Proposed Amendments to Chapter Bylaws
Posted - Dec 21, 2017

This past August, ASSE members made the historic decision to change the organization’s name to the American Society of Safety Professionals.

ASSE members voted to amend Society bylaws to reflect the new name. As a separately incorporated entity, our chapter needs to hold a separate chapter member vote to change the name in our bylaws, as well.

To learn more about these proposed changes:

We will hold a member vote on these proposed changes at an upcoming meeting of the chapter.

ASSE Greater Tidewater Long Service Certificates
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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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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