2022 SC ASSP Professional Development Conference

February 18, 2022 – 8:30am-3:30pm
BCBS Offices – 4101 Percival Road, Columbia, SC

We are excited to once again hold the South Carolina Chapter Professional Development Conference! Keep an eye on your emails for more information coming soon! Registration will open no later than February 8th.

Speakers/topics scheduled for this year’s PDC include:

Preventing Traumatic Brain Injuries
George Stallings, VP Sales – Sales Solutions, Inc.

Mental and Behavioral Health: Foundations for Workplace Safety
Nancy Grunnet, M.S., RODP – First Sun

Fleet Safety
Danny Hornsby, Fleet Safety Manager – SC DOT

Workers Compensation Update
Walter H. Barefoot, Attorney MGC Law Firm

You do not need to be a member to attend, so please share with your colleagues!

The cost will be $25 and will include refreshments and lunch.

More info to come!

Tour of Jet-Vac (1/20/22)

A big Thank You to our friends at Jet-Vac for introducing the group to jetting and vacuum equipment and the hazards of operating them! Keith Windham gave a very informational presentation on the equipment they offer, explaining the hazards and safety practices and devices to safely operate the equipment.

January 2022 Chapter Meeting & Site Tour

For January, we are excited to be hosted by Jet-Vac in Sumter for our monhtly meeting followed by a site tour.  Jet-Vac Equipment Company, LLC sells specialty equipment ranging from combination trucks to nozzles to sewer hoses, and a wide variety of specialty products and cleaning supplies.  Visit them at  Please join us and your fellow local Safety Professionals to bring in 2022 with a tour of Jet-Vac’s facility!

When: Thursday, January 20 at 11:00 a.m.

Where:  Jet-Vac – 5746 Broad Street, Sumter SC  29154


11:00 – Registraion & Networking

11:30 – SC ASSP Introductions & Lunch

12:00 – Jet-Vac Staff Instroductions & Presentation

12:30 – Site Tour of Showroom, Facility, and Demonstrations

2:00 – Adjourn

* No open-toed footwear and no weapons/firearms.

If you cannot find us when you arrive, please call Tracey Wallace (803-397-4996) or John Michael Pierce (864-421-7736).

Note, we will be following current and ASSP-required COVID-19 protocols.  If you are not fully vaccinated, mask usage is required.  Completeion of and/or online acknowledgement of ASSP’s Waiver & Release is required by all in-person participants (done automatically when registering online.

Meeting fee is $15 and can be paid online during registration.  We look forward to seeing everyone at Jet-Vac on January 20!

Register Here

Chapter News

We’ve had an eventful couple of months at SC ASSP!

At our November meeting we had a great presentation by one of our members, Mike Ehrmantraut, on a couple of large industrial fire investigations and we gathered an impressive amount of bike safety gear to donate to Toys-for-Tots. Thank you to all who made donations!

We had a great lunch in December to celebrate the holidays together and we welcomed a couple of new members!

We’re looking forward to a strong year with SC ASSP in 2022 and we are excited to be kicking off the year with our first site visit in a long time! Plan to join us on January 20th in Sumter for a site tour of Jet-Vac (I’m told they will be bringing out the big equipment and doing a demonstration for us!). Then mark your calendar for February 18th for our PDC! We will be applying for CEUs once again this year and already have a few great sessions lined up. More to come soon!

2021-2022 SC Chapter Scheduled Meetings


Below are the scheduled dates for our 2021-2022 Chapter Meetings. Depending on COVID-restrictions, we are planning on resuming in-person meetings (typcially, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm) and will be posting updates soon. In the meantime, please mark the following dates on your calendars. We hope to see you soon!

Sept 16 – In-person meeting – Welcome back, open discussion

Meeting Location: SCDOT – Richland Maintenance; 7201 Fairfield Road, Columbia, SC 29203

Oct 28 – In-person meeting – Presenter: Tracey Wallace, Temporary Employee Safety

Meeting Location: SCDOT Signal Shop Conference Room; 1408 Shop Road, Columbia SC

Nov 18 – In-person meeting – Presenter: Mike Ehrmantraut, Large Fire Case Study *Toys-for-tots*

Meeting Location: SCDOT – Richland Maintenance, 7201 Fairfield Road Columbia, SC 29203

Dec 16 – Social

Jan 20 -Site tour – Jet-Vac – Sumter, SC

Feb 18 – PDC

March 17 – In-person meeting – Presenter TBD

April 21 – In-person meeting – Presenter TBD

May 19 – In-person meeting – OSHA Roundtable

June 16 – Social