and learning from others in the safety community is why I continue to be involved with ASSP.”

The NC ASSP Chapter is organizing a One Day PDC October 24th at a location in the RTP area

The PDC will provide 4 sessions on the topics most requested by the Chapter Members.  The current list of topics are:

  • Safety Culture: importance and how to measure
  • Accident investigation importance and techniques
  • Safety for Managers
  • “Critical to Quality” EHS Techniques for Compliance Sustainability
  • Workplace Violence, programs, precautions and resources


The session is open to all ASSP members and, as space permits, other non-members that might benefit by attending.

We are not asking for financial commitments at this time.  However, seats will be limited, and attendance will be on a first come first served basis.

If you are interested in attending this One Day Professional Development Conference, please send an email;

To: pragan54@gmail.com

Subject: Hold my seat for the October 24th NC ASSP PDC

Provide name and contact information

As information firms up you will receive updates and formal registration information.  We appreciate your support of your chapter’s efforts to improve the benefit you receive.

  • $75.00 – Member and Early Non-Member registration by August 1, 2019.
  • $105.00 – Regular registration for Non-Members after August 1, 2019


Location and specific agenda details to follow this early notice opportunity.


To: pragan54@gmail.com

PSJ Article from NC Chapter Member

May 08, 2019

Did you receive the latest copy of Professional Safety Journal?  The North Carolina Chapters, very own, David Coble, has an article in this months issue.

Check it out.

Click HERE to view the article.

Each peer-reviewed issue of Professional Safety offers practical guidance, techniques and solutions to help occupational safety and health (OSH) professionals identify hazards, protect people, prevent injuries, improve work environments and educate management that investing in safety is a sound business strategy. Annual subscription is included with ASSP membership.

NAOSH Week & Occupational Safety and Health Professionals Day

May 08, 2019

What is NAOSH Week? The American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) the Canadian Society of Safety Engineering (CSSE) and the Interdisciplinary Association of Occupational Health and Hygiene of Mexico, Civil Association (AISOHMEX) join together to celebrate North American Occupational Safety and Health Week, or NAOSH Week, every year during the first full week of May to raise awareness about occupational safety, health and the environment.

Each year ASSP urges everyone to get involved in NAOSH Week in an effort to better educate the public about the positive benefits a safe workplace provides not only for workers, but for their families, friends, businesses, their local community and the global community. In 2017, 5,147 people lost their lives on-the-job. ASSP and its 38,000 members are working tirelessly to reduce those numbers so we can all make it home safely.

In North Carolina, Governor Roy Cooper has signed a proclamation decreeing May 5th to 11th as Occupational Safety and Health Week and May 8th as Occupational Safety and Health Professionals Day.

Click HERE to download a copy of the proclamation.

NC Chapter Member Recognized as the Regional Safety Professional of the Year

Apr 13, 2019

For the second time in four years a member of the North Carolina chapter has received the honor of being recognized as the Region VI Safety Professional of the Year.  Congratulations to Chris Hinson for receiving this honor.  Read the full posting here.

ASSP recognizes one outstanding safety professional from each of the nine geographical regions annually as a Regional Safety Professional of the Year (SPY).  With over 38,000 professional members in 80 countries, only nine men and women are recognized annually for this achievement.  The SPY recipients have advanced the American Society of Safety Professionals and the safety profession through their dedication and leadership.  Region VI of ASSP comprises 13 chapters of ASSP and covers South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, Washington, D.C., Maryland and Delaware.

In 2016, Arlene Edwards of the North Carolina chapter was awarded the Regional Safety Professional of the Year recognition for Region VI of ASSP.

February Newsletter

Mar 14, 2019

Fresh off the press! Check out our latest chapter newsletter here.