ASSP Student Chapter Receives 2021–2022 ASSP Outstanding Student Section of the Year Award

The American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) Student Chapter at Millersville University received the 2021 –2022 ASSP Outstanding Student Section of the Year Award. The ASSP Club will be recognized and awarded $5000 in June at the Safety 2022 Conference in Chicago.

Top to Bottom: Simon Maier, Kerri DeWitt, Adam Kreisman (Treasurer), Nate Meyers, Nigel Marquez, Kyle Smith, Jordan Branch, Skylar Tsosie, Brianna Reitnauer (Vice President), Emily McComsey (President), Phil Gomba (Secretary), Dr. Betty-Jo Bowers (ASSP Advisor), Halee Schick (Newsletter Editor/Historian), Vaughn Weldon.

Emily McComsey, President, and her board members (listed above) were dedicated to making the ASSP student chapter successful this year. The ASSP Club promoted student engagement and participation in meetings, research, activities, community service, and safety training. Board members received scholarships for their accomplishments from ASSP and other organizations. Some of the activities that the club performed were as follows:

  • Partnered with Millersville’s Marauder Graphics Club to design and print t-shirts given as an incentive to boost membership
  • Organized and held several technical meetings and a resume workshop
  • Attended the Governor’s Occupational Safety and Health (GOSH) Conference in Hershey, PA in October 2021
  • Participated in Millersville University’s Involvement Fair in February 2022
  • Partnered with the ASSP Central PA parent chapter to host two technical meetings
  • Presented research on pedestrian and driver safety at Millersville University crosswalks during an ASSP Central PA parent chapter meeting and Lancaster Safety Council (LSC) in April 2022
    • Eleven students completed CITI training to perform research
  • Helped the Millersville Lions Club perform a Medical Den cleanup project and a safety inspection at the Millersville Community Pool
  • Attended LSC monthly meetings on Zoom and an in-person
  • Attended CPR/AED training in March 2022
  • Hosted and participated in 24-hour Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) training by Purdue Farms in April 2022
  • Hosted Companies Day in April 2022
  • Performed fire extinguisher simulator demonstrations at the Women in Math, Science, and Technology Conference in April 2022
  • Attended and provided updates to the OSEH Program External Advisory Board meetings

Congratulations to MU ASSP Student Section on receiving this remarkable achievement!

– Contributed by Dr. Betty-Jo Bowers

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