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Chapter Officers and Committee Members 2009/2010

Chapter President Tom Benedict [email protected] President Elect OPEN POSITION Vice President Melissa Noyes Secretary Jack Braddock [email protected] Treasurer Denise Dudek [email protected] Western Mass Section Chair [email protected] Chris Caron Past President Don Gardner [email protected] Membership Chair Marty Lewis [email protected] Communication Chair [email protected] Dave Gelpke 203-639-2440 Construction Chair Joe Bongiovanni [email protected]

CVC Elects New Officers!

Chapter Secretary Jack Braddock reports that the election results are in! A total of 37 valid votes were cast by Members in good standing (17% of the Membership), making the election valid in accordance with the Chapter's Bylaws (and one of the highest voter turnouts in recent years). New Chapter Officers for the 2010 ­ 2011 year: President President-Elect Vice President Treasurer Secretary Dave Boutin Eric Munz Will Reardon Tom Benedict Jack Braddock

The Chapter is also very pleased to announce that Don DeToro will be taking over as the Scholarship Committee Chair and John Stelle will be taking over as the Western Massachusetts Section Chair (formerly Chaired by Chris Caron). Please congratulate all of these Members in their new leadership roles (you might want to ask them how YOU can contribute and become more involved in Chapter operations)!! Be sure to thank our outgoing leaders at the June 30th Member Recognition Night Meeting (see attached announcement)

http://ctvalley.asse.org/ Welcome to our new members SAFETY CHUCKLE

You can always bank on safety . . . for your best interest Gordon Brookes, John Deveau and M Saxon Hope to see you at a meeting very soon.

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By Tom Benedict

ASSE CVC Co-Sponsors CBIA Health, Safety & Wellness Conference

Our Chapter helped make CBIA's Health, Safety & Wellness Conference a success on April 8th by cosponsoring the conference and providing presenters for several technical presentations. Altogether, four Chapter members were presenters: Mark Haskins and Patty Cushman on "Safety Excellence", Tom Benedict on "ANSI/ASSE Z490.1-2009 Training Standard", and Chip Darius on "Safety in the Green Economy". Special thanks to Jack Braddock for manning our Chapter booth and recruiting new members! At the lunchtime break, we held a drawing for a free 1-year ASSE membership, which was enthusiastically won by John Deveau of SmurfitStone. Welcome John!

IT'S OFFICIAL.....

Dave Gelpke Awarded Region VIII Safety Professional of the Year!

After winning Chapter Safety Professional of the Year (SPY) and New England Area SPY, the Chapter is very proud to announce that Dave Gelpke has won the honor of ASSE Region VIII SPY and will receive his award at the House of Delegates Meeting on June 13th in Baltimore at SAFETY 2010. Way to go Dave, and thank you for all you do to keep people safe and contribute to the SH&E Profession!

CVC Reinvigorates Student Scholarship Program!

The Chapter's Jeff Carson Memorial Scholarship Program has been reinvigorated under the guidance of Dave Boutin, Scholarship Committee Chair. The other Scholarship Committee Members include Ralph Willing, Chris Hughes, Jack Braddock, Don DeToro, Mark Haskins, and Tom Benedict. Together, the Committee Members worked hard earlier this year to reexamine the eligibility criteria and update the program materials. The Scholarship Program will be formally publicized shortly via email, on our Chapter website, via our LinkedIn Group, in selected newspapers, and with selected schools (watch your email!).

Network on LinkedIn

Our Chapter LinkedIn Group is an added benefit of membership, and has now grown to 79 members in just a few short months! The LinkedIn Group is free and is open to ASSE Chapter members and nonmembers, including interested SH&E professionals in our area. Check out discussions, news items, and job postings. Want to join? Search via LinkedIn for "ASSE Connecticut Valley Chapter", and click "Join". Member Jason Pekoske recently won a free Chapter dinner meeting by being the first person on the LI Group to reply by email with the correct number of Chapter SPYs who have attained Region VIII SPY (contest posted as part of the announcement on LI of Dave Gelpke's award of Region VIII SPY).

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Overview of Kleen Energy Plant Investigation Over 65 attendees turned out on May 20th to hear CSB Investigator, Dr. Mary Beth Mulcahy describe CSB's preliminary findings relating to the fatal explosion that occurred in February at the Kleen Energy power plant in Middletown, CT. A separate, special edition of the newsletter will be sent out shortly with a summary of the information presented by CSB, and supplemental information regarding precommissioning gas blows at combined cycle gas turbine power plants.

Science Fair Thank You Notes

The Chapter has received several wonderful Thank You Notes from the Young Scientists we chose to recognize at the recent CT Science Fair in March, held at Quinnipiac U. (see the April issue of CVC's Newsletter). One note even included a clipped out Norwich Bulletin newspaper article which highlighted ASSE CT Valley Chapter's recognition of 13-yr old Heather Barber's project, "Fabric Flammability"! All of the students' Thank You Notes will be available for Members to view at our May and June meetings.

For information on the seven steps to becoming a Certified Safety Professional (CSP), please visit the Board of Certified Safety Professionals website at www.bcsp.org.

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New Connecticut Chemical Innovations Institute at UCONN Health Center

Submitted by Tom Benedict, CSP, CPEA, CHMM

CVC Tours the State EOC

With the severe floods and storms we had during the month of March, the Northeast sure had its share of weather-related emergencies, and emergency response activities. On April 28th, the CT Valley Chapter took advantage of a welcome "lull" in all of the emergency operations to take a guided tour of the State of Connecticut Emergency Operations Center (State EOC), located at the State Armory in Hartford. Our tour guide was Thomas Gavaghan, Region III Coordinator for the Connecticut Department of Emergency Management & Homeland Security (DEMHS), who explained how his agency interfaces with local responders and officials through the State EOC to provide critical support in times of emergency. DEMHS implements an "All Hazards" approach to emergency preparedness and emergency management via the EOC, including public health threats, acts of terrorism, hazmat incidents, severe weather, and natural disasters. Following our tour, we gathered at Black-Eyed Sally's for some fantastic Cajun fare and BBQ that got some alarm bells ringing, but in a good way!

In a literal eleventh-hour vote, the Connecticut Legislature passed legislation (Substitute House Bill 5126) creating a Chemical Innovations Institute in one of its last actions of the 2010 legislative session. The new Institute will be housed at the UCONN Health Center and is intended to "(1) foster green job growth and safer workplaces through encouraging clean technology innovation and utilization of green chemistry, and (2) provide assistance to businesses, state agencies and nonprofit organizations that seek to utilize alternatives to chemicals that are harmful to public health and the environment." The Bill was advanced by the Coalition for A Safe & Healthy CT, a diverse coalition of 50 member organizations. I had the opportunity to attend an exploratory meeting back in April on the then-proposed Bill, hosted by the Connecticut Public Health Association (CPHA), one of the Bill's proponents. The April meeting was attended by interested representatives from CPHA, manufacturing industries, labor unions, environmental health organizations, the Connecticut DEP, UCONN Health Center, and the CT Coalition for Environmental Justice. At the meeting, ideas were solicited on how the Institute could be of value to industry in accomplishing the goal of seeking safer alternatives to toxic chemicals currently used in commerce. The notion of being a local, Connecticut clearinghouse for safer chemical alternatives and "green chemistry" appeared to be at the forefront of the ideas suggested. Now that the Bill has passed, it will be up to an appointed Board of Directors (TBD) to decide how to implement the mission bestowed on the Institute. Since funding for the Institute will rely completely on grants and donations obtained by the Institute, it remains to be seen how much of an impact the Institute will be able to make. Additional details, including the legislative text, Bill analysis, fact sheets, and public testimony can be found via internet searches on the term "Connecticut Chemical Innovations Institute".

Tour attendees are pictured, left to right: Rick Lardie, Dave Boutin, Scott Kuhnly, Michael Stanczyc, Thomas Gavaghan, Don Detoro, Denise Dudek, John Braddock, Chris Caron, Marc Nettleton. Photo: Tom Benedict

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> In memoriam Richard Twomey passed away on May 12. Richard was a 24 year member of American Society of Safety Engineers. Our heartfelt condolences to his family and friends.

Link to: Richard E. Twomey Obituary

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CONNECTICUT VALLEY CHAPTER JOINS THE CONNECTICUT SAFETY SOCIETY

FOR THEIR 15 ANNUAL MEMBER/GUEST GOLF OUTING

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ASSE Meeting Announcements!

Lunchtime Plant Tour Calloway Golf Thursday, June 17th at 12:00 pm

WHEN: Thursday, June 17th at 12:00 pm. WHAT: Want to see where your "dream" golf equipment is made?? Join us for a lunchtime meeting and plant tour of Calloway's manufacturing facility, graciously hosted by Chapter Member Tony Vinciguerra and our Chapter's Western Mass Section. Lunch will be provided. WHERE:Callaway, 425 Meadow Street, Chicopee, MA. COST: $20 for ASSE Members, $25 for Non-Members. As always, Job-Seekers are Half Price. RSVP: Reply to John Stelle by Monday 6/14, by Email: [email protected] or phone 413-626-5050 to get your name on the list. Hope to see you there!

Monday June 7, 2010

9:00 AM Shotgun Start ­ Scramble Format­ All playing abilities welcome

LOCATION: Blue Fox Run GC, 65 Nod Road, Avon, CT 06001, (860) 678-1679 TIME: Registration starts at 7:45 AM - Shotgun Start at 9AM Golf and Networking are good reasons to participate, well, here's another: We're not raising our prices !!! COST/PERSON: $ 80 - CSS Members and members of CT Valley and Nutmeg Chapters of ASSE $100 - All other participants Golf includes: · 18 HOLES W/CART, RANGE BALLS and a complimentary sleeve of golf balls from the Society. · REGISTRATION: Starts at 7:45 AM · Light CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST: Coffee and donuts at 8AM · LUNCH RIGHT AFTER GOLF: Cheese and Crackers, Buffet lunch (salad, pasta, chicken, beef, potato, veggie, Italian pastries and coffee) (Cash Bar available) · PRIZES: Closest to the Pin - Longest Drive (Men and Women) ­ Low Score (1st, 2nd, 3rd). 50/50 raffle....Something for just about everyone. SPONSORSHIPS are available that include golf packages or you can donate a raffle prize. Contact Dave Gelpke for all reservations or sponsorships: 1-800-642-2346 x92440 or 203-639-2440 (daytime) or [email protected]

OSHA Update, General Meeting & Member Recognition Night! (FREE) Wednesday, June 30th at 5:00 pm

WHEN: Wednesday, June 30th at 5:00 pm. WHAT: Come hear an update on OSHA activities from an OSHA Representative (invited), and also celebrate a successful Chapter Year as we recognize Members who have made valuable contributions to the Chapter over the past year. Come and meet the new Chapter Officers, and sign up to get involved on committees for the coming year! Light refreshments will be provided. WHERE: Loureiro Engineering Associates, 100 Northwest Drive, Plainville, CT. (Thank you Don Gardner & LEA!) COST: ABSOLUTELY FREE! RSVP: Reply to Tom Benedict by Monday 6/28, by email ([email protected] ) or phone 860-575-6797 to get your name on the list. Hope to see you there! MAY 2010 Page 4 of 9

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Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) Part I of III

What is an AED? An AED (automated external defibrillator) is a small, portable device that analyzes the heart's rhythm. If a patient has suffered SCA (sudden cardiac arrest) the AED quickly determines whether the heart is in a state of ventricular fibrillation (VF) or ventricular tachycardia (VT). If one of these two rhythms exists the AED will direct the rescuer to deliver an electrical shock to the heart. If the shock is delivered within the first few minutes of sudden cardiac arrest the therapy may help the heart to reestablish an effective rhythm. AEDs are very safe to use. It is important to note that an AED will NOT shock a patient that does NOT need to be shocked. You can not accidentally deliver a shock to a patient that does not need it. If a shock is not needed the AED will verbally instruct the responder that "no shock advised", even if the responder were to accidentally push the shock button after the "no shock advised" warning is announced, the AED would NOT deliver a shock. When is an AED used? An AED is used when a patient suffers SCA (sudden cardiac arrest). SCA is NOT a heart attack. To understand the difference between SCA and a Heart Attack, think of the building that you may now be in. The building is equipped with a plumbing system and electrical system. For you to utilize the building both systems must be operational. Although the plumbing and electrical systems are very different both work together to make the building functional. If either of the two systems is not working as they should for an extended period the building can not be used. I realize this may be a simplified example however the cardiology of the heart works similarly. The cardiology of the heart contains an electrical system and a plumbing system. It is the electrical system that sends a signal to the plumbing system to pump. There are times when a blockage may occur in the plumbing system and blood can not flow through the system as it should. When this occurs we refer to it as a heart attack. Begin to think of a heart attack as "failed plumbing". There are often warning signs associated with one experiencing a heart attack. In other words, often times there are tell tales signs of the plumbing failure. These warning signs may include; chest pain, shortness of breath, radiating pain down the arm,

pain in jaw, pain in the back, profuse sweating, white pasty skin among others. Each of these warning signs often times gives the victim time to respond. If an AED is deployed on a patient experiencing a heart attack the AED will issue a "no shock advised" audible prompt. as AEDs do NOT correct plumbing failures. On the other hand, SCA (sudden cardiac arrest) is a failure of the electrical system not the plumbing system. The danger in SCA is that more often than not there are no warning signs, as it happens "Suddenly". The victim appears to be fine one minute and the next minute they are flat on the floor. The victim is not breathing and unresponsive. When the electrical system of the heart fails the heart begins to beat out of control, it quivers and shakes like a bowl of gelatin. When the heart is in ventricular fibrillation or ventricular tachycardia there is little to no blood flow at all because the electrical system is not providing the plumbing system with the signal that it needs to receive in order for the plumbing system to perform its function. The only way to correct the fibrillating heart is by defibrillating it. An AED (automated external defibrillator) does NOT jump start ones heart as the heart is already started it is just beating out of control. An AED actually delivers an electric current across the heart muscle that actually stops the heart from beating out of control. The best way I can describe what happens is to think of your computer. There are times when your computer just "locks up" and you have no idea why. The corrective measure is to "reboot". After you have rebooted the computer it magically begins to behave as it should. Think of an AED as a "rebooter" of the electrical system of the heart. Sometimes the electrical system of the heart becomes confused, out of control and it needs to be rebooted. The only remedy that can take the heart out of this confused state is an AED. If you have ever heard of a victim dying from a "massive heart attack", clinically they have died of and electrical failure not a plumbing failure. According to the American Heart Association approximately 300,000 people lose their lives to SCA each year. The danger in SCA is that unless an AED is applied in the first few minutes the likelihood of saving the patient is low. It is generally accepted that for every minute that a person is in SCA their chance of being saved is reduced by 7 to 10% per minute. Essentially after 10 to 12 minutes the patient will not have any

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chance of being resuscitated. Optimally the AED should be deployed within the first three or four minutes. Why you need an AED Considering the fact that if an employee suffers SCA at your place of business and you call 911 as your first responder the likelihood of saving that person is only 5%. The reason is simple; the ambulance will not arrive until it is too late. Companies that have deployed public access defibrillation (PAD) programs experience save rates as high as 70%. If you would like more information on creating a HeartSafe workplace there are many resources available to you from the American Heart Association, American Red Cross, OSHA and many more. Doug Comstock is a certified AED specialist and assists New England companies develop and deploy Public Access Defibrillation programs. He can be reached at [email protected] or at 860-970-3250 >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

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2009 Top 10 Most Frequently Cited Serious Violations

(Construction & General Industry): According to OSHA, the top 10 violations last year were:

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often from the planking or support giving way, an employee slipping, or from being struck by a falling object. 2. Fall Protection - Any time workers are performing elevated work, they are at risk and need to be protected. According to OSHA, fall protection must be provided at 4 feet in general industry, 5 feet in maritime work environments, and 6 feet in construction. Specialty work, such as steel erection, has other heights and requirements. 3. Hazard Communication - Chemical manufacturers and importers are required to evaluate the hazards of the chemicals they produce or import. They must prepare labels and safety data sheets to communicate hazards to their customers. Employers that use these chemicals must have a written program, make safety data sheets available, maintain a labeling program, and train their employees. 4. Respiratory Protection - Respirators protect workers against insufficient oxygen environments,

harmful dusts, smokes, mists, gases, vapors, and sprays. These hazards may cause cancer, lung impairment, affect specific organs, and cause other diseases or death. Control of Hazardous Energy (Lockout/Tagout) Practices and procedures that safeguard employees from the unexpected startup of machinery and equipment or the release of hazardous energy during service or maintenance. Ladders - Work-related fatalities caused by falls, are a serious problem. According to the Department of Labor, falls are one of the leading causes of traumatic occupational death. Powered Industrial Trucks - Many employees are injured when lift trucks are inadvertently driven off loading docks, lifts fall between docks and an unsecured trailer, they are struck by a lift truck, or when they fall while on elevated pallets and forks. Electrical, Wiring Methods - Engineers, electricians, and other trades working directly with electricity, including overhead lines, cable harnesses, and circuit assemblies, may be exposed to improperly installed or maintained systems. Electrical Systems Design, General Requirements - Individuals, such as maintenance personnel, operators, office employees, and salespeople, may work with electricity indirectly and may also be exposed to hazards associated with circuits that are not code compliant. Fall Protection, Training Requirements ­ Many employees are exposed to falls as a result of elevated work. Proper training on selection and use of fall protection equipment and personal fall arrest system (PFAS) can help reduce these hazards.

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Summer lightning hazards

Summer is the peak season for one of the deadliest weather phenomena; lightning. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), an average of 58 people in the U.S. are killed each year by lightning. The NOAA suggests, "When thunder roars, go indoors!" For this and other safety tips, please see the NOAA's Lightning Safety webpage.

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Forklifts' other hazard...

While most forklift "Safety Talks" center around tipovers, forklift batteries present serious hazards, too. Your forklift drivers and others who work around forklifts and on forklift maintenance need to know the hazards and how to protect themselves with proper precautions. Make sure workers know the hazards of forklift batteries. Hazards come in four general areas: 1. Battery Acid--The solution in a battery is called an electrolyte, and it is corrosive. It will eat holes in your clothing, etch the concrete floor of your workplace, and damage your skin or eyes. 2. Hydrogen Gas--Batteries give off this flammable gas and if it is allowed to accumulate in a small or confined area, it is readily ignitable and can result in an explosion. 3. Electrical Shock--Most people have connected "jumper cables" to their car battery and have probably seen the sparks that jump from the battery lead to the cable when the cable is connected to the battery. 4. Heavy Batteries--Attempting to handle a battery without proper material handling equipment can result in a severe muscle strain. Emphasize the importance of using personal protective equipment (PPE) whenever workers are cleaning a battery, checking the electrolyte, removing a vent cap, cleaning up electrolyte, or adding water to a cell. Here are PPE basics for working with forklift batteries: · · · Wear goggles designed for working with acid liquid because the electrolyte may bubble up or spray up at any time. Wear a face shield to protect your face from the electrolyte. Wear rubber gloves, which will resist the acid of the electrolyte and will protect your hands. They also provide a little bit of electrical resistance. Wear a rubber apron to protect your clothing and body from the acid.

the designated battery charging and storage area. Acid spill kits have absorbent materials designed to absorb acid liquids. They also come with acidresistant PPE. Acid spill kits have tools, such as shovels, and container drums that are made of plastic so they will not be corroded by the acid. Workers must know they should never touch an acid spill unless they have received specific training on spill response and spill cleanup. Use the neutralizing solution in the acid spill kit. Baking soda is commonly used to neutralize acid spills. Why It Matters ... · · · Forklift batteries present many hazards--some can be fatal. Acid burns, electrical shock, and explosions are some of the dangers. Employees need to be trained in forklift battery precautions in order to stay safe.

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The American Industrial Hygiene Association® (AIHA) participated in a public hearing hosted by OSHA

on March 5 to discuss modifications to the Hazard Communication Standard to Conform to the United Nations' Globally Harmonized System of classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS), according to an AIHA press release. In anticipation, AIHA prepared comments to the proposed revisions and submitted its "Proposal to Modify the Hazard Communication Standard to Conform to the United Nations' Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS)" at the hearing. In the proposal comments, AIHA discussed parts of the OSHA proposal that it supports and gave recommendations regarding areas of concern. One of the recommendations that AIHA makes is on the proposed requirement that OSHA permissible exposure limits (PELs), as well as other exposure limit used or recommended by the chemical manufacturer, importer are included on the Safety Data Sheet. AIHA believes that if OSHA allows the inclusion of other occupational exposure limits used or recommended by chemical manufacturers, importers, or employers, then the agency must take

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Make sure workers know what to do in emergencies involving forklift batteries. Train them in your workplace procedures. Here are general emergency steps: Know where the spill kit is located. It is designed specifically for acid spills and should be located in

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this a step further and add a non-mandatory appendix to the HCS to incorporate reference to the TLVs and other occupational exposure limits like the Workplace Environmental Exposure Levels (WEELs). AIHA's full comments are available for review at http://www.aiha.org/newspubs/govtaffairs/Pages/GovernmentAffairsNews.aspx

The ignition source for the blast has not been determined. CSB investigators said the construction site had many possible ignition sources, and that gas blows could also self-ignite if debris ejected from piping impacted other objects nearby, creating sparks ­ adding to the risk of the practice. The plant was designed to use a "combined cycle" to efficiently generate electricity. In this type of facility, natural gas is combusted to drive massive turbines, and then residual heat is recovered from the exhaust gases to produce additional power through the use of steam turbines. Newly constructed pipes frequently have debris and other contaminants that can damage gas turbine blades, necessitating some form of pipe cleaning prior to start-up. CSB investigators will present the new findings, derived from a survey of 62 representatives from the combined-cycle gas power industry, at professional society meetings in Maryland and Connecticut this week. Thirty-nine survey respondents (63%) indicated their companies had at some time used flammable natural gas to blow out piping. Only one of those 39 respondents said a flare was used to safely combust the gas prior to venting to the atmosphere. Link to the browser: U.S. Chemical Safety Board

<><><><><><><><><> CSB UPDATE: Pipe Cleaning Practices that Led to Kleen Energy Explosion Are Common Across Gas Energy Industry, Survey Data Show

CSB Public Meeting Planned Next Month in Connecticut to Consider New Safety Recommendations

Washington, DC, May 19, 2010 ­ The practice of using flammable natural gas to clean power plant piping, which led to the fatal explosion at Connecticut-based Kleen Energy on February 7, has been commonly used across the gas-fired power generating industry, CSB investigators said today. The explosion, which killed six workers and injured at least 50 others, occurred during a "gas blow" ­ a planned effort to clean out new fuelgas piping leading to combustion turbines by directing highpressure natural gas through the pipes and out of vents located near ground level, adjacent to the power generation building. The gas accumulated above the lower explosive limit and ignited, causing massive damage to the new billion-dollar facility, which was nearing completion.

<><><><><><><><><><><> Chapter Members Give Back to the Community with "Rebuilding Hartford" On April 24th,

Chapter Members Dave Gelpke, Jack Braddock, Joe Bongiovanni and Tony Zanghi served as Volunteer Safety Monitors for "Rebuilding Hartford's" annual community event which helps distressed communities with light construction projects. Safety Monitors were assigned to each project across the City in order to help keep construction volunteers, some of whom were kind-hearted but unskilled novices, safe and healthy. Many of the Safety Monitors were long-time construction safety professionals who included ASSE Members from CT Valley Chapter, Nutmeg Chapter, and the CT Safety Society. Many thanks to Dick Pfeiffer of Nutmeg Chapter for recruiting and organizing the Safety Monitors for this worthwhile community event!

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Government Affairs

Don't want to wait for GA Update to find out what is happening? ASSE's activities and bigger news items related to government affairs are posted on the government affairs page at when they happen. http://www.asse.org/professionalaffairs_new/index.ph p The following government affairs-related items impacting the practice of safety, health and environmental professionals also can be accessed directly at http://www.asse.org/professionalaffairs/govtaffairs/ga update/ ASSE has links to state government sites at

2010 KEY DATES:

June 7 Monday ­ The unofficial GOLF DAY for Safety, Health and Environmental Professionals CT Valley Chapter is a proud sponsor at the CT Safety Society Golf Outing Join us! June 14 ­ 16 National ASSE Professional Development Conference in Baltimore, MD June 17 Thursday Tour of Callaway Factory June 30 Wednesday OSHA Update, General Meeting & Member Recognition Night! FREE meeting for CVC Members Check it out! Nov 30 and Dec 1 The 12 New England Area PDC Sturbridge MA

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http://www.asse.org/about/sitesstate.php.

Excerpt from the ASSE email MEMBER Notice

If you're looking for a job, you can post your resume and receive automated notifications when jobs become available that match your interests-- all at no cost. Look who is hiring at www.nexsteps.org! Here are a few recent postings - there are over 45 postings in the last 30 days! Continental Western Group. Loss Control Representative. (Fargo, ND) TransCanada. Safety Specialist. (Calgary, Canada) Argonne National Laboratory. Health, Safety, and Quality Assurance Assessor. (Lemont, IL) Americold Logistics. Process Safety Management Compliance Manager. (Atlanta, GA) DZSP 21, LLC. Safety Manager, NAVOSH. (Hagatna, Guam) Job seekers should visit the NexSteps Career Center at Safety 2010 to post resumes and view postings by companies seeking to hire an SH&E professional. Employers can post positions and browse through resumes. During the week of Safety 2010, ASSE allows jobs to be posted at no charge so there will be more jobs available to attendees of Safety2010. If you have not registered for Safety 2010, do so today and we will see you in Baltimore!

If you are interested in helping the PDC committee please contact Eric Stager at [email protected] 3rd Tuesday of each month Connecticut OSHA's roundtable discussion is open to all. Contact John Able - [email protected]

CONN OSHA Roundtable

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