February 2018 Newsletter
Posted - Feb 05, 2018
Come to the Hawkeye Chapter’s March Technical meeting as Dave Sullivan tells us what changed with the 2018 version of NFPA 70E, and why so many people are saying many company’s electrical standards may need to be reviewed (and possibly updated).
Location: IAMU Building (Ankeny, IA)
Date: Monday, March 5th
Lunch – 11:30 am
Presentation: 12:00 noon
Menu: Fried Chicken, Smoked Cheddar Mac, Salad, Cookies, and beverage
Topic: “NFPA 70E-2018 (What changed?)”
Speaker: Dave Sullivan (Sullivan Training & Consulting)
Please RSVP on the Chapter Website by Friday, March 2nd so we have an accurate head count for Lunch!
The Hawkeye Chapter was officially notified that we are receiving the Platinum Award for last year’s performance! This is the highest honor a Chapter can receive, and it reflects the excellent work and participation from all our Chapter members.
February Technical Meeting
Despite the forecast for snow, 18 Hawkeye Chapter members joined us today for the February Technical Meeting. Justin Slapnicka (Holmes Murphy) presented practical ideas for improving your company’s safety incident reporting program. He mentioned that FEAR and management’s REACTION were the two major reasons why employees are afraid to report safety incidents in a timely fashion. Employees must feel free to report issues without temper tantrums or retaliation. Additionally, the management team must be careful with their feedback to avoid stifling response (or micromanaging the situation).
Prior to the meeting, the Hawkeye Chapter members present voted unanimously to accept the Bylaw Amendments that were proposed (related to the ASSE to ASSP name change that takes place in early June of this year).
Student Section News
You are invited to come bowling with our ISU Student Section in the Memorial Union (ISU Campus) on February 15th at 6:15 pm.
This is a great opportunity to meet our Hawkeye Chapter Student Section members and encourage some energetic up-and-coming safety professionals!
We’ll have fun bowling in the Memorial Union bowling alley, and we just might sneak in a bit of pizza and pop too!
Free Webinars and Training Videos coming soon:
Feb 7: How to Develop a Medical Emergency Response Plan. National Safety Council is hosting a free webinar on February 7th at 10:00 am to help get your organization ready for a medical emergency in the workplace.
Mar 1st: Ladder Safety – Plan, Provide and Train to Save Lives. Little Giant ladders is offering a free webinar to discuss the new OSHA safety regulations regarding ladders. The webinar will be on Thursday, March 1st at 11:00 am.
Mar 5-9: Silica Exposure in the Workplace. OSHA Training Institute Education Centers is allowing the public to view a one hour safety video for free by registering online.
Ballot for the Hawkeye Chapter 2018-2019 Executive Committee:
President: Nathan Berry
Vice President: Justin Slapnicka
Treasurer: Lidsay Gomez
Secretary: Rich Gassman
Membership Chair: Josh O’Brien
Student Section: Joshua Jacobsen
Govt. Affairs: Joanna Wilson
*Non-elected positions: Past President: Joe Korpi, Professional Development Conference Chair: Mary Prisby
If you would like your name to be added to the ballot, please notify Joe Korpi (firstname.lastname@example.org).