Chapter News

Chapter Officer Nominations

We plan on holding our annual Executive Board Committee elections on our MAY 19 Virtual Chapter Meeting (exact time TBD). If 15 or more Greater Chicago Chapter members are in attendance, they will be requested to vote. Without a quorum, we must issue an e-ballot to all Chapter members in the ensuing days after the meeting.

Here is your list of candidates for the 2021 – 2022 Chapter Year beginning in July. Click on the names for their personal election statement.

President- Josh Asiedu, MS, CSP, CIT

1st Vice President- Esmail AlQadhi, MSc, CSP

2nd Vice President- Lu (Lewis) Li, CSP, CSE

Secretary- Angela Chiappone, MPH

Treasurer- Mark Schakowsky

Delegate to the ASSP House of Delegates (1)- Dennis Terpin, PhD, OHST

Delegate to the ASSP House of Delegates (2)- Julius Rhodes, SPHR (not yet confirmed for running again)

If you have been an ASSP member for over year and would like your name added to the nominations slate, please email Eric Dangoy,, with a ~250 word description.

We need your help! If you’d like to get involved in one of our myriad volunteer roles, contact us for more information!

Virtual Student Presentation Night (and Contest!)

The Chicago Local Section of the American Industrial Hygiene Association, the Greater Chicago Chapter of the American Society of Safety Professionals, and the Great Lakes Center of Occupational Health and Safety at the University of Illinois at Chicago would like to invite you to join us for a virtual event that honors current students at local universities whose educational focus is IH, Safety, or related environmental health sciences.

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Call for Action: 2021-2022 Officer Elections

Are you a budding safety leader looking to shape the future of Chicagoland Safety? The Chapter Nominations & Elections Committee is beginning our search for nominees for the upcoming chapter year. Elected executive committee members begin their terms on July 1st and end June 31st. The opportunity to become a chapter leader will enhance your personal and professional leadership skills, and could prepare you for broader ASSP leadership roles. The elected position most in need is 2nd Vice President.

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Safety 2021 Expects to Bring Hybrid Experience to 60th Event

Feb 23, 2021

See original posting at the ASSP Society Website

PARK RIDGE, IL — The American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) is working through a big addition to its Safety 2021 Professional Development Conference and Exposition that would enable thousands of attendees to get involved like never before. For the first time, ASSP’s signature event is expected to be a hybrid experience that is also moving to a new location and date for greater accessibility.

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Lu Li wins the 2020 ASSP Chicago Safety Professional of the Year Award


In 2016, the CTA Board approved a major deal with China-based CSR/Sifang America Joint Venture to supply the city with the next generation of electrified railcars and in November 2020, CRRC Sifang America Inc, the subsidiary local facility of CSR/Sifang America Joint Venture delivered its first 10 prototype passenger rail cars to the city of Chicago on schedule amidst a global health crisis. From the start, ASSP Greater Chicago Chapter member Lu Li has been part of a stellar CRRC Sifang management team that reintroduced rolling stock manufacturing in the Chicago Far South Side after a nearly 60-year absence.

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