Santiam Section

Photo: Bryon Snapp

Upcoming Meetings Schedule

Next Event: Wednesday, April 10, 2024. 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Topic: “Confined Spaces”: What you need to know

Overview: Overview of OAR 437-002-0146 Oregon’s Confined Space Rule. Roles, Duties & Responsibilities of Entrants, Attendants & Entry Supervisors. Hazard Evaluations, Permit vs. Alternate Entries, Gas Detection, Testing & Monitoring Atmospheres and Rescue Requirements.

Presenter:  Greg McDonald, Ritz Safety Training & Consuting Manager – Portland

Wellness/Fitness Director at the OHSU March Wellness & Fitness Center

Where: SAIF Conference Center / 440 Church St. SE, Salem, OR 97312

If you don’t want to bring your own lunch, you can order lunch from Little Lois Cafe. SAIF Corporation is taking care of the delivery fee =

  • 1) Click:
  • 2) Enter Group Order Number: 45400
  • 3) Order Your Lunch! – You are required to pay for your lunch
  • 4) Make sure to order by our cutoff time: 4/10/24 @ 10:00 AM.

Members and Guests

The following important Section meeting changes are taking effect, starting January of 2023 =

  • 1) Section meetings will now be 100% in-person to promote greater networking opportunities, achieve more interactive discussions and entice high quality presenters with relevant and interesting topics.
  • 2) Santiam Section meetings will now be held on the 2nd Wednesday of each month and will begin at Noon.
  • 3) Participants are encouraged to bring a brown bag lunch to the Section meeting.

Thank you for being a member or guest of the Santiam Section of the Columbia-Willamette Chapter. We want to take this opportunity to invite you to our monthly meetings. Guests are always welcome.

We would like to see more people at our meetings and welcome your input.

  • Do you have recommendations for speakers and topics?
  • Do you regularly attend our monthly Santiam Section meetings? (Why or why not?)
    • If not, What would motivate you to attend the meetings?.
    • How are the meeting time and location for you?
  • What would you like to see the Santiam Section do to support the safety profession locally and you in your professional development? In the past, we have had an AED grant for schools, hosted Professional Development Conferences, hosted webinars, and hosted a CSP study group.

Please email your suggestions and comments to our Section at

Upcoming Meeting Topics (In-Person Only)

5/8/2024 @ Noon = To be determined

Available Section Meeting Minutes

For a copy of section meeting minutes or presentations used during the meetings, submit a request (including the month and year needed) to the following email:

Executive Committee

The Santiam Sections’ Executive Committee meets on the Thursday immediately after the membership meeting each month. This is usually the second Thursday but is sometimes the third Thursday, based on when the membership meeting occurs. Guests are always welcome.

We meet at 7:00 AM via video conference. To be included in the video meeting please email us at the following link:

The dates for the upcoming Santiam Section Executive Committee meetings are:

  • 4/11/2024
  • 5/9/2024

Section Officers

The Santiam Section is seeking volunteers for the vacant Vice President position on the Executive Planning team.

Use the Contact Us page to email the chapter leadership team.

  • Chairperson
    Carl Halter
  • Chairperson-Elect
    Robert Snyder
  • Vice Chairperson
  • Secretary
    Naomi Hernandez
  • Treasurer
    David Davidson
  • Past Chairperson
    Robert Miller
  • 2nd Past Chairperson
    Jason Luty
  • Oregon OSHA Liaison
    Bryon Snapp

ASSP Santiam Section Bylaws

Available Executive Meeting Minutes

For a copy of executive meeting minutes, submit a request (including the month and year needed) to the following email: