Three Rivers Chapter
American Society of Safety Engineers October 2008
President's Corner Table of Contents
by Brenda McCracken CSP Question
Welcome New Members!
So much has happened since the last chapter
Chicagoland Safety Conference
newsletter! The Chicagoland Safety Conference
concluded on September 18th, several board
November 14th Chapter Meeting
members attended the ASSE Leadership
Conference last week, and our government just
approved a $700,000,000,000 “Bail Out Plan”.
Future Chapter Meetings
And, the future promises even bigger changes!
Chapter Board Members
Barring hanging chads, we’ll know our 44 th
President of the United States before the next
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►Chicago AIHA Seminars
Part of a safety professional’s job is to initiate,
facilitate, and manage change, not just for ► Hyperlink leaves ASSE
ourselves, but for the entire organization. At some _________________ __________________
point, tolerance increases, and our heart doesn’t
even skip a beat when dealing with minor problems
and improvements. I’ve heard many debates over CSP Question
whether the safety profession attracts or creates
adrenaline junkies, but I’ve never heard an You are preparing food for dinner that involves
argument over the need to guard against burnout. about 1-quart of low cholesterol, zero trans-fat oil
in a 4-quart sauce pan. While the oil is heating,
Studies show that “access to peers empathetically you become distracted by another urgent matter.
engaged in one’s distressing situation” , and As you return, the oil is smoking and ignites
“pursuing continuing…education, particularly in before you can get the stove burner turned off.
small, supportive learning groups” , is associated Of the following choices, which one is the least
with reduced job stress and burnout. Chapter safe?
meetings present an opportunity to socialize with a. Call 911, turn off the stove burner if you can
supportive colleagues and further your personal safely do so, and apply baking soda to the fire.
development. b. Call 911, turn off the stove burner if you can
safely do so, and evacuate the home.
This Friday, October 10, Three Rivers Chapter will c. Obtain the multi-purpose dry chemical fire
host a breakfast seminar (7-9 am) at the ►Lisle extinguisher from near the outside door and
Naperville Hilton. If you haven’t received your apply to the fire, turn off the stove burner, and
eVite, please send an RSVP from your preferred call 911.
email address to Brenda McCracken. Tom Miller PE d. Call 911, turn off the stove burner if you can
will be discussing Fire Protection and why you safely do so, and place the metal cover on the
should not rely on contractors for advice and sauce pan.
requirements. Tom provided a CSP Question that
he’ll answer on Friday. To have your name entered
into a drawing for a free chapter breakfast or
luncheon seminar, send your answer to the
question to Brenda McCracken before Friday. Your
answer will remain confidential, so give it a try!
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Welcome New Members! November Meeting
Date: November 14, 2008
Robert Cote Time: 12 to 2 pm, Luncheon, $25
Dan Hardisty Topic: Emergency Management
Shanna Horvatin and the Family Plan
James Jaros Speaker: Brian Rimbo CSP EMT-P
James Kingsfield Location: ►Lisle/Naperville Hilton Hotel
Mei-Li Lin 3003 Corporate West Drive
Greg Marquez On S. side of Warrenville Rd.
Alexandra Moore-Staub E of Naperville Road ►Map
Fred Nitsch RSVP: Please respond to your evite.
Bronwyn Pagram If you don’t receive one,
Daniel Pfister Email Brenda McCracken
Governmental Affairs Member Updates
You should be receiving updates by email from the This summer, Amy Gibson left the Three Rivers
Three Rivers Chapter Governmental Affairs Safety Center in Joliet to become the Safety
Chairperson. If you haven’t received these Manager at Valdes Engineering.
updates, send an email from your preferred
address to Pat Genovese. Member Doug Gladden became the Safety Manager
Of recent interest are the proposed “Requirements at the Three Rivers Safety Center.
for DOL Agencies' Assessment of Occupational
Health Risks” (RIN 1290-AA23). ASSE supports the In June, Mike McGawley gave a presentation at the
proposed rule; however, you can read and express ASSE 2009 PDC in Las Vegas on Risk Management
opposing views at: for Subcontractors, which he posted for you on our
• www.regulations.gov In September, members Mary Prisby, Amy Gibson,
TOC and Anita Worden sat on a panel at the
Chicagoland Safety Conference to discuss issues
Safety Conference related to “Women in Safety”.
The ►20th Annual Chicagoland Safety Conference
Last month, Anita Worden, gave a presentation at
has come to a close. If you weren’t fortunate
the 2008 National Safety Council Conference in
enough to attend, Environ has graciously permitted
Anaheim, California on “Creating a Sustainable
the Three Rivers Chapter to share a couple of their
LEAN Ergonomics Program.”
presentations with our members. Their seminars
were more interesting in person, but you can see
We want to share your successes too! Send the
some of what you missed by clicking on the
information below to Brenda McCracken for
informative links below:
publishing in the next chapter newsletter:
• Indoor Environmental Quality (pdf)
• Awards and recognition
• Conducting Safety Audits (pdf)
• Promotions and new positions
• Articles you wrote related to safety, health, or
• Professional development opportunities
Grace period registration for the Nov. 4 election • Job opportunities
runs from October 8-21 in Illinois. For more info, • Anything else of value to the SHE field that
visit the Illinois State Board of Elections website. you'd like to share with your colleagues
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Tentative Chapter Meetings
Meetings are at the ►Lisle Naperville Hilton unless otherwise noted.
Date Time Details
Oct. 10, 2008 7-9 am Fire Protection
Nov. 14, 2008 12-2 pm Emergency Response & the Family Plan
Dec. 9, 2008 6-11 pm Holiday Social
Jan. 9, 2009 12-2 pm Illinois Workman’s Compensation
Feb. 13, 2009 12-2 pm Sustainable Ergonomics
March 13, 2009 6-8 pm Communicating with Hispanic Workers
April 17, 2009 8-noon Environmental Protection
May 8, 2009 12-2 pm NAOSH Safety Professionals
Luncheon – Bring Your Boss!
2008-2009 Board Members
Active Past Presidents
President Treasurer & Conference Organizer
Brenda McCracken Joseph L. Lasky, CSP, CHMM
1st Vice President Delegate & Golf Outing
David Boor, CSP Brian Rimbo, CSP, EMT-P
2nd Vice President & Government Affairs Bylaw Revisions & Conference PR
Pat Genovese, CSP Amy Gibson, CSP
Secretary & Newsletter Content Summer 2009 Golf Outing
Scot Salzman, CSP, ARM, CPCU, ALCM Bill Linneweh, CSP
Membership Chair & Diversity
PDC & Website Content
Mike McGawley, CSP
Delegate & Programs
Diversity & Community Outreach
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