Region VI Announces Call for Speakers for 2017 Professional Development Conference
Posted - Feb 10, 2017

Region VI Announces Call for Speakers for 2017 Professional
Development Conference

ASSE Region VI invites those interested in presenting at its 2017 Professional De-velopment Conference to submit an application for review by the PDC Commit-tee. This PDC gives attendees the opportunity to improve their professional skills and knowledge, prepare for upcoming challenges in the EH&S fields, and network with others in their profession.
The 2017 Region VI PDC will be held at the Kingston Plantation in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. The conference begins on Wednesday, September 20th and ends on Friday, September 22nd with Pre-Conferences starting on Sunday, September 17th. More information, including the application, can be accessed at The deadline is March 1, 2017.

Posted - Jan 12, 2017

Below are six members of the Greater Tidewater Chapter of ASSE that have received certificates for long service within our organization. Please reach out and congratulate each member!

25 years– Fravel Combs             25 years– Diann Morshead                     

M.A. Mortenson Co.                        Norfolk Southern Corp.       

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25 years– Mike Bryant                 25 years- James Sammons              

OBBCO Safety & Supply Inc.        Signal Administration Inc.    


40 years– Charles Adams               40 years– Igancio Cruz

Hampton Roads Mechanical                  Cruz, Inc.


James Thornton Receives ISEA Distinguished Service Award
Posted - Dec 05, 2016


James R. Thornton, CSP, CIH, is the recipient of International Safety Equipment Association’s (ISEA) 2016 Robert B. Hurley Distinguished Service Award.

Thornton is director of environmental health and safety for Newport News Shipbuilding, a division of Huntington Ingalls Industries. The award, named after Robert Hurley, former CEO of Fendall Inc. and ISEA board member, is presented each year to someone who has advanced and promoted workplace safety and health.

“The Distinguished Service Award is reserved for a special individual who has made significant contributions to the advancement and promotion of workplace safety and health,” says ISEA President Daniel Shipp. “Over his distinguished career, [Thorton] has shown an unwavering commitment and deep passion for worker safety, and serves as the ‘moral compass’ to make sure that risks to workers are appropriately identified and mitigated to ensure that workers go home safely to their family at the end of their shift.”

Thornton is a professional member of ASSE’s Greater Tidewater Chapter and is chair of ASSE’s Council on Professional Affairs. He was appointed by former Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis to chair the OSHA Maritime Advisory Committee for Safety and Health and has received the U.S. Department of Labor’s Distinguished Service Award for his work with OSHA.

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