Chapter News

New organization name

Posted: Aug 16, 2017

The proposed organizational name change to the American Society of Safety Professionals passed by membership vote. After verifying ballots, 4,918 votes were received out of 35,138 eligible for a return rate of 14%. 74% (3,651) of votes are in favor, 26% (1,267) opposed. We plan to implement use of the new organizational name and brand in alignment with SAFETY 2018, June 3-6, in San Antonio, TX and the launch of our new website. Until then, the organization will conduct business as usual as the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE).


Colleges receive safety equipment donation – paying forward to future leaders

Posted: Jun 12, 2017

ACME presented the Construction Safety Summit with the opportunity to purchase a large amount of safety equipment at a greatly reduced price for donation to the three colleges that provide safety education. Mt. Hood Community College, Oregon State University and Central Washington University. Each program will receive safety equipment valued at $7,000.00  for hands on training.  The first donation was made to Oregon State University as shown in the picture.


2017 National Fall Prevention Safety Stand-down May 8-12

Posted: Apr 20, 2017

The Chapter is partnering with OSHA Training Education Institute, Oregon FACE, AGC Oregon Columbia Chapter, and Oregon OSHA to raise fall hazard awareness in an effort to stop fall fatalities and injuries.  Fatalities caused by falls from elevation continue to be a leading cause of death for construction employees, accounting for 350 of the 937 construction fatalities recorded in 2015 (BLS data). Those deaths were preventable. The 2017 National Fall Prevention Stand-Down occurs May 8 through May 12. The Chapter encourages members to participate or organize events during the week to increase fall hazard awareness.

On May 12, Oregon and Washington partners are offering free training.
Time: 8:00 – 3:00 pm
Location: Sheet Metal Institute, 2379 NE 178th Ave, Portland, OR 97230

Click here to register.

For a flier with additional information click here. For resources (videos, fact sheets, toolbox talks) check out  OSHAOR-FACE  and  CPWR websites.

May 6 – Chapter community services event at Food Bank sign up to participate

Posted: Apr 12, 2017

CWC-ASSE Community Service Project

On Saturday, May 6th the Chapter has organized a group volunteer event from 1:00-3:30 at the Portland Food Bank.  Our group will be repacking foods like rice, pasta, apples or potatoes into family-sized packages, either working at tables or around bins. We hope to see you there.  If you would like to participate click on the link below to register.  If you receive an error copy link and place in browser.


Women in Safety Engineering networking event – March 7

Posted: Feb 27, 2017

Women in Safety Engineering (WISE)
Networking Event
Building a WISE Foundation
Tuesday, March 7, 5:15 p.m., F150-151
Meet with safety professionals from a variety of industries to discuss opportunities for networking, mentorship, and valuable resources designed to assist female safety professionals in their safety and health careers. Our keynote speaker is Lesli Johnson, a founding member of WISE and respected safety professional. Also featured is a moderated panel interview of female safety professionals who will share their experiences of how they landed in a safety career.  Join us as we recognize talented WISE safety professionals selected by
their peers and who are instrumental in building a safety foundation in their areas. This event is open to all.
Please email to register as this is an RSVP
event. Light refreshments are provided.
The Women in Safety Engineering (WISE) Common Interest Group fosters the advancement of women and the sharing of ideas in the OSH profession. WISE continuously evaluates the state of women in the OSH profession, facilitates mentoring of all OSH professionals, encourages networking to strengthen professional relationships, promotes continuing education and professional certifications, and supports the development and peer review of content related to issues specific to women in the workplace as well as within the OSH profession.