Chapter News


Feb 08, 2019

GOSH Event 

Healthy, Well and WISE!

Tuesday, March 5, 5:00 pm

Meet with safety and health professionals from a variety of industries to discuss opportunities for networking, mentorship, and valuable resources designed to assist female safety professionals in their safety and health careers.

 The keynote speaker is Robin Rose. Robin is a renowned trainer with expertise in teaching people how to stay calm, professional, and effective-especially during high-stress and high-pressure situations. Her focus is on training people to engage their challenging moments with greater power, ease, and ability. Robin will lead a networking activity that will leave participants feeling inspired and informed.

 Join us as we recognize talented WISE safety professionals selected by their peers and who are instrumental in leading health, safety, and wellness initiatives in the workplace. This event is open to all.

Please email Paula Jones at as this is an RSVP event. Light refreshments are provided.

 If you would like to nominate a talented WISE safety professional, please send a short paragraph or two with the name and contact information of the individual you would like recognized to Paula Jones at no later than February 15th, 2019 for consideration. The following are some basic awards criteria:

  • Leader of wellness initiatives in the workplace
  • Safety champion
  • ASSP member preferred, but not required


Thank you to our generous event sponsors: Safety In Motion®, Durham & Bates Insurance, Harris WorkSystems, Pacific Marketing, Southern Oregon Chapter of ASSP, Santiam Section of the Columbia-Willamette Chapter of ASSP, and the Columbia-Willamette Chapter of ASSP.

ASSP House of Delegates approve Bylaws changes

Oct 23, 2018

Proposed changes included:

  1. Changing the title of Executive Director to Chief Executive Officer
  2. Updates to the Nominations & Elections section
  3. Remove the Bylaws committee as a standing committee


Voting began on August 30, 2018 and concluded on October 13, 2018.  For the memo from the President and Chair of the House of Delegates outlining the results, go to Chapter documents webpage or click here.

Chapter donates costumes for smiles

Oct 20, 2018

Alison Hicks (left), Executive Director and founder of the Chelsea Hicks Foundation and Annie Moorman, CWC-ASSP Community Services Chair with the costumes donated by CWC-ASSP members.

Annie Moorman signing the CHF volunteer board on behalf of the CWC-ASSP.

CWC-ASSP members generously contributed to the Chelsea Hicks Foundation ( at the October 11, 2018 membership meeting.   Members brought costumes and/or donated cash allowing the Community Services Committee to purchase additional costumes.  The twenty costumes collected and purchased were delivered to the Chelsea Hicks Foundation (CHF) where they will be added to the Chelsea’s Closet inventory.  The Chelsea’s Closet program supports seriously ill children at Doernbecher and Randall Children’s Hospitals and provides costumes for monthly dress-up parties for these kids with the goal of bringing “smiles to their faces and joy to their hearts and have them forget- if just for a few moments – the struggles they are facing.”  Chelsea’s Closet reaches over 2,300 kids every year.  Alison Hicks created CHF after her own 5 year old daughter, Chelsea, lost her battle with cancer.  Chelsea was a remarkable child with energy and zest for life who delighted in dressing up during her 20-month battle with cancer.

Thank you CWC-ASSP members for caring and supporting organizations in our community doing great work!

Donate costumes for children at Doernbecher and Randall Children’s Hospital

Sep 28, 2018


The CWC-ASSP has selected the Chelsea Hicks Foundation to be the recipients of  our October donations.  This wonderful organization supports seriously ill children at Doernbecher and Randall Children’s Hospitals.  Their Chelsea’s Closet program provides costumes for monthly dress-up parties for these kids with the goal of bringing “smiles to their faces and joy to their hearts and have them forget – if just for a few moments – the struggles they are facing.”
Please bring NEW costumes (due to infectious disease restrictions only new costumes can be accepted) to our October 11 meeting.  If you are unable to shop for new costumes or prefer to have someone else do the shopping,  the committee will accept cash donations and do the shopping for you.
The Chelsea Hicks Foundation has let us know that their greatest need is for:
  • Costumes sized newborn to 24 months that aren’t animal, and
  • Teen girl appropriate costumes
For more information about Chelsea’s Closet and the Chelsea Hicks Foundation go to
Thanks for your generosity!

Oregon 2019 GOSH Safety & Health Award Nominations submission deadline Oct. 26

Sep 13, 2018

Much of the work to build and maintain safe and healthy workplaces happens behind the scenes, with unsung heroes – including individuals and organizations – dedicating themselves to pinpointing and eliminating hazards.

Now is the time to shine a spotlight on their extraordinary work to send workers home safe to their families at the end of every work day.

Nominations are being accepted for the 2019 Oregon GOSH Awards, which will honor organizations and individuals who make exceptional contributions to workplace safety and health. The awards will be presented March 6, 2019, as part of the Oregon Governor’s Occupational Safety and Health (GOSH) Conference, slated for March 4-7. The conference – the largest of its kind in the Pacific Northwest and one of the largest in the U.S. – will be held at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland.

Nominees will compete with like-sized organizations in the following categories:

  • Workplace safety program
  • Association
  • Safety committee/team
  • Innovation
  • Safety/health/wellness advocate (individual or team)
  • Labor representative
  • Safety and health professional (industry specific)

Applications are available at and are due Oct. 26, 2018.

The Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Division (Oregon OSHA), a division of the Department of Consumer and Business Services, is partnering with the Columbia-Willamette Chapter of the American Society of Safety Professionals to sponsor the conference.