Indiana University of Pennsylvania Named 2023 Outstanding Student Section

For the first time in nearly 10 years, our student section at Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) has been named the Outstanding Student Section of the Year. The section is part of the Western Pennsylvania Chapter.

The section was strong in all three critical requirements — professional development, research, and campus and community Involvement. The award committee noted the group’s strong technical meetings with diverse topics and presenters, along with great community service projects. The section’s research projects, including “The Influence of Surface Types on Walking Parameters With Slips, Trips and Falls on Construction Sites” and “Work Effort and Perceived Exertion While Wearing Passive Exoskeleton and Industrial Overhead Tasks,” also helped the section receive top honors.

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25th Anniversary New England Area PDC – Speaker Application

Submission deadline is April 30th

The ASSP Region VIII New England Area Chapters invite presenters for the 25th Anniversary Professional Development Conference to submit proposals for review by its PDC Planning Committee.  Thank you for proposing to speak at this special anniversary meeting!

Our speakers provide attendees the opportunity to build professional skills and knowledge, tackle and provide solutions to new and existing challenges in the Safety, Health and Environment field, and promote the development of new entrants in our field. Case studies, regulatory reviews, interactive sessions and a focus on current issues are all popular.  The PDC includes a variety of practical and technical programs which include management techniques and soft skills.

Presentations should be timed to run inside of 60 minutes including the question-and-answer portion (50 minutes plus 10-minute Q&A).  Each presentation room will be provided with an LCD projector, typically an HDMI connection, projection screen, microphone (lapel and/or podium mic).  Some sound will play through integral projector speakers, however, you may wish to bring speakers if that is an important aspect of your presentation for videos, etc.  Plan to bring your own laptop or device for presenting.  Easel pads and markers are usually available if requested.

Proposals are reviewed and scored by our Speakers Committee. Those submitting presentations selected will be contacted by email to confirm arrangements such as date and time slot on the preliminary schedule. A photo (head shot) may be requested at that time (voluntary).

Submissions are done on the form linked here during the window and require enough information for topic, content, learning objectives, speaker bio, and brochure description to meet CEU requirements.

You will need the following information to complete the submittal onto the form linked here:

Speaker Name,  Email Address,  Organization and Job Title,  Mailing Address, City, State and Zip Code,  Telephone Number,  If ASSP Member and Chapter Name,  Professional Credentials/Certifications (up to 3)

Title of Presentation,  Brochure Description (250 characters),  Speaker Bio (250 characters),  Whether presentation material available to post,  Sources used for presentation (APA format,  Research, etc.),  Leaning Objectives (3, using Bloom’s Taxonomy),  Availability in Person, Virtually, or Both,  Whether open to be on back-up list.

    Presenter(s) Name(s) (required)

    Your Email (required)

    Organization (required)

    Job Title (required)

    Mailing Address (required)

    City (required)

    State (required)

    Zip Code (required)

    Telephone (required)

    Are You a Member of the American Society of Safety Professionals? (required)

    If Yes, Which Chapter?

    Professional Certifications (ASP, CSP, CIH, PhD, etc.). Maximum three (3).


    Title of Presentation (required)

    Brief Brochure Description (Max 250 Characters) of Presentation (required)

    Brief Speaker Bio (Max 250 Characters) (required)

    Would you be able to, and willing to, provide a copy or sanitized version of your presentation materials? (required)

    Sources used for presentation in APA format (Research Articles, Company Trend Analysis Reports, Observations & Opinions, Etc.) (required)

    Learning Objective No. 1 using Bloom’s Taxonomy (***REQUIRED***)

    Learning Objective No. 2 using Bloom’s Taxonomy (***REQUIRED***)

    Learning Objective No. 3 using Bloom’s Taxonomy (***REQUIRED***)

    If your application is not selected as a primary speaker, would you be open to being placed on a list of back-up speakers? (required)

    Applicants will be notified by email regarding status of application.

    Millersville University Named 2022 Outstanding Student Section of the Year

    For the first time in over 20 years, our student section at Millersville University has been named the Outstanding Student Section of the Year. The student section is part of the Region VIII Central Pennsylvania Chapter.

    The group was strong in all three critical requirements — professional development, research, and campus and community Involvement.

    The committee that reviewed applications was impressed with the section’s submission. “The quality and quantity of research conducted by the members was outstanding along with the organization of the application and the number of technical meetings this student section participated in.” Faculty advisor Betty-Jo Bowers and the student section will receive $5,000 to fund scholarships and research.

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    Establish a Safety Fund

    Donors can establish a named academic scholarship or professional education grant fund through the ASSP Foundation. Scholarships and grants advance the safety profession and provide national recognition for the donor. The Foundation manages the administrative details of this program and works with the donor to provide qualified award recipients each year.

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    WISE Mentoring Program

    The WISE Mentoring program successfully connects today’s most talented and experienced women mentors with rising and aspiring mentees. This pairing is designed to encourage and empower mentees to more effectively advance their careers through alignment with identified business objective, skill development, career option consideration, and network formation. All discussions are strictly confidential between the two parties. If you are an SH&E practitioner seeking to chart a successful career path or a seasoned pro eager to share experiences and insight, please visit the ASSP WISE website for more information.