This interview features Alex Ruiz, MS, CIH, CSP, CHMM, CET, SMS, CHST. Alex is the
Chair of the Professional Development Standing Committee and a past Chapter President.
Conducting the interview is Jack Fearing, CPEA, Chapter Community & Youth Outreach Chair. Alex has been a member of the New Jersey Chapter since 1999 and has more than 23 years of experience in safety, health and environmental management. Alex is a graduate of New Jersey Institute of Technology with a BS in Electrical Engineering and an MS in Industrial Hygiene. He is currently a PhD candidate at the Rutgers School of Public Health. He is the Executive Director of REHS and University Safety Officer at
Rutgers University in Piscataway, New Jersey.
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40 Year NJASSP Member &
This interview features Joann West, CSM. Joann is a 40 year member of the NJ Chapter and was the first female Chapter President (1991-1992). Conducting the interview is Jack Fearing, CPEA, Chapter Community & Youth Outreach Chair. Joann has more than 40 years of experience in all functional areas of occupational safety & health. She is the retired President of JVW Safety and a founding member of the Carlstadt Volunteer Ambulance Corps. She has a BA in Health Science from Jersey City State College and an MPA in Public Administration from Fairleigh Dickerson University. Joann has been recognized with numerous safety awards from both ASSP and The National Safety Council. She currently resides Cedar Crest in Pompton Plains, NJ.
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As part of 3M Fall Protection’s ongoing commitment to delivering high quality safety equipment, we are notifying our customers of the following information related to specific 3M™ DBI-SALA® ShockWave™2 Arc Flash Shock Absorbing Lanyards. During an internal review, 3M Fall Protection has identified a potential manufacturing issue with a limited number of devices. This manufacturing issue could result in the lanyard not performing properly in the event of a fall, which could result in severe injury or death. Please reference Appendix A for products that are impacted by this notice. There have been no reports of injuries, accidents, or complaints associated with this issue.
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This interview features Linda Tapp, ALCM, CSP, CPTD… Linda is the President of Safety Fundamentals, an
occupational safety training company. She currently serves as
the VP Finance for ASSP as well as a Trustee of the ASSP Foundation since 2016. Conducting the interview is Jack Fearing, CPEA, Chapter Community & Youth Outreach Chair. Linda has been a member of ASSP and the NJ Chapter since 1989 and has more than 33 years of experience in all areas of occupational safety. She has a BS in Biology from Drexel University and a Master’s degree in Environmental Health from Temple University. Both are located in Philadelphia. Linda has received six ASSP Safety Professional of the Year (SPY) awards, including the Society’s Edgar Monsanto Queeny SPY, and a President’s award. In April 2022, Linda was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Board of Certified Safety Professionals. Linda and her family reside in New Jersey.
On May 4, 2022 NJ ASSP hosted a webinar sponsored by Crum & Forster. The event was a huge success with over 45 attendees! This webinar incorporated updated information on fall protection safety programs for Construction and other industries, PPE including chin strap hard hats, and resources. We are pleased to offer this link to the presentation by NJ ASSP Past President Robert Sagendorf, CSP, ASP, CHST, CIT, SMS, CRIS, CUSP the Corporate Safety Director at EII, Inc.