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1 Columbia-Willamette Chapter of American Society of Safety Engineers Next Membership Meeting Thursday December 8, 2011– 5:30 pm Haydens Lakefront Grill Tualatin, OR

2 CWC ASSE 2011-2012 Officers PresidentJill President ElectLuke BettsCell: (503) Vice PresidentLeslie Kantor 503-226-4211 ext. 5420 Secretary Judy TreasurePaula Jones 971-242-5752 House Delegate Michael Sorensen503-615-6586 House DelegateMatt HarperOffice: 503.494.6697 Cell: 503.804.6016 Delegate at Large Bill Delegate at Large David Past President Bruce Hollcroft 503-250-3727 2nd Past President Lee Briney 503-413-5016 Membership ChairmanJamal AbuSneineh503.793.9114

3 Columbia-Willamette Chapter of ASSE Membership Meeting 2011-12 DateTopicSpeakerLocation October 13, 2011 Lunch 11:30 - 1:30 Oregon OSHA Update Chapter Year Overview & Member Resources Michael Wood- OSHA Administrator Chapter Officers Haydens Lakeside Grill November 10, 2011 Lunch 11:30 – 1:30 Natural Gas Safety and NW Naturals involvement in Fire Department training for response to natural gas incidents. Rob Marcoff, Trainer for NW Natural Haydens Lakeside Grill December 8, 2011 Dinner 5:30 – 7:30 Launch: NOASH Coloring Contest Past Presidents Dinner Snyder Roofing Safety Program GOSH 2011 Safe Employer Award Winner Russell Nicolai Safety Director Snyder Roofing Haydens Lakeside Grill January 12, 2012 Lunch 11:30-1:30 Is Safety Management Systems – a Process Safety Model Brandi Davis, Oregon OSHA Haydens Lakeside Grill February 9, 2012 Dinner 5:30-7:30 Bosses Night "Promoting High-Level Safety Culture and Performance From the Top" Anil Mathur – Alaska Tanker, and Robert Pater - Strategic Safety Assoc. Haydens Lakeside Grill

4 Meet your 2011-12 President Jill Jones I have been an active member of ASSE beginning as a Student Member in 1999/2000. I have since served as Secretary, Treasurer elect and Treasurer, twice, Vice President, President –elect and now as Your President. Thank you for your continued support of both the chapter and myself. Prior to getting into the safety field I had been a Firefighter in Southern California until I hurt myself. I worked in the office training fitness to firefighters still out in the field while healing from two separate surgeries. Unfortunately, I was medically retired from the Department due to my injury. I had no idea what to do next until moving here where I heard about the Mt. Hood Safety/Health and Environmental Science program. It turned out to be GREAT fit for me. I fell into the Construction side of Safety from my involvement with ASSE. Since then I have been trying to give back to this wonderful organization that has kept me employed throughout my career. I enjoy the friendships that I have made being involved in the Columbia Willamette Chapter of ASSE. Networking is one of the most important things that you can do to promote /sell yourself in your profession and this chapter has been warm and inviting in that area.

5 CWC ASSE 2011-2012 Committee Chair Finance ChairPaula Governmental AffairsBruce Poinsette Job PlacementBrian Clarke360-687-5984 Public Relations /Marketing Chair Judy NAOSH ChairDave Scholarship ChairMelissa Community Service ChairLuke BettsCell: (503) Student Section ChairLonnie Turner Awards ChairClark Election/Nomination ChairBruce Hollcroft503-250-3727 Newsletter EditorIlla Book KeeperJen Dolan

6 December 8 th at 5:30 pm Annual Toy Drive Bring a new unwrapped toy Past Presidents Dinner Come honor past leaders of our Chapter and longtime members

7 December 8 th at 5:30-7:30 pm NAOSH Annual Coloring Contest Kick-Off Ask Luke Betts for free kit See chapter Website for more details Russell Nicolai, Safety Director for Snyder Roofing, will share the Snyder Roofing Safety Program that earned them the Safe Employer Award at GOSH 2011

8 ASSE KICKS OFF 10TH ANNUAL KIDS SAFETY-ON-THE-JOB POSTERCONTEST The 10th annual ASSE kids safety-on-the-job poster contest for kids aged 5-14 is one way ASSE and its members work to educate the public on how to be safe at work and why. The contest kicks off Sunday, September 19, and runs through Valentines Day, February 14, 2012. To enter, a child must be sponsored by an ASSE member. In each age group there are first, second, third and fourth place winners. The first place winners will be featured on the annual North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week poster distributed to hundreds of thousands of businesses and people worldwide all aimed at raising awareness on how to be safe at work. All poster contestants receive a prize, plus they and their families are invited to attend the annual NAOSH kick-off and poster contest awards events in Washington, D.C., on May 1-2, 2012. Children in five age groups – 1) ages 5-6; 2) ages 7-8; 3) ages 9-10; 4) ages 11- 12; and 5) ages 13-14, are invited to create and submit posters no larger than 11 x 14 that best illustrate being safe at work. First place winner in each age group receives a $1,000 savings bond, Second place winner receives a $500 savings bond Third and Fourth place winners receive a $200 savings bond. The poster contest winners will be announced the first week of March.

9 Oregon Healthy Workforce Center One of 4 NIOSH Centers of Excellence Partnerships: CROET; PSU; OHSU Health Promotion; LERC; Center for Health Research Conduct integrated safety and health protection and health promotion interventions in partnering Oregon workplaces. institutes/croet/oregon-healthy-workforce- center/ Contact Dede Montgomery at for more info.

10 The American Society of Safety Engineers Foundation is pleased to present the 2012 Scholarship & Professional Development Grant Program for students pursuing degrees in occupational safety & health and for ASSE members wishing to advance their professional credentials. This year we are offering nearly $170,000 in scholarships and professional development grants. Visit our website at for a list of awards, to download an application and to review most "Frequently Asked Questions". Applications are due December 1, 2011 and award recipients will be announced on or around April 1, 2012.

11 Introducing Leslie Kantor 2011-12 Vice President Leslie Kantor is the Safety Manager at NW Natural. Her varied career includes fire protection and heavy manufacturing with the Boeing Company, blood collection and processing with The American Red Cross, light manufacturing with Leatherman Tool Group, wind energy with Vestas and currently with the natural gas industry. In addition to 3 terms as House Delegate for ASSE Columbia-Willamette Chapter, Leslie served as co-chair for the 2009 Oregon GOSH Conference Programs Committee and has served on the GOSH programs committee for more than 8 years. She holds a Masters in Occupational Safety and is a Certified Safety Professional. Leslie has been a member of the ASSE Columbia- Willamette chapter since 2002.

12 Students invited to enter safety video contest Highlight workplace safety and win cash Speak Up! from the directors chair and promote young worker safety and health in a 45-second public service announcement. High school students across Oregon are invited to enter the third annual video contest. The top three entries will take home cash prizes ranging from $300 to $500 and will earn a matching amount for their school. The Oregon Young Employee Safety Coalition (O[yes]), Oregon OSHA, SAIF Corporation, American Society of Safety Engineers, the Center for Research on Occupational and Environmental Toxicology (CROET), and the DHS-Public Health Division are sponsoring the contest. The contest is designed to increase awareness about safety on the job for young people, with the overall theme of Save a Friend. Work Safe. Specific video guidelines are outlined in the contest rules. Students are encouraged to use humor, get creative, and use the message Speak Up! while emphasizing ways to protect themselves at work. Submissions will be judged on the following: A teen worker health and safety message based on the concept of Speak Up! as the main focus of the video (See rules for more specific details) Creativity and originality Overall production value (video and audio quality) Youth appeal The deadline for submissions is Feb. 1, 2012. Contest winners will be unveiled at a screening event to be announced in the spring, and winning entries will be posted on YouTube. For detailed contest information including contest tips, rules, and entry forms, go to

13 2011 Oregon Safety Professional Worksite Grant This $2000 grant supports projects or activities that will improve workplace health and safety programs for Oregon workers. Grant Requirements: 1) may be new or an extension of an existing activity or program; 2) must focus on an Oregon workplace; 3) must include a credible project evaluation; 4) must be innovative; and 5) must have the potential to be implemented in other workplaces and industries. Details and application at: institutes/croet/outreach/croet-oregon-worksite-awards.cfm. institutes/croet/outreach/croet-oregon-worksite-awards.cfm Applicants must be an Oregon ASSE member in good standing. Applications are due by June 30 th, 2012. If you have questions with the application process, please send an email to and request assistance.

14 ASSE-CWC Bosses Night Promoting High-Level Safety Culture and Performance From the Top Bring your Executives and Sr. Leaders February 9, 2012 5:30 – 7:30 How Executives and Safety professionals can most efficiently work together for highest level results *Unleashing hidden benefits of safety *Enlisting higher level safety motivation - critical in dispersed, aging or transitioning workforces *Stepping up to the next level of Safety performance and culture *Moving towards Advanced Leadership Skills Anil Mathur, CEO of Alaska Tanker Company, recognized as the safest tanker company in the world in 2010. NSC One of the CEOs Who Gets It Robert Pater, Managing Director of SSA/MoveSMART®, has helped numerous leaders and companies reduce injuries though leadership, skill development and cultural change

15 Chapter Website Access Chapter Information Chapter Activities: – Monthly meeting/special events information – Chapter Calendar Officer contact information Section contact/meeting info Job Opportunities Safety Emphasis Newsletter Governmental Affairs Committee Information Society & Safety Links Scholarship/Grant Information/links GOSH, Safety Conferences & PDC And more…. Watch for our new format coming this NOVEMBER!

16 IF YOURE NOT RECEIVING EMAILS with information about chapter events and meetings, please contact Judy West

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