The Central Ohio Chapter hosts a monthly meeting from September through May. We do not charge a fee for attending. Meetings are generally held on the third Friday of each month. As an attendance award. members attending 6 or more of the meetings will receive an attendance award.

Each meeting is held at a different location, usually a company or organization whose employees are chapter members. On occasion, hosting companies will offer tours of their facilities following the meeting’s program. Meeting agendas usually include a continental breakfast provided by the host company or other sponsoring company, a chapter business meeting, and a professional development program.

If you are going to attend, please RSVP to Tracy Thompson by email or call Tracy @ 614-312-9809.

Chapter meetings are normally breakfast meetings held from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. on the third Friday of each month unless otherwise noted on the Main Page or in the monthly Newsletters.

OSHA Safety Day

The Ohio State University & the Columbus OSHA office, in conjunction with the Central Ohio American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) are proud to present Safety Day 2014.

The 9th annual OSHA Safety Day will be held at the OSU Fawcett Center from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. More than 300 OSU employees, contractors, and students are expected to attend! OSU Safety Day 2014 will be packed full of educational programs on a variety of safety-related topics.

  • Opening Speaker: Lynn Readey, OSU Associate Vice President of Facilities Operation and Development
  • Keynote Speaker: Fred Rine of FDRsafety will present Want to, Not Have-to: Motivating Workers to Work Safely.
  • Closing Speaker: Nick Walters, OSHA Region V Regional Administrator



Registration is due by February 1, 2014. Cost is $50 per person. All students are FREE but must register through their professors.

On-line registration and payment can be made below. Students should not register online through the ASSE website. No refunds will will be given after February 1, 2014. All information provided will be used for registration purposes only.

Please feel free to email us any questions at

OSU/ OSHA Safety Day 2014





7:00am - 4:00pm Registration
7:45am - 8:00 am Opening Speaker
8:15 am–9:15 am Breakout Sessions
9:30am - 10:30 am Breakout Sessions
10:45am - 11:45 am Breakout Sessions
11:45am - 1:00pm Lunch and Keynote Speaker
1:00 pm-3:00pm Breakout Sessions
3:15 pm-3:45pm Closing Speaker
3:45 pm-4:00pm Wrap- Up/Raffle
7:45am - 3:00pm Vendor Exhibits


8:15am to 10:30am

Predicting & Preventing: Using Leading Indicators to Assess Safety Performance Learn about the common struggles companies face in gathering true leading indicators from worksite inspections. Review a case study and statistical research to assess safety culture and potentially predict a worksite incident.

8:15am to 9:30am

Global Harmonization System in Construction How does the updated OSHA Hazard Communication standard affect me, the chemical end user? Learn how the standard goes from a right-to-know to a right-to-understand for employees.

Advanced Electrical Hazards, NFPA 70E Attendees will be able to understand how to become compliant with NFPA 70E and OSHA’s electrical standards.

9:30 am to 10:30 am

Scaffolding Attendees will be able to understand OSHA’s scaffold standard and how to stay compliant with OSHA when using another contractor’s scaffold.

Hot Topics in Construction Ladder safety and noise hazards will be discussed. A demonstration on ladder safety will be performed.

10:30 am to 11:30 am

Focus Four Construction Hazards Learn to identify and prevent OSHA’s focus four hazards in the construction industry.

Build it Better. Construction Ergonomics Work design tips, recommendations, and best practices to reduce construction workers' exposure to risk factors for musculoskeletal disorders, including repetitive motion and whole body vibration.

Best Practices for Unique Tie-Off Situations, Fall Protection The session will discuss examples of best practices for how to tie-off while performing commercial construction activities.

1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Excavations and Emergency Preparedness during a Trench Rescue Safe planning for the trenching and excavation activity requires a look beyond what can be found in the OSHA code book. This session will review basic safety precautions for trenching and excavation activity while bringing to light some of the considerations that should be made when planning for work.

Asbestos Awareness Training Attendees will learn the background, history, and uses of asbestos in buildings, potential health risks associated with asbestos exposure, regulations, personal protective equipment, and engineering controls. A training certificate will be given to all session attendees.

OSHA Citation Process: Beginning to End What happens after a company receives OSHA citations? Examples will include OSHA cases in the settlement process for informal settlements and court settlements.

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