Chapter President’s Message

Well the time is finally here, our much anticipated “2022 Chesapeake AIHA/ASSP Educational Seminar”, affectionately referred to as the Chesapeake PDC, is just a couple weeks away.  The April 28, 2022 event is being offered in both a face-to-face and virtual venues. The face-to-face seminar will be held at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, for more information on the seminar look HERE.  There is still time to register, but the clock is ticking so please don’t delay; click this link to REGISTER.

In other exciting Chesapeake Chapter news, the votes are in for the Chapter Officers for activity year 2022-2023, and the winners are:

  • President – Edward Fitter (Ned)
  • 1st Vice President – James Woodward
  • 2nd Vice President – OPEN
  • Secretary – Tony Lenzi
  • Treasurer – James Kane (Jim)
  • Delegate – Paul Esposito
  • Director – Craig Lowry

Congratulations to our new officers, we look forward to another successful year under your guidance. However, Chapter Officers are only a part of the team that keeps the Chesapeake Chapter running and providing valuable benefits to our members.  There are also committees that handle much of the planning, research, organizing and implementation for the Chapter. These committees are comprised of members, just like you, who want to contribute to the success of the chapter, and reap the rewards of being a participating member of a premier safety organization. Please take a look at our website and see what part of the organization interests you, where you can make a positive difference and how you can advance yourself in your professional development. The benefits are many, including expanding your knowledge, networking with other professionals, honing your leadership skills, and a good point on your resume as well.

Here is a summary of some of the committees that may interest you; the Chapter relies on committees to provide valuable services to our members.  These committees plan and determine our activities for the upcoming year.  Some examples are:

  • Programs – Arrange our technical programs
  • PDC – Plans and conducts our annual Professional Development Conference
  • Government Affairs – Tracks and informs on legislation and other actions
  • WISE – Women in Safety Excellence
  • Membership – Staying in tune with our members
  • Awards & Scholarships – Support and Recognition of Members
  • Nominations and Elections – Continuity of Leadership

As you can see there are many interests covered and your assistance with these helps ensure the success of the Chapter.  Become a part of the team and learn the inner workings of the Chapter and Society. If interested, please contact any Board member, you can find us on our website.

Welcome to our new members and Student Members, we look forward to working with you as our Chapter grows.  Thank you to all our current members and special thanks to our Chapter Leaders, we must, and do, work as a team to achieve our goals. I hope everyone stays warm, safe, and healthy.  I look forward to seeing you all soon.

Stay Safe & Healthy!

Yours truly,

James F Kane (Jim)
Chesapeake Chapter President
American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP)


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!