10th Annual ASSP WPA 2023 Professional Development Conference Summary

The 10th Annual ASSP WPA 2023 Professional Development Conference (PDC) was conducted on April 27, 2023, as an in-person conference. Our last in-person PDC was in 2019.

The PDC featured Jason Malatak with the Opening Keynote, Chris Robinson, OSHA Area Director, providing the Closing Keynote, and Pam Walaski, Senior Vice President of ASSP and long-time Chapter member providing the Lunchtime presentation with an update about the ASSP. Attendees had a choice of 10 sessions in 4 timeslots throughout the day. The event had a total attendance of 149 people, of which there were 58 Professionals, 81 Students, and Vendors/Sponsors. The event offered 0.6 CEUs for those that participated in the entire event.

Thank you to our generous Sponsors – Komatsu, Range Resources, Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP), Click Safety/SPAN Exam Prep, and RJR Safety Inc. The PDC had 6 Vendors exhibiting during the event – Eaton Corp., German Bionic, RiP USA Inc, West Virginia University Safety & Health Extension, Indiana University of PA (IUP) Masters Program, and RJR Safety Inc.

Thank you to the 2023 PDC Planning Committee Members – Kelley Edmier was the Chairperson, Wayne Vanderhoof, Cody Bergad, Tracey Cekada, Daniel Finn, Carl Heinlein, Justin Koss, Jocelyn Milby, Jillian Tilko, Majed Zreiqat, Melissa Heike, Cindy Medford, Anna Reinsel, and students Annalyse Hoover (SRU), Madison Piatak (IUP, and Sophia Naugle (SRU).