News 2016

ASSE Long Island Chapter Professional Development Conference

Dec 27, 2016

The 2017 ASSE Long Island Chapter Professional Development Conference will be held at the Hyatt Regency, 1717 Motor Pkwy, Hauppauge, NY 11788 on May 17, 2017.   If you wish to be a speaker or have your company as an exhibitor, please contact President-Elect Jeff Bailes at

New Jersey ASSE Chapter Aids “Toys for Tots”

Dec 19, 2016

The New Jersey Chapter of the American Society of Safety Engineers (NJASSE) collected over 50 toys for children of all ages at its annual Member Appreciation Meeting held at the Stage Coach Tavern in Scotch Plains.

“Participating in the toy drive is the ideal way for local ASSE members and families to give back to the community,” ASSE Past President Bob Sagendorf said today. “Our organization has been an integral part of this community’s service and growth for many years, as such, it comes as no surprise that we to continue to assist Toys for Tots in its annual campaign to raise awareness and donate toys for a worthy cause. The mission of the Marine Toys for Tots foundation since its inception in 1947 has been to ‘bring the joy of Christmas to America’s needy children’.  Click HERE for the full press release.


Western PA ASSE Seminar Schedule and Registration Information

Dec 19, 2016

ASSE Risk Assessment Seminar – Over the course of 3 days, participants will learn how to implement the 3 steps of the risk assessment process (hazard identification, risk analysis, risk evaluation and treatment).  Upon completion of the seminar, a final project and 10 elective hours of continuing education in risk-based topics, participants can apply for the Risk Assessment Certificate awarded by ASSE. More information can be found


New Jersey ASSE Chapter to Aid Toys for Tots by Providing Christmas Gifts for Needy Children

Nov 16, 2016

The New Jersey Chapter of the American Society of Safety Engineers (NJASSE) today officially kicked off its annual toy drive to garner toys from local ASSE members to be donated to children this holiday season. Proceeds will be donated to the National Marine Toys for Tots Foundation benefiting needy children in the central New Jersey area communities this holiday season.  Toys will be collected during our December 15th meeting.  Other toy drop off locations can be found by visiting this website: Click HERE for the press release.

Congratulations to our long term members

Nov 15, 2016

Each year at this time ASSE prepares long service certificates for members who have been with the Society for 25, 40 or 50 years.  The New Jersey Chapter appreciates their support of ASSE and the safety community.  We will be honoring the below members at meeting on December 15th. Congratulations to the below members:

40 Years: James Manzella, Anthony Piniat, Michael Weiner and H Ray Wheeler

25 Years: Craig Huffman, Thomas James, Joseph Meyer, Thomas Dondero, Rosemary Pasquino, Joseph Word, John Flatley, Joseph Van Houten, Eric Wokas, Dennis Dougherty, Matthew Reilly,  Sellamu Amirthajothi, Bernard Sloan, Daniel Gaffney NS Frank Gesualdo

Northeast Industrial Hygiene Conference and Exhibition

Sep 29, 2016

Please save the date for the Northeast Industrial Hygiene Conference on Thursday, December 1, 2016 and Exhibition on Friday, December 2, 2016. Click here for Speaker information.

ASSE NYC Chapter / Site Safety, LLC Present CHST, ASP, And CSP Courses

Sep 19, 2016

ASSE NYC Chapter / Site Safety, LLC Present CHST, ASP, And CSP Courses.  Click HERE for the flyer and information on how to register for these courses.

Congratulations to our New Executive Board

Jul 20, 2016

On Saturday, July 16th we held our annual Officer Installation and Transition Meeting.  Congratulations to our outgoing President, John Kraynanski and  incoming officers: President-Greg Decker, President Elect-Lauren Cranmer, VP-Louise Vallee, Secretary-Anthony Krake and Treaurer-Robert Ortiz.





Membership Survey Winners and Info

Jul 14, 2016

Congratulations to Members Mike Galley and Samuel Polimary! They are the two winners of the membership survey raffle.  Each won a $50 gift certification to Amazon.  Click HERE to view the results of the membership survey.

New Jersey Chapter Receives the Platinum Award at Safety 2016

Jul 07, 2016

Past President,  Patrick Delaney accepted the Platinum Level Award for the 2014-2015 chapter year on behalf  of the Chapter during the Chapter Recognition Luncheon at Safety 2016 in Atlanta, GA.  The New Jersey Chapter was one of 13 Chapters that received this honor and the only one in Region VIII to receive this.

Safety Professionals of the Year

Jul 07, 2016

Congratulations to two of our NJ Chapter members who received recognition at ASSE Safety 2016 from the Council on Practices and Standards (CoPS).  Richard Rosera received Safety Professional of the Year for the Environmental Practice.  Richard is a EHS Consultant with  Rosearray EHS Services LLC in  Scotch Plains.  Louise Vallee, NJ ASSE Vice President and WISE Mentoring Program Chair has been selected as WISE Safety Professional of the Year.

Awards for each of the Practice Specialties (formerly divisions) have been distributed since the early 1970s. These awards were established to recognize select Practice Specialty members who have helped advance the occupational safety, health and environmental profession through exemplary volunteer service to the Society and to their respective Practice Specialty during the ASSE calendar year. As Branches and Common Interest Groups have formed, awards have been established to recognize their contributions. Congratulations to Richard and Louise!


Scholarship Winners Announced

Jun 28, 2016

NJ ASSE is pleased to announce the 2016 Scholarship recipients.  Jessica Vallee-Vasquez was awarded the Ted Brickley/Bernice Shickora Scholarship. Chris Cohen and Steven Pomponio received the Joyce Cunningham Scholarship.  Congratulations to our winners!

Planning Meeting for 2016-2017

May 25, 2016

The NJ ASSE Planning Meeting has been scheduled for June 13th beginning at 4pm at the Chatham Twp Fire Department (495 River Rd, Chatham, NJ).  Please email if you would like to attend.

New OSHA Recordkeeping Rule

May 24, 2016

Under the new rule, all establishments with 250 or more employees in industries covered by the recordkeeping regulation must electronically submit to OSHA injury and illness information from OSHA Forms 300, 300A, and 301. Establishments with 20-249 employees in certain industries must electronically submit information from OSHA Form 300A only.   To ensure that the injury data on OSHA logs are accurate and complete, the final rule also promotes an employee’s right to report injuries and illnesses without fear of retaliation, and clarifies that an employer’s procedure for reporting work-related injuries and illnesses must be reasonable and must not discourage employees from reporting.  The new requirements take effect August 10, 2016, with data submissions phased in beginning in 2017. These requirements do not add to or change an employer’s obligation to complete and retain injury and illness records under the injury and illness recording and reporting regulation.

Join us for Social Networking Event at Safety 2016 – Atlanta Georgia

May 24, 2016

The Executive Committee of the NJ Chapter is planning a social networking event on Tuesday June 28 from 5:30 – 7:30, immediately following the day’s conference activities.  We are planning to meet at Dantanna’s Downtown.  If you are attending Safety 2016 and would like to join please send us an email for planning purposes.   This will allow us to plan for food and provide you with any updates as the date approaches.  If you are planning to attend the conference we hope to see you there!    

 When:  Tuesday June 28, 5:30-7:30 pm

 Where:  Dantanna’s Downtown – One CNN Center, Suite 269, Atlanta, GA – Map 



May 1 – May 7 Proclaimed Occupational Safety and Health Week

May 03, 2016

Chris Christie, Governor of the State of New Jersey, proclaims May 1 through May 7, 2016 as Occupational Safety and Health Week.  North American Occupational Safety and Health Week, or NAOSH Week, is celebrated the first full week of May to raise awareness about occupational safety, health and the environment.

NJAIHA Summer Review Course

May 02, 2016

The New Jersey Section of the American Industrial Hygiene Association (NJ-AIHA) is offering a comprehensive Industrial Hygiene Course. The course is designed to provide basic training in some critical areas of industrial hygiene and safety and will likely be beneficial for those entering the field as well as those who are just looking to sharpen their skills in certain technical areas. In addition, many of the people who have attended the program have found it to be very helpful in preparing for the CIH and CSP examinations. Certified Industrial Hygienists have the opportunity to obtain CM points per lecture (0.167 points per contact hour). Participants are welcome to attend any or all of the lecture sessions, depending on their individual training needs. People who need certification points must sign an attendance sheet for each session.

NJ ASSE Celebrates NAOSH Week

Apr 29, 2016

Local members of the New Jersey Chapter of the American Society of Safety Engineers (NJASSE), a state affiliate of the oldest and largest safety society, are concerned that the number one cause of on-the-job and off-the-job deaths continues to be transportation incidents – all modes. Therefore, in celebration of North American Occupational Safety and Health Week (NAOSH) which runs from May 1-7, 2016, the NJASSE along with thousands of other organizations, will be working to raise awareness of the importance of preventing on-the-job and off-the-job accidents, by distributing transportation best practices information and urging all to heed to traffic rules and regulations.  Here is a link to a distracted driving presentation: NSC Distracted Driving PPT.

Save the Date: May 25th PDC

Apr 26, 2016

As safety professional we sometimes wear many hats.  In smaller companies and at construction sites we may be earing all the specialist hats of SH&E or if you are new to the profession, you’re trying to learn them all.  We can always learn more. At this PDC we will focus on gaining some additional E–knowledge. So block your calendars and hold the date. Go to our Events page to register and for updates on the presentations and the speakers.