June 18, 20133
ASSE - Society Update
Speaker: Bill Walsh, Live 5 News Meteorologist
Topic: Preparing for the 2013 Hurricane Season
and 2013-2014 Officer Elections
Location: Wescott Plantation Clubhouse
Questions should be sent to Kathy Harbeson at kathy.harbeson
@cummins.com or 843-695-2233
See our Meetings & Events page for more information.
Low Country Chapter
P.O. Box 60213
North Charleston, SC 29419
Join us in Myrtle Beach, SC on September 15-17 for pre-conferences and September 18-20 for the main conference.
Click here for more information and registration.
The Low Country Chapter was established in 1982 as one of 16 chapters in Region VI. Our first Chapter President, Mr. George R. (Bob) Mussat, formerly of DuPont and now Senior Safety Consultant with Comprehensive Safety Resources, is still an active member of the Chapter. Our current Chapter President is Ms. Kathy Harbeson, who is the Industrial Health Nurse for Cummins, Inc. in Charleston, SC.
Our current membership is ~120 members who represent a variety of industries and businesses in both general industry and construction.
Founded in 1911, the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) is the oldest and largest professional safety society and is committed to protecting people, property and the environment. Based in Des Plaines, Illinois, ASSE has more than 32,000
occupational safety, health and environmental (SH&E) professional members who manage, supervise, research and consult on safety, health, transportation and the environment in all industries, government, labor and education. ASSE is a 501 (c) (6)
ASSE was founded in October in New York City after the March 25, 1911, Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire in New York City. This fire resulted in the deaths of 146
garment workers – some caught in the factory and others who jumped from the ninth floor to their deaths. The factory fire exit doors were locked and reportedly, the only safety measures available for the workers were 25 buckets of water. This workplace tragedy led to legislation requiring improved factory safety standards and the development of several workplace safety initiatives.
Today, ASSE is a full-service organization for its members and the public, providing key information and action on occupational safety, health and environmental issues and practices. ASSE members work to prevent workplace injuries and illnesses, to create safer work and leisure environments and to develop safer products, enhancing the quality of life.
ASSE’s annual kids’ “Safety on the Job” poster contest for children between the ages of 5 and 14 is now underway. Deadline for entries is February 14, 2013. First, second, third, and fourth place winners will be selected in five separate age categories based on which entries best illustrate the importance of staying safe at work. Cash prizes will be awarded to each winner. To learn more or to sponsor a child, go to www.asse.org/newsroom/naosh/poster-contest.php.
What is Project Cool Breeze?
In 1999, City of Charleston councilman Wendell Gilliard began a project to provide new fans and air conditioners to elderly persons, 60 years or older, in the tri-county area in response to a number of heat-related deaths.
With the growing number of seniors, particularly those on low-fixed incomes, it is more important than ever that the community and local businesses support Project Cool Breeze.
Donations can be made at any time during the year, but the greatest need is from May to September. During this time, air conditioners and fans are distributed to elderly persons in need.
Our own Jayne Carswell (pictured above) is shown with an air conditioner and two fans which were donated to Project Cool Breeze by the ASSE Low Country Chapter. If you or your employer wants to participate in donating to Project Cool Breeze, drop off your donations at one of the drop off locations:
For more information see the New Page