President’s Message

Message From The President – April 2020

Posted: Apr 07, 2020

Dear Fellow Chapter Members and Friends,

About a week ahead of our scheduled March 20th Chapter meeting, the Executive Board decided it best that we cancel that event. Our feeling at that time was that the risk of sharing COVID-19 was probably not that significant. All the same, we cancelled that meeting out of “an abundance of caution”. Good move. Not much more than two weeks later, Jefferson County became one of the viral “hot spots” in Alabama. Now, a little more than three weeks later, we’re in shelter-in-place mode statewide. What’s next? That pretty much depends on how well we can discipline ourselves and educate others to take these current precautions a good deal more seriously. Read More

Message From The President – March 2020

Posted: Mar 03, 2020

Dear ASSP Colleagues,

I hope this message finds you doing well.  And while we’re on the subject of doing well, I guess this would be a good time to talk about staying well and preparing for an outward spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus.  As safety and health professionals, people will understandably be looking to us for guidance on how to reduce risks and deal with local communicable infections.  Linked here are two very fine articles released by ASSP on how to prepare for what may come next.  We are seeing respiratory protection products, particularly N-95 and 100 filtering facepiece units in critically short supply.  Clearly, the direct and ripple effects of COVID-19 will continue to teach us lessons on how to better prepare for these situations in the future.  For now, however, I’d suggest you get a look at both of these articles for some good guidance on creating contingency plans and training your people on how to respond to what’s happening now.

The Safety Professional’s Role in Planning for Pandemic

https://www.who.int/docs/default-source/coronaviruse/getting-workplace-ready-for-covid-19.pdf [who.int]

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Message From The President – February 2020

Posted: Jan 31, 2020

Dear ASSP Colleagues,

I want to express my thanks to all who helped make our Chapter PDC a successful one this year. Our hosts at AGC provided us with a great meeting space that enabled us to bring our attendees and exhibitors together in one big room. We had a record number of exhibitors this year who added value to our PDC with their on-hand services and expertise.

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