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Chapter Governance Bylaws

This past March, delegates made the historic decision to transition the House of Delegates to an Advisory Group, amending the ASSP bylaws to effect the change. ASSP has updated all governing documents to reflect this change, including the model chapter bylaws. Per the chapter affiliation agreement, chapters are required to maintain bylaws that are aligned with the model chapter bylaws. Chapter members will need to vote to amend our chapter’s bylaws to bring them into alignment with these updates. Please watch your inbox for an email to review the redline copy of our chapter’s bylaws with the proposed amendments and an e-ballot to vote on these changes.

Welcome to the ASSP Tarheel Chapter website! The Chapter is located in Charlotte, North Carolina and has over 300 members within the Carolinas. We currently meet Virtually on the first Thursday of each month. Networking from 11:45-12:00 pm. Meeting from 12:00 pm-1:00 pm. Presentations address a variety of safety, health, and occasionally environmental topics. See the Events section of the website for more information on upcoming meetings.

If you should have any questions contact any of the Tarheel Chapter Executive Committee members.

Charlotte Regional Safety & Health Conference

October 13-14, 2022

The Tarheel Chapter will hold our October Meeting at the Charlotte Regional Safety & Health Conference. You must register to attend the ASSP meeting.

For additional information about the conference click the link: Charlotte Regional Safety & Health Conference (CRSHC).

Conference Dates:  October 13 & 14, 2022
Conference Location: 
Gastonia Conference Center

CRSHC is a partnership between both private/public employers, The North Carolina Department of Labor OSHA, and The Safety & Health Council of North Carolina. It mission statement is to provide exceptional Occupational Safety & Health learning opportunities for all businesses and their associates through an annual outreach program. The focus of the conference it to prevent workplace accidents and injuries by providing new, proactive solutions that make a positive impact on area businesses, municipalities, and the community at large. The emphasis is set on the need to continue formal education and skills development that is necessary to influence and maintain strong safety cultures in the workplace.

2022 Engineering Practice Specialty Safety Professional of the Year

Scott Baranowski
2022 Engineering Practice Specialty
Safety Professional of the Year

Tarheel Chapter Governmental Affairs Chair, Scott Baranowski awarded the 2022 Engineering Practice Specialty Safety Professional of the Year at the Safety 2022 PDC.

ASSP’s practice specialties and common interest groups recognized members for their ongoing efforts and contributions to the Society.

Congratulations Scott!

2022 Chapter Safety Professional of the year

LaQuanda Bass, Chapter President Heather White, 2022 Chapter SPY

The 2022 Tarheel Chapter Safety Professional of the Year was awarded to Heather White. Heather is a Master Ergonomist for the Ergonomics Center. She provides ergonomics evaluations, training programs and process development expertise to companies in a broad range of industries including manufacturing, food processing and packaging, semiconductors, biotechnology and the office environment.


Heather earned a BS in Applied Mathematics from Appalachian State University and a Master of Industrial Engineering from North Carolina State University. She holds a CPE certification through the Board of Certification in Professional Ergonomics.


Heather has been a member of ASSP since 2010. She has served as our chapter secretary, president-elect, president, delegate and nominations and elections committee chair. During her term as president, Heather led the chapter to platinum status during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. She was instrumental in setting up the virtual meeting platform and was even able to facilitate virtual meetings for continuing education units (CEUs). Currently she is serving as the Region VI Assistant Regional Vice President- Member & Chapter Affairs.
Please join us in congratulating Heather on this well-deserved award!