Date change for April Meeting!

Posted: Apr 11, 2017

Hello Chapter Members and Safety Colleagues,

We’ve had some scheduling issues this month so we are having to cancel our regular April 18th meeting at River Smiths.

We will be having a luncheon meeting on April 25th at Ruby Tequila South University.  Check out our Upcoming Events for more information.

Sorry for the confusion on our scheduling this month.  Hopefully we will be back on schedule next month.


Joseph Lyons of Airgas Southwest provides technical presentation for “Lunch and Learn” at TTUHSC

Posted: Apr 05, 2017

by Renee Witherspoon, CSP, CIH, CHMM, ASSE South Plains Chapter Past-President

Joseph Lyons, Account Manager with Airgas Southwest making his presentation to the attendees at the “Lunch and Learn” event.

On April 5th Joseph Lyons, Account Manager for AirGas Southwest was the presenter at a “Lunch and Learn” on Hearing Conservation and Respiratory Protection hosted by TTUHSC Safety Services in Lubbock. Chad Guest, Territory Sales Manager with Moldex-Metric, also assisted in the presentation and provided pizza for over 20 attendees at the Lubbock Campus. Thank you Chad and Moldex!

The “Lunch and Learn” was broadcasted to TTUHSC campuses in Abilene, Amarillo, Odessa and El Paso.

Although both Hearing Conservation and Respiratory Protection are both large topics to cover in such a limited one-hour time slot, Joseph was able to hit the highlights of both of these OSHA standards.

Several of the key topics included:

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Jim Wright with Terracon provides an almost “shocking” Electrical Safety Program in March

Posted: Mar 29, 2017

Jim Wright, Director of Safety and Health with Terracon in Olathe, KS was our special guest presenter at our March 21, 2017 meeting.  He

Jim Wright has fun with the audience as he demonstrates electrical safety principles with his home-wired switches.

did an excellent presentation on Electrical Safety which included a demonstration on Reverse Polarity.

Reversed polarity is when the hot and neutral connections at a receptacle are wired in reversed or “backward.”  He went through several electrical outlets that were wired correctly and incorrectly, some with bootlegged grounding wires.

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