Chapter News

Joe Opauski Receives Chesapeake Chapter SPY Award

Dec 17, 2018

On November 29, 2019 Frank and Robb presented Joe Opauski with the Chesapeake Chapter Safety Professional of the Year (SPY) award. The presentation was made at Northrop Grumman’s annual safety banquet at the National Electronics Museum in Linthicum Heights, MD.

Sample Volunteer Roles at Chapters

Jun 18, 2018

Low commitment role: Good for new members, first time volunteers, or those with limited / irregular availability
Medium commitment role: Good for those interested in on-going or project-based involvement
High commitment role: Good for those interested in advancing to leadership positions

Individual Opportunities
Position / Role Description Expected time commitment
Set up A/V equipment for meetings (sound, computer, projector) 2 hours per month for regular chapter meetings; possibly more for PDC
Record chapter meetings and other events 2 hours per month; possibly more for PDC or other events
Low / Medium
Photograph chapter meetings and other events 2 hours per month; possibly more for PDC or other events
Assist with checkin / registering attendees at chapter meetings Arrive 30 minutes early to the meeting (+ meeting attendance)
Provide guidance to an early career safety professional from the chapter 2 hours per month
Website reviewer
Review chapter content on a regular basis and make recommendations for what new content is needed and what old content can be archived 2 hours quarterly
Social Media Coordinator
Manage one or more of the chapter’s social media accounts, including posting relevant content and responding to members’ posts 1 hour weekly
NAOSH Coordinator
Coordinate chapter’s NAOSH activities, including outreach to local governments and/or coordination of poster/video contest 1 hour weekly between March-May
Community Service Coordinator
Medium / High
Identify and coordinate opportunities for chapter members to participate in charitable giving (ex. ASSP Foundation, safety supplies donations, etc.) varies
Event host
Low / Medium
Host an education, networking, or social event (including tours) in coordination with chapter Programs Chair 3 month process: 2 hours for first two months, 5 hours final month (including event)
Newsletter Contributor
Low / Medium
Write an article for the chapter newsletter (technical article, event write-up, member spotlight, etc.) 2 hours per article
Newsletter copy editor
Low / Medium
Copy edit chapter newsletter Up to 3 hours
Identify potential sponsors or exhibitors for chapter meetings / PDC 1 hour per sponsor
PDC Moderator
Low / Medium
Introduce speaker during PDC & assist with any in-room needs 2 hours (+ PDC attendance)
Chapter representative
Staff ASSP booth at local / regional events 2-4 hour shifts day-of, 30 minute summary after
Career Day presenter
Low / Medium
Represent chapter at local high school / technical college career day event 2-3 hours planning; 2-3 hours for event
Public Relations
Medium / High
Send press releases to local media regarding chapter events 1 hour per event
Meeting Greeter
Provide a welcoming atmosphere for members attending chapter events Arrive 30 minutes early to meeting (+ meeting attendance)
Medium / High
Serve as chapter liaison to governmental agencies, like-minded organizations, or other community groups Up to 1 hour monthly
Phone bank
Low / Medium
Make phone calls to welcome new members, connect with current members, and reconnect with lapsed members 1 hour per month of participation
CSP / ASP study group leader
Facilitate study group for chapter members working toward certification 2 hours monthly
Member Recognition
Gather information about members doing great things so they can be recognized 30 minutes – 1 hour per recognition
Student Champion / Liaison
Medium / High
Coordinate student-centered networking events for the chapter and serve as point of contact for student members who do not have a student section Up to 2 hours per month + special events
Financial Assistant
Assist Chapter Treasurer with tracking various financial activities Up to 2 hours per month + special events
New Member Liaison
Low / Medium
Providing welcome and orientation to new chapter members Up to 2 hours per month

MACEM and MEMA Seeking Business Partners for New Apprenticeship Program

Jan 24, 2018

The Mid-Atlantic Center for Emergency Management (MACEM) at Frederick Community College (FCC) and the Maryland Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) are seeking employers to partner with in creating a new emergency management apprenticeship program. Employers must be located in the state of Maryland but can be any type of business or organization that is in need of emergency management support.

“We are looking for employers to work with us to develop the next generation of emergency managers,” said Kathy Francis, executive director for emergency management at FCC. “Many different professions require emergency management, and connecting motivated students with employers looking to expand their emergency management capabilities is a win-win.”