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GREATER BATON ROUGE CHAPTER ASSE
ANNUAL ALLIANCE REPORT
November 11, 2009
- Alliance Background
December 19, 2008
The Greater Baton Rouge Chapter of the American Society of Safety Engineers
(ASSE) is a non-profit organization that was founded in September 1957. The
current membership is comprised of over 250 safety professionals who represent
employers from various industries such as construction, refinery, chemical, and
OSHA and Greater Baton Rouge Chapter ASSE set out to form an Alliance in order
to provide Chapter members and others with information, guidance, and access to
training resources that will help foster employee health and safety,
particularly in reducing and preventing exposure including, but not limited to:
fall hazards, trenching/excavations, combustible dusts, and struck-by hazards.
- Implementation Team Members
Lance S. Roux, Chapter President 2008 – 2009
Alex Novas, Compliance Assistance Specialist
Chapter Baton Rouge ASSE Executive Board
December 19, 2008 – December 19, 2009
- Implementation Team Meetings
The implementation team met three (3) times during the evaluation period to
discuss the objectives and progress toward the goals set forth within the signed
Alliance document. The implementation team also addressed attendees of the
monthly general membership meetings that were held at various restaurants in the
Greater Baton Rouge Area.
- Events and Products
Training and Education
Outreach and Communication
The Chapter hosted an ASP/CSP certification workshop to benefit members as well
as the general public.
Promoting the National Dialogue on Workplace Safety and Health
Monthly General Meetings include Guest Speakers who discussed topics concerning
Health, Safety or Environmental issues and/or current events.
Informative Emails and Safety Alerts are distributed to Chapter Membership,
Guests and Professional Colleagues.
The Chapter continues to participate in the Adopt-a-School program where
volunteers visit local high schools to discuss and promote workplace safety. In
addition, PPE is donated to schools from the members of the general membership.
Members of the Greater Baton Rouge Chapter ASSE Executive Board and General
Membership are members of several other Professional Association Safety
Committees including but not limited to: Associated Builders and Contractors
Pelican Chapter, Safety Council of Louisiana, Greater Baton Rouge Industry
Alliance, ANSI/ASSE Z-59 Fall Protection Standard Advisory Committee,
Southeastern Louisiana University’s Occupational Safety & Health Curriculum
Advisory Steering Committee, and the National Petroleum & Refining Association
National Safety Committee.
Joint Membership meetings were also held with the American Industrial Hygiene
Association and the Bayou Chapter ASSE.
The Greater Baton Rouge Chapter ASSE Members now have access to a greater of
amount of educational information and have been exposed the continued efforts of
OSHA to reach at-risk industries by sharing current events, safety alerts and
Activity (Conference, Training, Print and Electronic Distribution, etc.)
2009 General Meetings Topics
Number of Individuals Reached or Trained
Bird Flu, Ron Torres, P.A.
Functional and Fit for Duty Testing, Blaine Calendar
Working with your OccMed Doctor, Dr. Luke Lee
Motorcycle Awareness and Public Safety, Warren Broussard
ANSI Fall Protection, Clint Honeycutt
Process Safety Management, Glenn Young, CSP
OSHA Agency Update, Alex Novas
Because of the Greater Baton Rouge Chapter ASSE’s involvement with this
Alliance, information was shared that brought the Chapter’s first ever
sponsorship of the Louisiana Worker Memorial Day promulgated by Louisiana
Governor, Bobby Jindal in 2009.
The OSHA-BRAO Compliance Assistance Specialist (CAS) provided OSHA Update
presentations and gave presentations at various member workplaces. At each
month’s meeting, the CAS provided literature which included educational
brochures, pamphlets and training materials. Topics provided but were not
limited to: Process Safety Management, Emergency Preparedness, Pandemic Flu
Preparedness, and Construction Safety.
During the upcoming year, OSHA and the Greater Baton Rouge Chapter ASSE will
continue to work together through the Alliance to provide employers, employees,
OSHA staff and the public with safety and health information. For example,
during the ASSE's Regional PDC, to be held in Baton Rouge, March 25-26, 2010,
the area office compliance assistance staff and area director will conduct
presentations and provide conference participants with OSHA publications and
Information of interest.
In addition, the Alliance will work towards the establishment of a periodic
newsletter for Louisiana outreach program participants and other concerned
parties. The newsletter will include OSHA, industry and relevant information to
serve employers and employees with the recognition and prevention of hazards
within their workplaces.
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