Chapter News

Wes Lashbrook elected ASSP Practice Specialty Assistant Administrator-Industrial Hygiene

Jun 13, 2018

Congratulations to our own Wesley Lashbrook, MS, CSP, CIH, who has been elected  ASSP Practice Specialty Assistant Administrator – Industrial Hygiene.

Wes has played a significant role for Mount St. Helen’s  Section and Columbia-Willamette Chapter.  He has been a Professional member for 34 years and has been Chapter House Delegate, served on many committees including ByLaws and Development Committee, and was Chapter President.  He has also been very active in the industrial hygiene community and a member the American Industrial Hygiene Association

He is the Senior Partner, Safety Professional and Industrial Hygienist for G.E.W. LLC. He has a M.S. in Environmental Health Management and Adult Education from Oregon State University. He is a Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) and Certified Safety Professional (CSP) both in Comprehensive Practice (by examination).

For more than thirty years he has assisted numerous organizations throughout the United States, in both the public and private sector. He managed from inception to commercialization – projects including: interactive risk assessment software; a mass/energy balance for optimizing EHS resources and a comprehensive EHS cost analysis model.

His past and present professional leadership positions and awards include, among many others:

  • Vice Chair and Chairman AIHA National Safety Committee
  • Secretary AIHA National Occupational Environmental Medicine Committee
  • Education Chair, Ptld Area, Pacific NW American Industrial Hygiene Assoc.
  • President, Silicon Forest Safety Professionals
  • Director, Pacific NW Semiconductor Safety Association
  • Industry Chair, Benton County (OR) Hazardous Materials Response Plan
  • Board of Directors of the Silicon Forest Safety Professionals
  • Northwest Liaison – Semiconductor Safety Association

In addition to his other professional duties, Wes spend 43 years as a Reserve officer in the United States Air Force where he enlisting as an Airman Basic and retiring at the rank of Colonel. He is a veteran of both the conflicts in Bosnia and Iraq. He currently assists the USAF as an Academy Liaison officer assisting applicants for the United States Air Force Academy.

November Chapter Meeting: Blog Post from Jeff Dalto with Supplemental Training Material

Nov 13, 2017

Jeff Dalto gave a presentation at our November Chapter Meeting on the ANSI 490 standard and Effective Safety Training. Jeff has created a blog post that directly maps to and supplements the presentation he gave at the meeting. It includes two full-length recorded webinars that cover both (1) Effective Safety Training and (2) Evaluating Online Safety Training Solutions. He has also added a series of related free guides for downloading and articles for reading. Please see the link below.[]


New organization name

Aug 16, 2017

The proposed organizational name change to the American Society of Safety Professionals passed by membership vote. After verifying ballots, 4,918 votes were received out of 35,138 eligible for a return rate of 14%. 74% (3,651) of votes are in favor, 26% (1,267) opposed. We plan to implement use of the new organizational name and brand in alignment with SAFETY 2018, June 3-6, in San Antonio, TX and the launch of our new website. Until then, the organization will conduct business as usual as the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE).


Colleges receive safety equipment donation – paying forward to future leaders

Jun 12, 2017

ACME presented the Construction Safety Summit with the opportunity to purchase a large amount of safety equipment at a greatly reduced price for donation to the three colleges that provide safety education. Mt. Hood Community College, Oregon State University and Central Washington University. Each program will receive safety equipment valued at $7,000.00  for hands on training.  The first donation was made to Oregon State University as shown in the picture.