Chapter President’s Message

My, my how time flies, to think we are near the end of another activity year – 2021-2022. April was certainly a month filled with events and achievements for the Chesapeake Chapter of ASSP. The Professional Development Conference (PDC), held on April 28 at Johns Hopkins was a well-accepted success. Although paired down slightly, and still hybrid (face-to-face and virtual) there were interesting topics, presented by knowledgeable speakers. With over 80 face-to-face attendees networking opportunities abounded.  Of course, I must also recognize our trade show vendors who through their sponsorship helped make this event possible while displaying an array of products and services most desirable to our attendees. Please support them as they support us.

Our sincere appreciation goes out to the members of the PDC organizing committee, who worked so hard to make this year’s PDC another success.  Not only did they have the challenges associated with planning and conducting an event of this nature, but still under Covid restraints, they exhibited flexibility and rational judgement in keeping the event within the means and resources of the partnering organizations. Well done my Friends!

Another personally rewarding and humbling experience at the 2022 PDC, was my honor to present three awards to outstanding Chapter members who have given selflessly to our organization and to the entire Safety Profession. These awards are for their support of the chapter and their leadership promoting the safety profession. I was honored to present the following awards:

The President’s Award – Craig Lowrey
The Veditz Award – Paul Esposito
The Safety Professional of the Year (SPY Award) – James Woodward

These professionals gave their time and efforts to help make the Chesapeake Chapter a success while promoting their fellow safety colleagues. How about you? Feel passionate about safety and the profession? Want to put your talents and skills to work for you and your fellow professionals. The Chesapeake Chapter is just the place to do it. Expand your network, hone your leadership skills while having a positive impact on the field. Make new friends while expanding your professional experience, looks good on your resume as well.

A special thanks and note of appreciation to the Executive Committee that does the work of the Chapter while setting course for a future. This is definitely a team effort, and your time, energy, understanding and professionalism is unsurpassed. Thank you for your service to the Chesapeake Chapter.

Stay Safe & Healthy!

Yours truly,

James F Kane (Jim)
Chesapeake Chapter President


Welcome and thank you for taking the time to join us at ASSP Chesapeake Chapter. There are many great reasons to join our chapter such as sharing of technical knowledge, professional development opportunities and networking. These interactions help to provide guidance, techniques and solutions to help OSH professionals prevent injuries, improve work environments and educate management. Another advantage is the free subscription to the professional journal Professional Safety, which offers in depth articles on best practices, leadership, standards, policy and regulation. Membership also helps you tap into a powerful audience with ASSP Media Solutions and other means to develop professionally. Our chapter is 392 members strong and still growing!

The ASSP organization itself is the oldest and largest professional safety organization. With more than 37, 000 members worldwide, it is a global association of occupational safety, health and environmental professionals that advances the interests of its members and the profession.

Please feel free to contact us at membership@chesapeake.assp.org if you have any questions. Thanks again for taking the time to join us and we hope to see you again!