Chapter Meeting News – 10/04/19

Oct 07, 2019

At our October 4th Chapter meeting Leonard Bashkin of SecuraStock talks about the latest way to control product usage from flammable liquid storage cabinets. Made in Northern Ohio!

Check them out!

Golf Outing – Society of Fire Protection Engineers

Jul 12, 2019

WHEN: Friday, August 9, 2019

TIME: Registration 8:00 AM at the course |  Shot gun start -10:00 AM  |  Dinner and prizes 3:00 to 4:30 PM

WHERE: Tanglewood Club  |  8745 Tanglewood Trail Chagrin Falls, OH 44023

COST: $75 (Incudes 18 holes of golf, half cart, hot dog lunch and dinner of pulled pork and grilled chicken with sides) | $20 Dinner only Cost

Please RSVP with your list of golfers to Gary Jones by 7/26/19 | 216-906-8883; 

Sponsorship in this Golf Tournament benefits the MetroHealth Foundation and specifically the Burn Care Center. See the page entitled MetroHealth for details on how our donation benefits burn victims. Due to your generosity, the Northeast Ohio Society of Fire Protection Engineers has been able to donate over $7,500 the past several years.

CLICK HERE for Details

2019 Scholarship Winner!!

Apr 08, 2019

We recently received an announcement from the ASSP Foundation regarding our chapters annual scholarship award.

As many of our members already know, the Northern Ohio Chapter’s scholarship is funded year after year by the special events this chapter organizes and sponsors.  The proceeds from these events are sent to the ASSP Foundation for them to administer the award of our scholarship from the pool of applicants that they receive every year.  The Chapter provides guidelines for the award of the scholarship to the ASSP Foundation to ensure our scholarship is awarded ideally to a person (or persons) that meet our criteria.

For the next scholarship funding round we will again be hosting the golf outing on May 21, 2019 at the Windmill Lakes Golf Course in Ravenna, Ohio. Check out the details of this event, sign-up to golf, sponsor a hole, or just help out at this event by CLICKING HERE.

Below is the announcement from the ASSP Foundation.

Greetings from the ASSP Foundation!

Its the most wonderful time of the year- the time when we are able to share information on the years scholarship and grant awardees!  Thank you for  leading the charge for this impactful and life-changing program.

Each year, the American Society of Safety Professionals Foundation receives hundreds of applications from around the globe. This year was no exception!  We are excited to announce that with your support, the 2019 ASSP Foundation awarded a record-breaking $402,725 in scholarships and grants.

Thank you for entrusting the ASSP Foundation board and the scholarship and education committees with stewardship of your investment.

We are pleased to present the following, on behalf of the ASSP Foundation Education Committee.

Northern Ohio Chapter Scholarship, $1000

Awarded to: Adam Recker

The University of Findlay (OH)

Bachelors, Environmental Safety and Occupational Health Management

Greater Detroit Chapter, Region VII


On behalf of these individuals and our entire organization, thank you. We could not do this without your.

Sarah Martino
Manager, ASSP Foundation.


Bob Gates has safety on his mind, all the time

Mar 27, 2019

Bob Gates has safety on his mind, all the time

It doesn’t matter if they’ll be digging dirt, pouring concrete or welding steel, Bob Gates wants the workers building our new hospital to start off doing the same job.

Unrolling some Scotch tape.

Gates wants them to find a photo of someone or something they love and to tape that picture inside the front of their hard hat.

“It could be a spouse, child, grandchild, pet, motorcycle, boat, vacation spot or winning lottery ticket – whatever’s important to you,” says Gates. “Every day, when you put on your hard hat, that picture goes in front of your eyes.

“It’s a constant reminder of why you want to work safe.”

Read Full Article on METROHEALTH website.

Why Morale Is More than ‘Just Common Sense’

Feb 18, 2019

Rick Bohan from Chargrin River Consulting presented on the topic of [ Why Morale Is More than ‘Just Common Sense’ ] at our chapter meeting on Jan. 15, 2019.

Here is a link to an article that delves further into this topic

Chagrin River Consulting is a small agency that works for small and medium-sized organizations, helping them get better at what they do.  Their specialty is manufacturing but they’ve also worked with health care, education, the public sector and not-for-profit organizations.