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2019-2020 Alaska Chapter Executive Committee Nominees

Apr 09, 2019

President

Chris Warner, CSP, SMS, OHST

I have the pleasure of being the Senior Quality, Safety, Health, and Environmental Director for multiple subsidiaries of Arctic Slope Regional Corporation (ASRC), including ASRC Energy Services and Little Red Services, both focused primarily on oil and gas support services.  I have been in the EH&S field for 20 years, having had my start in safety when I was approached to assist with the implementation of a behavior-based safety process with my employer at that time.  I found it rewarding to work with my team members to help identify at-risk behaviors that they may not even be aware of and work together to help find safer ways of doing their work.  The ASSP has continued to be an organization that provides a vast scope of knowledge, learning, and networking opportunities and I am excited to have the opportunity to help support our local chapter in carrying on this tradition.

April 2019 Luncheon/Technical Tour – CHANGE OF VENUE

Apr 01, 2019

Regarding the monthly Chapter luncheon planned for April 16, 2019, we will NOT be meeting at the BP Energy Center.  Instead, Taylor Crocker and Marty Freeman, from Chugach Electric Association (CEA), have agreed to host a technical tour of the Southcentral Power Plant at 5601 Electron Drive, Anchorage, AK 99519.

The tour is scheduled for April 16, 2019, at 11:30am.  To minimize the risk to operations at CEA and to AK ASSP members, the size of the tour group must be limited to 25 attendees.

CEA will be providing a pizza lunch for the attendees.  The tour will consist of a PowerPoint presentation and a walkaround tour of the facility.

Due to the limit of 25 attendees, it is essential for those that wish to attend to send an RSVP to Jon Johanson, 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 Jon 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.

Attendees of the tour are encouraged to dress appropriately.  Attendees are required to wear safety toed shoes and bring their own safety glasses and hard hats.

There is no cost for the tour.  Estimated length of the technical tour is 90 minutes.

Send your RSVP to your Chapter President, Jon Johanson, at president@alaska.assp.org as soon as possible to reserve your spot on the RSVP list.

March 2019 Luncheon – CHANGE OF VENUE AND TIME

Mar 05, 2019

Regarding the monthly Chapter luncheon planned for March 19, 2019, we will NOT be meeting at the BP Energy Center.  Instead, Mike Stoddard, Safety Specialist, AIRGAS, an Air Liquide Company, has agreed to host a technical tour of the AIRGAS plant at 6510 Arctic Spur Rd, Anchorage, AK 99518.

The tour is scheduled for March 19, 2019, at 3:00pm.  To minimize the risk to operations at AIRGAS and to AK ASSP members, the size of the tour group must be limited to 20 attendees.

Due to the limit of 20 attendees, it is essential for those that wish to attend to send an RSVP to Jon Johanson, 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 Jon 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 20 to RSVP.  As attendees on the RSVP list cancel, individuals on the stand-by list will be notified via email.

Attendees of the tour are encouraged to dress appropriately, as portions of the tour is outdoors.  Attendees are required to wear closed toe shoes.  Ear plugs and safety glasses will be provided on site, thanks to a donation from Trace Savage, 3M Alaska Territory Sales Manager.

There is no cost for the tour.  Estimated length of the tour is 60 minutes.

Send your RSVP to your Chapter President, Jon Johanson, at president@alaska.assp.org as soon as possible to reserve your spot on the RSVP list.

February 2019 Luncheon

Feb 05, 2019

Please join us on Tuesday, February 19, 2019, from 11:30am – 1pm, for our monthly Alaska Chapter ASSP luncheon meeting.  Remember, we are now meeting at the BP Energy Center, 900 E. Benson Boulevard, Anchorage, AK  99508.

After networking with your peers and eating a great lunch, we will have an opportunity to listen to a presentation from our guest speaker James Boretti, CSP.  James is the Regional Vice President for Region I of ASSP and he will be presenting on State of the Region, ASSP, & Business Case for Safety: Examples Lived for Success.  Below is a summary of the presentation. 

Why do organizations undertake safety efforts? And how does membership in ASSP bring value to me?  This presentation will explore organizational motivations for safety, discuss “business” considerations in decision-making, and share examples of aligning organizational techniques to integrate safety without compromising your safety values.  We will also explore the various ways members can avail themselves of the professional development and networking opportunities ASSP provides in building toward success.  We will share what Region 1 does to support that effort and discuss why we join as members and what we value from ASSP.

 The presentation will discuss:

  • Motivations: for safety in our organizations: why do they do it
  • Examples: Shared experiences in overcoming barriers that leads to safety integration
  • Society: Importance of your membership in ASSP and how that helps you succeed

 

Attendees will walk away with shared examples they can build upon for continued success, a better understanding of the Region does for them, and how they can get more from their membership and volunteerism.

 

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

Date: February 19, 2019

Time: 11:30am to 1:00pm

Place:  BP Energy Center, 900 E. Benson Boulevard, Anchorage, AK  99508

Send your RSVP to your Chapter President, Jon Johanson, at president@alaska.assp.org by the close of business on February 14, 2019.

January 2019 Chapter Luncheon

Jan 01, 2019

Please join us on Tuesday, January 15, 2019, from 11:30am – 1pm, for our monthly Alaska Chapter ASSP luncheon meeting.  Remember, we are now meeting at the BP Energy Center, 900 E. Benson Boulevard, Anchorage, AK  99508.

After networking with your peers and eating a great lunch, we will have an opportunity to listen to a presentation from our guest speaker, David R. McCallister, M.Sc., CSP, CHMM.  David will be leading a presentation that details and provides actual examples of how a safety professional can impact the safety culture and performance of the company – working at the top of the organization with the corporate senior leadership team and the senior leadership of contractors.  David’s presentation goes beyond compliance and standards, but keys in on safety leadership at the top levels of the company, the use of risk registers to understand and mitigate risk and getting at the hearts and minds of first line supervisors and workers.

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

Date: January 15, 2019

Time: 11:30am to 1:00pm

Place:  BP Energy Center, 900 E. Benson Boulevard, Anchorage, AK  99508

Send your RSVP to your Chapter President, Jon Johanson, at president@alaska.assp.org by the close of business on January 10, 2019.