News 2019

Free Webinar: Managing OSHA in the Trump Era

Oct 01, 2019

Date: Tuesday, October 15th, 2019Time: 2pm ET / 11am PT
Duration: 1 hour
Sponsored by: Safety Services

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The Trump Administration’s disinterest in OSHA does not mean that nothing has changed for employers.

They must deal with new State-OSHA regulations, major Court and Commission decisions affecting citations and procedures, and a dizzying array of inspection practices by different OSHA Area Offices and State-Plans. A company’s main focus must be on protecting its workers, but you cannot ignore the parallel tracks of OSHA regulation.This Webinar’s Key Takeaways:

  • The effect of open leadership positions, underfunding, understaffing, and resulting inconsistent training.
  • Managing the scope of an inspection and a renewed importance on procedures such as conducting dual respiratory monitoring.
  • Increasing challenges posed by subs, labor providers, and working on a multiemployer site.

 

Can’t join us for the live event? We’ve got you covered. Register anyway, and we’ll send you the on-demand viewing link shortly after the broadcast.

WISE selects NJ ASSP Member Kari Lyons as Member of the Month

Sep 24, 2019

ASSP WISE September 19, 2019 announcement.  Congratulations to our  2019 WISE Member of the month: KARI LYONS!

Kari was awarded the August 2019 MotM award for her proactive nature, inclusive manner, and the positive affect it has had on the NJ ASSP and WISE chapter memberships.

“NJ ASSP has not had a membership chair for years” and Kari filled that void, re-initiating welcome communication and the provision of literature. Kari consistently invests a lot of time in the membership arm of the NJ ASSP chapter. She works to be a “positive magnetic force” for new members, young professionals, and students.

And it is paying off as the chapter’s meeting attendance has grown; especially for diverse populations!. Yes, NJ ASSP is “on the map” thanks to the consistency of Kari’s presence, warmth, and engagement. Looking outside of the ASSP chapter, Kari has “been the bridge for WISE membership and membership engagement” and is making it “happening and fun now in NJ!”.

The WISE networking is growing thanks to Kari’s efforts, as is the WISE membership strength and friendship, driving career development and success opportunities. But it is not just all about the people .. people need fun things to do! Kari consistently comes up with “fun and interactive” ideas to enhance meetings, and has “formed an engaging list of opportunities” so that members can get engaged in one Chapter activity or another.

WISE events have benefited from Kari’s touch as well. Kari organized a WISE event at Pinot’s Palette which has been the largest WISE turnout event. “Kari is a 24/7 ASSP and WISE member and always the first to raise a hand or make a call. Her innovative and positive spirit, along with boundless energy, really support WISE membership and retention success at NJ ASSP.” And that is why Kari is the WISE August 2019 MotM. Congratulations, Kari!

Free 1-day Confined Space course

Aug 01, 2019

Rutgers School of Public Health is offering OSHA 7300: Understanding OSHA’s Permit-Required Confined Space Standard course in Somerset, New Jersey, in celebration of Safe & Sound week. This no fee, 1-day course will be held on August 15, 2019.Confined space entry work carries an inherent risk to workers. It has the potential to contain a hazardous environment, contain materials that have the potential to engulf an entrant, walls that converge or floors that slope downward, which may trap or asphyxiate an individual. They may also contain other recognized health or safety hazards, such as unguarded machinery, exposed live wires or heat stress.

2019-20 Election Treasurer Candidate

May 10, 2019

David C. Olcott, CSP, CHST, CRIS running for NJ ASSP Treasurer

Throughout his career David has garnered experience in the safety, health, and environmental field while overseeing hazardous waste remediation operations, heavy civil construction & infrastructure improvements, and OSHA and DEP/EPA compliance on project sizes ranging from$1M to $200M. With more than 16 years of experience, his expertise is in formulating, administering, and coordinating programs for businesses to reduce the risk of loss. Additionally, his expertise includes safety and environmental plan development, corporate- and site-level oversight, environmental monitoring and sampling, construction safety, and risk management. As a Facility Security Officer at a large defense contractor, he has been responsible for OPSEC and PHYSEC. He is a Certified Safety Professional (CSP), a Construction Health and Safety Technician (CHST), and a Construction Risk and Insurance Specialist (CRIS).

David became interested in the position of Treasurer after increasing his attendance at the NJ Chapter Meetings and learning about the open position. David’s interest stems from a desire to be an integral part of the ongoing advancement of the safety professional and protection life, property, and the environment. By being Treasurer, David’s influence will extend beyond the confines of his day-to-day operational activities and into a large body of his peers.

 

 

 

The New Jersey Chapter of the American Society of Safety Professionals Celebrates North American Occupational Safety and Health Week

May 07, 2019

Local members of the New Jersey Chapter of the American Society of Safety Professionals (NJASSP), 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 5-11, 2019, the NJASSP 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.

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Summer Certification Review Course

Apr 29, 2019

The New Jersey Section of the American Industrial Hygiene Association (NJ-AIHA)  and NJ ASSE 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.

Industrial Hygiene & Safety Lecture Topics:History of Industrial Hygiene, OSHA Act Review and IH Management, Epidemiology, Fire Protection, Emergency Response, Ergonomics, Risk Management – Record Keeping, Indoor Air Quality, BioSafety, Equipment & Facility Safety, Ionizing Radiation, Non-Ionizing Radiation, Math, Statistics & Calculator Review, Air Pollution, Toxicology, Regulatory & Legal Affairs, Physics & Basic Engineering, Air Sampling – IH Chemistry, Direct Reading Instrumentation, Noise, Ventilation, Ethics & Professional Conduct, Respiratory Protection & PPE. The IH classes will be held Tuesday nights (6:00 pm-9:00 pm) beginning the first week of June 2019.

Safety Classes Sponsored by The NJ Chapter of the American Society of Safety Engineers:Safety Topics have been added to our schedule (included in the price). We will have guest speakers on certain safety topics to help prepare people for the CSP exam. Safety classes will be held on Thursday nights (6:00 pm).

For more information and to register please click HERE.

OSHA’s Latest Inspection Policies – Free Webinar

Apr 01, 2019

A webinar on OSHA’s Latest Inspection Policies was presented last month by NJ ASSP Community/Youth Outreach Chairperson, Jack Fearing.  The presentation can be found HERE.

Link to video – https://youtu.be/noYCeAO1L_0

NJ ASSP Releases Our Inner Artist at Pinot’s Palette April 7, 2019!

Mar 11, 2019

On February 7 a group of 17 WISE women and men, and friends, met in East Brunswick at Pinot’s Palette for some networking, fun and creativity. Everyone was given the opportunity to create a masterpiece while meeting some new people and enjoying a very relaxed atmosphere.We were each able to express our creative side and let things happen. The results were amazing! We awarded Christine Young the “Most Accurate” and Candice Kowalewski the “Most Original” awards. I think Leonie Wedderburn captured the overall feeling after the meeting when she said “I found a creative side I did not realize I had.”Our goal was to bring people together to take a few moments out of our busy schedules and enjoy the company of other safety -minded individuals. I would say mission accomplished.  Click HERE for photos of the event.

OSHA’s Updated Recordkeeping Standard – Free Webinar

Feb 04, 2019

We are pleased to make a recorded webinar available to download for free.  This webinar was presented by Jack Fearing, CPEA of Fearing International and the NJ Chapter Community/Youth Outreach Chairperson. Click HERE to download the presentation and HERE for a copy of the slides.

Local ASSP Member is Keynote Speaker at Conference

Jan 31, 2019

The Safety Executives of New York (SENY) have a full day professional development conference planned on March 19th.  Kathy Seabrook will be the keynote speaker at the conference.  Please click HERE for more information on this event.

Summer Certification Review Course

Jun 12, 2018

The New Jersey Section of the American Industrial Hygiene Association (NJ-AIHA)  and NJ ASSE 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.

Industrial Hygiene & Safety Lecture Topics:History of Industrial Hygiene, OSHA Act Review and IH Management, Epidemiology, Fire Protection, Emergency Response, Ergonomics, Risk Management – Record Keeping, Indoor Air Quality, BioSafety, Equipment & Facility Safety, Ionizing Radiation, Non-Ionizing Radiation, Math, Statistics & Calculator Review, Air Pollution, Toxicology, Regulatory & Legal Affairs, Physics & Basic Engineering, Air Sampling – IH Chemistry, Direct Reading Instrumentation, Noise, Ventilation, Ethics & Professional Conduct, Respiratory Protection & PPE. The IH classes will be held Tuesday nights (6:00 pm-9:00 pm) beginning the first week of June 2018.

Safety Classes Sponsored by The NJ Chapter of the American Society of Safety Engineers:Safety Topics have been added to our schedule (included in the price). We will have guest speakers on certain safety topics to help prepare people for the CSP exam. Safety classes will be held on Thursday nights (6:00 pm).

All classes will be held at the Rutgers Environmental Health & Safety Dept., 74 Street 1603, Piscataway NJ 08854. Tel. (848) 445-2550.

Click HERE for registration information and more information can also be found in this FLYER.