Chapter News

U.S. Department of Labor Updates National Emphasis Program on Trenching and Excavation Safety

Oct 02, 2018

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has updated the National Emphasis Program (NEP) on preventing trenching and excavation collapses in response to a recent spike in trenching fatalities.  This Trade Release from OSHA can be viewed as a webpage here.

ASSP Scholarships – It’s Time To Apply

Aug 14, 2018

OSH undergrad and graduate students:

The St. Louis Chapter of the American Society of Safety Professionals will again be awarding up to three scholarships in the value of up to $1,500 each for the 2018-2019 school year.  The purpose is to support fulltime undergraduate or graduate students preparing for a career in a safety, health, environmental or closely related field.


  • Full time student pursuing a degree in safety, health, environmental or closely related field
  • GPA of 3.0/4.0 for undergrad, 3.5/4.0 for graduate students
  • Submit ASSP award application with supporting documentation
    • Transcript
    • Letter of Recommendation
    • Short narrative essay


Full Details of the award application process, eligibility, determination hierarchy, administration of the award, guidelines and application can be found on the St. Louis ASSP Chapter website at:

The application can be found under the Chapter Documents listed under:  ASSP Scholarship Application at:

If you have any questions, need additional information or have issues accessing the documents on the websites listed above please contact the St. Louis Chapter Scholarship Chair, Rob Miller at

Applications are due by November 1, 2018. 

Good Luck and I look forward to receiving your application.

Rob Miller, CSP, OHST

Safety Advisory issued by MSA on green colored V-Gard

Jul 13, 2018

MSA has issued a Safety Advisory to inform customers of an potential issue with their green colored V-Gard protective caps.

Establish a Safety Fund

Aug 19, 2015

Donors can establish a named academic scholarship or professional education grant fund through the ASSP Foundation. Scholarships and grants advance the safety profession and provide national recognition for the donor. The Foundation manages the administrative details of this program and works with the donor to provide qualified award recipients each year.