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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.

 

Wisconsin Chapter 2020-2021 Officer Election Candidates

Feb 29, 2020

Chapter elections for the 2020-2021 Secretary position will be by e-vote, keep an eye out for the important ballot email from ASSP that will be sent out soon.  Listed below is the only nominee for the Wisconsin Chapter Secretary to take office July 1, 2020.

The nominee for Secretary is:

Matt Schmidt is the current safety leader for Quad and has been with the company since 2016. He currently oversees 4 different plants based across Wisconsin and Illinois.  As a safety leader Matt works side by side with the plant leadership teams to implement, create, and maintain Quad’s safety policies and culture for the 1000+ employees at his facilities. His work with Quad has taken him all over Michigan, Wisconsin, and Illinois assisting on internal safety audits and investigations in order to help better the health and safety of everyone working at Quad. Matt first joined ASSP as a student member in 2013 while attending the University of Wisconsin Whitewater. He holds a B. S. in Occupational and Environmental Safety and Health from the UW Whitewater.

As a newer professional in the safety field I have always appreciated the learning and networking opportunities ASSP has provide me both in and out of school. If elected secretary, I would use the platform to try and attract other young professionals like myself to join the organization and discover the great value it can bring to a career in the safety field. I would also take the opportunity as secretary to continue to expand my own knowledge and network within the organization. Safety can be a profession with very unique challenges. ASSP offers a great community of people dealing with those same issues that is there to help and support each other. I want to get the word out about all the great things this chapter is doing for its members.

If you have questions, please contact Corey Vickers, Nominations & Elections Chair at CVickers@zenithtechinc.com.