Open Position of North Area Director

Region III will begin to review candidates for the Open position of North Area Director. The position serves for 3 years with oversight for the following chapters:

Arkansas, Oklahoma City, Southwest, Fort Worth, Tulsa, East Texas, and Panhandle.

If you are interested in the position, details on submitting your nominations are located on the ASSP website at https://www.assp.org/membership/elections

If interested, please follow directions for submitting and notify Ketha Molina, Region III Deputy RVP (KethaMolina@Texas811.org – 432.209.9482) of your interest.

We hope you consider submitting for the position and support ASSP with your leadership, ideas and guidance.

ASSP Suspends Travel until after April 30: Southwest Chapter Postpones April PDC

ASSP has joined the effort to slow the spread of COVID-19 and has postponed in-person classes and shifting to virtual committee meetings. They are recommending that Chapters follow these recommendations. For more information on planning and preparedness on COVID-19 see, “The Safety Professional’s Role in Planning for a Pandemic.”’

On March 13, ASSP canceled all travel for Society Members until after April 30, 2020 due to precautions taken to mitigate potential spread of the COVID-19. That means Society Staff members that were planning to attend the upcoming April 24 Region III Regional Operating Committee (ROC) meeting will no longer be allowed to travel and participate face-to-face.

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February 2020 Regional Operating Committee Update

On February 7, 2020 Jim Rainwater, MS, CSP, Region III Vice President presided in the Regional Operating Committee (ROC) conference call.

Several items were discussed, including Arkansas Chapter’s approval of by-laws for adoption of the Northwest Section, the upcoming Student Leadership Conference on April 3-5, and upcoming chapter due dates, including the Safety Professional of the Year (SPY) nomination that was due for Chapters/Region on February 2. For Resources on the SPY award, see https://www.assp.org/membership/awards-and-honors/individual-awards/assp-safety-professional-of-the-year-award.

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