News

Mental Health in the Construction Industry – Article featuring WI Chapter Member Bruce Morton

Jun 12, 2020

Even in the best of times, mental health is a big concern in the construction industry.

Many of us who work in this industry have direct experience of how important it is to support and understand mental health. Fortunately, the industry has recognized this problem and is working on solutions. So, what can contractors do to manage the pressures stemming from the coronavirus outbreak?  Check out this article featuring Bruce Morton to find out more!

https://dailyreporter.com/2020/04/28/covid-19-one-more-reason-to-take-mental-health-seriously/

In case you missed it – Mental & Physical Well Being Webinar Replay

Jun 12, 2020

Change is hard, but we spend our lives navigating through it.  Now more than ever, we find ourselves in the midst of constant, unforeseen and unpredictable circumstances that puts pressure on our families, our work, and ourselves.  So join us for a replay of the conversation on how to take care of your mental health and to better understand how to navigate our new norms while working from home.

https://event.webinarjam.com/go/replay/31/9vl0oagrhzyc32c7

WISE Group “Feeding America Campaign”

Apr 29, 2020

For our April meeting we were originally planning on hosting a food drive benefiting “Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin”, but because we couldn’t actually host the April or now the May meetings in person, the WISE group would like to change our food drive collection to a virtual “Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin COVID Campaign”.  Now, more than ever, there are many more people in the local area that rely on the support local food banks.  We think this is a great way to help out our neighbors even in a virtual setting!  Any size donation is appreciated and it is really easy to donate to the South Eastern Wisconsin food bank at https://feedingamericawi.org/donate-online/.  We encourage ASSP members to make a donation on behalf of the “ASSP Wisconsin Chapter”.

Coronavirus and the ASSP Wisconsin Chapter

Mar 20, 2020

Like you, we have been paying close attention to the news about COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and talking at length about its impact on our meetings.  We recognize that the rapidly changing situation surrounding the Coronavirus is raising many questions about attending/holding meetings. We are closely monitoring the latest updates from CDC and our local health authorities with respect to travel and activities. At this time, we are planning on moving our April meeting to May 14th.

Our top priority is protecting the health and well-being of our chapter members and our local communities. As we all adapt to the new realities this situation is creating, please continue to follow the latest guidance from organizations like the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and World Health Organization, as well as information from our local health and government authorities. Be sure to check ASSP’s website frequently for updates as well.

Bylaws Update (will be on upcoming e-ballot)

Feb 29, 2020

Over the course of the year, it became apparent that our chapter needed to slightly amend the current bylaws.  The proposed bylaws change is to add the words “relationships” and “community” into Article II, Section 2, Item 1.d as shown below.  The executive board has voted and approved of this change to our bylaws and now needs to be voted upon by the chapter membership.  You will see this item on the e-ballot you will receive next month to vote for the upcoming 2020-2021 chapter secretary.

ARTICLE II – PURPOSE

Section 2         In fulfilling its purposes, the Chapter shall have the following objectives within the geographical area:

  1. d) To foster relationships with local community organizations of related disciplines.