I am proud to continue to serve as the Administrator for the Public Sector Practice Specialty for the second year in a row. As we settle into a new fiscal year, our committee is continually working to identify ways to make your membership valuable. There are a few upcoming activities we have that you may be interested in. Feel free to forward any professional development initiatives you’d like to see the committee work on.
Free Virtual Meeting
We are partnering with the Healthcare Practice Specialty to present "Mitigating 'Head-Scratching' Slips, Trips, and Falls - Shared Practices in Prevention" as part of a 60-minute free web call starting at 12:00 p.m. (CDT) on Tuesday, Oct. 16. The session will provide insight on developing policies or regulations, creating education and awareness, analyzing incidents and preventing future occurrences. Register Now
Sponsored Safety Presentation
We are also sponsoring a session, “Gauging Employee Perceptions for Safety and Health” at the 16th Annual Alleghenies Regional Safety Conference in Johnstown, PA. The conference is Oct. 2, 2018. The session will cover how to construct a safety and health perception survey on a low budget. If you are interested in copies of this presentation, please contact me.
We are currently working on a technical article addressing safety and health training requirements for school employees. f you are interested in working on this article, forward your contact information to me.
While we have an engaged volunteer Advisory Committee, we are seeking an executive secretary to actively participate on our committee. This leader is responsible for attending our bi-monthly meetings, taking notes and distributing them to our committee members. Contact me for additional details.
Professional Safety Journal Article
Congratulations to the writers of “Medical Marijuana: Addressing Impairment in the Workplace” article that was published in the August 2018 edition of the Professional Safety. The article was an initiative of our practice specialty and provided some guidance on how to handle workplace impairment as states continue legalizing medical marijuana. If you are interested in professional development opportunities such as this, contact me to be added to the volunteer list for news on upcoming initiatives.
Thanks to all who participated in celebrating the name change from the ASSE to the ASSP this past summer.