SAFETY EMPHASIS “SAFETY THROUGH EDUCATION” A MONTHLY NEWSLETTER OF THE COLUMBIA-WILLAMETTE CHAPTER OF THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF SAFETY ENGINEERS October 2001 Vol. 22 No. 2 2000-2001 Executive Board President - Chapter Meeting Barbara Aguon, ARM October 8, 2001 503/823-5478 President-Elect/Scholarship Chair ASSE Welcomes Bosses! Dan Sabatino, CSHM 503/241-4812 Ext 364 Robert Pater, Strategic Safety Associates, will be speaking to us on a Vice-President/Prof.Development very timely subject ~ “Leading in Time of Pressure”. Dave Parsons 503/289-9000 Robert Pater is one of ASSE’s most respected speakers and educators. Some of his clients include Alcoa, Anheuser-Busch, Boeing, BNSF, Conoco, Secretary, Chapter Records Frito-Lay, Harley Davidson, James River Corp., Nabisco, PGE, United Parcel Donna Ritter 503/393-0980 Service to name a few. He has articles published in “ Professional Safety”, “ASSE’s Transportation Division/Practice Specialty Newsletter”, “ASSE’s Treasurer, Finance Chair - Ken Greenhill, ASP Management Division/Practice Specialty Newsletter”, “Occupational 503/789-8898 Health and Safety”, “Safety + Health”, “Safe Workplace”, “Oregon Busi- ness” and many others and is the author of three books. He has made presenta- Membership Chair/Job Placement Clint Van Arsdall tions all over the world. 503/761-0572 Invite your Boss to attend this dynamic presentation, and evening of net- House Delegates: working, and great food! Reserve your space early ~ see flyer insert. Gregg Bieber 503/240-2003 Terry Ellis Meeting Location: Governor Hotel, 611 SW 10th Street (10th & Alder), downtown Portland 503/460-4093 Social Time-5:30 pm - Dinner-6:00 pm - Program-7:00 pm Delegates at Large: Next Meeting: Monday, November 12, 2001 Mike Benjamin, CSHM, CHCM 503/628-2846 Note: Dinner Price has Changed ~ Effective October 8, 2001 Gary Hales 503/373-4423 Member ~ $16.00 ~ Student ~ $8.00 ~ Retired Member ~ $13.00 Section Chairs: Santiam Section - Executive Committee Meeting Executive Committee Trudi Tyler The Executive Committee meets on the Meeting Highlights 503/378-3274 submitted by: Donna Ritter Mt. St. Helens - 4th Monday of each month at Elmer’s, I-205 Marsha Holborn & Sandy—1001 NE Sandy Boulevard The Executive Committee Meeting was 360/414-9113` (Parkrose) 503/256-2150. Note change in day. called to order on Monday, August 27, 2001. The next Executive Board Meeting is A quorum was established. Safety Emphasis: scheduled for Monday, October 22, 2001 at Editor: 7:30 a.m. All members are invited to attend Treasurer Report: Ken Greenhill reported Judy Reschke and participate. there is $28,669.26 in checking and Ph: 503/205-6690 $86,994.64 in AMEX Money Market Account FAX: 503/205-6721 ♦♦♦♦♦ for a total of $115,663.90. Ken reported on the E-mail: email@example.com Chapter's current total assets and accounts receivable from the last GOSH Conference. Our Success as a Chapter Safety has a value … Ken said that quicker invoicing and overall depends on the Participation of our good bookkeeping was the biggest Volunteers! What is it worth to you? contribution to low outstanding receivables. 2000-2001 Committee Chairs special meetings (i.e., past Presidents' Benjamin has stepped up to Chair this Past President, Nominating Phil Lemons Past President John Remmers Night) and charge a flat rate at the door. Committee. Past President Eric Fullan Past President Karen Blythe Karen Blythe explained that the Chapter Construction Safety Summit (CSS): Past President Bruce Poinsette must guarantee the number of meals at 144 Safety Summit members are also Sub-Committee Chairs: $13.00, including gratuity. All meals over ASSE members. The Finance Committee Brown-Bag Lunch Series Dave Parsons Dinner Meetings Dave Parsons our guarantee will be charged at $18.00. has budgeted for CSS as a Practice GOSH Conference LaVeryne Gray NAOSH Month Barbara Aguon and we cannot exceed more than 5% of our Specialty. Seminars Dave Parsons ASP/CSP Preparation guarantee. Question is how to get members Grant Committee: The E-Committee Membership Dan Sabatino Internship OPEN to guarantee attendance and not lose accepted a motion to accept the Grant By-Laws Ken Greenhill Historian Bruce Conrad money. We lose less money when we Committee Proposal and Application for Scholarship Dan Sabatino SPY Award Al Arguedas over-estimate attendance and charge a flat membership's approval at September 10th. Communications Mike Benjamin Photography OPEN rate at the door. After extensive discussion, Dinner Meeting. Karen Blythe went over Student Sections: the E-Committee agreed to change the how the grant would be distributed and OSU Student Section Chair Anthony Veltri October's dinner cost. Flat rate: $16 for eligibility requirements. The deadline for Faculty Advisor MHCC Student Section Chair Javid Mohtasham,PhD members, $13 for retired members and $8 Grant applications is November 1st. and Faculty Advisor for students. Special meetings will still announcement of Grant recipients will be WA Gov.Indust. Safety & Herb Maxey Health Advisory Board require an RSVP, via flyer insert. in January. Barbara Aguon is looking for Columbia-Willamette Chapter Kim Gamble two additional members to sit on the Construction Safety Summit 503/283-6712 Committee Reports: selection committee. Phil Lemons asked Job Placement Coordinator Clint Van Arsdall Professional Development Education: Send your Resume to: 17107 SE Kelly how the Chapter would monitor funds Portland, OR 97236 Dave Parsons reported the PDC is distributed by the ASSE. Karen suggested scheduled for October 17th and is a joint Chapter Web Site Address: www.assecwc.org that Barbara appoint a committee and the effort with OR-OSHA. the topic is Grant to the ASSE Foundation be set up as Review Chapter Budget: The “Accident Investigation”. Dave must be an endowment. If any ASSE member E-Committee approved a motion to accept kept abreast of seminars, workshops and the Finance Committee's 2001-2002 final would like to participate in Grant PDC's for the Chapter and Sections to Budget draft. $500.00 was added to cover recruitment and selection, please contact avoid date conflicts. potential dinner meal expenditures. Karen Blythe at 503/665-1149, Membership: Dan Sabatino, SOG for Travel Expenses firstname.lastname@example.org or Gregg Bieber at Committee Chair, shared ideas on The E-Committee approved the 503/240-2003, Biebeg@portptld.com. membership involvement and current motion to accept the Standard Operating Student Section: Nationally there is a chapter indicators. Barbara Aguon and Guideline (SOG) for Chapter-related travel concern associated with the Student Dan Sabatino would like to see a 45% expenses. It was suggested that Ken put an Sections’ involvement. Mark Hopkins participation among members. Dan would article together for the Safety Emphasis, reported that he and John Remmer’s like to see personalized surveys post guidelines on the Chapter's web site, intend to revitalize the Oregon State implemented to identify what activities our give a copy to members before they travel, Student Section. There is small core group members need or want. Contacting 500 and add the guidelines to the E-Committee of students interested in keeping the members could be achieved through a member orientation packets. Section intact. phone tree system with 50 people Scholarships: Mark Hopkins Section Reports: - contacting 10 members each. 10% of our reported that Regional did not receive any Santiam - Charlie Crawford Chapter members have been in the Chapter applications for this year’s scholarships. inquired as to when the Section will for more than 20 years. Barbara would ROC Meeting: Karen Blythe, Dave receive GOSH proceeds from the Chapter. like to recognize those long term members. Parsons, Dan Sabatino and Barbara Ken is sending the proceeds out next week. Safety Emphasis: Barbara Aguon is Aguon attended the ROC meeting in Mt. St. Helens: Dan Petersen is looking at different options for Safety Spokane. scheduled for a full-day seminar on Emphasis Editor. Judy Reschke has Chapter Achievement Award: December 4, 2001 from 8:00 am to 4:00 agreed to help out until we transition to a Barbara Aguon recognized Phil Lemons pm., at the Doubletree Hotel, Jantzen new editor. for all the work he put into the application . Beach. Marsha Holborn met with By-Laws Update: Review the It will be a great working document for Barbara Aguon and Trudi Tyler to By-Laws this year to offset the volume of this year’s E-Committee. review the membership list. Second PDC work in the GOSH Conference year. Need NAOSH: Regionally, Michelle Kelly planned for May 2002; details to follow. to include Practice Specialty section. Will is going to coordinate the campaign. Terry Student Sections - No report select a committee chair in October or Ellis will be working on this locally. November. Dinner Meetings: The E-Committee ROC1 wants to continue with Awards & Honors: Funding past agreed to continue to hold monthly dinner transportation safety theme, possibly presidents to retrieve Chapter Achievement meetings at the Governor Hotel at this adding sea and air travel to include Hawaii Awards was partially dependent on time. The agreement is a month-to-month and Alaska Chapters. defining and accepting SOG for travel contract with attendance guarantees and set Nominations: Phil Lemons is expenses. Nominations for the Regional pricing. Last year's attempt to have coordinating the nominations for officers SPY award is due by November 1 and members RSVP was not successful. The in the 2002/03 year. National SPY nominations are due E-Committee accepted a motion to GOSH Conference: A draft of 2003 December 1, 2001. discontinue RSVPs with exception of GOSH Partnership Agreement will be Communication Committee: Mike e-mailed out to E-Committee members for review and comment. Dan Sabatino 2001, featuring Dan Peterson, at the process, beginning with the mixing of Jantzen Beach Doubletree Hotel. More ingredients right on through baking, reported that the Gosh Executive Committee details to follow. inspection, and packaging. Matt pointed out considered moving the Conference to a non- that in an 8-hour shift, Nabisco produces legislative year. The conclusion was that ♦♦♦♦♦ enough Oreo Cookies to line the highway to moving the Conference out by one year Mt. Hood and back to Portland! Wow, that would interfere with current conferences in is a lot of Oreos, and we saw them coming Eugene, Central Oregon and Hawaii. The Santiam Section off the line! E-committee accepted a motion to The regular monthly meeting of the recommend to the GOSH E-committee to Santiam Section is held the first Tuesday ♦♦♦♦♦ maintain the GOSH Conference on the of each month. current two-year cycle. The next regularly scheduled Section Government Affairs: Dan Sabatino meeting will be Tuesday, October 2, Dinner Meeting Highlights reported that the Multi-Employer Work Site 2001, 7:15 a.m. at A Change of Seasons September 10, 2001 Study Group is meeting on draft language. Restaurant, Salem. call Trudi Tyler, 503/378-3274. The September 10th Dinner Meeting The speaker for the September Section was the kickoff for the new year. There was (A complete copy of the E-Committee a great turnout and a lot of great feedback minutes is available on the Chapter meeting was Bob Pierson of Pierson’s Nutrition, who presented the topic, “What about the topic of discussion. website.) We would like to thank Dennis You Eat Makes a Difference”. Our diets have changed dramatically over the last VavRosky and Steve Pfeifer of the Law ♦♦♦♦♦ several years, the major difference being Firm VavRosky, MacColl, Olson & Pfeifer the extensive use of chemicals for for their excellent presentation in regards to preservation. In 1985, 1 in 10 people had the different workers’ compensation cancer, whereas today that number is 1 in changes in Oregon and Washington. 3. Mt. St. Helens Section Coronary and vascular disease are also ♦♦♦♦♦ The regular monthly meeting of the Mt. on the rise. Sugar is a major contributor to St. Helens Section is held the third plaque buildup in our arteries and is often Thursday of each month. Travel and Expenses Guideline added to food products to offset an The next Section meeting will be on unpleasant taste. One example is the use A Standard Operating Guideline (SOG) Thursday, October 18, 2001 at 7:30 a.m. at of nitrites, a known carcinogen, used in for the reimbursement of travel and other the Red Lion, Exit 39, Kelso. For more lunch meats, is often included with sugar member expenses has been developed by information, contact Marsha Holborn, to overcome its bitter taste. the Finance Committee and approved by the 360/414-9113. Certain foods can help protect your Executive Committee. The purpose of this Our August speaker was Ron Bowles, body against cancer and heart disease. guideline is to provide consistency and Cascade Training Worx, who talked about These include brightly colored fruits and clarification to what expenses are the “Level of Accepted Risk” (LOAR), vegetables, which are rich in phito- reimbursable for Chapter officers or other which refers to the types of at-risk behaviors chemicals. Examples are cabbage, brussel members that incur expenses related to and at-risk activities that go unnoticed or sprouts, cauliflower and broccoli. The business on behalf of the Chapter. uncorrected in a particular environment. An USDA is conducting research to find ways This guideline follows many of the organization’s LOAR affects their of providing phito-chemicals in a tablet or same criteria as National ASSE’s Standard frequency and severity of injuries. Those processed food form. The big four (4) Operating Guideline for travel and expense who need to change often don’t see the need vitamins for health are Vitamins C, E, A reimbursement. The SOG will be posted on because they accept the risk. (beta carotene) and B vitamins. the Chapter Website where you can We must first learn to recognize the download a copy. You can contact the risks, then we must DO something ♦♦♦♦♦ differently. Some commonly accepted risks Chapter Treasurer, Ken Greenhill, to obtain a hard copy or if you have any questions are climbing on, standing on, working off about the new guideline. of, operating faulty equipment, inadequate Brown-Bag Highlights lockout procedures, no or improper PPE, September 7, 2001 ♦♦♦♦♦ improper use of tools, lifting loads that are too heavy/awkward. Ron also discussed Eighteen (18) members of our Chapter some risks taken at work that are still converged on Nabisco for the first Brown- accepted as necessary to get the job done Bag Lunch Meeting of the new year. Did today, I.e. reaching into machines while they show for the training or for the they are operating, working at elevation possibility of free goodies? without fall protection, working with Matthew Thomason, Safety and hazardous chemicals without PPE, to name Health Coordinator, gave an excellent presentation on the improvements Nabisco Welcome to all recent new a few. has made to provide a safer and healthful members. If you have recently We often think what we do is ok, work environment for their employees. become a new member and are because we are “in control”. After the power-point presentation, not receiving our mailings, Mark Your Calendars! Matthew gave us a tour of the bakery. The please contact Judy Reschke, Mt. St. Helens announces a dynamic tour moved through the whole bakery 503/205-6690. PDC scheduled for Tuesday, December 4, Key Dates to Remember October A Word From 2 Tues Santiam Section Meeting Our President... @ Change of Seasons 7:30 am Welcome to Fall! 3 Wed Mt. St. Helens E-Board Meeting Time for another newsletter; wow, time is @ Red Lion/Kelso 12:00 p.m. flying by. The Executive Committee is working 5 Fri Brown-Bag Lunch on so many things, it's simply amazing. This @11:30 a.m. —1:00 p.m. includes beginning the work with Oregon 8 Mon Chapter Dinner Meeting OSHA on the 2003 GOSH Conference; initiat- @ The Governor Hotel 5:30 p.m. ing planning for several professional develop- “Bosses Night” ment seminars at both the Section and Chapter 8 Mon Safety Emphasis material due levels; coordinating the elections for next year's 18 Thurs Mt. St. Helens Membership officers; seeking marketing opportunities for @Red Lion/Kelso 7:30a.m. ASSE and our Chapter scholarships; and many more things. 18 Thurs Santiam E-Board Meeting @ 385 Taylor St NE, Salem 4:00 p.m. Is there anything you would like to cham- pion? Either because you have a particular pas- 22 Mon E-Board Meeting @ Elmer's 7:30 a.m.-9:00 a.m. sion for something or you see where an ASSE activity dovetails nicely with what you have going on at work or your personal life? We 23 Tues Construction Safety Summit @ North’s Buffet/Gresham 11:30 a.m. have many partnership opportunities merely because someone is willing to be on a com- mittee, or volunteer at an event. So get out of the bleachers of life and get out onto the playing field. November "Do you ever ask yourself "What will be the impact of my efforts on safety for the 2 Fri Brown-Bag Lunch future?" What difference are we making, collectively, on both the safety of our homes @ 11:30-1:00 and our workplaces? How is technology helping us deal with safety? Conversely, what 6 Tues Santiam Section Meeting are the monkey wrenches technology is throwing at us? The faster paced computer, @ Change of Seasons 7:30 am PDA's (personal digital assistant) such as hand-held, real-time computers; cellular; mi- 7 Wed Mt. St. Helens E-Board Meeting crochips and other new inventions just on the horizon. @ Red Lion/Kelso 12:00 p.m. Networking has never been more important. Come on out and join us at some of 12 Mon Chapter Dinner Meeting our monthly events and watch for special seminars. Bosses’ Night Bosses Night, October 8 dinner meeting is an opportunity to bring your Boss. @ The Governor Hotel 5:30 p.m. Robert Pater will be delivering another motivating program designed to catapult our 12 Mon Safety Emphasis material due thinking into the future, challenge our perspective of safety management and leadership. 15 Thurs Mt. St. Helens Section Meeting We hope to see you there. @ Red Lion/Kelso 7:30 a.m. Sincerely, 15 Thurs Santiam E-Board Meeting @ 385 Taylor St NE, Salem 4:00 p.m. 26 Mon E-Board Meeting @ Elmer's Barbara Aguon, ARM 7:30 a.m.-9:00 a.m. President 27 Tues Construction Safety Summit @ North’s Buffet/Gresham 11:30 a.m.