WMASSP Members Visit the Zoo

Chris Kamp, GSP, Safety Coordinator for John Ball Park Zoo in Grand Rapids, Michigan welcomed WMASSP members to discuss emergency response and safety at the zoo. The Zoo’s mission is “To help all individuals gain information about, respect for, and an understanding of the animal kingdom by providing quality zoological facility that promotes good animal husbandry, provides diverse educational opportunities, actively participates in local, state, and national conservation and research programs and achieves a significant breeding and reproductive record.” The urban Zoo is governed by Kent County. It is the first zoo in the State to receive accreditation by the American Association of Zoos and Aquariums.

ASSP and MiOSHA Renew Alliance

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

2019 Golf Outing Champions

The 2019 WMASSE Golf Outing was a great success.  The event hosted 59 golfers from around the area for a perfect weather day at Grand Valley State University.  Chad I. was the lucky winner of the Herman Miller chair.  Congratulations Chad and to the winning team (pictured).  The big winners are the students in the Occupational Safety and Health program at GVSU.  This event supports scholarships at GVSU for students in the OSH program.

2019 WMASSP Golf Champs

2019 WMASSP Golf Champs

NIOSH Becomes Participant with Safety and Health Historical Society

May 1, 2019


NIOSH Becomes Participant with Safety and Health Historical Society The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health has officially become a contributing organization with the Safety and Health Historical Society. The NIOSH Director, John Howard, M.D., wrote: “We would be pleased to take part in your efforts to document the history of safety and health in the United States. NIOSH values the important work of understanding the history of occupational safety and health and its influence on the present and future of the field.”

SHHS is delighted to have NIOSH contributing to its mission of Celebrating the Past of safety and health in the United States. SHHS will now work with the NIOSH representative to identify and develop historical information relevant to NIOSH in particular and safety and health in general. SHHS will add a page on its web site devoted to NIOSH history.

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Establish a Safety Fund

Donors can establish a named academic scholarship or professional education grant fund through the ASSP Foundation. Scholarships and grants advance the safety profession and provide national recognition for the donor. The Foundation manages the administrative details of this program and works with the donor to provide qualified award recipients each year.

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