Chapter News

SW Washington Safety Conference

Posted: Feb 12, 2018

Mt. St Helens Section 2018 Professional Development Conference will be held on March 7

at the Cowlitz Regional Conference Center

The full day program will feature speakers presenting on topics such as WA DOSH’s Fall Protection, Confined Space  Standard, and new/updated Rules.  In addition, there will be a presentation on “Violent Intruder, Workplace Preparation.”
Lunch will be provided but register by February 28 to ensure that enough lunch will be ordered.
For more information click here  for the full program. To download the registration form click here.





Chapter participates in Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service

Posted: Jan 18, 2018

“Everybody can be great… because anybody can serve.”– Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

On January 15 several Chapter members (Illa Gilbert-Jones, President, Paula Jones, Past-President, Milt Villegas, Delegate-at-Large, Annie Moorman, Community Service Committee Chair, and Don Binzer) and friends (Carrie Allen and Amanda Tutor) participated in the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service.  At the Gilbert Park Elementary SUN School they helped others in improving the community educational garden. Activities included pulling weeds, hauling/removing debris, pruning, and mulching.  The project was sponsored by the Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization (IRCO). Annie Moorman, Chapter Community Service Committee Chair, organized the Chapter and friends participation.  To learn more about the Gilbert Park Elementary SUN School Garden watch this video.

2018/2019 ASSE CWC Nominations and Elections Committee

Posted: Nov 27, 2017

It is already that time of year again where we begin the search for members who want to Pay it Forward and get involved in the Chapter operations by recruiting our future leaders.  The 2018/2019 Nominations and Elections Committee has been formed.  Dede Montgomery, appointed by current President Illa Gilbert-Jones has graciously agreed to help us find aspiring new leaders.  Additionally, I have asked Judy West to serve on this committee since she is so well-versed in all Chapter operations and understands what it takes to fill our many important roles, 16 to be exact!  Both of these ladies are strong leaders, amazing networkers, and well respected in the EHS community.
We will be actively looking for volunteers after the first of the year.  If you are interested in running for an Officer position, please feel free to contact one of us directly.  Remember, this will be for the GOSH 2019 year.  So exciting!  Running for Office and moving up through almost every elected position has helped me immensely, both personally as well as professionally.  The places you will go, the faces you will meet, the hands you will shake… is just so rewarding! I promise you, an experience you will never regret!  My email is or you can always reach me on my cell at 503.577.7920.  We so look forward to hearing from you!  Safety & Health: Pay it Forward!

Annual Toy Drive – December membership meeting

Posted: Nov 27, 2017

Community Services Project:  Gifts for Kids

CWC-ASSE is  continuing our tradition of  collecting unwrapped toys and gift cards at our December membership meeting.   The gift cards and toys will be provided to the Child Welfare office of the Oregon Department of Human Services to share with the kids in their care including those who have suffered  abuse or neglect.
Help us give  kids in our community a little holiday happiness by bringing toys or gift cards to the December 14th meeting.  If you have questions send an email to Annie Moorman at or your chapter President Illa Gilbert-Jones at   If you are unable to come to or get the toys to this  meeting, please  let us know and we will make arrangements to pick them up.