Safe + Sound Week

Safe + Sound Week is a nationwide event held each August that recognizes the successes of workplace health and safety programs and offers information and ideas on how to keep America’s workers safe. This year Safe + Sound Week will provide resources for businesses on mental health and well-being.

Why Participate?
Successful safety and health programs can proactively identify and manage workplace hazards before they cause injury or illness, improving sustainability and the bottom line. Participating in Safe + Sound Week can help get your program started, energize an existing one, or provide a chance to recognize your safety successes.

Who Participates?
All organizations looking for an opportunity to recognize their commitment to safety are welcome to participate. Last year, more than 3,300 businesses helped to raise awareness about workers’ health and safety!

Check out OSHA’s Safe + Sound Week for information.

May 12th Quad Cities Chapter Virtual Meeting: Leading Authentically & Influencing Others

Topics: Leading Authentically and Influencing Others and Manage Your Professional Development Like a Project

Speaker: Andrea Singsaas, Owner, TheTyne Group

Andrea Singsaas is an award-winning executive coach who helps leaders develop by balancing growth and change.

Andrea believes in the power of one-on-one coaching as a means to define and navigate the path to professional development.  She utilizes project management frameworks and communications knowledge to relate complex information and development paths to busy executives. Previous international consulting and project management experience spanning multiple industries fuels her creativity in solving problems for executives.

Andrea’s no-nonsense approach to leadership development has earned her roles as a speaker, podcast guest, and author. Her clients have worked across all industries, and at some recognizable organizations such as Target, MIT, Accenture, and the Department of Defense.

Most recently, Andrea was named the 2022 Inspirational Leader of The Year by The Rosie Network- a nationwide non-profit organization that promotes the entrepreneurial efforts of our nations’ veterans and military spouses. As part of her leadership training she’s earned certificates from Harvard University National Preparedness Leadership Initiative and the McCrystal Group. She’s also earned certifications as a Mental Health Ally, and as a Project Management Professional (PMP).

Register through the Quad Cities Chapter Page

After registering, you will a confirmation email about how to join the meeting.

NAMIWalks Your Way Southeast Wisconsin

Proceeds from our recent ASSP Wisconsin Chapter Annual Golf Outing benefitted the NAMI Wisconsin foundation. Bruce Morton is pictured here with the the ASSP Wisconsin Chapter Platinum sponsorship sign!

NAMIWalks are held throughout the year across the nation raising awareness and funds to drive NAMI’s free, top-rated programs, and build community in every sense of the word.

Meet the Wisconsin Chapter 2022-2023 Secretary Nominees!

We are entering into ASSP Election season, and we are happy that we have 5 nominees running for the Wisconsin Chapter Secretary for 2022-2023! Please read Nominees’ profile below. Ballots for this year’s chapter election will arrive in your inbox in April. Good Luck to all the nominees.

Clint Kerkman

I am the Safety Compliance Manager at Liphatech Inc. in Milwaukee.  We are a Rodenticide Manufacturer.  I graduated from Whitewater in 2009.  Since graduating I have been in 3 very different industries—Costumes and Party Supplies, the Railroad, and now Rodenticides (Rat Poison.)  I live in Franklin with my wife, dog, and 2 foster children.  I enjoy being in the Safety Industry because I am a people person and enjoy the challenges and successes of this job.

Jena Lynch, CSP

Jena Lynch, CSP has more than 10 years’ experience in occupation safety and health management in various manufacturing facilities. She has earned a bachelor’s degree in occupational safety and health and business management and her CSP. Jena has additional education and experience in Fall Protection Competent Person, Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response, ISO auditing, Mine Safety, Incident Investigation and Root Cause Analysis, and a variety of other safety related areas. Passionate on providing a safe and healthful workplace for all employees and creating relationships with open communication and understanding. Jena is also passionate about volunteering with the St. Vincent de Paul and actively involved with the Veteran of Foreign Wars Auxiliary and fostering of rescue dogs.

Gabriella Schwartz

I am announcing my candidacy for the ASSP Wisconsin Chapter Secretary Position. As an accomplished, results driven Safety Manager with a decade of progressive managerial experience in Manufacturing, Transportation and Distribution environments, I am confident that I can make positive contributions to the ASSP Wisconsin Chapter Board. Colleagues trust my solid leadership, communication and interpersonal skills because I establish rapport with all levels within an organization as well as outside resources such as vendors and customers for effective interactions. I have excellent technological proficiencies and a demonstrated ability to streamline operations that drive growth and increase efficiency. Currently, I am a member of the ASSP Wisconsin and Badgerland Chapters, AIHA Upper Midwest and Wisconsin Sections and Dodge County SHRM. If I am elected to the Secretary Position, I will have an exciting opportunity to strengthen my relationships with Safety Leaders, enthusiastically provide support to the organization and achieve important personal and professional growth as a young professional in Southeastern Wisconsin. Thank you for your time and consideration! 

Maxwell Proctor, GSP

I am currently the Safety Coordinator at Nabco Entrances Inc., a manufacturing company in Muskego, WI. Before that I graduated in August from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Occupational Safety. After graduating I also obtained my GSP certification from the Board of Certified Safety Professionals. While attending Whitewater I held a leadership position in two separate student organizations where I acted as a secretary and regular group leader. I was acting secretary in the SSO where I was a student member for the 4 years that I was in college while also being a student member of ASSP for the same duration. Outside of school I have had two internships involving safety working with Milwaukee Public Schools, with William Fink as my mentor, and master’s Gallery Foods in Sheboygan under the direction of Paul Rutledge. Outside of that I worked with the Community Engagement Center at the University where it was my job to not only manage the building, but to also assist in scheduling events with up to 250 attendees.

Currently I am continuing education by achieving CEUs through ASSP and NSC webinars. I also achieved my OSHA 30 card in November, and I am currently studying for the STS certification exam which I intend to take either late January or early February. In the fall, I plan to continue my scholarly education by attending school for my master’s degree.

Mary Prisby, CHMM, CSP

Mary has greater than twenty years experience as a Safety, Health and Environmental professional supporting manufacturing, chemical, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, food ingredients, and a variety of research and development activities.   Mary has provided guidance in environmental program management, process safety management, industrial safety, and industrial hygiene.   Utilizing employees has been a major contributor to the success of the facilities she has worked at.  

Mary is Past Administrator of the Environmental Practice Specialty, Past President of ASSP,  Three Rivers Chapter Region V and several other offices