Chapter News

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!

ASSP Scholarships and Grants-application deadline December 1.

Sep 08, 2018

Since 1990, the ASSP Foundation has awarded more than $3 million in scholarships and professional education grants to students beginning their studies in occupational safety and professionals seeking to continue their education. We offer nearly 150 awards each year ranging from $500 to $15,000 each. More than 1,300 safety students and professionals have advanced their careers, thanks to the generosity of the safety community.

How To Apply

Applications for both scholarships and grants are accepted online from September 1 through December 1 each year. Only a single application must be filled out for either program to be eligible for all available awards. If selected for an award, you will be matched with one based on the criteria set forth by the fund’s donor. Scholarship and grant applicants will be notified in April as to the status of their application. Funds are disbursed shortly afterwards for scholarships, or upon receiving documentation of professional education for grants.


If you have any questions or want to review your eligibility please view the frequently asked questions, or contact the Foundation at or +1 847 699.2929.

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.