Save the Date!

The Greater St. Louis Safety & Health Conference is scheduled for Tuesday, October 18th at 7:15 a.m.  As in years past, the event will be held at the Busch Student Center at Saint Louis University.

Conference and registration details will be provided as the date nears.

Please visit STLSAFETY.ORG and click on the conference link.

Safety, Health and Environmental Conference Opportunities

The first annual #SAFECONEXPO safety, health, and environmental conference will be held at Tan-Tar-A Resort in Osage Beach, Missouri on May 17 – 20th.

If you are willing to travel a bit farther, The Builders Association is hosting the 7th Annual Midwest Construction Safety Conference in Blue Springs, Missouri on March 24th & 25th.

Take a look at the events calendar for more information on these conferences and links to the websites and conference brochures.

Confined Spaces – Common Misconceptions & Errors

Anyone in the process of updating a confined space entry program may want to review an article that appeared in the July 2011 issue of ProfessionalSafety. The article was written by Bill Taylor and is titled “Confined Spaces – Common Misconceptions & Errors in Complying With OSHA’s Standards”.

New ASSE Publication: Best Practices in Safety, Industrial Hygiene, and Environmental Management

Best Practices in Safety, Industrial Hygiene, and Environmental Management draws on both volumes of The Safety Professionals Handbook, Second Edition, Best Practices in Safety, Industrial Hygiene, and Environmental Management is a peer-reviewed reference, grounded in the real-world experience of the authors. The information is based on the best references available and the extensive bibliographies provide a foundation for further research. Like the Handbook, this book discusses those programs and issues of most concern to OH&S managers, including risk assessment and hazard control, and safety and health training. This scope, together with the in-depth, well-documented discussion of best practices, results in a practical and valuable resource for managers.


St. Louis Chapter members speak out against OSHA’s proposed rule regarding electronic tracking of injuries.

Two members of the St. Louis Chapter of ASSE have had their comments posted on the Electronic Tracking of Injuries and Illnesses Docket.

Here are the links to the posts:

Burney Baggett’s post –!documentDetail;D=OSHA-2013-0023-0197

Tom Lawrence’s post –!documentDetail;D=OSHA-2013-0023-0201

Thanks to both of you for being outspoken on this issue and taking your time to present your views!