Message From the President April ’24

Spring is here and so far the severe weather has been limited across the state. April and May tend to be two months with the most severe spring weather events. Evaluate your facility emergency action plan’s severe weather procedures to be prepared for any severe weather which may impact your area. It will also be a good time to make sure you are prepared at home as well.

Warm weather is also fast approaching which means that heat stress illnesses could become an issue. OSHA has made it a priory to make heat stress part of their warm weather inspections. Evaluate your facility heat stress procedures and practices to get ready for the hot summer.

If you need some valuable training on heat stress the Alabama Chapter of ASSP along with the University of Alabama and Safe State will be conducting a half day Professional Development Conference for a Heat Stress Trainer Class through a Harwood Grant. This will be a free PDC event and will occur at the AGC facility 5000 Grantswood Road Irondale, AL. The class will start at 8 AM and end by noon on May 17, 2024. This class will take the place of our normal monthly meeting and will be limited to the first 40 who sign up. Signup information will be provided in announcements shortly. If you want any information on this PDC event email me at or our Secretary Mr. Vincent Scott at

The April 19, 2024 Alabama Chapter Recognition Luncheon is fast approaching. This is the first recognition luncheon event held since 2021. All Sections are invited to this meeting as one of their annual meetings so try to attend this event. We will thank our long-standing members at this luncheon and well as recognize the Alabama Chapter Safety Professional of the Year, Mr. Vincent Scott. Please try to attend this special event. You will need to register to attend this event by Monday April 15, 2024 and registration information will be in this newsletter as well as other mailings sent out this month.

The 2024 ASSP Region IV Conference will be held at the Wyndham Hotel Lake Buena Vista, Florida on May 1 and 2. Registration for this event is open but limited to 200 attendees due to the size of the Hotel Conference area. The early bird registration with a lower cost ended on March 29, 2024. For registration details visit This conference offers CEUs for attending. The website also has the hotel registration information for this event.

The 2024 Governor’s Safety and Health Conference is fast approaching. Registration is now open and many have already registered. The cutoff in the past was 400 attendees and last year registration closed on July 28, 2024. When they say 400 attendees, they mean it and I think the close date when 400 is reached this year will be earlier and may be as early as late June. So if you are thinking of attending this event do not wait until the last minute. The conference will be held from Monday August 26 through Wednesday August 28, 2024. One of the guest speakers will be Mr. James Spann, the Weather Authority, for Birmingham’s television station ABC 33/40. He does a really great presentation on weather including some tornadic events he has covered over the years. More information is provided on the University of Alabama Conference Registration website.

Be careful and safe out there in your daily travels and work activities.

Thomas Ten Eyck, CSP
Chapter President