Message From the President January 2022

Happy New Year!

    Can you believe it’s January again? It seems like we celebrated a new year only a few months ago and here we are celebrating it yet again. Hopefully, for those operating with a “resolution” in place, everything is on target and progressing as planned. For everyone else, I hope this note finds you happy, successful, and progressing just the same. So, here’s to us all making 2022 the safest and healthiest we possibly can. – CHEERS!

   2022 brings our Chapter an opportunity to get back on track. Of course, we’ll be kicking off January, thanks to the pandemic, VIRTUALLY. We’ve thought long and hard about it and it just doesn’t make sense right now to meet in person. Hopefully, some of the recent spikes will pass and we’ll be able to get back together in February or soon thereafter. We’ll be communicating so that everyone knows when to reassemble. Until then, we’ll do the best we can in the virtual setting. Let me give Vincent Scott a special shout out for driving this side of the meeting for us. His tech skills are quite handy when conducting these virtual activities. We are thankful for him!

   Thanks for everyone’s continued support of the ASSP. We’re still open to everyone’s suggestions for topics and presenters in 2022. We have a couple months covered and could really use several more topics and/or presenters of interest. If you have one (or some) just shoot me an email, call, or text and I’ll reach out to get them scheduled accordingly.

   This month, I’ll be presenting on New Safety Technologies. As many of you know, I am a VP with Everguard ai, and I want to make certain I’m doing my part to help educate my colleagues about the “next level” safety solutions that I’m seeing changing the way we’ve traditionally done safety. I promise NOT to make this a sales call; however, a brief information session since we’ll have some additional things to discuss as well.

   As for my challenge this month, it’s January and I know everyone’s working on reporting, goal setting, and such; however, “Let’s find someone to share ourselves with. Let’s mentor another by giving our knowledge, assistance, patience, or perhaps even time.”  Have a great month. I look forward to seeing all of you next week on our call.

   Until our next – call, text, or email me if I can ever be of assistance. Take care and please stay well.

– Paul 

Paul Thurber
President – ASSP Alabama Chapter