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Safety Leadership Series Fall Protection: The Greatest Challenge in Compliance and Risk

Posted: Oct 07, 2020

Fall Protection The Greatest Challenge in Compliance and Risk

Presented by the American Society of Safety Professionals Mid-Michigan Chapter

Falls are one of the leading causes of workplace fatalities, and violations related to fall protection have been at the top of OSHA’s list for the past nine years. This session addresses why falls continue to occur and how organizations can reduce their risk. First, the session focuses on how entrenched methods of information processing and social influences lull organizations into a false sense of security – leading many to believe they are good, rather than just lucky. The presenter will also discuss practical and evolving methods for reducing falls, including significant equipment advances, Prevention through Design techniques, and the impact of evolving fall protection regulations and standards.

Discussion Objectives:

  • Summarize the trend of data as it relates to fall from heights
  • Identify areas where you can better engage your co-workers to address falls from heights
  • Determine methods you can employ to increase safety and reduce risk for workers at height

Presenter: Mr. Craig Galecka, P.E., CSP LJB Inc.

With more than 25 years of experience, Mr. Galecka is a project manager who specializes in safety and environmental compliance. He is dually registered as a professional engineer and a certified safety professional. He has extensive experience in working with organizations to reduce risk for work at height. Craig’s project experience includes fall hazard surveys, confined space audits, fall protection system design and system inspections. With a thorough knowledge of OSHA regulations and ANSI standards, Mr. Galecka also provides safety training for LJB clients.

Seating is limited! To register, please visit the Mid-Michigan ASSP Website at:

CEUs are available for this class


West Michigan Chapter Sends Four Officers to the ASSP Leadership Conference in Rosemont, Il

Posted: Oct 28, 2019

2019 ASSP Leadership Conference

2019 ASSP Leadership Conference

The West Michigan chapter sent four officers to the 2019 ASSP Leadership Conference in Rosemont, Il, Oct 10-12. They learned about exciting new events, networked and participated in breakout sessions to develop skills that relate to their roles in the chapter. Over 250 people were in attendance from over the world including the Continental United States, Kuwait, Pakistan, the Middle East and South America.”

Photo – pictured Left to right:
Bryan Hornik – President
Patrick Lynch – Treasurer
Rich DeLeau – President Elect
Chris Scholten – Secretary

ASSP and MiOSHA Renew Alliance

Posted: Oct 02, 2019

Nella Davis-Ray, Division Director at LARA, MIOSHA, CETD and our very own Bryan Hornik, Chapter President sign renewal of the 3-year alliance between ASSP and MIOSHA. This was held in Lansing during the ROC Region VII held on August 14 & 15, 2019.

3-year renewal of MiOSHA alliance with ASSP

3-year renewal of MiOSHA alliance with ASSP