Napping American Airlines baggage handler trapped in cargo hold on flight to Chicago

Posted: Nov 01, 2018

An admittedly intoxicated American Airlines baggage handler fell asleep on the job and ended up flying from Kansas City to Chicago in the belly of a Boeing 737. Read more

OSHA’s Top 10 Violations for 2018

Posted: Oct 29, 2018

At the 2018 National Safety Council Congress & Expo in Houston, Texas, Patrick Kapust, deputy director of OSHA’s Directorate of Enforcement Programs, presented the agency’s top 10 violations for fiscal year (FY) 2018 to a standing-room-only crowd of safety professionals. While the list—particularly its top half—is largely familiar from previous years, one standard made an appearance for the first time. Read more

October Newsletter

Posted: Oct 12, 2018


Greetings Chicago Safety Pros!

Today is a special day for me. I celebrate one year with my company, marking my first full year as a tried and true safety pro. In this short time, I have been thrilled to share the knowledge gleaned through a tough but well-earned Master of Public Health program completed months prior right here in the City of Chicago. On the flipside, I find myself humbled by the many things I didn’t know; like the multitude of ways that my clients operate, the varying challenges they face in implementing workplace safety (or lack thereof), and how to connect with some in the understanding that, when it comes to workplace safety: we are all in this together.

It is because you all share the same principle of support and togetherness that I believe that several of you answered the call to become an officer on the chapter executive board. As a result, I would like to be the first to introduce Josh Asiedu as 2nd Vice President of the Greater Chicago Chapter and welcome Julia Carmen Castellon who succeeds to the 1st Vice President!  Your chapter is grateful for your show of support and, though all board positions have been filled, I want you to remember there are still plenty of ways to get actively involved! Be sure to reach out to myself or any of your board members on our Chapter website or the new ASSP Community website to find out how.

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