Thank you for visiting the East Tennessee Chapter of the American Society of Safety Engineers Web Page. The East Tennessee Chapter was originally chartered on September 23, 1946 in Knoxville, Tennessee in the heart of the Tennessee Valley. Our membership consists of a 180 Safety Professions from 15 counties in the federal, public and private sectors.

Chris Jones, President of the East Tennessee Chapter: chrisjones_csp@comcast.net

 2010 Bright Star Award


East Tennessee Professional Development Conference and Training
March 28, 2014

This is the date for the East Tennessee Chapter of the American Society of Safety Engineer’s Professional Development Conference (PDC) and Training session.. As usual we have an outstanding event planned for you-a full day of professional presenters speaking on a variety of topics, Breakfast, Lunch and Ice Cream Social, a variety of vendors displaying the latest safety equipment and technology and door prizes throughout the day. Attendees will also receive a certification for eight hours of attendance from the East Tennessee Chapter of ASSE. All you need to do to get registered is download the form, mail it to the address below with your payment. You will receive an email confirmation.

Make checks payable to: East Tennessee Chapter ASSE
Mail to:
East TN Chapter
PO Box 22877
Knoxville, TN 37922

The agenda for this year’s slate of speakers and topics are:

Keynote speaker: Steve Hawkins Administrator for the TOSHA division of the Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development. Mr. Hawkins will speak on the current state of Occupational Safety regulations at the state level and the impending legislative appropriations from the Obama Administration.

Dana J. Peterka: As a Service Core Of Retired Executives (SCORE) volunteer Mr. Peterka has counseled over 300 small businesses and conducting a variety of workshops and seminars for area businesses. In his session he will coach and instruct participants on the techniques of developing efficient time management and organization skills.

David Kirby, CIH, CSP: With a touch of humor Mr. Kirby will give an overview of Industrial Hygiene 101 basics and when a professional Industrial Hygienist should be consulted.

Tom Christman, CSP: This session will discuss fire protection topics that all Safety Professionals should be aware of and where it may be prudent to seek further guidance from someone with specific technical knowledge on the individual subject area.

Susan Ridgell, Ph.D. Senior Consultant, Impact Associates, Inc.: Dr. Ridgell will discuss strategies for interacting with difficult personalities, defusing conflict and the dynamics of organizational culture change.

Included in the full day of training will be breakfast, lunch and an ice cream social consisting of:

Served with lunch: water, ice tea, sodas, coffee and decaf

Continental breakfast: *Coffee/orange juice *Seasonal sliced fresh fruit *Ham and buttermilk biscuits; jam on the side *Assorted pastries, muffins, apple cake and more

Lunch: *Mixed green salad with lots of veggies; creamy ranch, honey mustard and vinaigrette dressing on the side *Grilled rosemary herbed chicken breast *Penne pasta casserole with vegetarian marinara sauce; freshly grated parmesan cheese *Roasted new red potatoes *Flame roasted veggie medley *Steamed green beans with roasted red peppers *Freshly baked yeast rolls *Freshly baked cookies

Ice Cream Social: *Ice cream sundae bar; vanilla and chocolate ice cream with 15 assorted toppings and sauces

If you have dietary considerations that will not allow you to participate in the planned selections, an alternate menu is available at a nominal cost. Advance notice must be given on the registration form or notifying the Conference/Training Registrar lspegman@knoxplanning.com or 865-684-3358

Where: Rothchilds Catering and Convention Center 8807 Kingston Pike Knoxville, TN 37923
When: Friday, March 28, 2014 Check-in from 8:00 a.m. to 8:45. In session at 9:00; wrap up at 4:00 p.m.

Registration Fees Lunch and breaks included!

On or before March 10, 2014 $100 After March 10th or at the Door $125

On or before March 10, 2014 $125 After March 10th or at the Door $150
Companies with 10 or more attendees are eligible for a group rate of $85.00 per person if paid in advance.


Mission Statement

The mission of the East Tennessee ASSE Chapter is to advance the status of and promote the development of all safety professionals and the safety profession by: enhancing the technical, scientific and managerial skills that are germane to the safety profession and to advance the societal and economic status of all safety professionals.


Vision Statement

The vision of the East Tennessee ASSE chapter is to be the premier local organization and resource for those committed to the practice of protecting people, property and the environment. We will be the model for all professional organizations that seek to promote professional development in the areas of technical, scientific and managerial skills.


Volunteers Needed!

ASSE's Practice Specialties, Branches and Common Interest Groups seek members to serve on Advisory Committees and in other leadership positions. For more information on available volunteer opportunities, please contact Krista Sonneson at ksonneson@asse.org. For more information on ASSE's industry and common interest groups, visit www.asse.org/ps.