WISE Administrator’s Message – October 2018

(From 10/31/2018)

Hello WISE members!
It is still technically October for about 20 more minutes in Minneapolis, MN and I wanted to provide an update on everything WISE was up to this month before moving on to November.

In last month’s message, I was reminding you to participate in the #excellenceinWISE initiative as WISE was still in the running to win the ASSP Communities Launch contest. Guess what? We won! Thank you to everyone who participated during the 13 weeks of summer and early fall to get the word out about WISE and ASSP.
13 winners were chosen among all that used the hashtag on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Instagram –
Lindsay K Bell
Tamara Rodriguez‍
Wendy Delmater Thies
Joanna Pina‍
Julie M. Dickson Anderson
Martha Logiudice Wik
Stephanie Neary‍
Christine Steman
Amy Parent
ASSP Kittyhawk
Debra Murphy Fisher‍
Stefanie Rife Corbitt
Joann M. Robertson

Congratulations to the #excellenceinWISE contest winners and you will be contacted for your mailing address to receive a WISE logo tote bag and WISE logo name tag!

The inaugural Women’s Workplace Safety Summit occurred earlier this week, and it was a success! Three work groups focused on topics that were chosen through a rigorous WISE Advisory Committee meeting earlier this year. Those topics were workplace violence, PPE fit, and barriers to women’s advancement in OS&H leadership roles. A press release from the event provides more detail and can be shared with your network and employer as you see fit:

ASSP/WISE Women’s Workplace Safety Summit press release.

Look for more official information from ASSP in the coming weeks and months. WISE is extremely grateful to Amazon for their support of the inaugural Summit. If your company would like to get involved for future events, please contact me.

There will be many opportunities for WISE members to be involved with the Women’s Workplace Safety Summit and future working groups. You can start now by adding your story, concerns, and successes to the discussion threads in the WISE group on the Communities platform. Publications, resources, and other work product are forthcoming, as well as follow-up calls and collaboration driven by the work groups and ASSP.

Save the date for upcoming WISE communication and events:
11/27/2018: WISE Webinar – Pain in the Workforce: The Billion Dollar Problem. This webinar is free for WISE members, a registration link will be posted soon!

1/30/2019: WISE Open Call – This free webinar is open to current and prospective WISE members and will include an update on the Women’s Workplace Safety Summit initiatives.

6/8/2019: WISE Personal Development Retreat – Agenda and location TBD.

6/10/2019: The WISE key issue collaboration session, Making Progress on Women’s Summit Key Issues, is scheduled for Monday, June 10, 2019, at 2:00pm – 3:00pm at Safety 2019 in New Orleans.

Keep life simple and register for WISE Safety 2019 events when you register for the PDC! PDC registration usually launches around the holiday season…

If you missed Safety 2018 and the initial run of the WISE logo hard hats, they are back by popular demand! Ritz Safety is offering special pricing on the WISE logo hard hats with 20% of sales going to the WISE Professional Education Grant!

WISE hard hat 11.2018.png

WISE hardhat 11.2018.png

Speaking of the WISE Professional Education Grant, you still have time to submit an application. Go to http://foundation.assp.org to learn more and apply, the deadline is 12/1/2018 at 11:59pm CST.

Look for more WISE news in November, we have more fresh ideas coming your way! It’s a great time to be a WISE member.
Thank you!

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