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


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

2021 The Outstanding Student Section Award

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.

Representing the Student Section L-R: Morgan McGrew, S.S. Secretary; Zach Milulec, Past S.S. Vice-President and current Awards & Honors Chair officer; Preston Janeski-Demlow, OSHM student; Jared Nurenberg, S.S. President, Dan Mullens, S.S. Treasurer; and Kasey Wesley, Past S.S. President and current Chapter Education/Program Chair Officer.