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Brian Bailey speaks on OSHA’s New Walking and Working Surfaces Standard at January Meeting

Posted: Jan 18, 2017

Brian Bailey, OHST, speaking at the South Plains Chapter meeting in January.

ASSE Professional Member and President of the ASSE Panhandle ChapterBrian D. Bailey, M.Eng., OHST, was the speaker at the January 17, 2016 meeting of the South Plains Chapter.

Brian is the Senior Safety Consultant at Xcel Energy in Amarillo and spoke about OSHA’s recent update to Subpart D, “Walking-Working Surfaces.”  This final rule became effective January 17, 2017, and has several compliance deadlines coming later in the year and in following years.

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Tier II Reporting: Recommendations for Error-Free Submissions in Texas

Posted: Jan 11, 2017

by Renee Witherspoon, CSP, CIH, CHMM, South Plains Chapter President (2012-2015) and member of the Lubbock County LEPC

March 1st, 2017 is the deadline once again for the annual submission of the Tier II Report for 2016. The Tier II Report is required under Section 312 of the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act or EPCRA.

As of September 1, 2015 the Tier II Chemical Reporting Program has moved to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) from the Department of State Health Services (DSHS), so some new requirements and updated contact information and addresses have been added. Below is our new contact information for Texas filers.

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Region III VP Steve Gray visits the South Plains Chapter at the 2016 Christmas Luncheon

Posted: Jan 11, 2017

by Renee Witherspoon, CSP, CIH, CHMM, South Plains Chapter President (2012-2015)

Steve Gray, CSP, CHST, Region III VP speaks at the South Plains Chapter December event.

Steve Gray, CSP, CHST, Region III VP speaks at the South Plains Chapter December event.

On December 7, 2016 the ASSE South Plain Chapter had as their special guest, ASSE Region III Vice President Steve Gray, CSP, CHST at its annual Christmas luncheon hosted by ASSE South Plains Chapter member Roger Reyna and R2M Engineering in Lubbock.

  • Thank you Roger and your team at R2M for hosting us again!

Steve’s presentation began with an update on the 2016 Professional Development Conference (PDC) in San Antonio. He was pleased to announce that the Region had $127K in total revenue with $50K in gross profit and $42K in net profit for the Region.  With the success of the PDC and with Steve’s leadership, Region III was able to pay all of the debt from previous years approximately $14K, and have some money going forward to provide scholarships for the 2017 Student Leadership Conference.

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