Chapter News

2022 Corporate Safety Award Program

The Northern Virginia Chapter of the American Society of Safety Professionals is accepting applications for its 2022 Corporate Safety Award Program. This award recognizes companies or government agencies who have demonstrated a commitment to employee health & safety. To qualify applicants must have achieved an OSHA DART (Days Away From Work, Job Restriction or Job Transfer) Incidence Rate below the national average for their company’s/agency’s North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code.

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University of Iowa PhD Student – Research Study for Health and Safety Professionals

Dear Colleague, 

My name is Kolie Eko and I am carrying out a study as part of my PhD program at The University of Iowa. This study aims to understand the role of health and safety professionals as a result of global trade in North America. As a good response rate from health and safety professionals is critical to the success of my study, I hope that you will consider taking this short, 10-minute online survey.  

To be eligible to participate, you must self-identify as a United States citizen who is currently working as a health and safety professional in at least one North American country (Mexico, Canada, or the United States). Your participation is completely voluntary, and your answers will be kept confidential. The survey is administered in English. 

If you are interested in participating in the study, please click on the provided Qualtrics survey link to answer the questions:  

I appreciate your time and consideration.  Should you have any questions, please contact me at


Kalyani (Kolie) Eko, CSP, MPH 

PhD Candidate, Occupational and Environmental Health 

College of Public Health, The University of Iowa 


The weather conditions couldn’t be any better for 36 registered golfers to play in the ASSP NoVA Chapter annual golf benefit at Forest Greens Golf Club in Triangle, VA. This is the largest turnout of golfers for this event thus far.
Golfers and Sponsors from the National Capital Chapter
Golfers and Sponsors from Harkins Builders
Team Scores
Contest Holes

We look forward to a repeat successful event next year!

2021-2022 Chapter Meeting Schedule

August 25-27, 202135th Annual ASSP Region VI PDCVariousMyrtle Beach, SC
Sep 23, 2021 12:00-1:00 p.m.NFPA 70 E UpdateJerry RiveraFree Webinar
Oct 14, 2021 12:00-1:00 p.m.Confined Space Unique Hazards and Urban LegendsBruce DonatoFree Webinar
Oct 18, 2021 7:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.Golf Benefit Forrest Greens Golf Course
Nov 4, 2021 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.Confined Space Competent PersonGeorge StallingsSprint Training Center, Reston, VA
Nov 18, 2021 12:00-1:00 p.m.Crisis Management Andrew Geisert Dave ChandlerFree Webinar
Dec 8, 2021 12:00-1:00 p.m.Drone Safety (joint with WMACSA)Chris WrightFree Webinar
Dec 2021 Dates/Times TBDTopGolf Networking Event Ashburn TopGolf
Jan 20, 2022 12:00-1:00 p.m.IH – “I am not an expert, but these are good things to know”TBAFree Webinar
Feb 17, 2022 12:00-1:00 p.m.ISO 45001 – The Practical Approach; Value & ImplementationErika FrankFree Webinar
Mar 17, 2022 12:00-1:00 p.m.Known and Unknown Hazards Around Heavy EquipmentTBAFree Webinar
April 21, 2020 12:00-1:00 p.m.Environmental Regulation OverviewTBAFree Webinar
May 19, 2022 7:00 – 9:00 a.m.Annual VOSH UpdateDaniel WellsFree Webinar
Jun 16, 2022 12:00-1:00 p.m.Legal UpdateAdele AbramsFree Webinar

Upcoming Opportunities to Look out for:

Train the Trainer – ATSSA Flagger

Train the Trainer – Fall Protection (1910/1926)