Proposed Amendments to Chapter Bylaws

Posted: Feb 14, 2018

This past August, ASSE members made the historic decision to change the organization’s name to the American Society of Safety Professionals.

ASSE members voted to amend Society bylaws to reflect the new name. As a separately incorporated entity, our chapter needs to hold a separate chapter member vote to change the name in our bylaws, as well.

To learn more about these proposed changes:

We will hold a member vote on these proposed changes at an upcoming meeting of the chapter.

2018 ASSE Elections – Open Positions

Posted: Jan 02, 2018

As you may have seen, the 2018 Society Elections are coming up soon, and the preliminary ballots have been published on the ASSE website. There are still 2 key positions within our region that are up for election and nominees are needed immediately – Region IV Vice President, and Region IV Area Director for North Florida/Georgia.

Please go to to view the descriptions and consider submitting your nomination. Serving in a Society Leadership position enables you further develop your personal leadership and business skills while contributing your leadership and vision to the ASSE community to help define its path forward. PLEASE NOTE: all nominees must be a Professional Member of the Society.

Risk Assessment Study Group

Posted: Oct 27, 2016

Greg Griffith, Senior Risk Management Specialist, Chubb Insurance, and Nathan Crutchfield, Owner of Crutchfield Consulting have formed a Risk Assessment Small Group within our Georgia Chapter.  Greg, Nathan and the group continue to explore and discuss current risk assessment approaches and strategies from a mix of industries.  They are also providing updates regarding the ASSE Certificate in Management Program and the ASSE Risk Assessment Institute.  There are currently 15 members participating in this group.  For questions or to get started drop them a line – and

President’s Message – October 2016

Posted: Sep 21, 2016

We have two key service opportunities that our chapter member’s can be a part of this March and June.

Please consider volunteering for the Annual CareerExpo & SkillsUSA Event taking place on March 17 &18. Our chapter has pledged to support the OSHA Sustainable Workforce Alliance and the March CareerExpo is our most important support activity. This event focuses on encouraging the youth of our community to consider a career in safety.

The second opportunity is to be an “ambassador” for our chapter at the June ASSE conference. Many of you have already committed to serving as a moderator or greeter. However, there are still plenty of openings remaining. As the host chapter for this event, we hope that the attendees from other parts of the country will get a taste of Georgia hospitality.

If you are not plugged in to either of these events and want to learn more, send me an email.

President’s Message – July 2016

Posted: Jul 11, 2016

A new year is beginning for the Georgia Chapter and, as incoming president, I want to take this opportunity to thank the many chapter members that made the 2015-2016 year a success. First, I would like to thank all of the people that have been so active in supporting the chapter during the previous year, including members of the board, committee members, presenters, and all others who volunteered their time and efforts. I also want to thank all members who were involved in the just- finished Professional Development Conference in Atlanta. Members of the chapter did an excellent job in numerous roles, including greeters, tour hosts, and session moderators. I especially want to extend a personal thank you to everyone that participated in helping ASSE to prepare for the PDC. Finally, I would like to thank David Brani for his excellent leader as president during the year.

For the upcoming year, I want to challenge those who have been actively involved in the chapter to continue do so, and would encourage those who have not been active in the past to consider becoming more involved. Our chapter has always been one of the best, and we will be looking for ways we continue this tradition. If you have any ideas for ways of improving the chapter, please let one of the board members know. We will be looking for input on speakers and topics for our monthly meetings, community involvement and outreach, local technical and social networking opportunities, and any other suggestions you may have to make our chapter a truly platinum organization.

I look forward to working with all of our members, and if anyone has any questions, comments, or suggestions, please contact me at or 404-266-4146.

Neal Howard