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Highlights- Planning Meeting of a New Chapter Year

Posted: Jul 08, 2019

Were you aware that ASSP Chapter years begins on the 1st of July and goes until June 30th of the following year? Today the 2019-2020 Greater Chicago Chapter Executive Board had our first planning meeting of a new Chapter Year. Having a late lunch at an old favorite, Cucina Biagio in Harwood Heights, IL, we welcomed a new Board Member, Dennis Terpin, who joins us as a Chapter Delegate. They hold the responsibility to deliberate and vote on Society business every June at the House of Delegates meeting held at Annual Safety Conference.

We also celebrated the achievements of the past board members to get our Chapter to Gold Status in the 2017-2018 Chapter Year. Pictured above, Chapter Vice President Carmen Julia Castellon shares the Gold Award we received this year at Safety 2019 with our other Chapter Delegate Karen Boyce Lindgren who served as Chapter Past President in 2017-2018. Thanks for your service team!

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.

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