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June 2017 Chapter Meeting

Posted: Jun 22, 2017

ASSE Meeting Minutes

June 12, 2017

DPR Construction North Mopac


11:35 AM
Meeting Introduction: Steven Jablon

  • Chapter introductions and meeting outlined delivered by Steven Jablon
  • Member and guest introduction commenced after meeting synopsis was delivered.
  • Discussion of officer installation.

 

Meeting Introduction
11:50 PM – Steven Jablon

Initial Chapter Updates & Action Items:

  • SAFETY 2017 reminder was discussed
  • 9/11-13 – ASSE Region III PDC in Hurst, TX reminder
    • Sean Galloway as main speaker
    • Regionthreepdc.com – for more information
  • Region III has 15 chapters throughout the region
  • We would like a strong representation of the CTC at this PDC
  • Regional VP – Steven Gray was reelected.

Meeting Presentation – Region III PDC
11:45 PM – Dennis Downing & Steven Jablon

Dennis opened up the discussion with an overview of why PDCs are put on. He followed up with a web video marketing the networking purposes of the conference.

Preference is given to regional PDCs due to more relevant information to our area.

Steven gave an overview of the keynote speakers which will take place Monday and Tuesday of the conference. More speakers submitted drafts to become speakers than we had room for. Some of the speakers will be speaking at the national Safety 2017. Speakers for Wednesday can be found by following the link to register.

Steven demonstrated how to navigate the PDC website and how to register. Discussed the networking golf tournament and Monday dinner.

Pat Walsh gave a glowing endorsement of networking at PDCs and the importance of the knowledge shared during the conferences.

Scholarship Presentation:

        Ashley Shortz

Darryl gave a $1000.00 scholarship to Ashely Shortz.

Ashley is getting her PhD of Public Health, Epidemiology and Environmental Health at Texas A&M University. Masters of Science, Occupational Health. She has also devoted her time to:

  • Area of Study – Mechanisms of Fatigue
  • Founding Member of HFES at TAMU
  • ASSE Student Section Officer
  • NIOSH Trainee

Chapter Updates & Action Items:
12:15 PM

Society Proposals and Voting: David Tally
Voting announcement will be presented at the June Meeting

  • Dues increase: $10/year for next 3 years: $10 – year 1, $20 – year 2, $30 – year 3 and each year thereafter
  • Brand Change: ASSE to ASSP
    • Not everyone is an engineer and ‘Professionals’ is more encompassing

Chapter Meetings – Upcoming: Steven Jablon
We will take a break for the summer. Next meeting will be September 18th.

Financial Statement Update: Mike Bewley

Steve, Charlotte, David Bollinger, Mike, David Tally, Jacob

Installation of new officers.

  • President – David Bollinger
  • President Elect – Jacob Zollinger, CSP
  • Secretary – Charlotte Kener
  • Treasurer – Mike Bewley
  • Delegate – Del Tally
  • Delegate – Steve Jablon

 

 

Presentation of framed Chapter Charter by Pat Walsh.

 

Upcoming Dates:

  • June 18-23rd, 2017
    • Safety 2017
    • Denver, Co. – Registration is now open.
  • September 11-13, 2017
    • Region III PDC will be in Hurst, TX @ Hurst Conference Center – $499
  • Next Chapter Meeting: September 18th

 

Meeting adjourned at 12:30pm

May 2017 Chapter Meeting

Posted: May 16, 2017

ASSE Meeting Minutes

May 15, 2017

DPR Construction North Mopac

11:45 AM
Meeting Introduction: Steven Jablon

Chapter introductions and meeting outlined delivered by Steven JablonMember and guest introduction commenced after meeting synopsis was delivered.

Meeting Introduction

11:50 PM – Steven Jablon

Initial Chapter Updates & Action Items:
  • SAFETY 2017 reminder was discussed
  • 9/11-13 – ASSE Region III PDC in Hurst, TX remindero Sean Galloway as main speakero Regionthreepdc.com – for more information
  • Region III has 15 chapters throughout the region
  • We would like a strong representation of the CTC at this PDC
  • Regional VP – Steven Gray was reelected.

 

Meeting Presentation – Plan ‘B’ for Leaders

11:15 PM – Pat Walsh, CSP

Pat discussed what got him interested in ASSE and who his mentors were. The topic today will cover communications breakdowns and interpersonal communication is very important.

Plan B for Leaders:

Strong emotional feelings can produce judgments against opposing person.

Humans are hardwired as animals. Understanding this gives better coping mechanisms to deal with difficulty in conflicts.

People tend to swing between two extremes of silence v. violence. Crucial conversations between claiming the ‘victim’ vs. the ‘villain’ vs. ‘helpless’ this can lead to false story telling. Creating safety for people to share.

S.T.A.T.E your path:

  • Share your facts• Tell your story
  • Ask for their story
  • Talk Tentatively
  • Encourage Engagement

Crucial accountability situations – handling poorly or avoidance of confrontation vs. handling well. Individual interpretations can cause further problems. Problems tend to come in bundles that should be handled upfront. We can intellectually suppress our feelings. Whether matters are trivial or not can direct how to respond to a situation.

Navigating crucial accountability with correct intellectual techniques will allow a more open, flexible communication.

Failure to Communicate:

Toxic conversations can be dealt with self-respect, respect for our counterpart and respect for the problem. Different backgrounds and experiences can make it difficult to communicate especially across generations. Acting unilaterally will allow you to discover our own habitual emotional responses. Emotional patterns can be taken advantage of by counterparts aiming to incite an emotional response. Your reputation and the group’s reputation are more important than winning the argument.

*References: Crucial Conversations, Crucial Accountability, Failure to Communicate

Chapter Updates & Action Items:

12:30 PM – Steven Jablon

Construction Safety Practice Specialty – Sponsored a Train the Trainer for Fall Protection

  • 125 people attended the ½ day conference. OSHA was very involved in the event and gave certifications out to participants who registered online.
  • October 5th: 1-day PDC planned
  • Would like to put more effort into recruiting ASSE members

Society Proposals and Voting: David Tally

Voting announcement will be presented at the June Meeting

  • Dues increase: $10/year for next 3 years: $10 – year 1, $20 – year 2, $30 – year 3 and each year thereafter.

23 votes for

  • Brand Change: ASSE to ASSP

Not everyone is an engineer and ‘Professionals’ is more encompassing

Chapter Elections:

Unanimous vote was recorded at the meeting.

  • President – David Bollinger
  • President-Elect – Jacob Zollinger
  • Secretary – Charlotte Kener• Treasurer – Mike Bewley
  • Delegate – David Tally
  • Delegate – Steven Jablon

 

Upcoming Dates:
  • June 12th

Monthly Chapter meeting change – Date moved due to SAFETY 2017 dates.

  • June 18-23rd, 2017

Safety 2017 in Denver, Co. – Registration is now open

  • September 11-13, 2017

Region III PDC will be in Hurst, TX @ Hurst Conference Center – $499

Meeting adjourned at 1:00pm

February 20117 Chapter Meeting

Posted: Feb 28, 2017

ASSE Meeting Minutes

February 27, 2017

Applied Materials Technical Tour

11:45 AM

Meeting Introduction: Jason Allgood

  • Review of Applied Materials Emergency Information
  • Chapter Introductions & Chapter Business – Steven Jablon
  • Region IIIPDC
  • Society’s PDC in Denver
  • Chapter Volunteering Information
  • Membership Drive
  • ASSE is changing its name – ASSP American Society of Safety Professionals

Jason Allgood, Pam Lawson, Dale Morris –
Overview of technical tour and AMAT procedures and operations

12:45 – 1:45 PM
Technical Tour

Upcoming Dates:
March 7th – Next ASSE Construction Specialty Meeting held at White Construction Company

June 18-23rd, 2017
– Safety 2017 Denver, Co. – Registration is now open.

September 11-13, 2017
– Region III PDC Hurst Conference Center, Hurst, TX – $499
Deadline extended to 02/03/17 for speaker volunteers

January 2017 Chapter Meeting

Posted: Jan 17, 2017

ASSE Meeting Minutes

January 16, 2017

DPR Construction, North Mopac

11:45 AM
Meeting Introduction: Steven Jablon
Chapter Introductions
Speaker Introduction: Pat Walsh

11:52 AM
Del Womack, Batavia Services, Inc.:

Del Womack

Presentation: Ladder Safety Awareness

Nation-wide maintenance and repair for ladders.

Over 510,000+ people are injured each year involving ladder accidents and 300 associated deaths; a fall from 11’ or higher results in death 50% of the time.

Discussion focused on how ladders become damaged.

  • 4 Factors that contribute to wear, damage and defects:
  • Misuse, Ladder Racks, Normal Wear & Tear, Environment
  • Ladder parts were passed around the meeting for a hands-on look at what contributes to ladder failure.

A video was shown to demonstrate how ladders are prepared, fixed, inspected and repaired.

Questions were opened up to the floor:

Discussed pricing of repairs and cost effectiveness of repairing vs. replacing.

Contact Information:
Del Womack
2500 Bayport Blvd.
Seabrook, TX 77586

dwomack@bataviainc.com

Phone: 832-261-3056
Toll Free: 800-231-6374
Cell: 832-725-5811
Fax: 832-261-3057

www.laddermatters.com

12:40 PM
Chapter Business/Updates: Steven Jablon

  • The Fleet Safety Symposium from Thursday was discussed.
    • A review of the speakers and content was given by chapter members.
    • A final financial summary will come out this week reviewing the Symposium.
  • Upcoming leadership roles for the Central Texas Chapter should now be considered.

Upcoming Dates:

ASSE Construction Specialty Meeting
March 7th
White Construction Company, 2705 Bee Cave Rd #250, Austin, TX 78746

Safety 2017
June 18-23rd, 2017
Denver, Co. – Registration is now open.

Region III PDC
September 11-13, 2017
Hurst, TX @ Hurst Conference Center

Deadline extended to 02/03/17 for speaker volunteers

Professional Safety

Posted: Aug 19, 2015

For more than 50 years, ASSE’s Professional Safety journal has been sharing the latest technical knowledge in SH&E—information that is constantly being developed through research and on-the-job experience. Each issue delivers practical guidance, techniques and solutions to help OSH professionals identify hazards, protect people, prevent injuries, improve work environments and educate management that investing in safety is a sound business strategy.