ASSE Newsletter April 2015 - Alabama Chapter

April 8, 2015
On the web at:
alabama.asse.org
Inside This Issue
1. Message from the
President
2. Proposed Slate of Officers
3. Chapter Meeting Rewind
4. Retirement
Announcement
5. Meet & Greet
6. Chapter Website & Social
Media
7. General Announcements
8. April ASSE Meeting
9. Member Anniversaries &
Welcome New Members
Message from the President
Message from the President – April 2015
Warm Spring greetings to all our members and friends! The Chapter year is
winding down and we are fast approaching the annual PDC, which this year,
is to be held in Dallas, TX from June 8-10, with pre-conference activities
starting on June 6th and post conference activities extending through the
12th. If you haven’t signed up, do so quickly and make your hotel
arrangements soon as well.
Society elections are well underway, and hopefully you have taken the
opportunity to exercise your vote. Our elections will take place at our May
22nd Chapter meeting, so please plan to attend. The proposed slate of
officers, as endorsed by the executive committee is in this newsletter.
I would like to extend a special thank you to the Team at Honda in Lincoln, AL
for their gracious hosting of our March meeting. This is the second time since
2012 we were able to make the trip to tour the manufacturing and assembly
plant and Steve Tunnell, Brad Harris and the entire team did a wonderful job,
leading us on the very first tour of the new engine assembly line and an
entertaining and informative Q&A afterwards.
Please join us for our Chapter meeting this month. On April 24th we will have
our “Chapter Recognition” luncheon, and for the fourth year we will recognize
our Chapter SPYs, Student Scholarship recipients, and our members with
major service anniversaries within the Chapter year (July-June). If you are
celebrating a membership anniversary (10, 15, 20, and 25 ….years of
membership) we would love to recognize you! We will also be honored to have
the ASSE President, Trish Ennis, join us along with our RVP, Pam Perrich.
Please plan on coming out for a meet and greet with Trish on Thursday night,
April 23rd in downtown Birmingham. The details are in this newsletter and in
through individual e-mails.
I thank you all for your continued service, and welcome your thoughts and
comments on how our Chapter can better serve you.
Yours In Safety,
Kurt M. Friend, CSP
Alabama Chapter President 2013-2015
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ASSE ALABAMA CHAPTER APRIL 2015 NEWSLETTER
PROPOSED SLATE OF OFFICERS 2015-2017
ASSE Alabama Chapter
Proposed Officer Slate for July 1, 2015- June 30,
2017
President
Randy Easterling, CSP, CIH
Vice President
Troy Ogden, CSP, CHST
Secretary
Danny Callies
Treasurer
John Placey, CSP
Delegate
Frank Lakotich, CSP
Delegate
Wayne Jackson
Anyone who desires may submit a signed petition nominating an individual for elective office.
The petition requires fifteen (15) member signatures to be valid and must be accompanied
by written acceptance by the nominee. This petition must be submitted to the Chairperson
of the Nominations and Elections Committee, Bob Fitzgerald. Deadline of April 1 to submit
petition.
Have you visited our Chapter Website?
CHAPTER MEETING REWIND
O
ur March 2015 meeting was held at Honda Manufacturing Plant located in Lincoln, Alabama.
This is the second time since 2012 we were able to make the trip to tour the manufacturing and assembly
plant. Special thanks to Steve Tunnell and Brad Harris!
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ASSE ALABAMA CHAPTER APRIL 2015 NEWSLETTER
RETIREMENT ~Dr. Paul S. Ray
Dr. Paul S. Ray, Professor of Construction Engineering and CSP, retired from the University of Alabama in
December 2014, after 25 years of service. Paul’s PhD was in Industrial Engineering from the University of
Oklahoma, specializing in industrial and construction safety, work design and human performance, and
ergonomics—subjects he taught first in Industrial Engineering (1989-2007) and then in the Civil, Construction,
and Environmental Engineering (2007-2014) Department at UA. Paul joined ASSE in 1992 as a professional
member and received the 1999 Safety Research Award from the ASSE and the Liberty Mutual Research Center
for Safety and Health. Paul is a long-time member of the Institute of Industrial Engineers (since 1970) and the
System Safety Society (since 2000), and was elected Fellow of IIE in 2008 and Educator of the Year by SSS in
2004. In addition, he served as President of the International Society of Occupational Ergonomics and Safety,
2003-04.
During his 25 years at UA, Paul educated hundreds of engineering students with his course on Safety
Engineering, and received over $1M in research contracts and grants from organizations including NASA,
NIOSH, the DOD, Liberty Mutual, and ALDOT. He published numerous book chapters, refereed journal
articles, and conference proceedings in the areas of safety engineering, ergonomics, work measurement, and
applied statistics. He is a registered P.E. in Texas, and a Chartered Engineer in England. Prior to joining
academia, Paul had a 26 year career in industry, working in project planning for Bechtel for 12 years, and as a
senior industrial engineer and manager in the materials and automotive industries in India. Congratulations to
Paul on a diverse professional career that spanned over 50 years of outstanding teaching, research, and service
in safety engineering and related fields.
MEET & GREET – ASSE NATIONAL PRESIDENT
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ASSE ALABAMA CHAPTER APRIL 2015 NEWSLETTER
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General Announcements
Visit the American Society of Safety Engineers Alabama Chapter at http://alabama.asse.org/
For more information on scholarship sponsorship please contact John at [email protected]
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ASSE ALABAMA CHAPTER APRIL 2015 NEWSLETTER
April ASSE Meeting
ANNUAL CHAPTER RECOGNITION LUNCHEON
We will honor our Chapter Safety Professional of the Year (SPY) Award Winners, Scholarships
to Student Recipients and members with lengths of service awards. This is the time of year to
celebrate and recognize those in our profession for their dedicated service to the profession we
serve and the communities we live life. DON’T MISS THE EVENT!
ASSE Annual Awards Recognition Event, April 24
Location: Alagasco Center for Energy Technology
20 South 20th St.
Birmingham, AL 35295
Time: 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 pm
Lunch will be provided. Donations to the Chapter will be accepted. Please RSVP by Noon on April 22 by
emailing Troy Ogden at [email protected]
Welcome New Members
Gary Fanucciti
Eric Hudson
Member Anniversaries
James Dodds
Richard Leemhuis
Paul Ray
Bobby Fitzgerald
James Tweedy
Barbara Wisniewski
Blake Knight
Timothy Rogers
John Tindall
Charles Shaw
Dennis Blass
Jimmy Coleman
Patricia Donalson
Henry Polek
Wayne Jackson
Thomas Brand
Syed Hussaini
Mark Jeffery
Christopher Lemmon
Joseph Ragusa
Jeffrey Anthony
Melike Dizbay-Onat
William Gossett
Vivian McSwain
Chris Smith
Gigi Talley
Felicia Gross
Jeffrey Johnston
Alicia Taylor
Bernard Telatovich
Thomas Ten Eyck
Danny Warrell
Jean Wisdom
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