Kidde Recalls Fire Extinguishers with Plastic Handles Due to Failure to Discharge and Nozzle Detachment: One Death Reported

Posted: Mar 15, 2018

Name of product: Kidde fire extinguishers with plastic handles

Hazard: The fire extinguishers can become clogged or require excessive force to discharge and can fail to activate during a fire emergency. In addition, the nozzle can detach with enough force to pose an impact hazard.

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Dave Huizen Receives 25 Year Service Award

Posted: Jan 04, 2018

Brian Hornik (right) presents 25 year ASSE service award to Dave Huizen (left) - December 2017

Brian Hornik (right) presents 25 year ASSE service award to Dave Huizen (left) – December 2017

Dave Huizen, Ph.D. Candidate & Ast. Professor/Program Director with GVSU in the OSHM program, a CIH and prior, EHS Mgr for Pfizer received recognition from the West Michigan Chapter of the ASSE for 25 years of service to the organization.  Dave earned his BA from Hope College and his Master’s in Industrial Hygiene from University of Michigan.  Dave’s most recent claim to fame: Given the craft beer boom in the Greater Grand Rapids area, securing $75K grant from MIOSHA, Dave spearheaded the movement in launching a brand-new safety training program aimed strictly at brewers.  It is the first of its kind in the nation!  In his past time, Dave volunteers his time with recycling efforts at Comprenew.  Dave joined the Chapter in 1992.  To give you a sense of time, today’s safety professional might ask,  “What did I do in ’92? Learned how to spell fire extinguisher!”

2017 WMASSE Golf Outing

Posted: Jun 14, 2017

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2017 WMASSE Golf Outing