2017 PDS and Essentials of HAZMAT Management

The Potomac Section of the AIHA and The National Capital Chapter of the AHMP and The Johns Hopkins School Education and Resource Center


The 2017 Professional Development Seminar (2/27/17)

The Essentials of Hazardous Materials Management Course (2/28/17 – 3/3/17)

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2017 Virginia ASSE Chapters Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) Joint Field Trip


As part of Distracted Driving Awareness Month, the Colonial Chapter annually partners with DRIVE SMART Virginia for a crash test and tour of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.  More than 80 people attended the 2016 meeting. The group viewed a crash test of a 2016 Dodge Challenger and was briefed on IIHS research by Dr. David Kidd of the Institute.

SAVE THE DATE:  This year, the event will be held on April 11th and all Virginia ASSE members are invited to attend.



Rebar Lifting Guidelines Chart

Have you ever wondered how much rebar weighs when workers are moving it around a jobsite?  If so, Liberty Mutual has put together a Rebar Lifting Guidelines chart to quickly determine the weight of a specific size and length of rebar and the recommended number of employees that should be used to carry the rebar described.  See attached link to view the chart.

Liberty Mutual_Rebar Lifting Guidelines Chart


Counterfeit PERI Formwork Found in the Construction Industry

PERI has identified counterfeit copies of their MULTIPROP posts circulating the construction industry and being used in conjunction with their own MULTIPROP posts.  Read full article in the PERI Counterfeit Formwork Alert attachment below.


Immediate Action Required – 3M™ DBI-SALA® LADSAF™ X2 and X3 SLEEVES

3M Fall Protection (formerly Capital Safety) has identified a limited number of Lad-Saf X2/X3 sleeves with the locking lever not working properly.  Read full article from 3M in attached alert.

3M Fall Protection Alert – LADSAF X2/X3


Colonial Virginia Chapter Hosts Roundtable at OSHA Conference

The Colonial chapter of ASSE started this roundtable meeting for all of the local chapters (NOVA; NCC; Star Valley & Greater Tidewater) several years ago as a pre-conference session at the VA State OSHA conference. There were 35 people at the meeting!!!

ZIKA Science and Practical Prevention

As the Zika virus continues to spread through the Americas and with hundreds of imported cases here in the United States, Bruce Donato reviewed what we need to know about the virus at the September zikaChapter Meeting.

To learn more about the virus, including signs & symptoms; transmission; diagnosis; treatment; and prevention…… on the picture to the right to see his presentation.

Extra, Extra……….Read All About It!!!

Hot off the press, ASSE NOVA’s 2nd Quarter 2016 Newsletter.  Click the picture to read it!


Legislative / Regulatory Reports for Virginia

Below are the latest state legislative/regulatory reports for Virginia.  Some of the legislative/regulatory issues found in these reports may be of some interest to you.

OSHA Citations to Increase

Employers beware!

The new bipartisan budget, passed by both the House and the Senate and signed by President Obama on November 2, 2015, contains provisions that will raise OSHA penalties for the first time in 25 years.

Download the memo for more information.

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