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ASSP Establishing Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Task Force

We are establishing a board-level task force as part of our ongoing efforts to improve diversity, equity and inclusion within the Society and throughout the occupational safety and health profession. Volunteer today!

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21st Annual Beanpot Open Scholarship Golf Outing (BOSGO)

Posted: Jul 08, 2020

As the pandemic evolves and states reopen partially or fully, ASSP continues to monitor the latest information from public health authorities and government officials. We in the GBC remain dedicated to providing networking events, educational resources and guidance to help our members but with the constant changing guidance coming from state and federal agencies we believe a face to face event right now is not prudent.

National has transitioned Safety 2020 to a virtual conference, Region VIII has postponed 2020 NE PDC and we believe it’s in our members best interest to postpone our annual golf outing to 2021.

We want to thank the GBC Coordinator Miki Alroy from Commonwealth Risk Management Group for all the long hours, networking and energy he committed to the 2020 outing but will not be lost because this will carryover to 2021.

We must continue to find new ways to connect, learn and share so we can protect more workers and advance the safety profession. We will continue to assess opportunities for GBC to achieve our core values and support our members.

1-Year Complimentary ASSP Membership Option

Posted: Jun 17, 2020

The US job market has taken a hit due to widespread layoffs and furloughs due to the Covid-19 pandemic.  As such, the Executive Board wants to remind everyone that society has a defined Hardship program.  You can count on ASSP at this time of challenge.  Society will extend a 1-year complimentary membership, with full membership benefits.  The form is available here for submission.  Please tell a friend or member that the Greater Boston Chapter is here to assist.  We can connect members looking for employment with job postings and encourage the sharing of open positions so all can apply.   We are stronger as a group.

Jim Ciaramitaro, CSP Greater Boston Chapter Safety Professional of the Year 2019

Posted: Apr 16, 2020

The Awards Committee would like to recognize Jim Ciaramitaro as the 2019 Safety Professional of the Year for the Greater Boston Chapter of the American Society of Safety Professionals.  The committee reviewed the volunteer work and commitment of many individuals during the review process and is pleased to recognize Jim for his commitment to the chapter and our safety profession.

Jim Ciaramitaro, CSP, Retail Safety Director, Retail Business Services joined the Greater Boston Chapter in 1988, marking his 32nd year of volunteer service to our profession.  Jim, a Professional member, leads our chapter as our Program Committee member where he obtains Continuing Education Units (CEU’s) for our technical meetings.  Jim pushes the Executive Board and Program Chair to obtain our speakers biography’s and pertinent information weeks ahead of the meeting date, so the chapter can apply for the CEU’s that our membership needs to retain our professional designations.  Jim’s engagement with Society’s Education Coordinator in the CEU process also keeps him informed of any changes Society makes that the chapter must respond to continue providing the CEU’s and guidance for our technical meetings

In 2018, Jim also took on the role of Student Affairs Chair for our Student Sections at UMass- Lowell, during changes within the university department.  Jim oversaw the administration of our GBC Scholarship program through announcing its availability, organizing the judging committee and awarding two scholarships to worthy students in the occupational safety and health field.

The Greater Boston Chapter is proud to announce Jim Ciaramitaro, CSP as the 2019 winner of the Safety Professional of the Year.