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


The South Carolina Chapter of ASSP is looking for presenters for our 2021-2022 Chapter year.  We have opportunities for presenting at chapter meetings, as well as our annual Professional Development Conference available.  If you have a topic you are passionate about, or a program you have had success with at your organization and would like to share it with your peers, please consider becoming a presenter! 

Chapter meeting presentations should be approximately 45 minutes long, and presentations for our PDC typically are 1-2 hours in length.  If you are looking for a way to share your knowledge with your peers, or even just practice your presentation skills, this is a perfect opportunity!

As a bonus, did you know you can earn CEU credits towards your ASP or CSP for being a presenter at the SC ASSP Professional Development Conference?

If you have a topic you would like to present, please email a summary of your presentation to twallace42995@gmail.com for review with the board.  If you are not interested in presenting but know someone who would be (they do not need to be an ASSP Member), please have them reach out to me or forward me their information so I can contact them.

We are looking forward to a great 2021-2022 Chapter Year!

Yours in safety,

Tracey Wallace, CSP, ARM
Vice-President – SC ASSP Chapter