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ASSP WPA 2021 Professional Development Conference (PDC)

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Thursday March 11, 2021.

The ASSP WPA Professional Development Conference (PDC) is scheduled for Thursday March 11, 2021.
The PDC Planning Committee is being led by Kelley Edmier and Jackie Barkus and has 9 active members.

We are planning this event as a virtual event due to the current public health situation.

The details will be posted as they are developed for this event. We will need Sponsors, Speakers AND Attendees!

Stay tuned to the website and the monthly newsletter.

October Virtual Technical Meeting Summary & Meeting Link

The October Technical Meeting was conducted as a live virtual lunchtime meeting on October 08, 2020. The Presenter was John M. Mulroy, PhD, CSP, Director, PA OSHA Consultation and a long-time Chapter member. The title of the Presentation was “OSHA Consultation Program Overview”. There were thirty (30) people that participated. We had 42 people register for the virtual meeting. There were students registered from SRU and IUP. Students in the Thiel College Environment and Safety Management class also participated.  Thank you to those who participated in this virtual meeting!

The video recording of the presentation is here for those that missed the meeting or if you would like to review it again.

September Technical Virtual Meeting Summary

The September Technical Meeting was conducted as a live virtual lunchtime meeting. The Presenter was long-time Chapter member, Past President, and current ASSP Board Member, Pam Walaski. The title of the Presentation was “The Role of Indicators in OSH Performance Management” discussing leading and lagging indicators.

There were thirty-eight (38) people that participated including an ASSP member from the Greater Boston Chapter and one form the Bakersfield CA Chapter. We had 68 people register for the virtual meeting which is about a 56% attendance rate.

Thank you to those who participated in this virtual meeting!

May, July, and August Virtual Meeting Summary

The May Technical Meeting was conducted as a virtual meeting with the webinar for titled “COVID-19: Approaches for Safety Professionals in Risk Management and Insurance”. Twenty-two (22) members participated.

There was no Technical Meeting in June.

The July Technical Meeting was conducted as a virtual meeting with the webinar for titled “Implementing and Assessing Health and Safety Management System with the A10 Standards”. Eight (8) members participated.

The August Technical Meeting was conducted as a virtual meeting with the webinar for titled “Getting a Seat at the Table – Transforming Safety into a Trusted Business Partner”. Eight (8) members participated.

Thank you to those who participated in this virtual meeting!

Nomination and Elections Committee Members Needed

The Chapter needs volunteers for the 2021 Nominations and Election Committee to oversee the 2021 Election of Officers for the 2021-2022 Chapter year. Duties include reviewing nominations for Chapter Officers ensuring the candidates meet the requirements for holding office, if so elected. The committee will be functioning from December 2020 through March 2021.More definitive information can be found in the Chapter By-laws in Article VI – Nomination and Election of Officers, Section 1. The By-laws are located on the ASSP WPA website under the Files tab. The link to the page is https://westernpa.assp.org/files/ .If you are interested in volunteering for the Nominations Committee, email Chapter President Josh Becker at president@westernpa.assp.org  .

Please let Josh Becker know of your interest via email no later than November 01, 2020.