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Central FL Chapter Scholarship and SPY Award – Nominations Due 11/1

Posted: Sep 29, 2019

Central Florida Chapter Scholarship

Did you know the Central Florida Chapter also has a local scholarship/grant program?  Completed applications (see below) must be submitted by COB November 1, 2019 to Heather Earl at heather.earl@disney.com.  The winners will be presented with their awards at the December Chapter Meeting.

ASSP Central Florida Member Grant Application 2019

Central Florida Chapter Soliciting Safety Professional of the Year (SPY) Award Nominations

The Edgar Monsanto Queeny Safety Professional of the Year Award is awarded annually to an ASSP member who demonstrates outstanding achievement in the occupational safety and health (OSH) field while also advancing the OSH profession overall. The award is named for Edgar Monsanto Queeny, who exhibited unwavering commitment to workplace safety after a tragic industrial explosion in the late 1940s destroyed Monsanto’s Texas City plant, killing 512 people, including 145 employees. The tragedy moved him to place a greater emphasis on safety in the company’s operations. To this day, the firm’s safety record reflects his deep personal commitment to protecting workers. Through this award, Monsanto Company proudly supports our members efforts to create safe work environments that will lead to a safer, stronger future.  There are Chapter, Regional, and a Society-level SPY awards.  If you are interested in nominating a peer or yourself for this award, please contact Awards and Honors Chair Heather Earl at heather.earl@disney.com for assistance.  Chapter SPY applications are due November 1, 2019.

ASSP Annual Scholarship Application Period Open

Posted: Sep 25, 2019

Online applications for ASSP Foundation grants and scholarships are available starting Sept. 15. Since 1990, the ASSP Foundation has awarded scholarships and professional education grants to students and professionals who are starting or continuing their OSH education. In 2019, the ASSP Foundation awarded a record $407,873 with nearly 150 awards each year ranging from $500 to $15,000 each.

Applicants must be current ASSP members. Applications are accepted online through Dec. 1, 2019. Only one application need be filled out to be eligible for all available awards. Awards will be announced April 15, 2020. Users will need to create a new user name and login, since ASSP have changed vendors from previous years. Direct link to application here.

 

AIHA Fall Conference – Registration Now Open

Posted: Sep 25, 2019

The Florida Local Section of the American Industrial Hygiene Association 2019 Fall Conference is scheduled for Thursday-Friday, October 17-18, 2019.  The conference will be held at the Radisson at the Port, located at 8701 Astronaut Boulevard in Cape Canaveral, Florida.  The Florida Chapter of the Health Physics Society will be joining us for the conference, and presentations will be given by both groups.

Registration is open.  Sign up now!!!  https://flaiha.wildapricot.org/event-3487558

The agenda can be viewed here: AIHA FCHPS Fall 2019 General Session Agenda v2.pdf

We look forward to seeing everyone at the conference!

– FL AIHA Board Members

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