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Scaffolding – Raising the Bar on Mast Climber Safety

Training, meticulous adherence to safety guidelines and situational awareness all contribute to preventing tragedies on jobsites, particularly those involving working at heights. A recent incident in Traverse City illustrates the need for emphasis on safety standards among masons and other construction workers using mast climbers in construction projects. If manufacturers or distributors of mast climbers are not training these workers or if contractors are not enforcing safety, you’re going to have a problem.

Clint Bridges, Owner/ Vice President of EZ Scaffold
Clint Bridges, Owner/ Vice President of EZ Scaffold
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2020-21 Chapter Platinum Award

The West Michigan ASSP Chapter receives Platinum Level Recognition Award for 2020-21. Chapter President Rich DeLeau offers a heart-felt thank-you to every volunteer leader both at the chapter level and the student section level that made this possible.

2020-21 WM-ASSP Platinum Award
2020-21 WM-ASSP Chapter Platinum Award

WMASSP PROGRAM YEAR 2021 / 2022

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

Topic: DOT – What’s New FMCSA Updates Safety Management System (SMS) Website

Presenters: Matthew A. Kinnucan, Motor Carrier Safety Administrator at FMSCA and Brittany DeVries, COSS,  N.A. Transportation Safety & Compliance Manager at GFS

Click links below to view Presentation and video

FMCSA Michigan Division Outreach Presentation Slides
WM-ASSP March 2022 Meeting FMCSA Safety Management System (SMS) Video


Tuesday & Wednesday, April 12th & 13th, 2022

Topic: 2022 Michigan Safety Conference


Tuesday, May 24th, 2022

Topic: Facility Tour –  The New Grand Rapids Home for Veterans

Presenters: Dir. Frederick Schaible, Deputy Director of the Department of Military and Veteran Affairs, and Dir.Tiffany Carr, Community Relations


Thursday, June 23rd, 2022

Topic: VIII Annual Student Scholarship Golf Outing

Presenter: Bryan Hornik, Golf Event Chair & Immediate Past Chapter President