September 2018 ASSP Kick Off

Posted: Sep 18, 2018

The September ASSP kick off was a huge success!  Andy Wray HSE Director from Excel Industries in Hesston shared his heartbreaking story from his firsthand experience in an active shooter tragedy at his workplace.  He discussed some of the learnings that he experienced from the tragedy, and focused on the specific things that HSE or management have to handle, that you typically don’t think about as part of the traditional or written active shooter pre-planning.

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OSHA Safe + Sound Week !

Posted: Aug 13, 2018

Safe and Sound Week – August 13-19, 2018 <!––>

What Is Safe + Sound?

OSHA’s Safe + Sound Campaign is a nationwide opportunity to raise awareness and understanding of the value of proactive occupational safety and health (OSH) programs in all workplaces. This year, Safe + Sound Week begins Aug. 13 and is the culmination of the larger campaign, when we celebrate safety professionals and volunteers for their contributions to protecting American workers.Safe + Sound emphasizes the need for safety programs at small- and mid-sized businesses, which are more likely to go without due to their relatively limited resources. As ASSP members know, effective OSH programs can help organizations identify and manage workplace risk before they cause injury or illness, improving sustainability and the bottom line. Safety and health management systems are a critical best practice to ensure that OSH programs achieve significant results and lower risk exposure.OSH management plans are what OSH professionals do, who we are at our best and how we help employers best protect workers’ lives. Standards such as ANSI/ASSP Z10 and ISO 45001 and guidelines like OSHA’s Recommended Practices for Safety and Health Programs are at their core a calling card that OSH professionals can use to start conversations with employers about safety and health and to build opportunities to advance safety in specific workplaces.

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NEW Officers Installed for 2018-2019!

Posted: Jun 14, 2018

Chapter elections were held during the May 2018 Meeting, and the new officers are:

Kent Perry, CSP, SMS          President

Taylor Redding                     Vice President

Shayla Nesby                         Secretary

Jo Lynn McWilliams              Treasurer

Wanda Roehl                         Financial Secretary

Cloys Bayless                        Chapter Delegate

Photos and contact information can be found on the About/Chapter Officers Page.

We are looking forward to a great year, please feel free to contact any of the board members with questions, suggestions, or concerns.