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ASSE GREATER TIDEWATER LONG SERVICE CERTIFICATES

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.    

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40 years– Charles Adams               40 years– Igancio Cruz

Hampton Roads Mechanical                  Cruz, Inc.

 

James Thornton Receives ISEA Distinguished Service Award

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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.

Colonial Virginia Chapter Hosts Roundtable at OSHA Conference

The Colonial chapter of ASSE started this roundtable meeting for all of the local chapters (NOVA; NCC; Star Valley & Greater Tidewater) several years ago as a pre-conference session at the VA State OSHA conference. There were 35 people at the meeting!!!

Drive Smart Virginia, ASSE Colonial & Greater Tidewater Joint Field Trip April 11, 2017

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As part of Distracted Driving Awareness Month, the Colonial Chapter annually partners with DRIVE SMART Virginia for a crash test and tour of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. More than 80 people attended the 2016 meeting. The group viewed a crash test of a 2016 Dodge Challenger and was briefed on IIHS research by Dr. David Kidd of the Institute. This year, the event will be held on April 11th and all Virginia ASSE members are invited to attend.

Professional Safety

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.

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Establish a Safety Fund

Donors can establish a named academic scholarship or professional education grant fund through the ASSE Foundation. Scholarships and grants advance the safety profession and provide national recognition for the donor. The Foundation manages the administrative details of this program and works with the donor to provide qualified award recipients each year.

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WISE Mentoring Program

The WISE Mentoring program successfully connects today’s most talented and experienced women mentors with rising and aspiring mentees. This pairing is designed to encourage and empower mentees to more effectively advance their careers through alignment with identified business objective, skill development, career option consideration, and network formation. All discussions are strictly confidential between the two parties. If you are an SH&E practitioner seeking to chart a successful career path or a seasoned pro eager to share experiences and insight, please visit the ASSE WISE website for more information.

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