ASSP Northwest President’s Message – November 2019

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Fall back! 

A quick update as we look ahead to winter, but first – fall back! Set your clocks back on Sunday November 3rd – well, realistically, set your microwave clock back sometime during football game commercial breaks on Sunday the 3rd…check your smoke detector batteries too!

Drive safe! 

The Minnesota Safety Council published some great fall driving tips, you can find the informational fact sheet at this link. Fall brings rain, sleet, fog, snow, and less light at the beginning and end of our work day – it’s a perfect time to begin the conversations about slowing down, maintaining a longer following distance, and performing some maintenance on vehicles.

Next Chapter Meeting, 11/12/19

Lisa-Kons.pngI won’t spoil all of the seasonal driving tips because we have Lisa Kons from the Minnesota Safety Council speaking at the November chapter meeting on Tuesday November 12th at Grumpy’s in Roseville. Register for the meeting at this link, and don’t forget to participate in the ASSP Northwest ChapterWISE diaper drive to benefit the Diaper Bank of MN.


Continue your education or fund the future of the safety profession!

iheart.pngThe ASSP Foundation Scholarship applications are currently available and are due December 1, 2019.

The ASSP Northwest Scholarship program applications will be released in December, and due March 2020. More information on that program at this link.

The Dan Hannan Sr. Memorial Scholarship is currently open, applications are due November 15, 2019. You can find out more about that scholarship at this link.

Speaking of students, you can learn more about what the UMD MEHS student section is up to in their current newsletter. MEHSNewsletter_Fall1-2019

Speak up!

ASSP surprised would-be speakers with announcements of accepted speaker proposals for Safety 2020 before Halloween! If you’re one of the esteemed speakers chosen by ASSP, please let us know so we can promote your session.

If you’ve aspired to publicly speak on an EH&S topic, start local! Speaker proposals are being accepted now for the ASSP Northwest Chapter PDC and for the Minnesota Safety Conference.

Get involved!

The ASSP Northwest Chapter is accepting nominations for elected positions that will be voted on next spring for the 2020-2021 chapter year that begins in July 2020. Positions include:

  • Vice President – 3 year term
  • Treasurer – 3 year term
  • Member At Large – 2 year term (3 positions open)

Please contact Kurt VonRueden for information on nominations and elections.

To get involved at the ASSP Society level, visit this link to learn more about open opportunities.

As always – if you have suggestions, ideas, concerns, or just want to chat about ASSP or the ASSP Northwest Chapter, please reach out!

Have a safe day,


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