Chapter Member Published in ASSP Publication

Pam Walaski, a member of the Western PA Chapter, was published in the June 2022 issue of Professional Safety with her Vantage Point article, “Ready to Lead Safety Differently?”. Thank you to Pam for this professional accomplishment and for contributing to the OSH profession by adding to the body of knowledge.

Alleghenies Regional Safety Conference – October 07, 2022

The Alleghenies Regional Safety Conference Committee has once again worked hard to offer a fantastic line-up of workshops that will be of interest to any audience.  Don’t learn safety by accident…learn from the experts. Join us at the conference on Friday, October 7 from 8:00 AM to 3:30 PM at the Conference Center at Pitt-Johnstown located at 450 Schoolhouse Road, Richland. Lots of great door prizes! Deadline for registration is Tuesday, October 4. Registration forms can be sent first and the payment can be sent later or paid the day of the conference.  *CEU certificates will be provided by Pennsylvania Highlands Community College.  Click here Participant Form   Vendor/Sponsors Registration Form. The event is coordinated by JARI at Home – JARI.

IUP Student Section Update

After a fun-filled, busy, successful spring semester, we would like to take a moment to thank the donors of the ASSP WPA scholarships and congratulate those that received scholarships through this organization. Chloe Croft and Madison Piatak received these honors for the 2021-2022 school year. 

A few other students received scholarships outside of the organization and did research on a few topics throughout the year. Not only have these students received scholarly honors, but they were also busy building connections in the field of safety by welcoming safety professionals into the classrooms to give presentations on topics ranging from interview skills to safety topics. Students also participated in a Safety Sciences Career Fair held in September in which companies from all over the country were gathered to recruit EHS students for either full-time employment, internships, or co-ops. The career fair was successful as many students obtained an internship/job for the spring semester or summer. Towards the end of the semester, the officers put together a Safety Sciences clothing sale in which nearly 160 pieces of clothing were sold and the proceeds went towards Rho Sigma Kappa and the ASSP Student Sections.

We hope to launch many more clothing sales in the semesters to come and welcome many more guest speakers into the walls of Johnson Hall!

Submitted by Dr. Majed Zreiqat, Student Section Advisor

SRU Student Section Update

SRU finished a busy spring semester with the completion of an Adopt a Highway project, SR 0108 was approved to be adopted by the SRU ASSP Student Section. And after a successful SRU Safety Management clothing sale, the student section donated a portion of the proceeds to the Slippery Rock Volunteer Fire Department. 

SRU will have a booth in Chicago at the ASSP PDC June 27-29, booth 2129, stop by to see us! Mr. Renz is speaking in a session Monday afternoon at the conference. We have named executive officers for SRU ASSP Student Section for 2022-2023 as follows:

President: Sam Miloser

Vice President: Sophia Naugle

Secretary: Ashley Collura

Treasurer: Ethan Presloid

Committee chairs will be named when we return to campus. 

ASSP President, Christine Sullivan will speak in person on September 19, 2022, at a lunch meeting at an SRU Student Section meeting. More information to come on this meeting

Submitted by Cindy Medford, Student Section Advisor