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Are You Passionate About Safety?

Dear Professional Members, we are looking to you as potential executive board nominees for the upcoming chapter year. Executive committee members begin their terms on July 1, 2022 and end June 31, 2023. The opportunity to become a chapter leader will enhance your personal and professional leadership skills and could prepare you for broader ASSP leadership roles.

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Lu (Lewis) Li awarded 2021 ASSP Foundation Grant

Chicago Chapter Member, Lewis Li CIH, CSP, continues to impress in the ASSP. A safety engineer with CRRC Sifang America in Chicago, Lewis was recognized as the 2020 Chapter Safety Professional of the Year for his participation with the Chapter and for his dedication to ensuring safe operation in Chicago’s re-invigorated railcar manufacturing industry. Most recently, he was voted in as the 2nd Vice President of the Chapter for the 2021-22 Chapter year. Now, he was awarded the Greater Chicago Chapter Professional Education Grant of $1,000 to help complete his M.S. in Occupational Safety Management at the University of Central Missouri. In this photo, Lewis and his family provides direct words of gratitude for the Chapter’s investment in his future.

The Greater Chicago Chapter Professional Grant & Scholarship are designed to assist professionals and students of safety achieve their professional and academic goals. Whereas the chapter provides the fund, awardees are determined by the ASSP Foundation Board, an entity separate from the Chapter Executive committee. Visit the ASSP Foundation website to learn more about how you can apply for a grant open to both students and professionals. Application period is open from September 15, 2021-January 1, 2022.

OSHA released COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard

On June 10th 2021- OSHA finally announced in full detail the ETS. Although the ETS is healthcare-focused, OSHA also issued updated guidance to help employers and workers in other industries protect workers who are still not vaccinated, with a special emphasis on other industries noted for prolonged close-contacts like meat processing, manufacturing, seafood, and grocery and high-volume retail. How does the ETS and guidance impact your business? You can call your local OSHA Area Office for more information.