Chapter News

Honoring 15 Years of BISE Members Excellence During Black History Month!

The ASSP BISE group proudly shines the spotlight on its incredible members who’ve been with BISE every step of the way (the last 15 years!); their unwavering support and engagement have fueled BISE’s success.

Greater Detroit Chapter member (and former ASSP President) Darryl C. Hill, Ph.D., MBA, CSP, among other things, is one of those being honored. Darryl – what a great leader you are.

KUDOS to the entire and distinguished group, who through 15 years of networking, professional development, collaboration, and excellence, have helped create such success!

New Pilot Course – MIOSHA Training Institute. NOTE: Time Sensitive!

A recent email sent through MIOSHA and received by some of our members (who are signed up with the State to receive announcements from MIOSHA) indicates that the MIOSHA Training Institute (MTI) will offer a new MIOSHA General Industry 10-Hour Course. 

MIOSHA will pilot the multi-day course at Monroe Community College on Feb. 28-29. Attendees who provide feedback to MIOSHA will receive a 50% discount on the course cost. 

Upon successful course completion, participants receive an OSHA General Industry 10-hour card. This course offers resources and tools to create or enhance an effective safety and health program, an overview of OSHA and MIOSHA, hazard communication, walking working surfaces, fall protection, personal protective equipment, electrical, machine guarding and highlights of many key general industry safety and health standards. 

The email from MIOSHA added, “This course is a must for employers and employees faced with the need to perform new or multiple job functions. As personnel shift to accommodate business needs, staff must understand the importance of safety and health programs and their effect on business.”

Seating is limited. Register ASAP to ensure your spot and opportunity to provide valuable input for this program.

Chapter Member Greg Zigulis Interviewed for Michigan Safety Conference Podcast

Greg Zigulis was interviewed recently for a podcast with the Michigan Safety Conference (MSC). Greg is a long time member of ASSP and the Greater Detroit Chapter, and consultant with Sixth Sense Safety Solutions. The interviewer was Sheila Ide, a past President of the MSC, retired Michigan OSHA employee (Health and Safety Manager), consultant (Abrasive Butter Consulting) and someone who facilitated the MIOSHA Training Institute (MTI).

The podcast theme was “Going Beyond the Standards,” and included topics like the differences and relationship between occupational health and safety regulatory standards (compliance standards) and voluntary consensus standards, the value of the integration of EHS processes within other organizational processes, the ANSI/ASSP Z10 standard and ISO 45001 standard on Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems, a bit of information about Prevention Through Design concepts (with reference to the ANSI/ASSP Z590.3 standard), and other things.

If you have an interest in the podcast – information/links are shown below! Or, click here.

Another Great “Safety at the Zoo” Event!

Over 25 people attended the Greater Detroit Chapter (GDC) Safety at the Zoo event on December 19th, 2023. This was one of several activities we (the GDC) hold each year to provide an opportunities for our members to learn, network, and have some fun. We started off with a presentation by Lynn Cox, followed by dinner at Table 28 and a stroll around the zoo enjoying the light displays. The presentation reviewed the different requirements that help keep all those involved safe, from the staff and animals all the way to the 1 million+ guests that visit the Detroit Zoo each year. This was a great event. A big thanks to Lynn, and to everyone else who helped make this happen!

ASSP Recognizes Members with 25, 40 and 50 Years of Membership and Service to the Safety Profession

ASSP recently released a list of persons who have been ASSP members for periods of time that have exceeded 25, 40 and 50 years. While the ASSP Greater Detroit Chapter (GDC) values the membership and contributions to the chapter made by “all,” the GDC wants to recognize the ASSP GDC members who made it to the list – shown below. Congratulations, and – WOW!

25 YEARS OF SERVICE

Byron J . Beattie

Craig R . Chunchick

Malcom E . Dunbar

Patrick C . Peters

Rocky M . May

Ronald D . Henderson

40 YEARS OF SERVICE

Daniel R . Scarvie

Douglas C . Hardy

Martin R . Gill

50 YEARS OF SERVICE

Dale A. Gray