Southern Oregon Chapter President
I want to make sure you know about a FREE opportunity that is being offered to our membership. ASSP members Jon Sowers and Jim Nusser are offering the leadership training series classes to our chapter. This class begins on January 6th at 1:00 pm and occurs every other Wednesday for seven classes. This is a great opportunity. There is a limited seating. Normally a class like this would cost hundreds of dollars.
If you are an ASSP member, please consider serving on our executive committee. There are two vacancies on the committee, and we are already looking for volunteers to serve on our executive committee for the 2021-2022 term. We need help filling executive committee positions. Our chapter depends on these volunteer positions in order to provide the quality services to our Southern Oregon community. When you join the executive committee, you will join ten other local safety professionals that are amazing to work with.
It probably goes without saying, but the COVID-19 pandemic has not made anyone’s job easier, which is just one more reason I am so grateful for the outstanding service that your executive committee members provide. If you get a chance, please thank them for all they do to help our chapter.
Don’t forget that Safety Committee University content is still available on our website. You are welcome use this free online content to support your safety committee operations and hear from local safety leaders.
On January 5th, we have Matt Kaiser joining us for our chapter meeting to discuss the new OR-OSHA COVID-19 rule. While this may seem late, the timing may actually be good for those of us that have questions following implementation of the required elements.
I look forward to 2021 being a good year for our chapter, and I want to thank all of you that participated in the survey we sent out last month. Your input helps your executive committee provide the best programs possible.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
President, ASSP – Southern Oregon Chapter
Senior Safety Management Consultant, SAIF Corporation
David has an expertise building dynamic safety teams and developing high-performing safety cultures. He spent 18 years at Timber Products Company as a Supervisor and Safety Coordinator and facilitated continued certification into Oregon OSHA's Voluntary Protection Program (VPP).