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ASSP Women in Safety Engineering (WISE) Update and Sept. 25 Open Call on Safety Leadership at 10 a.m.

Posted: Sep 23, 2018

ASSP has created a complimentary WISE membership – 189WISE.  This code is for new members to ASSP only.

ASSP members, please encourage your members to provide the code to anyone interested in joining ASSP and the WISE common interest group.  This code will be valid until November 1.

WISE would also like to invited everyone to their Brunch and Learn Open Call on September 25th at 11 AM EST (10 AM Central) where Jamie Ingalls, DA, MPH will present T.A.C.T.I.C.A.L. Safety Leadership:  The Innovative Approach that Allows You to Be the Leader You Need to Be.  

Dr. Ingalls is the Concept Development Representative at Ferro Productions in Keene, NH and an active member of WISE and the Training/Communication communities.

Click here to read the session description and register!

Members participate in a Construction Walkthrough of the TTU Experimental Science Building II in July.

Posted: Sep 14, 2018

by Renee Witherspoon, CSP, CIH, CHMM, Chapter Treasurer & Webmaster

Flintco highlights its excellent safety record by showcasing its safe scaffolding. OSHA requires tube and coupler scaffolds over 125 feet (38 meters) to be engineered 1926.452(b)(10).

On July 17, 2018 South Plains ASSP (formerly ASSE) chapter members and guests had an opportunity to participate in a construction walkthrough of a new building going up on the Texas Tech Campus.

Professional member and current Chapter Vice President, Jeff Goolsby, CSP, hosted the event.  Jeff is the safety manager for the building contractor Flintco.

Flintco is a leader in safety and touts its strong safety record including its Experience Modifier Rate (EMR) of 0.5 for 2018 which is half of the industry average. At the time of the walkthrough, Jeff stated that his team has gone 630 days without and recordable injury.  He says one of his key safety items he stresses to everyone on his site is having a strong safety glove policy. Jeff continues to emphasis this in his safety meetings and it has paid off for his over 170 contractors and employees currently working on site.

The new 117,000-square-foot Experimental Science Building II will greatly expand the university’s research potential, and will include an animal vivarium, four general wet labs, three instrumentation labs and two synthetic labs, in addition to offices, collaborative spaces and three conference rooms.

According to Texas Tech, its construction was funded by $70 million from the Texas Legislature’s authorization of a tuition revenue bond and $7 million in revenue finance system funds to be repaid by Higher Education Assistance Funds.

On behalf of the South Plains Chapter ASSP we would like to sincerely thank Jeff and Flintco for hosting this informative meeting.

Lubbock County LEPC discusses Pipeline Safety at the May 3rd Meeting

Posted: May 07, 2018

By Renee Witherspoon, CSP, CIH, CHMM, ASSE SPC Webmaster and Lubbock Co. LEPC Vice Chair

Clinton Thetford, LEPC Chair and Emergency Manager for Lubbock County presides at the Lubbock County LEPC Meeting in May 2018.

On May 3, the Lubbock County Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) hosted a meeting on Pipeline Safety with Jose Ortega, Damage Prevention Specialist at Plains All American Pipeline in Midland and Brad Britten, CEM, TEM, Liaison Project Manager with Enertech.  There were over 50 members and guests in attendance at the meeting. This was our largest turnout and a cooperative effort between Clinton Thetford, LEPC Chair; Everett Davis, LEPC Membership Chair and Lindsey Diaz, LEPC Liaison/Secretary.

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