Rocky Mountain National Park, by Tommy Hagge
View from Nymph Lake, RMNP, by Tommy Hagge
View from Dream Lake, RMNP, by Tommy Hagge
Mills Lake, Rocky Mountain National Park, by Tommy Hagge
Rocky Mountain National Park, Near Alluvial Fan, by Tommy Hagge
Sprague Lake, Rocky Mountain National Park, by Tommy Hagge
Quandary Peak Summit, White River National Forest, Colorado, by Tommy Hagge
Colorado Front Range, Fort Collins, by Tommy Hagge
View from Summit of Huron Peak, Collegiate Peaks Wilderness, Colorado, by Tommy Hagge


AIHA-RMS October Lunch and Learn Cheyenne, WY

Posted: Oct 18, 2018

The AIHA-RMS is working to create a greater presence and recruit new members in Wyoming. They will offer opportunities to health and safety professionals starting in October with a lunch and learn.

Date/Time: October 25th from 11:30am-1:00pm

Location: Laramie County Community College (1400 E College Dr., Cheyenne, WY 82007)

Presentation: “Setting up a Schedule for Change-Out of Respirator Cartridges”

Cost to Attend: $25 for members, $35 for non-member (lunch included)

Please go to to register. Payment will also be accepted at the door.

Contact Charlie Koch, CIH, MPH, 303-905-2371 for questions.

Northern OSHA 10-Hour Class (10/25/18-10/26/18)

Posted: Oct 17, 2018

Course Description

The Curriculum is based on the requirements set forth by the Department of Labor OSHA Outreach program and focuses on significant hazards encountered in construction. This course is based on OSHA 29 CFR Parts 1910 and 1926 requirements pertaining to construction activities. Participants will receive completion certificates and student course completion cards.

Topics Covered

  • Introduction to OSHA & Subpart C
  • Struck-by incidents (i.e. cranes and heavy equipment, material handling)
  • Health hazards in construction
  • Personal protective equipment & lifesaving equipment
  • Fall protection
  • Stairways and ladders
  • Scaffolds
  • Electrocution
  • Hand tools & power tools
  • Caught in-between
  • Excavations

Who should attend

  • Project Superintendents
  • Foremen
  • Project Mangers
  • Estimators
  • All craft workers in construction

Follow the link below to register:

ASSP Members Appointed to Construction Industry Alliance for Suicide Prevention

Posted: Oct 17, 2018

ASSP Members Appointed to Construction Industry Alliance for Suicide Prevention Oct 01, 2018 Members Jerry Shupe and Rick Zellen were recently appointed to represent ASSP on the Construction Industry Alliance for Suicide Prevention by the Construction Practice Specialty. The alliance’s goal is to provide and disseminate information and resources for suicide prevention and mental health promotion in construction.

Shupe, a professional member of ASSP’s Colorado Chapter and a member of the Society’s Construction Practice Specialty, explains that suicide is prevalent in the construction industry. “The construction industry has one of the highest rates of suicide among all professions,” he says. “As safety professionals, we have an opportunity to further our mission of helping people by learning about risk factors, identifying warning signs and providing avenues to get people resources that are available to them if there is concern of suicide. A great national resource that all safety professionals should be familiar with is the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.”

Rick Zellen, a professional member and past president of the Colorado Chapter, 2017 Region II Safety Professional of the Year and a member of the Utilities, Management, Construction and Risk Management Insurance practice specialties, also spoke about the importance of the alliance in the construction industry.

“I accepted [this position] because I wanted to be a part of the movement that is helping to break the stigma surrounding mental health and building a culture that moves people who are facing pain, that would drive them to consider suicide as a solution, to be aware of the assistance that’s available,” he says. “I lost a close friend to suicide about 10 years ago. I had absolutely no idea that he was in that much pain. I’d like to think someday, because of the work the alliance is doing, we will see a significant reduction in suicides in the construction industry.”

Shupe and Zellen’s roles in the alliance will be to provide educational materials, such as articles and resources to help, to the Society’s Construction Practice Specialty to raise awareness.

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