Welcome

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.

Chapter Elections

The Nominations and Elections committee are presenting the following slate for 2022-2023:

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Kara J. Van Blarcum, President

Peter Boccardo, Vice President/President-elect

Michelle Hyatt, Secretary

David Consider, Treasurer

ASSP Tarheel Chapter Officer Volunteer Opportunity

The Tarheel Chapter would like to extend the invitation to our members to volunteer for the Secretary position.  This leadership opportunity is a great way to network with safety professionals in your area and help grow your local ASSP chapter.  This elected opportunity is a three-year pathway through the presidency. Attached is the Secretary position description and below are the key responsibilities.

Key Responsibilities

  • Maintain and retain all chapter files, including minutes and correspondence, according to the chapter document retention guidelines
  • Ensure that members receive timely and effective notices of all chapter meetings and functions
  • Attend chapter general membership and Executive Committee meetings
  • Record and distribute minutes of all chapter and Executive Committee meetings to chapter members and officers
  • Ensure consistent and appropriate messaging across chapter communication channels (website, social media accounts, newsletter and other publications) in partnership with chapter communications chair and/or other chapter volunteers as applicable
  • Assist chapter president in completing reports
  • Assume duties of chapter treasurer when necessary

If you have interest in volunteering for this position, please contact: 

Heather White, Tarheel Chapter Delegate and Nominations & Elections Lead, HStarr@ncsu.edu

Kara Van Blarcum, Tarheel Chapter Vice President, Presidentelect@tarheel.assp.org

2021 Tarheel Chapter Safety Professional of the Year

Greg Santo is the 2021 Tarheel Chapter Safety Professional of the Year.  Greg  has over 50 years of experience in the safety and health field and has been an ASSP member for 16 years.  He served as Tarheel Chapter President 2019- 2020, leading the chapter to Gold Level distinction.  Thank you Greg for all you have done and will continue to do to make our chapter great!