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Chapter May Virtual “Luncheon” Invitation- May 19th, 12pm AKDT- Presentation added

May 18, 2020

Greetings fellow Alaska ASSP Members!

You are invited to join us for our May Chapter “luncheon” session, being conduct virtually again this month.

With the current efforts to restart the economy and getting businesses back to more “normal” operations, many of us are planning and preparing for effective ways to protect our employees and teams as we begin to move back into our facilities and workplaces.

To help us in this endeavor, we have the pleasure of being joined by Ms. Christina Lewis, MS, REHS (Registered Environmental Health Specialist), with the Alaska Dept. of Labor- Alaska Occupational Safety and Health (AKOSH).

Christina will be presenting the latest COVID-19 related guidance as recommended by OSHA, CDC, and State of Alaska to reopen our Alaskan businesses safely.  Christina’s focus will be on those work environments common in Alaska (office, construction, remote site/ village, etc.), as well as general strategies to minimize the impact of this virus on our businesses and community.

We hope you will be able to join us for this important and informative discussion.

Date– Tuesday, May 19th,  2020 from 12pm- 1PM AK time

For Zoom meeting ID and password, please reach out to any member of the Chapter Executive Committee or review the email sent to all chapter members from ASSP Alaska Chapter (updates@alaska.assp.org) on May 16, 2020.

 

5/20/20 Update– A copy of the information that was presented is available here- Opening Alaska Safely During COVID-19 Pandemic. Please note the information presented was current at the time of publication and may not reflect current CDC, Federal, or State guidance due to the rapidly changing environment.

March AK ASSP Luncheon Meeting Cancelled

Mar 13, 2020

As you know, the landscape around the coronavirus pandemic continues to shift rapidly. Over the past few days, many communities and states across the United States have enacted new measures and added travel and social distancing precautions to slow the spread of coronavirus. Based on these developments, the recent local Anchorage announcements, and out of an abundance of caution and care, we are cancelling our monthly luncheon meeting that had been scheduled for March 17, 2020.

Our top priority is protecting the health and well-being of our chapter members and our local communities. As we all adapt to the new realities this situation is creating, please continue to follow the latest guidance from organizations like the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and World Health Organization, as well as information from our local health and government authorities.

Be sure to check ASSP’s website frequently for updates as well.

Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns. Thanks for your understanding.

Chris Warner

ASSP AK Chapter President

Networking Night

Feb 19, 2020

Join us for a Networking Night!

The Alaska Chapter of the ASSP invites you to the inaugural Networking Night for some conversation, sharing, and camaraderie.  All ASSP members, Student Section Members, Occupational Safety and Health students, non ASSP members and those interested in learning more about occupational safety and/or the ASSP are invited to attend.

Date: Thursday, February 20, 2020

Time: 5-7pm

Location: King Street Brewery (9050 King Street, Anchorage, AK).  We will meet on the second story level.

February 2020 Luncheon – CHANGE OF DATE AND VENUE

Feb 10, 2020

The monthly Chapter luncheon planned for February 18, 2020, we will NOT be meeting at the BP Energy Center.  Instead, The Odom Corporation – Alaska, have agreed to host a technical tour of The Odom Corporation facility at 6300 Changepoint Dr, Anchorage, AK 99518.

The tour is scheduled for Monday, February 24, 2020, from 1pm – 2:25pm.  To minimize the risk to operations at The Odom Corporation and to Alaska ASSP members, the size of the tour group will be limited to 25 attendees. All attendees must be 21 years old or older, wear a reflective vest, wear closed toed shoes with adequate traction.  There is no cost for the tour.

Due to the limit of 25 attendees, it is essential for those that wish to attend to send an RSVP to Chris Warner, AK ASSP President, at President@Alaska.ASSP.org.  RSVP’s for the tour will be granted on a first come, first serve basis.  Those that submit an RSVP to Chris will receive a reply acknowledging his/her status as an attendee for the tour or assignment to the stand-by list.  A stand-by list of attendees will be created for those that are not one of the first 25 to RSVP.  As attendees on the RSVP list cancel, individuals on the stand-by list will be notified via email.

AK ASSP January 2020 Luncheon

Jan 15, 2020

Please join us on Tuesday, January 21, 2020, for our monthly Alaska Chapter ASSP luncheon meeting at the BP Energy Center, from 11:30 am – 1 pm, located at 900 E. Benson Boulevard, Anchorage, AK  99508.

After networking with your peers and eating a great lunch, you will have a chance to listen to guest speaker Robert Wood, MSHA Anchorage Field Office Supervisor. He will be leading a presentation that details and provides information about the history of MSHA, his experience in the industry, including the impact of mining on Alaska’s economy and why it is important to all of us.  Please join us in learning about this critical industry and how health and safety have made a positive impact on those working in this industry.

Cost (with the meal): $20.00 if you RSVP, $25.00 at the door, $10.00 for ASSP Student Members.

Send your RSVP to your Chapter President, Chris Warner, at president@alaska.assp.org by the close of business on January 17, 2019.