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Western PA Member Awarded 2021 Region 8 SPY Award

Wayne Vanderhoof CSP, CIT, Chapter Vice President, has been selected as the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) Region VIII Safety Professional of the Year (SPY) for 2021!

The Safety Professional of the Year Award is awarded annually to an ASSP member who demonstrates outstanding achievement in the occupational safety and health (OSH) field while also advancing the OSH profession overall.

April Technical Meeting Summary and Recording

The April Technical Meeting was conducted as a live virtual lunchtime meeting on April 08, 2021. The Speaker was Mr. Chris Eastly CSP, HUB International. The Presentation was “Fleet Safety and Driver Qualifications”. There were twenty-nine (29) people that participated. We had 44 people register for the virtual meeting. Thank you to those who participated in this virtual meeting!

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

Western PA ASSP Chapter Partnering with BotsIQ!

BotsIQ is a manufacturing workforce development program of the Pittsburgh Chapter National Tooling & Machining Foundation whose goal is to provide a pathway for youth to learn about rewarding career options in manufacturing. Simply put, it’s those awesome battle bot competitions you have seen on TV!!

What we are in need of are volunteers to donate their time to serve as Safety Inspectors for these events and also individuals who would be able to remotely “judge” safety plans. This is a great opportunity to get involved with students that may be entering your workforces and you can gain some re-certification points along the way. 

Check them out here!

Secondly, we are looking for OSHA General Industry Outreach Trainers in Fayette and Westmoreland Counties who would be willing to donate their time to instruct training for this organization as well. You don’t need to reside in these counties but that is where the training will be conducted. 

If interested in getting involved with either of these opportunities, please contact Chapter President Josh Becker at beckerj020@gmail.com.

Awarded – Western PA ASSP Student Scholarships

Congratulations!!! to the following students for receiving the Western PA Chapter’s first scholarships directly through the Chapter:

Jeremy Bittlebrun, Indiana University of PA

Matthew Cekada, Indiana University of PA

Erica Northrop, Slippery Rock University

The Chapter Executive Committee wishes you continued success!

February Technical Meeting Summary

The February Technical Meeting was conducted as a live virtual lunchtime meeting on February 11, 2021. The Speaker was Dr. Linda F. Martin. The title of the Presentation was “The Use of Technology in Current and Future Safety Applications”. There fifty-two (52) people that participated. We had 73 people register for the virtual meeting. Thank you to those who participated in this virtual meeting!

There is no video recording of the presentation per the request of the Speaker nor is there a presentation available.