President’s Message

Message From The President – January 2020

Happy New Year and Welcome to 2020!

Our Chapter is kicking the new year off in a big way with a great new PDC on January 16th. We’ll be meeting at the AGC Conference Center and our topics will include:

Qualified Crane Operators – Get up to speed with the most current requirements for crane operators and strategies for compliance.

Aerial Lift Operator and Training – The new ANSI standards for safe use and for training include new classifications for lifts (now MEWPs) and requirements that will change lift designs and how we use them. These revisions are comprehensive and will impact employers across the map.

Sling and Chain Inspection – Failure to properly set up a load and lift can have disastrous outcomes. Get up to speed, or get refreshed, on the procedures that responsible employers must perform to ensure that every lift is a safe and successful lift.  

You can get registered for the Chapter PDC on our events page. As usual, breakfast and lunch will be provided and CEUs are awarded for attendees. Exhibitor space is also available.

I hope to see you all there! Let’s join together to make 2020 one of the best learning years ever for the ASSP Alabama Chapter.

 

Sincerely,

Matt Hollub, CIH, CSP

President, ASSP Alabama Chapter

Message from The President – December 2019

Season’s Greetings!

It’s that time of year where we give thanks for all the goodness and blessings that have come our way.  We all celebrate the season in our own ways – with friends, with family, with reverence and grateful hearts, and with the hope for better days ahead.  This time of year also comes with a myriad of distractions and challenges for so many of us.  That’s why it becomes all the more important for us to maintain our focus on working safely and helping others to get through their workdays without injury.  So maybe this would be a good time to take a moment and check in on our employees and colleagues – perhaps giving a bit of added attention to those who may be struggling.

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Message From The President – November, 2019

Dear ASSP Colleagues,

For most of us, safety is more than just a job that we go to each working day. If we hold safety as a value that affects how we think and act, we become 24/7 ambassadors for a better way to work and live. With that, we are also challenged to set positive examples we hope others will follow. Which brings me to Danny Callies who, along with George Pierce (retired, Alabama ABC), has been reaching out employers and organizations to raise awareness of workplace safety and health rights in general industry, construction, and mining. “If you see something, say something”, is their message.

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Message from The President – October, 2019

 

Dear ASSP Colleagues,

I think of October as the official kickoff month of the holiday season. Fall may not be in the air just yet (another record high temperature expected today), but eventually our weather will change.  This is as good a time as any to remind our friends and families about the importance of safety at home. Time to start checking out those heating systems, fireplaces/chimneys, and home smoke/fire alarm systems for when the temps do drop down in the overnight hours. Seasonal recreational activities such as going out to ballgames, making sporting trips, enjoying Halloween festivities, etc – all have unique safety considerations.  These are important conversations and preparations we need to teach and put into practice.

As always, thank you for all you do to keep others safe at work and at home. And please mark your calendars for our next Chapter meeting on October 18th at the AGC.  We’ll see you then!

Matt Hollub, CIH, CSP

President, ASSP Alabama Chapter

Message from the President

September 2019

Dear ASSP Colleagues,

It was great to connect with so many of you at the Alabama Governor’s Safety and Health Conference in Orange Beach. If you were there, I hope you learned a lot and had a great time all the while. Events like the Governor’s Conference and the ASSP PDC’s (local, regional, and national), are prime opportunities for professional growth. In fact, as I was scanning the list of planning committee members for the AGSHC, I’m happy to say that virtually all of them are ASSP members and leaders.  And that, my friends, is part of our recipe for success with the Governor’s Conference – involving highly professional people throughout the process.  Being in ASSP does that for you. It builds your professional standing and creates opportunities.  And pretty soon, we’ll be sharing some upcoming learning events available to you through the Alabama Chapter, so stay tuned for more info. 

Thanks again for all you do to teach, coach and live safety at work and at home.  See you at the September meeting! 

Matt Hollub, CIH, CSP

President, ASSP Alabama Chapter