Next Chapter Meeting
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
(Networking begins at 11:00am)
Topic: ANSI Z10/12
Speaker: Robert O’Neal
Safety Education Specialist
Greensboro Fire Training Center
1510 N Church St
Greensboro, NC 27405
Dear Triad ASSE Members,
As we ease out of the summer, we have just passed the halfway mark of 2014! That means half of a year behind us and half of a year that is still to come. School has been out and is now about to resume, the temperature is continually climbing, and warm weather brings more opportunity for outdoor activities. Most will admit to looking forward to the extra time and relaxation that summer brings but it is equally important to remember the many dangers of the season and stay mindful of ways to keep your family, friends, and pets safe. Here are a few tips:
- Learning about sun safety and dangers of sunbeds is the key to reducing the risk of future health problems.
- Most drowning and near-drowning incidents happen when a child falls into a pool or is left alone in the bathtub, take special care when around water and when operating vehicles on water.
- Heat illness includes a range of disorders that result when your body is exposed to more heat than it can handle. Heatstroke in vehicles has become an increasing issue for young children, causing 43 fatalities in 2013 please take a moment to read up on heat related illnesses and the many ways you can prevent them.
- Summer brings picnics, barbecues, parades and fireworks displays, especially around the 4th of July. Summer also brings an increase in injuries from backyard grills, bonfires and fireworks be especially mindful when conducting any of the mentioned activities.
Please take a moment to review the Summer Safety Tips published by the CDC and the National Safety Council by visiting their webpages devoted to summer safety: http://www.cdc.gov/family/kids/summer
It is our goal to provide you, our chapter members, with meaningful programs and activities and that provide beneficial informational, as well as promotes a call to service. Our first activity of the year, our networking social wa held August 21st at the “Mad Hatter” Bar & Grill and was a great success. Thank you to everyone that came out to participate.
As always, I expect a successful year with many great accomplishments, such as our receiving the Gold Star award at ASSE’s Professional Development Conference this past June. I also wish everyone a safe summer and start to your school year that is filled with all the people and places that you hold most dear!
Angela Davis, President