Summer 2017 Newsletter Greater Chicago

Posted: Jun 27, 2017

President’s Letter

Hello everyone,

Isn’t it nice to be in the midst of Summer getting projects done around the home?  It’s up to all of us in the EHS profession to set the example for our families and co-workers.  Remember your safety glasses and ear plugs when cutting the grass or sawing lumber and don’t forget to have someone help hold the extension ladder for you when climbing.  I’m sure you can think of other home activities where we need to watch out for safety, but you get the point.

This is my last letter as your Chapter President and I have enjoyed my time in this position.  I’ve been active with the Chapter Executive Board for several years now and will continue to do so in a different role.  Over the last couple of years, I have written several times about volunteering, because without a team stepping forward to help plan meetings, work on the website, welcome new Members and other activities, it would be difficult for the Chapter to survive.  I would like to thank everyone that has gotten more active and hope that others will continue to step forward.  At our 2017-18 Chapter Officer election held in May, the following slate of candidates was approved:

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Greater Chicago Chapter ASSE Spring 2017 Newsletter

Posted: May 04, 2017

President’s Letter

Hello everyone, it looks like we have finally reached the changeover to Spring weather outside.  As a lot of us get back to mowing our lawns again or starting up projects that involve power tools, I encourage everyone at manufacturing and construction firms to offer to let their employees take their safety glasses and ear plugs home to use, if they do not have their own at home.  It’s good for us to watch out for our employee’s safety and health both on and off the job.

In my last letter I had wondered if we would see some OSHA & EPA regulations rolled back or delayed by the new Trump Administration.  There have been several environmental regulation rollbacks, but the one that will affect those working in the safety profession the most is the rollback of the OSHA Recordkeeping Rule updates that were introduced in the last year of the Obama Administration.  The changes were rolled back in early 2017 by Congress and recently signed by the President.  What it means for all of us is that the current OSHA Recordkeeping Rules will remain the status quo. Under the provisions of the Congressional Review Act that was utilized to roll back the planned recordkeeping updates, OSHA will not be allowed to issue “substantially” similar regulatory changes in the future.

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NAOSH Week – May 7-13, 2017

Posted: Apr 07, 2017

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