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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What Is the Active Shooter/Armed Assailant Technical Report

Posted: Feb 24, 2019

ASSP TR-Z590.5-2019 provides guidance from safety experts on proactive steps businesses can take to reduce the risk of an active shooter, prepare employees and ensure a coordinated response should a hostile event occur. It also provides post-incident guidance and best practices for implementing a security plan audit.

Active shooter fatalities spiked to 729 deaths in 2017, more than three times our country’s previous high. A business must know where its threats and vulnerabilities exist. Our consensus-based document contains recommendations on how a business in any industry can better protect itself in advance of such an incident. Based on the collaborative work of more than 30 professionals experienced in law enforcement, industrial security and corporate safety compliance, the report aims to drive a higher level of preparedness against workplace violence.

For full article, visit ASSP Society Page.