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E-Mail issues

Posted: Jul 30, 2018

If you have difficulty getting ASSP or chapter emails delivered to your inbox, it’s likely they are being blocked by your ISP or company’s spam filter. Why might a spam filter do this? It could be due to an aggressive stance against commercial messages or the filter may be programmed to not allow the same message to be sent to many different recipients at the same time.In these situations, the first step is to whitelist ASSP on your desktop computer or through your company’s IT department.

Whitelisting identifies ASSP as a safe sender from whom you want to receive messages.You can whitelist chapter emails. For example, updates@chapter.assp.org, wherein chapter.assp.org would be replaced by your chapter’s web address (e.g., chicago.assp.org).You can also whitelist Society emails using bounce@send.assp.org.View instructions [realmagnet.com] for desktop level whitelisting (which you can do) as well as whitelisting instructions for your IT team to apply at the server level.

Even if you whitelisted Society and chapter messages in the past, you may need to do so again now that we have become ASSP – that is, change that “e” to a “p” in your settings.For more information about whitelisting, contact ASSP’s web team.

We Are Safety Professionals!

Posted: Jun 13, 2018

After the record-setting conference in San Antonio, TX, our Society’s name was officially changed to the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP).

As a result, the website for Society is now www.assp.org.

Be sure to check this out, as it has gone through quite a “facelift”.  As you probably already noticed, our Chapter website URL changed the “e” to a “p” as well.  If you used your browser’s bookmarks, you were probably re-directed to this page automatically.  However, make sure you adjust your bookmarks to show that our URL is now “http://hawkeye.assp.org“.

As with all change, it takes a little getting used to.  However, it is quite easy to remember the slogan ASSP is using, “We are safety Professionals!”

You can follow Society on Twitter: search for @ASSPSafety

Safety 2018 – It was HISTORIC!

Posted: Jun 13, 2018

Hopefully, you were one of the many ASSP members who made it to Safety 2018 in San Antonio, TX.  Networking opportunities abounded with over 5,000 safety professionals from around the world, not to mention the hundreds of safety vendors from all across the United States.  This conference was historic for more than just the attendance.  It marked the official change from our old name: American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) to American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP).

In addition to the keynote talks, breakout sessions, tours, pre-conference, and post conference seminars, there were many opportunities to network and meet informally with Region parties, vendor gatherings, and safety demonstrations.

Special thanks to DuPont and VF Workwear for bringing “Thermo-Man” to demonstrate why Flame Resistant (FR) garments are so important if your facility has potential flash fire or arc flash hazards!

  

Cotton garments burn – even after the flash fire is gone…

    

…but Flame Resistant (FR) garments, such as the Nomex coveralls pictured, will self-extinguish once the flames are gone.

(All photos by Joe Korpi)

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