Tuesday, September 21st, 2021
Topic: Weed in the Workplace – Current Trends
Presenter: Andrew A. Cascini
Wednesday, October 6th, 2021
Topic: Networking/Social: Founders Brewing Co: Centennial Room
Host: Kasey Wesley, GSP, EHS Coordinator at Founders Brewing Co., and Chapter Education Chair
Tuesday, November 30th, 2021
Topic: Making the World Safer Through Technology & Data Click this link to view recorded session
Presenter: Mr. Tom West
Thursday, December 9th, 2021
Topic: GVSU/OSHM Student 2021 Summer Internship Presentations
Presenter: Courtney Aloul, Affiliate Professor
Tuesday, January 25th, 2022
Topic: Construction Safety – Assembly and Disassembly of Crawler Cranes
Presenters: Josh Frantz, Phu Nguyen, Dick Moore & Rich DeLeau
Tuesday, February 22rd, 2022
Topic: Scaffolding – Raising the Bar on Mast Climber Safety Click link to view recorded session.
Presenter: Mr. Clint Bridges – Click to view Presentation slides.
Tuesday, March 22nd, 2022
Presenters: Matthew A. Kinnucan, Motor Carrier Safety Administrator at FMSCA and Brittany DeVries, COSS, N.A. Transportation Safety & Compliance Manager at GFS
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Tuesday & Wednesday, April 12th & 13th, 2022
Tuesday, May 24th, 2022
Presenters: Dir. Frederick Schaible, Deputy Director of the Department of Military and Veteran Affairs, and Dir.Tiffany Carr, Community Relations
Thursday, June 23rd, 2022
Presenter: Bryan Hornik, Golf Event Chair & Immediate Past Chapter President
According to the award committee, The Outstanding Student Section Award recognizes and encourages the activities of the established ASSP student sections at colleges and universities, honoring those sections that make the most significant contributions towards advancing safety education and research. Under the West Michigan Chapter and the leadership of the Facility Advisors: Prof. David Huizen, Ph.D, CIH and Prof. Derek McCormick, J.D., CSP, the ASSP/Grand Valley State University Student Section received a $500.00 stipend from the ASSP Society. Congrats to all.
2021 ASSP’s Regional Safety Professional of the Year (SPY) Award recipient: James D. McGlothlin.
This award recognizes a safety professional who has demonstrated outstanding achievement in the safety field. While also making significant contributions to advancing the profession.Read More
Grainger Team wins First-place prize of 4 rounds of golf at the Meadows. Winners of the “Longest Drive” and “Closest to the Pin” received $25 for the Meadows Clubhouse.
Last night we had our ‘first meet and greet’ Mentor/Mentee kick-off event held at the Knickerbocker in downtown Grand Rapids. At this table are Mentor Todd Wiggelsworth – Mentee Ryan Harrower; Mentor Nick Miedema – Mentee Isaac Vander Molen, along with Education Chair Kasey Wesley and her committee member Rich DeLeau.
The Mentors/Mentees were each given a Mentorship Action Plan. In this action plan they had to come up with an agreed upon Goals and what Plans would need to be developed to ensure their goals are met by the end of the program. The Program is a formal 10-week commitment. Afterwards, it’s up to each pair if they would like to continue on an informal basis.”
Program Chair, Kasey Wesley had this to say, “I am eager to roll out this mentorship program and continue building closer bonds with our student chapter, GVSU ASSP. While meeting with the mentor volunteers and the student mentees for our programs first meet and greet, I could feel the excitement in the air and know that this is the start of something spectacular! This program will prove to be valuable and beneficial to not only the mentees, but the mentors as well. Thankful for all of those who have committed their time to helping our students and young safety professionals, and have offered to share their wisdom and experience within the safety world. Looking forward to the continued growth of this mentorship program in upcoming semesters!”