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Greater Boston Chapter Prepares for 100th Centennial Anniversary

The Greater Boston Chapter will be hitting our 100th anniversary on October 2, 2024.  Recognizing that this is just a few years away, the chapter will be starting the planning process for a large event to mark this important milestone.  The 50th “Golden Anniversary” for the chapter was held back in 1974 at the Chateau de Ville in Framingham MA and the 75th Diamond Anniversary celebration was held in May 2000 at the Museum of Science in Boston.

We intend to carry on our tradition of celebrating safety for the chapter members and are interested in getting members to provide ideas on desires on what to do and where to hold our next milestone – celebrating a proud 100 years! Are you interested in contributing to our planning efforts?  We welcome your thoughts and ideas on how to honor our achievements over the past 100 years!  Please contact either Dave Crowley at dave.crowley@hphood.com, cell 617-877-2062 or John Spath at aqcspath@msn.com, cell 646-872-4570.

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Massachusetts Legislature Resolution to Celebrate NAOSH

On Thursday, May 5, 2022 the Greater Boston Chapter met with Massachusetts Senator Walter Timility, sponsor of the resolution commending the Greater Boston Chapter of the American Society of Safety Professionals on their recognition of North American Occupational Safety and Health Week and Occupational Safety and Health Professionals day. 

Senator Timility is a steadfast supporter of our initiative to further the awareness of our noble profession and mission to see every worker return home safe and healthy at the end of each workday.   The Senator graciously introduced us to his peers as the resolution was read into the official record in the 192nd General Court of the Commonwealth.

Special thanks goes out to Hannah Buntich, Chief of Staff and our own Tom Rich who leads this initiative for the Greater Boston Chapter each year.  Hannah is a fantastic partner for the chapter and understands the need to promote our mission. 

Massachusetts Legislature Resolution to Celebrate of North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH)
Senator Timility, Norfolk, Bristol and Plymouth District, Peter Turner GBC President, Mike Sample GBC Legislative Liaison

2021 BOSGO Tournament Summary

With almost 60 golfers in attendance on a beautiful 70 degree day,the competition was exciting with the top 3 teams posting a -13, -12 and a -10. Individual golfers were recognized by wining their contests for longest drive, and closest to the pin contests. The winning team from 12 Points led by Francesca Federico (and her ringer…!) was a new addition to our group and we hope they stay engaged with us for years to come.During the lunch and recognition ceremony Francesca reinforced the opportunity for more female golfers to attend and encouraged each team to recruit more female golfers to their teams.That message is strongly supported by the BOSGO host committee.

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

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.

 

COVID-19 Measures for Boston ASSP’s Upcoming Meetings and Events

Technical Meetings and in-Person Events Postponed Indefinitely

Effective immediately, Boston ASSP is postponing its technical meetings and in-person events.

The Executive Board met on March 19th to discuss our contingency plan and identify activities we can undertake to support our medical community, the public and our membership.  We will reschedule our events once the collective health of our community, nation and world is stabilized.  We are researching the hosting of web-based technical meetings and will publicize our offerings.

Our chapter will follow the federal, state and local guidance to minimize the effect of the pandemic.

Think ahead, plan for our collective future and volunteer to lead our fellow professionals.

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