Congratulations to Chris Kankewicz - 2013 Safety Profesional of the Year Award Recipient!

ASSE shooting star award

Welcome to the official website of the Niagara Frontier Chapter of the American Society of Safety Engineers. Here, visitors can learn more about our organization and members can keep abreast of Chapter activities.  Exact schedules for both the General Chapter and Construction Chapter can be found on this website.  If after viewing our website, you would like to attend a meeting, click on to the ‘Meetings’ icon to learn more. If you would like to become a member, click on the ‘Membership’ icon or click on the ‘Board’ icon and go our ‘Membership Chairperson’ for more national or local Chapter information.

Congratulations to Mike Schmitz!

Elected Region VIII - Empire State Area Director

and

Many Thanks to Brett Carruthers for his years of service as the previous Empire State Area Director.

 

Click here, for Stand-Down Event Packet to assist in presenting the“toolbox talk”!

Dear Niagara Frontier Chapter of the ASSE: 

(a follow-up letter from Gordon DeLeys, OSHA CAS, May Chapter meeting presentation)

OSHA is inviting your membership to participate in our region-wide Summer 2013 “Falls in Construction” Stand-Down event that is being held from June 24, 2013 to July 3, 2013. FALLS ARE THE LEADING CAUSE OF DEATH IN CONSTRUCTION. In 2010, there were 264 fall fatalities (255 falls to lower level) out of 774 total fatalities in construction. These deaths are preventable.

While participation in the Stand-Down is entirely voluntary, I hope that you will be able to take advantage of this unique opportunity. By helping to reach workers and employers and raise awareness about the hazards of falls from ladders, scaffolds and roofs - you will be part of a concerted effort throughout New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands to reduce the number of deaths and injuries that result from falls. 

Participation in the Stand-Down is very simple.  During the period of June 24th through July 3rd, a participating employer agrees to present a “toolbox talk” to employees about falls and how to prevent them.  A participating employer’s Stand-Down can be held at any time during the dates above and at the place of the employer’s choosing.

In order to assist employers in presenting their “toolbox talk”, OSHA has developed the attached Stand-Down Event packet, click here.  Individual companies can use this packet as is, modify the packet to suit their own needs, or even use their own training materials. 

And if a company desires to receive formal recognition for participating in the event, they can submit the form at the end of the packet when their Stand-Down event is complete and they will receive a “Certificate of Participation” for their worksite.

Please note that OSHA is inviting numerous construction industry contacts throughout our Region to help distribute this information.  It is our hope that everyone will be able to participate in the event. Working together, we can reduce the number of injuries and fatalities that unfortunately occur each year in construction due to falls.

Please distribute this email to your organization’s membership to provide the widest dissemination possible.  OSHA would appreciate being provided us with a total number of contacts you forward this email to so we can quantify our distribution efforts. We would like to use this information to publicize the scale of this event accordingly.

Thank you in advance for your participation and assistance in this important and timely workplace safety initiative.

For additional information about OSHA’s Fall Prevention Campaign, see http://www.osha.gov/stopfalls/index.html

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 "Quick" Chapter Updates:

Date

Topic

Location

Time

(3/24/2014)

 

"How to Handle a Workplace Emergency" 

Cindy Januale, RN MSN  Nurse Coordinator, US Dept of HHS

Crazy Jakes

Tonawanda, NY

 6:00pm-8:00pm

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Website Information:

  • Check the "Calendar" for upcoming Chapter events & safety related events in the WNY area. 
  • Are you looking for job announcements?  That information is available as a benefit to members and located in the members-area section of the site - members login on the left.
  • Several pages on our site have recently been updated including: Calendar, Bylaws, Jobline, and more...check it out!

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How to Handle Medical Emergencies in the Workplace
address your concerns about medical emergencies
April 24, 2014
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Crazy Jake's Restaurant
26 Webster St.
North Tonawanda, NY 14120
http://www.crazyjakesnt.com/
$20.00 Emergency Medical Care in the Workplace

$20.00 Guest Ticket

 

Homepage was updated on 03/21/2014  /  email distribution was updated on 05/20/2013