Winter 2017/2018 Greater Chicago Newsletter
Posted: Nov 27, 2017
It has been wonderful to see many new faces at our meetings thus far this chapter year. Since our last newsletter we have held two meetings. The first of which was our inaugural networking social that was held at Lagunitas Brewery on October 19th. This was a valuable opportunity to meet members normally constrained from attending our traditional monthly meetings. ASSE professionals traveled from as far south as South Chicago Heights, IL and as far east as Whiting, IN. It was interesting to see firsthand how our membership is expanding even beyond safety professionals as one such attendee I met is a certified case manager (CCM) in the professional healthcare industry. Our plan is that this social is the first of a few similar events that we will organize during this chapter year. For our November meeting, we went back to Cucina Biagio for luncheon technical talk focused on the OSHA injury reporting system. We had a solid turnout for this event and there was great discussion on the implementation of this online system.
During the next two months, in December and January we will be partnering with other organizations for our meetings. In December, during the day on the 7th we will be partnering witht the two other Chicagoland ASSE Chapters for a volunteer event at the Northern Ilinois Food Bank. Then on Friday, January 5th our chapter will be joining the Society of Casualty Safety Engineers for their annual Worker’s Compensation Update Luncheon.
Just as we have seen new faces these past few months at our meetings I hope many of you can continue to come out and engage with your ASSE chapter. As always, we welcome further recommendations on how we can further engage you.
Ryan Cole, Chapter President