Fall Newsletter

  • President’s Letter
  • Membership Updates
  • Upcoming Events
  • Career Opportunities


Greetings Safety Pros-
I am excited to share that I am your new Greater Chicago Chapter President. Mariana Lever, who was to succeed Past President Ryan Cole, has actualized a major career goal and accepted a position with OSHA in Washington State. Please join the Greater Chicago Chapter board in wishing her continued success in professional safety; our Chapter’s loss in a dedicated member and established leader is Greater Seattle/Puget Sound Chapter’s gain!

Though I have succeeded to the presidency a year earlier than anticipated, I intend to deliver the same caliber of service and attention to you that Mariana had planned for this year. Furthermore, due to the accelerated succession, a Vice President position is vacant. For those of you looking to influence and grow the Chicago ASSP and our local safety community, I encourage you to contact myself or any of the executive members listed on our website about how you can make your impact today.

Please join us next week at our monthly Chapter meeting where we are hosting a pair of technical speakers from Safe-T-Sense who will be sharing knowledge on how you can get the most from your organization’s machine guarding strategies. Afterwards, our peers at the Chicago Risk & Insurance Management Society have invited ASSP members to engage in a free panel on Wrigley Field sports and entertainment risk management at the Cubs Admin offices. For more details check out the Upcoming Events section of this newsletter.

I hope you all were able to reset/recharge after a deserving Labor Day weekend and I look forward to working with you over the following year to further develop our community of safety professionals!

Stay safe, Eric Dangoy, MPH, ASP
President, Greater Chicago Chapter
American Society of Safety Professionals

Welcome to our Newest Greater Chicago Members!
  • Bryan Beck
  • Jordan Blackman
  • Matthew Elson
  • Kathleen A Leidiger
  • Gerardo Montano
  • Craig Murphy
  • Karen Potempa
  • Kevin Schaffer
  • Mike Taft
  • Donna Ward
  • Ari Zahavi


Monthly Chapter Meeting

Cucina Biagio, Harwood Heights, IL
Tuesday, Sept. 11

11:00a– Networking
11:30– Lunch
12:00– Technical Talk

Machine Guarding: Management and Best Practices

  • ANSI, ISO and OSHA Standards
  • Risk Assessment (What it is and the process)
  • Machine Safeguarding & best practices for fixed guards, interlocks, presence sensing devices etc.
  • Recognizing compliance issues
  • Overview of Safe-T-Sense, LLC and their services

Presented by Safe-T-Sense team:

Phil Dangerville
Controls Engineer
Areas of Expertise: process controls, risk assessment, engineering & validations.

Xiaoxiao (Tiny) Yue, MS
Controls Engineer
Areas of Expertise: industrial automation, control system design, programming, system integration, and validations.

$25, members
$15, students
As always, 1st time attendees/new members complimentary!

RSVP today (Link to Chicago ASSP event page)

Panel Discussion
(Hosted by Chicago RIMS)

Cubs Administrative Offices Tuesday, Sept. 11 3:00 – 6:30 p.m.

Sports & Entertainment Risk Management at Wrigley Field

Dino Stiris, Manager, Risk Management at Chicago Cubs
Anthony Avitable, Director of Industry Management, MLB
Scott Light, Risk Consultant, Fairly Group

3:00 p.m.  Registration
3:30 p.m.  Panel Presentation
4:30 – 6:30 p.m.  Networking – open bar

Cubs Administrative Office The American Airlines Conference Room
1101 West Waveland
Chicago, Illinois

Attendees/No Fee to Attend, Cubs/Brewers game option at added cost.
(Sponsored by Arthur J Gallagher & Co)

Register here!

Questions about this event?
Contact Chicago RIMS President, Paul Brandel, paul.brandel@eby-brown.com


Are you hiring? Contact updates@chicago.asse.org to post your job!