Message from the President June 2022

Hello Colleagues and Friends!

    It’s getting hot out there and I hope everyone has a heat-illness free summer underway. Remember, heat illnesses can occur even when it feels cool outside or even when it’s raining. How’s that for an opening line? Enough about that for now, but it should remain high on our discussion/training lists throughout the next 3-4 months at least. Let’s make it a plan to discuss heat-illness prevention best-practices throughout the summer.

   On the more traditional greetings, I trust this letter finds everyone busy and safe. As we’ve discussed before, safety doesn’t happen by chance – it requires a task-by-task choice.

   Great meeting last month, by the way. Thanks to everyone that found the time in their schedule to attend. Randall Arms did an outstanding job with his Lone-Worker presentation. As briefly discussed in the meeting, the Executive committee met as well and agreed to look for Social Media Manager for our Chapter’s various accounts. Please let me know if you have an interest in helping the Chapter move forward with this.

   Our June meeting is a little over a week away and I hope to see you there. We will be meeting on the 17th at our normal time and location. (AGC Building at 5000 Grantswood Road, Irondale) Our speaker will be Justin Brown from Sales Solutions. Justin will be presenting on Fall Protection.

   June’s challenge is very similar to that of May’s as it relates to the heat. It’s been said that ‘what gets measured – gets completed’. Let’s seek to identify new ways to measure and teach hydration and its overall importance to sustaining an incident-free effort. Remember, of friends at UA SafeState have free services available to help support our efforts in this.

   Let’s lead by example as it relates to our safety. Our example should be one of communication, caring, and contributing to not only our own personal safety, but to the safety of others alike.   I’ll look forward to seeing all of you on the 17th. 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