Welcome to the website for Western Carolina Chapter of ASSE. Our website is dedicated to providing current information to help Safety Professionals in Western North Carolina. The website is offered in cooperation with The American Society of Safety Engineers.
The Western Carolina Chapter wants your participation. We meet monthly in Hickory, North Carolina and offer programs throughout the year to keep safety professionals in the area involved and aware of what is happening in the world of Safety.
As you explore this website, please take note of the calendar tab to stay informed of coming events. Contact us if you have questions or you wish us to see additional information about safety.
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Western Carolina Chapter Presents
2015 ASSE Western Carolina Safety School
“Prevention is the Key to Safety Success”
Thursday, April 9th, 2015
This is the 21st year for the ASSE Western Carolina Safety School in Hickory. We proudly host the School again at the Crowne Plaza. The theme for the School is “Prevention is the Key to Safety Success” and will leave participants with good information on how to be safe at work and at home.
||Opening Comments - Rick Kilpatrick, Chapter President
||NC Commissioner of Labor - Cherie Berry
Commissioner Berry will update us on the state of
OSHA in NC
||“Western Piedmont Safety Council”
Safety Talk Contest Winner
||The Importance of Industrial Hygiene Monitoring with Instrument demonstration - Michelle Mann North Carolina Department of Labor
||Ergonomics - Defining Ergonomics, understanding how the body works, Recognizing risk factors and how work station setup and work methods relate and how ergonomics can be applied to the workplace. Jeff Hoyle - N.C. Ergonomics Research Center
||“ You Can’t Fix Stupid” Turn The Lights Back On
Want to turn the lights off on your safety culture? Then go and blame the worker. Call out the fact that injuries are their fault - and lose the chance to learn.
Dr. Timothy Ludwig Appalachian State University
||Leading and Lagging Indicators: Traditional measures, modern analytics. Dr. Shawn Bergman Appalachian State University Center for Analytics Research Education
||Behavior Based Safety: “Finding the Risk being taken in your operation.” Danielle Kretschmer Appalachian State University
||Grand Door Prize Drawings
||Closing Remarks and Adjourn-Curtis Daniels President Elect
The Hickory Crowne Plaza is located on L-R Blvd., Exit 125, off I-40. After exiting I-40, travel south and the Crowne Plaza is located on the left. The fee is $55.00 which will include materials, breaks, and buffet lunch.
To register, please download and send the registration form to Gary Barger:
You can also register using the Paypal form below.
Western Carolina Safety School - April 9, 2015 - Vendor Booth Registration Payment
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NCDOL Annual Safety Awards Banquet Reservation - Hickory Crowne Plaza - June 25, 2015
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