Chapter Governance Bylaws

This past March, delegates made the historic decision to transition the House of Delegates to an Advisory Group, amending the ASSP bylaws to effect the change. ASSP has updated all governing documents to reflect this change, including the model chapter bylaws. Per the chapter affiliation agreement, chapters are required to maintain bylaws that are aligned with the model chapter bylaws. Chapter members will need to vote to amend our chapter’s bylaws to bring them into alignment with these updates. Please watch your inbox for an email to review the redline copy of our chapter’s bylaws with the proposed amendments and an e-ballot to vote on these changes.

Chapter President’s Message

Happy New Year!  As we turn the calendar over to the 2022-2023 chapter year, I think this is a great time to take a moment to thank Jim Kane for his service as chapter president, for the past two years. Jim’s leadership skilled enabled our chapter to sustain consecutive successful years, despite having to navigate through the global pandemic that directly changed the way in which we interact with one another. Moving forward, the Chesapeake Chapter will continue to provide many different avenues for our members to connect and flourish as safety professionals.

As we move into the new chapter year, we have several plans in the works, for our members to continue to grow and benefit from the many tools that ASSP has to offer.  In order to continue to provide these opportunities, we are looking for volunteers to help in our many committees. As committee members, you will in engage with other safety professional and be able to build your network of safety peers.  Please reach out to me directly, if you are interested in helping us out.  I look to forward to meeting all of our members this year, and growing our chapter.

Ned Fitter
ASSP 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!