We have been having a very successful Chapter year, with great participation of our members and offering valuable presentations at our monthly technical meetings. This month we feature Debra Lord speaking on “Roadblocks on Return to Work and How to Avoid” with information on Post-offer employment testing, Fit for Duty testing, Functional Capacity Evaluations (FCE); work conditioning, ergonomic assessments and job analyses (physical demands analyses).
In April we will have LaMont Smith, Recognition Program Manager, NC Department of Labor, Bureau of Consultative Service speaking on the Carolina Star Program. Join us to hear how this program can help your organization to achieve improved safety performance!
The 2020 Chapter Member Survey has been posted and your feedback is important. The information you provide gives guidance to the incoming Program Chair and the Executive Committee to make sure that the technical meetings and other activities of the Chapter provide value to you as a member. We hope that you have taken the time to respond: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/P9N5L52
The nominees for the 2020-2021 Chapter Executive Committee have been posted for you to review for the Chapter election to be held at our April 9th Chapter meeting. You can review the candidates here: Link
This month for our ongoing Chapter membership spotlight, we are featuring Horace Rozier, a valued long-time Chapter member and past president. You can view the membership spotlights on our Chapter website: https://nc.assp.org/.
Our two chapter delegates for 2020, Jon Wallace and Chris Hinson, will travel to the House of Delegates meeting on Monday June 22nd in Orlando FL in conjunction with the ASSP National PDC, If you have any issues that you would like them to take to the meeting on behalf of the Chapter, please reach out to them directly.
ASSP has posted information on their website which will be updated leading up to the National PDC about the potential impact of the Coronavirus/COVID-19 on this and any other planned conferences. To stay up to date, check here regularly if you have plans to attend any: https://www.assp.org/coronavirus/
The North American Occupational Safety & Health (NAOSH) Week is May 3-9th. ASSP partners with other safety organizations for week of focus – for more information, visit: http://www.naosh.org/english/
Looking for a new job opportunity? Be sure to look on the jobs posted on our Chapter website, and on the Regional website. You can also post your resume on our website for employers to access.
I look forward to seeing you at our meetings this year! Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or suggestions to make our chapter work better for you.
Kim Blatz, Chapter President, MEng, CRSP, CPEA