January 8 – Technical Meeting – Drug-free Workplace Programs

Please join us for our McKinley ASSP January 8 Technical Meeting at which Rhiannon Whalen-Harris from OneEighty, Inc will be discussing drug-free workplace programs along with signs and symptoms employers should know. OneEighty assists individuals with Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault, Addiction, Rape Crisis, Mental Health, Housing, and Prevention and Education services. For our presentation, they’ll be focusing on drugs in the workplace.

Dinner and social will be from 6pm-7pm and the technical portion of the meeting will be from 7pm-8pm at The Basement in Brimfield. 

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December 11 Christmas Social

Please join us for our annual Christmas social on December 11 from 6pm-8pm at Mike’s Place in Kent. The McKinley Chapter is honored to pay for the heavy hors d’oeuvres for all guests. Please bring your spouse/partner/significant other to celebrate the merriment of the season together. We will be collecting donations for the ASSP Foundation. Please register on our events page Events – ASSP McKinley Chapter

November 13 – Technical Meeting- Canine Support in Critical Incident Stress Management

Please join us November 13 from 6pm-8pm as the Crisis Response Canines present on Canine Support in Critical Incident Stress Management. We will enjoy the presentation at the Lake Community Branch, Stark County Library beginning at 6pm. Following the meeting we will enjoy pizza and conversation.

Crisis Response Canines (CRC) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization comprised of certified K9 teams throughout the United States who have dedicated thousands of hours comforting those impacted by personal or community crisis events. Our highly trained K9 teams are experienced in psychological first aid and certified to work effectively in crisis environments supporting anyone affected by mass shootings, large-scale accidents, violence, abuse, tragic death, suicides, terrorism, natural disasters (fire, flood, hurricane, etc.) and more.

Shirley Graziano is the CRC Team Lead of the Ohio Chapter of Crisis Response Canines. Shirley spent several years working with law enforcement and observed firsthand the impact of traumatic events and cumulative effects of events on her law enforcement family. Shirley learned of Crisis Response Canines and began to research the positive influence of the CRC canines and handlers interactions with first responders and communities. It was then that she committed to CRC’s program of rigorous training and advanced certifications.

Venue:   Lake Community Branch, Stark County Library

Please register on our events page.

October 9 Technical Meeting-Leveraging Technology to Assist Safety Programs

Please join us October 9 as Cameron Schwartz presents on Leveraging Technology to Assist Safety Programs. Dinner and social will be from 6pm-7pm and presentation from 7pm-8pm at The Basement in Brimfield.

Cameron Schwartz was a safety manager for Dutch Quality Stone in Amish Country for over a decade, and then was hired by the Overhead Door Corporation to manage their safety operations until 2020.   Since then, he took a little bit of a turn, and now works for Origami Risk.   Origami Risk is a safety and risk management platform that clients use to manage incident management and other safety related items.

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Goodyear Wingfoot Lake Hangar Tour

Please join McKinley ASSP as we tour of the Goodyear Wingfoot Lake Hangar with the Airship Team on September 11, 2023 beginning at 5:00pm. Please arrive no earlier than 4:30pm. The tour will last about one hour. after which the Chapter will enjoy a social dinner at a local restaurant. Space for the tour is limited, so please registration is required. Sign up on our events page.

Built in 1917, the hangar at Wingfoot Lake is the oldest airship facility and one of the oldest active aircraft bases in the world. In addition to maintenance and construction facility for Goodyear’s blimp fleet. In 2018 the Wingfoot Lake Hangar was awarded an Ohio historical marker recognizing its contributions to Lighter-Than-Air aviation in general as well as its military significance during WWI and WWII. The very first class of airship pilots was training at Wingfoot Lake.

Did you know that without its lifting gas, an empty Blimp weighs almost 20,000 lbs.?

Virtual Workplace Mental Health Meeting with Mid-Michigan Chapter June 22

Workplace Mental Health 

June 22, 2023 | 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

LOCATION:   Lansing Area Safety Council

                       809 Center St, Lansing, MI 48906 

 Lansing Area Safety Council

*** Lunch Will Be Provided ***

Please join us for this no-cost meeting, with a free lunch provided.

Sean Egan is the Deputy Director of Labor for Michigan’s Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity and leads the state’s workplace mental health initiatives. Join us for a discussion with Sean as he sheds light on the importance of investing in mental health to build stronger, more resilient workplaces. This includes the profound effects of chronic stress on our brains and the economic impacts and return on investment for employers who recognize the issue. Sean will also answer questions and share resources.  Don’t miss the opportunity to enhance your understanding of workplace mental health and empower your organization to create a healthier, more supportive work environment.

SeanEganBio.docx   Click here to download the speaker’s bio.

This will be a hybrid meeting. Please register if you are attending in-person or would prefer to participate virtually. Space is limited, so please register no later than Tuesday, June 20th. We also need to know how many lunches to order.

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Join Us for our Annual Picnic June 12

Please join us for our annual picnic at Wingfoot Lake State Park, Oak Tree Shelter from 6pm-8pm. Dinner will be provided by the Chapter free of charge. Drinks and desserts provided by your 2022-2023 executive team. Please bring your family! Please RSVP on our events page Annual Picnic June 12 – ASSP McKinley Chapter

Venue:  Wingfoot Lake State Park

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Address: 993 Goodyear Park Blvd, Mogadore, Ohio, 44260, United States

January Technical Meeting

Join us for our January meeting at Mike’s Place in Kent for a session on cold safety. Dinner/Social will be form 6pm-7pm with meeting from 7pm-8pm. Register on our events page.

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