1.5 CEU’s Free for ASSP Members (Online, Self-Paced Course)

Jun 01, 2020

Pandemic Challenges: How to Return to Work Safely

Occupational safety and health professionals (OSH) play a key role in bringing employees and contractors back into the workplace following a pandemic like COVID-19. Gain information and review examples of practices OSH professionals can use to help their organization resume operations and safely return people to a traditional work environment. Use practical examples of how to conduct a hazard assessment to create a plan your workplace can use to effectively identify and mitigate hazards.

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What You Will Learn

  • Review how to effectively conduct a risk assessment
  • Create a written return-to-work plan
  • Assess facilities and physical assets
  • Identify entry requirements
  • Prepare your team to return
  • Examine importance of social distancing and proper hygiene
  • Review cleaning, deep cleaning and related considerations



Tim Fisher is director of standards and technical services for ASSP. A member of the Society’s staff since 1995, Fisher oversees ASSP’s standards-development activities. During his ASSP career, Tim also served as manager of governmental affairs and relations. Prior to joining ASSP, Tim was facilities and operations manager with Allstate Insurance Co., and also served in the U.S. Air Force. A professional member of ASSP, Fisher holds an M.S. in Industrial Management, Safety and Industrial Hygiene, from Northern Illinois University, an M.A. in Public Administration from University of Illinois-Chicago and a B.A. in Management from the University of Maryland, University College.

Occupational Safety & Health Week

May 04, 2020

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.

Click here to learn about NAOSH week.

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 2019, 5,147 people lost their lives on-the-job. ASSP and its 39,000 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 3rd to 9th as Occupational Safety and Health Week and May 7th 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 29, 2020

For the 3rd time in five years, and in back-to-back years a member of the North Carolina chapter has been named the Region VI Safety Professional of the Year (SPY).  Congratulations to Matt Wilcox for receiving this incredible recognition.  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 39,000 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.

In 2019, Chris Hinson of the North Carolina chapter was awarded the Regional Safety Professional of the Year recognition for Region VI of ASSP.

ASSP Recognizes Five Next-Generation Safety Leaders

Apr 21, 2020

The North Carolina Chapter is proud to recognize Ogaga Tebehaevu 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.

In less than five years Ogaga has earned both the CSP and CIH designations.  These two accomplishments demonstrate Ogaga’s well-rounded background, education, and the desire to demonstrate professional credibility.  These add significant value to his ASSP service roles especially in inspiring students to achieve certification and engage in volunteerism.  Ogaga is consistently giving back to his alma mater and its students.  He serves on the ECU MS, Occupational Safety Program’s External Advisory Board.  He has delivered guest lectures in Industrial Hygiene, System Safety, and the undergraduate course in occupational safety, as well as mentoring graduate students on course and practicum related projects.  Ogaga’s most influential professional service contribution is to ASSP Region VI where he serves as Assistant Regional Vice President for Student Affairs.  In this role Ogaga has completely upgraded the student poster session and student experience at the Region VI PDC.  He challenges students to be both research-oriented and practice driven when developing their research topics.  Ogaga developed a student networking event during the conference that allows professionals and students to engage in professional engagement and mentorship.

Read the official Press Release here: https://www.assp.org/news-and-articles/2020/04/20/assp-recognizes-five-next-generation-safety-leaders

Socially Distanced Webinar Series!

Apr 16, 2020

As events are confirmed, registration will open under events and additional details will be added here. Registration will close 24-Hours in advance and registration is limited.

All events start at 12:00 EDT unless otherwise listed. Login Information will be included in the registration confirmation email.

Session Recap: Moving from Crisis Management to System Success with Dr. Ivan Pupulidy

Session Recap: Socially Distanced Networking Power Hour

4/16 Home Office Ergonomics with Julie Landis and Kristianne Egbert – Partnership with Ergonomics Practice Specialty

4/22 *Bonus Event* OSHA Compliance, Best Practices and Enforcement in the COVID-19 Era. With Courtney Malveaux

4/23 Organizational Response to Accidents and Incidents with Dr. Ivan Pupulidy

4/30 People are the Solution with Ron Gantt (11:00 AM EDT Start Time)

5/6 *Bonus Event* Organizational Resilience During Times of Uncertainty Professor Randy Cadieux

5/7 “We Think We know What Happened.” How cognitive bias can impact accident investigations. Professor Jennifer Serne

5/14 Socially Distanced Leadership Development Forum (11:00 AM – 1:00 PM TWO HOUR SPECIAL!)

5/21 Selling Safety: 3 Key Elements Safety Pros Need to Close the Deal with Past President Matt Law

5/28 Sleep and Stress Management with Sharon Lipinski