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									MAY 2011

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President’s Corner ♦ May Chapter Meeting ♦ 2011 Calendar of Upcoming Chapter Meetings ♦ ASSE 100 Anniversary
Celebration ♦ CI ASSE 2011 – 2013 Board Elections ♦ CI ASSE Members Corner ♦ News You Can Use ♦ May Is:

President’s Corner

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The Central Indiana Chapter, as it celebrates its 65 Chapter year since Charter approval on December 9 , 1946, would
like to congratulate the 23 Chapter members that are celebrating their CI ASSE Membership Anniversaries in May, 2011.

Of those April Anniversaries, I would like to extend a special recognition to these individuals for their years of continued CI
ASSE Membership:
                                          Michael Ruddy, 31 Years
                                           Bruce Guiliani, 21 Years
                                          Gerald Mumaw, 21 Years
                                           James Wilson, 21 Years

Thank you for your continued support of CI ASSE and ASSE! The support and contribution our members make to the
strength and success of our Chapter and to the SH&E profession helps to keep both CI ASSE and ASSE a valued asset
and helps the Chapter and ASSE to continue its work to safe guard our fellow employees and to educate our communities
about occupational safety and this great profession!

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May Chapter Meeting: Wednesday, May 18

Chapter Business: 2011 – 2013 Chapter Officer Elections for Board President Elect and Vice President

Speaker: Stacey Pfeffer, CTAP Branch Chief & OPPTA Director of IDEM – Office of Compliance Support
Topic: Compliance and Technical Assistance Program (CTAP). CTAP is a free, confidential compliance assistance
program designed to help Hoosier businesses understand and meet their environmental responsibilities
Location: Safety Management Group. 6500 Technology Center Drive, Suite 200, Indianapolis, IN 46278

Time:   11:00AM to 1:00PM

No charge to attend: Lunch is being provided by Safety Management Group

Attendees are asked to please bring a non-perishable food item to donate to a local food bank

Please RSVP your plans to attend this meeting by 5:00pm, Friday, May 13th to centralindianaasse@gmai.com

2011 Calendar of Upcoming Chapter Meetings:
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June Chapter Meeting: Wednesday, June 8
Chapter Business: Induction of 2011 – 2013 Chapter Officers
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Speaker: Corey Carr, Brigadier General and Commander of 81 Troop Command and Joint Task Force (JTF) 81 for
Domestic Support to Civil Authorities (DSCA) missions
Topic: Emergency Preparedness Planning for the National Guard in support of Civil Authorities in a Domestic Emergency
(DSCA).
This presentation represents the role and organization of the Indiana National Guard for DSCA missions and is a
summary of lessons learned from the National Level Exercise in May (New Madrid Earthquake scenario).
Location: Milestone Contractors, L.P., 5950 S Belmont Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46217

July, 2011 – NO MEETING

August, 2011 – NO MEETING
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September Chapter Meeting: Wednesday, September 21 ,

Speaker: Jason Massey, Sales Manager, SiteHawk
Topic: OSHA’s Global Harmonized System (GHS) Final Rule Update
Location: To Be Determined.

ASSE's 100th Anniversary Celebration

In 2011 The American Society of Safety Engineers will celebrate its 100th Anniversary. Founded in 1911 as the United
Association of Casualty Inspectors, the Society was formed in the wake of tragic events such as the March 1911, Triangle
Shirtwaist Factory Fire in New York City where 146 young girls and women lost their lives in a workplace tragedy that
drew the attention to the need for workplace safeguards and regulations.
The Society’s 100th year theme is: “Your Safety is our Business. Your Future is our Mission”
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For more information on the ASSE 100 Anniversary, check out this web link:

http://www.asse.org/newsroom/100/toolkit.php

Help ASSE celebrate its 100th anniversary at Safety 2011, scheduled for June 12-15, 2011, at Chicago’s McCormick
Place. A toolkit, tips and resources are available online to help members prepare for the celebration. Registration will
open in mid-December.

                            Safety 2011’s Chapter Pavilion Program
                            Be an important part of ASSE’s 100th anniversary celebration!

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                            The Central Indiana Chapter, celebrating 65 years since its Charter on December 9 , 1946, is
                           participating in the Chapter Pavilion Program at Safety 2011, which provides every ASSE
                           Chapter an opportunity to showcase its accomplishments, service projects and provide
attendees with an overview of future Chapter events. If you have information, articles or photos of past Chapter events,
please send an email to the Central Indiana Chapter’s Gmail address at centralindianaasse@gmail.com

CI ASSE Chapter Elections: Open Board Chairs for 2011 – 2013 Chapter Years

The Central Indiana Chapter has two open Board positions for the 2011 – 2013 Chapter Years. They are as follows:
2011-2013 Open Elected Board Chair positions: President Elect and Vice President.

Election and Induction of Officers:

The election for these officers for the ensuing year will be held during the May 18th Chapter meeting, in attendance of a
quorum. To be eligible to vote in this election, Central Indiana Chapter members must be an ASSE member in good
standing.

We encourage all Chapter members to attend this meeting and cast their vote for the new Chapter Board Officers.
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Induction of new Board Officers will take place during the June 8 , 2011 Chapter meeting.

Open Offices and Number of Candidates:
President Elect (1):

1. Vince Plank, CSP; Central Indiana Chapter Member as of 2002. Vince has been an environmental, health and safety
professional since 2002 after graduating from Indiana State University, where he studied Safety Management. After
college he successfully launched a health and safety program for a new automotive supplier (mechanical stamping,
welding and painting facility) in Mooresville, IN. After 5 years Vince left the Mooresville facility and started at another
automotive supplier (injection/compression molding and assembly) in Greencastle, IN. Vince became a Certified Safety
Professional in 2008. Since 2009, Vince has served the CI ASSE Chapter as the Board Secretary.

Open Offices and Number of Candidates:
Vice President (2):

1. Christina Merriott, EIT; Central Indiana Chapter Member as of 2005. Christina graduated from Purdue University,
West Lafayette in 1997 with a B.S. in Construction Engineering and Management. Currently employed by Milestone
Contractors, L.P. Christina has14 years of experience in the Heavy Highway Construction industry, spending the last 8
years as a Safety and Environmental Representative. Christina joined the Central Indiana Chapter of ASSE in 2005.
Chapter Activities include: Currently serving on the Board as “Member-at-Large”; served as Construction Liaison on the
2010 Indiana Safety and Health Conference planning committee; Chapter Delegate to the House of Delegates for the
2010 PDC in Baltimore, MD; Coordinated Chapter safety outreach special project in 2011 to donate 100 Bike Helmets to
Free Wheelin’ Community Bikes

2. Alfred Capuano, Ed.D, M.Ed.,B.S.Ed.; Central Indiana Chapter Member as of 1988. Al has served in both the Safety
education and Safety management fields, beginning his career in September, 1964. Most recently Al served as Vice
President of Safety and Training for Heritage Group Safety where he managed a staff group that coordinated safety,
industrial hygiene, and environmental services for more than twenty Heritage Group Companies in the construction,
environmental, and manufacturing businesses. Since his retirement from Heritage, Al is active in safety with the start up
of his consulting company and teaching safety courses at Indiana University, Heritage, and with other companies.

If you have any questions regarding the Open Board Positions or would like additional information from any of the three
candidates, please send your questions to the Central Indiana ASSE Gmail address centralindianaasse@gmail.com

CI ASSE Members Corner:
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IU Student Section Hosts STANDD Fundraiser: On Monday, April 11 The IU Student Section hosted a fund raiser at
the Buffalouies Restaurant in Bloomington, IN for STANDD, “STOP TEXTING AND DRIVING DISTRACTED” a non-profit
organization whose vision is to reduce the number of accidents and deaths as it relates to distracted driving and to
encourage individuals to Stop Texting AND Driving Distracted, while promoting safety and empowerment through
knowledge, education, and purpose.

Ms. Diveeta Thompson, guest speaker for the event, shared her life experiences after losing her son to texting and driving
with those attending.

The Central Indiana Chapter provided Ms Thompson and STANDD with a donation of $100. Additional information
regarding STANDD can be found at www.standd.org
    News You Can Use:




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    May 1 through May 7 is NAOSH North American Occupational Safety and Health Week, or NAOSH Week, occurs
    every year during the first full week of May. NAOSH Week is intended to raise awareness about occupational safety,
    health and the environment.

    The American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) joined with the Canadian Society of Safety Engineering (CSSE) in
    2002 to raise the public's awareness of occupational safety, health and the environment in North America during NAOSH
    Week. Each year ASSE urges everyone to get involved in NAOSH Week in an effort to better educate the public about the
    positive benefits a safe workplace provides not only for workers, but for their families, friends, businesses, their local
    community and the global community. In 2009, more than 4,000 people lost their lives from on-the-job injuries and never
    made it home. We’d like to move that number to 0.

    Salute Your Safety & Health Professional!

    This is a special year for ASSE, our 100th anniversary, and we'd like to thank the many people who have made a
    difference in keeping workplaces safe. For this special May 4, 2011, Occupational Safety and Health Professional (OSHP)
    Day, please take this opportunity to recognize the great job your organization's occupational safety, health and
    environmental (SH&E) professional or team is doing every day to keep workers and your organization safe.

    For more information about NAOSH Week and Occupational Safety and Health Professional Day, please check out this
    link: http://www.asse.org/newsroom/naosh11/index.php

    Senate Introduces Safe Chemicals Act of 2011

    On April 14, Sen. Frank Lautenberg, D-N.J., along with Sens. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., Charles
    Schumer, D-N.Y., and others, introduced the Safe Chemicals Act of 2011 to upgrade the nation’s system for managing
    chemical safety and protect communities from toxic chemicals.

    The average American has more than 200 industrial chemicals in their body, including dozens linked to cancer and other
    health problems. The shocking truth is that the current law does not require tests to ensure chemicals used in everyday
    household products are safe,” said Lautenberg. “The EPA does not have the tools to address dangerous substances and
    even the chemical industry has asked for stronger laws to assure consumers that their products are safe. My Safe
    Chemicals Act will breathe new life into a long-dead statute by empowering EPA to separate the chemicals that help from
    the chemicals that hurt.” In addition to overhauling the 35-year-old Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), the act would:

Require EPA to identify and restrict the “worst of the worst” chemicals, those that persist and build up in the food chain;
Require basic health and safety information for all chemicals as a condition for entering or remaining on the market;
Reduce the burden of toxic chemical exposures on people of color and low-income and indigenous communities;
Upgrade scientific methods for testing and evaluating chemicals to reflect best practices called for by the National Academy of
Sciences; and
Generally provide EPA with the tools and resources it needs to identify and address chemicals posing health and
environmental concerns.

    Passed in 1976, TSCA’s presumption that chemicals should be considered innocent until proven guilty was a departure
    from the approach taken with pharmaceuticals and pesticides. Since then, science has shown that presumption to be
    unfounded, according to the coalition Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families. Published studies in peer-reviewed journals
    have shown many common chemicals can cause chronic diseases and can be toxic even at low doses.
For more information regarding this proposed legislation, check out the link: http://ehstoday.com/health/news/senate-
introduces-safe-chemicals-act-0415/

Safety Crossword Puzzle

Here are the answers to the April Safety Crossword puzzle on Weather Safety Knowledge:

ACROSS: 1. 30/30 LIGHTNING safety rule: Go indoors if, after seeing lightning, you cannot count to 30 before hearing
thunder. Stay inside for 30 minutes after hearing the last clap of thunder. 2. The National Weather Service issues a
WATCH when conditions are favorable for dangerous weather to develop. 3. Long exposure to COLD temperatures can
cause hypothermia and frostbite. 4. It only takes SIX inches of fast moving water flood water to knock an adult off of their
feet. 5. A DUST STORM occurs when strong winds pick up particles of dust and sand. 6. HOT temperatures can cause
deaths from heat stroke, and are especially deadly when children and pets are left in cars. 7. A WASH is a normally dry
streambed or flood channel. During a flash flood they can fill with water in under a minute! Never play or swim in fast
moving water! 8. The National Weather Service issues a WARNING when dangerous weather is imminent or accruing.
9. In the desert southwest, thunderstorms occur more frequently during the summer MONSOON from late June into
September.

DOWN: 1. THUNDERSTORMS can produce flash floods, lightning, high winds, large hail, and tornadoes. 2. FLOODS kill
more people per year than lightning, hurricanes, and tornadoes combined. 3. TWO FEET of swift moving water can
sweep away a car! Half of all flash flood deaths are in automobiles. 4. Severe Thunderstorm WINDS can exceed 100
mph and can knock down trees and powerlines. 5. Monitor NOAA Weather RADIO for the latest forecasts and warnings
from your local National Weather Service office. 6. Seek shelter in a basement or small interior room in the center of a
building (such as a closet, bathroom, or hallway) when a TORNADO warning is issued.

Here’s May’s Safety Crossword Puzzle on PPE and Job Hazards – Answers will be posted in the June Newsletter




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1. 1910.134(e) The employer shall identify a
physician or other licensed health care
professional (_____) to perform medical
evaluations using a medical questionnaire or an
initial medical examination that obtains the same
information as the medical questionnaire.
4. 1910.135 sets requirements for the use of a
protective ______. capable of protecting
employees against lateral as well as vertical
impacts.
7. _______ ____ is defined as "the period of time
that a respirator, filter, or sorbent, or other
respiratory equipment provides adequate
protection to the wearer.
9. Quantitative fit test (____) means an
assessment of the adequacy of respirator fit by
numerically measuring the amount of leakage into
the respirator.
10. 29 CFR 1910.132 requires employers to
"assess the workplace to determine if hazards are
present, or are likely to be present, which
necessitate the use of personal protective
equipment (___).
13. ____ means a respiratory inlet covering that
completely covers the head and neck and may
also cover portions of the shoulders and torso.
14. Vulnerability to the elements.
16. The work activities of the employee should be
studied to determine the degree of dexterity
required, the duration, _________, and degree of
exposure of the hazard, and the physical stresses
that will be applied.
17. Awkward ________, can increase the risk of
harmful or hazardous situations.
18. Assigned Protection Factors (___) (abbrv.)
19. Job Hazardous Analysis (___) (abbrv.)
20. A specific piece of work required to be done
as a duty or for a specific fee
22. Solvents and aerosols can cause harmful
airborne exposure of _____ and gases.
24. _______ ___________ refers to means an
atmosphere-supplying respirator that admits
breathing air to the facepiece only when a
negative pressure is created inside the facepiece
by inhalation.
28. Chromic, Formic, Nitric, Oxalic and
Phosphoric
29. High efficiency particulate air (____) filter
means a filter that is at least 99.97% efficient in
removing monodisperse particles of 0.3
micrometers in diameter.
30. Sources of danger.

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2. Canister or _________ means a container with
a filter, sorbent, or catalyst, or combination of
these items, which removes specific contaminants
from the air passed through the container.
3. 1910.134(a) (1) Each affected employee shall
use appropriate eye or face protection when
exposed to eye or face hazards from flying
particles, molten metal, liquid chemicals, acids or
caustic liquids, chemical _____ or vapors, or
potentially injurious light radiation.
5. Maximum use concentration (___) abbrv.
6. ____ _________ protects against injury to the
head from falling or moving objects" 1910.135
set forth the OSHA standard. for the use of
protective helmets.
8. _______ _____ devices and tags ensure that
employers safeguarded their maintenance and
service employees from hazards involving the
unintentional release of hazardous energy.
11. A powerful effect or physical influence.
12. Qualitative fit test (____). A pass/fail fit test
to assess the adequacy of respirator fit that relies
on the individual's response to the test agent.
15. The work activities of the employee should be
studied to determine the degree of dexterity
required, the ________, frequency, and degree of
exposure of the hazard, and the physical stresses
that will be applied.
17. Powered air-purifying respirators (abbrv.)
21. Degree of something undesirable e.g. pain.
23. Supplied Air Respirators (abbrv.)
25. American National Standard Safety
Requirements (abbrv.)
26. Self contained breathing apparatus (abbrv)
27. Immediately dangerous to life or health
(____) means an atmosphere that poses an
immediate threat to life, would cause irreversible
adverse health effects, or would impair an
individual's ability to escape from a dangerous
atmosphere.

MAY IS ALSO:

May 1-31     Better Hearing and Speech Month
             National Physical Fitness and Sports Month
             National Sight-Saving Month

May 1-7      National Physical Education and Sports Week
             Teacher Appreciation Week (May 3-National Teacher Day)

May 1-8      National Music Week

May 1        Law Day U.S.A.
             Holocaust Remembrance Day
             Silver Star Families of America Day

May 2-6      Child Nutrition Employee Appreciation Week

May 2-8      National Children's Book Week


May 8-14     Food Allergy Awareness Week

May 8        Mother's Day


May 9        Truman Day (observed)

May 11       National School Nurse Day

May 15-21    National Educational Bosses' Week

May 15       Missouri's Peace Officers Memorial Day
May 21      Armed Forces Day

May 30      Memorial Day



If you have an interesting Safety story or Safety related information to share, or know of a CI ASSE Chapter member who
does, please email it to centralindianaasse@gmail.com and we may post it in the Newsletter!

Employment News

For current SHE job opportunities, please check out the CI ASSE Website at http://centralindiana.asse.org/jobs.php

2010 – 2011 Board of Director Members
President:              Claudia Niehaus cn1858@aol.com
President Elect:        Brad May            bmay61@aol.com
Vice President:         Bruce Guiliani      bruce.guiliani@heritagesafety.com
Treasurer:              Gary Gokey          garygokey@smgindy.com
Secretary:              Vince Plank         VPlank@iacna.com
Membership:             A. J. DeRose        albert.derose@aes.com
Past President:         Mark Gabinet        mgabinet@trane.com
Member At Large:        Christina Merriott Christina.Merriott@milestonelp.com
Committee Members:
Newsletter:              Open
Programs:                Janell Horn & Christy Jennings
Public Affairs:          Bruce Guiliani
CoPS Chair:              Scott Dendler
Foundation Activities Chair: Bruce Guiliani
Awards and Honors Chair: Mark Gabinet
Professional Development: Gary Gagliardi
Student Liaison:         Jordan Hollingsworth
Job Line Chair:          Dan Hutchens
Email Address:           centralindianaasse@gmail.com

								
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