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ASHCA Safety Award Nominations

Posted: Oct 17, 2019

Do you know a person or organization that is a leader in agricultural safety, either through training, collaboration, promotion, education or research? The Agricultural Safety and Health Council of America seeks nominations for nine categories of safety awards to be presented March 19, 2020, during the North American Agricultural Safety Summit at Bally’s of Las Vegas. Honorees will receive complementary registration to the Summit and one recipient will receive the WCF “Collaboration in Research to Practice” award and $2,500 cash prize. Nomination deadline is Nov. 13, 2019. Visit for information.

DOL Trade Release

Posted: Oct 08, 2019

U.S. Department of Labor Approves New Respirator Fit Testing Protocols to Protect Workers from Airborne Contaminants

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) today issued a final rule that provides employers with two new fit testing protocols for ensuring that employees’ respirators fit properly.

The new protocols are the modified ambient aerosol condensation nuclei counter (CNC) quantitative fit testing protocol for full-facepiece and half-mask elastomeric respirators, and the modified ambient aerosol CNC quantitative fit testing protocol for filtering facepiece respirators.  Both protocols are variations of the original OSHA-approved ambient aerosol CNC protocol, but have fewer test exercises, shorter exercise duration, and a more streamlined sampling sequence.

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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  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 for assistance.  Chapter SPY applications are due November 1, 2019.

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