Chapter News

First Responder Awareness Safety Workshop

Posted: May 12, 2019

June 21, 8:00am-4:30pm

$295.00–Private Sector | -50% discount–Nonprivate Sector.

This Class is limited to the 24 First Responders and has been approved for (6) Continuing Education Hours (including Nursing).

This class exceeds OSHA HAZWOPER Annual Continuing Education Requirements and includes the FEMA/DHS Standardized Awareness Training Certified Program.

You will receive a FEMA SAT-2, AWR 160 FEMA Certificate.

For more info download flyer: First Responder Awareness Safety Workshop

Program References:

OSHA HAZWOPER, 29 CFR 1910.134-Appendix A,  FEMA/DHS-Awareness WR 160, NFPA 472, NFPA 473, NFPA 600, NFPA 1072, NFPA 1500, CDC and NIOSH.


April 24, 2019- Student Nite Impressions

Posted: Apr 28, 2019

The students were amazing, full of energy, confident and ready to take on the world. 2 ladies approached me after the presentation and ask me what kind of challenges I find as women in the safety field, I told them we most likely are the minority either as trainers or in management positions, but the sky is the limit and we are empowered by the new waves of inclusion and gender equity. Yes we can!

Carmen Julia Castellon
1st Vice President, Greater Chicago Chapter

African American Achievements in Safety (repost)

Posted: Feb 24, 2019

African American Achievements in SafetyFeb 07, 2019

These safety pioneers had a vision and made life safer for others. Their inventions in rail and traffic safety, chemical and electrical safety, aerospace safety, communications and health greatly improved how we work and live today.

They were innovators and inspirations—and they made a difference.

Thomas Martin

Born a free man, Martin received a patent on March 26, 1872, for the first fire extinguishing suppressing apparatus, which later was remodeled as a portable extinguisher.

Granville Woods

Woods made train communication between the station and other trains possible by inventing the “Synchronous Multiplex Railway Telegraph.” He is also responsible for inventing automatic air brakes for trains and the “third rail” concept, all being used in mass-transit rail systems today. Read More