Chapter News

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


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.