Message From the President March ’24

Spring is almost here which means our severe weather potential ramps up for the southeast. Be weather aware for these events which unfortunately will occur several times in March, April, and May. It might be a good time to evaluate your facility emergency action plan 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.

Our March 15, 2024 Chapter meeting will feature Ms. Maveline Perez, Civil Engineer and Assistant Area Director for the Birmingham OSHA Area Office. This meeting will be held at our usual location, the AGC facility at 5000 Grantswood Road in Irondale, AL. Ms. Perez will discuss what they will be doing over the coming year as well as her experiences working for OSHA. She will be available to answer your questions so please bring them to the meeting.

The 2024 Central Alabama Construction Conference is almost here and will be well attended. It will be held at the Hyundai Training Center in Montgomery, Alabama on Thursday March 14, 2024 from 7:30 to 3:00 pm. This event is free with registration through Deep South Center for Occupational Safety and Health at UAB. Registration is open at their website, The registration is under the Continuing Education listing, scroll down to the Alabama Construction Conference to register. This is a free conference with a great opportunity to get around 0.7 CEU’s. Although it says construction conference it has plenty of general industry breakout sessions.

The April 19, 2024 meeting will be our recognition luncheon. This is the first time the event has been held since 2019. 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.

I would like to again congratulate Mr. Vincent Scott, Secretary for the Alabama Chapter, as the 2023-2024 Safety Professional of the Year recipient. Join me in thanking Vincent for all his hard work he does for the Alabama Chapter.

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. For details visit There is an early bird registration with a reduced conference registration fee. 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. 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 will be provided as registration opens.

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

Thomas Ten Eyck, CSP
Chapter President