Meeting and Tour at Legrand North America, LLC in West Hartford CT, February 7, 2020
Integration of health and safety considerations into manufacturing operational improvement activities at Legrand. We also plan a short tour of the facility focusing on how these activities are managed on a daily basis. Also included is a dive into the near-miss and behavior based safety observation preventive action process.
Making Safety Training FUN @ LEGO, January 31, 2020
How do you make safety interesting? Or dare we say, “FUN”? At the LEGO Group, they use a mixture of humor, storytelling and brand integration to create a culture where safety is a naturally embraced day-to-day. Targeting what resonates with employees and utilizing as much media as possible to deliver the messages. In this presentation, they will showcase a multi-media approach in delivering both OSHA-required safety programs as well as our in-house cultural development programming. The will also show how to “tune in” to the audience, be sensitive to their work loads and operational constraints, thereby building a level of trust. Comic books, cartoons, videos, wacky newsletters, and even short interactive games are all designed and used to quickly and effectively get a message across.
WMOSHA – Cranes, Rigging and Safety, January 17, 2020
Topic Cranes, Rigging and Safety
Persons attending this presentation received training on crane set-up, site requirements, lift / pick plans and briefings, basic rigging inspections, principles and requirements, as well as the responsibilities of a signal person and FAA notifications and requirements.
Philip O’Brien Hallamore Corporation – Safety Director
Dave Patenaude Cableworks, Inc. – Authorized Crosby Trainer
Chester Humbert Manafort Precision – Safety Manager
Chapter meeting, talk and Tour of Colt Defense LLC in West Hartford CT, Sept 26, 2019
Colt Defense Safety & Environmental Manager, Henry Poulin, was kind enough to allow us into the factory. We had a talk about the history of Colt, local Safety issues and then a 90 minute tour of the factory and we even spent some time in the shooting range area. Be sure to check the website regularly for meeting updates.
OSHA’s Machine Guarding Regulations-Interpretations and Amputation Prevention, August 16, 2019
OSHA has had a National Emphasis Program (NEP) on amputation prevention since 2002. A catered lunch and short presentation is planned on Fuss & O’Neill’s experience with this in our region. It will touch on how to interpret some of those general OSHA guarding requirements in Subpart O. For instance, how far does 1910.212(a)(1) really go? What is OSHA looking for to “protect the operator and other employees in the machine area from hazards…?” Specific to the point of operation “that exposes an employee to injury”, what does OSHA mean when it says “The guarding device shall be in conformity with any appropriate standards therefor, or, in the absence of applicable specific standards, shall be so designed and constructed as to prevent the operator from having any part of his body in the danger zone during the operating cycle”?
Consumer Report Automotive Testing Facility in Colchester CT, July 10, 2019
OSHA Summer Summit June 19, 2019
April 2019 Lunchtime Meeting/Tour of Boehringer Ingelheim Kilo Plant.
A PSM talk and tour of BI’s new Kilo plant (mini chemical plant) and then ended with a tour of BI’s new state of the art Pilot Plant in Ridgefield CT. Graciously hosted by longtime member Bill Galdenzi.
2019 CT Science Fair Judging
On March 12, 2019 CT Valley Chapter members Rob Klein, Nathan Fague, Sylvia Malinski, David Garner and Ed Zimmer judged for a Special Award Category for student projects at the 71st Annual CT Science and Engineering Fair. Over 400 projects were on display and viewed by our team. The Chapter donated $750.00 as prize money for the winning students. We choose three projects from the 9th-12th level and three winners from the 7-8th grade level.
Below are pictures of some of the winning projects. Thanks to Nate for coordinating this annual Chapter event and supporting the STEM programs within our local community.
Joint ASSP/CRV AIHA Dinner – February 21, 2019
Jennifer Maclachlan presented Talking Safety: Why Teen Workplace Safety Matters.
Past Presidents Lunch and Presentation – January 25, 2019
Technical Meeting, October 18 at On Track Karting Wallingford, CT
WMOSHA Meeting Fall Protection
3M Safety Roadshow September 21, 2018
CT Science Fair Judging
MGM Grand Casino Construction Tour- February 12, 2018
MGM Grand Casino Construction Tour- May 31, 2017
Past Presidents Night and OSHA Area Office Update
69th Annual CT Science and Engineering Fair
On March 15, 2017 CT Valley Chapter members Rob Klein, Allison Bresloff, Mike Stanczyc, Tim Healey and Ed Zimmer judged for a Special Award Category for student projects at the 69th Annual CT Science and Engineering Fair. Over 500 projects were on display and viewed by our team. The Chapter donated $750.00 as prize money for the winning students. We choose three projects from the 9th-12th level and three winners from the 7-8th grade level.
Below are pictures of some of the winning projects. Thanks to Tim Healey for coordinating this annual Chapter event and supporting the STEM programs within our local community.
January 17, 2017 Meeting
We had another great meeting discussing ergonomics and the role gender plays in development of MSD’s and the pros and cons of Sit Stand Workstations. Our speaker for the evening was Dr. Jennifer Garza of the University of CT Health Center. This was a joint meeting with the AIHA CT River Valley Chapter.
Chapter Holiday Meeting at Mystic Aquarium 12/5/2016
Connecticut Valley ASSE Gift to Egypt Chapter
Our very own Chip Darius had a wonderful opportunity to work on a project to provide safety consulting & training with the US Agency for International Development in Egypt this summer. The project was to develop a safety handbook and provide training for school safety officers in high school level technical/vocational schools. Chip had the chance to partner with the President of the Egypt chapter of ASSE. Our Chapter gave a small gift of a beautiful CT made Woodbury pewter bowl as a sign of friendship and collaboration. Safety really is a global effort. Thanks for sharing Chip!
Chapter Meeting October 18, 2016 at Colt Manufacturing
Chapter Meeting September 20, 2016 at On Kart Racing
Chapter Meeting September 20, 2016 at On Kart Racing with ANSI/ASSE Z15 Safe Motor Vehicle Fleet Operations Technical presentation