Nominee for President-elect Position

Aug 13, 2019

Pat Ragan has been nominated for the vacant position of President-elect for the 2019-2020 chapter year.  At our technical meeting on Thursday, September 12th we will hold a vote with our chapter membership to confirm his appointment to this position.

Pat had a long and successful career in the safety profession, spending the last 10 years of his career as the Vice President of Quality, Safety, Health, and Environment for Bayer Crop Science.  Pat holds an MBA and a CSP and has been retired from industry work for 3 years while maintaining consultative services.

Seeking Volunteers

Aug 02, 2019

The North Carolina chapter currently has a vacant position for the role of President-elect.  The chapter President-elect/vice President assists the chapter President in providing direction and support to the chapter to create a meaningful and high-quality experience for chapter members.

If you are interested in supporting our chapter in this capacity or any other manner, please contact our Nominations Chair and past chapter President, W. Jon Wallace, MBA, CSP at

To learn more about the roles and responsibilities of our executive committee positions, please visit our INTERESTED IN BECOMING A VOLUNTEER? page.

Governor Cooper Proclaims Safety + Sound Week for August 12-18, 2019.

Aug 02, 2019

North Carolina Governor, Roy Cooper, has signed a proclamation recognizing August 12th through 18th as Safe + Sound week for the state of North Carolina.

Safe + Sound Week is a nationwide event held each August that recognizes the successes of workplace health and safety programs and offers information and ideas on how to keep America’s workers safe.

Why Participate?Successful safety and health programs can proactively identify and manage workplace hazards before they cause injury or illness, improving sustainability and the bottom line. Participating in Safe + Sound Week can help get your program started, energize an existing one, or provide a chance to recognize your safety successes.

Who Participates?All organizations looking for an opportunity to recognize their commitment to safety are welcome to participate. Last year, more than 2,700 businesses helped to raise awareness about workers’ health and safety!

Learn more about OSHA’s Safe + Sound week by clicking here.

To view the proclamation click here.

North Carolina Chapter achieves Platinum Status for 2018-2019

Aug 02, 2019

For the third year in a row, the North Carolina Chapter has achieved Platinum status recognition by the American Society of Safety Professionals! Each year, June 30th marks the end of the chapter year.  Every chapter is required to submit a chapter operations management report with a comprehensive summary of all activities throughout the course of the chapter year, with elements covering: chapter engagement; community outreach; professional development; leadership and training.

Platinum status is the highest status a chapter can achieve from ASSP. With 150 chapters throughout the globe, only 24 chapters (16%) attain platinum status. This accomplishment is especially noteworthy because the requirements and expectations to achieve platinum status increase in difficulty each year to continue to encourage chapters to increase their outreach and support of the safety profession. Such an accomplishment would simply not be possible without excellent leadership! Our executive committee is comprised of a dedicated group of safety professionals who enthusiastically work to ensure our chapter remains among the top performers within our society. In addition to our chapter’s local accomplishments, some of our leaders are also recognized at the ASSP regional level. For instance, Matt Wilcox, CSP, is Region VI Southern Area Director and Deputy Regional Vice President, and Chris Hinson, CSP, CIH, CHMM, serves as Region VI Assistant Regional Vice President of Communications.  If you have interest in supporting our profession and joining our executive committee we would love your support and would appreciate the skills that you can bring to the table.

Congratulations to everyone for such an accomplishment! Hope to see you at a chapter meeting this year!


W. Jon Wallace, MBA, CSP

2018-2019 North Carolina Chapter President

NC ASSP Member Interviewed Following Fatality at NC Zoo

Jul 22, 2019

“W. Jon Wallace, CSP, MBA and Past President of the ASSP North Carolina Chapter was interviewed by WFMY TV (Greensboro, North Carolina) following the fatal fall of an Arborist at the North Carolina Zoo in Asheboro, North Carolina on July 18, 2019. The fatality occurred during a simulated aerial rescue drill.”