Chapter News

2019-2020 Chapter Meeting Schedule

Sep 16, 2019

Emma Swarner presented Business and Industry Partner Award for Community Outreach Efforts

May 02, 2019

Community Outreach Committee Chair,  Emma Swarner, GSP, SafetyPro Resources, was recently presented the Business and Industry Partner Award from Central High School for her community outreach efforts. Emma led a group of volunteers who met with over 200 Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors who are part of Central’s Jump Start program. Jump Start allows students to earn NCCER Certification in Carpentry, Electrical or Welding with their High School Diploma. Stations were set up for Fire & Emergency Response, Power Tools, PPE, LOTO and Fall Protection. Students received safety advice and tips from AJ Downing (Westlake Chemical Corporation), Glen Taylor II (Shell Motiva Convent), Devin Holck (SafetyPro Resources), Thaddeus McLaurin (Westlake Chemical Corporation), Scott Reily (EPIC Piping), and Scott Merrill (Turner Industries).

2019-2020 Executive Board Nominees

Apr 16, 2019

The Nomination & Election Committee have selected the following candidates for the Executive Board to serve during the 2019-2020 chapter year:

President: Andrew Downing, CSP, HSE Specialist, Westlake Chemical 

Vice President: Jake Valenti, CSP, Safety and Security Manager, Occidental Chemical 

Treasurer: Lasey Thompson, CSP, Senior HSE Advisor, SafetyPro Resources 

Secretary: Thai Tran, GSP, Safety Manager, Jacobs

Past President: Daniel Slattery, CSP, QHSE Manager, Ocean Infinity 

Delegate: Julie Roussel, Environmental Engineer, Methanex 

Member-at-Large: Brandon Smith, CSP, Safety, Health, and Security Manager, GBRIA


Election & Installation of 2019-2020 officers will take place on May 21, 2019, at the Alliance Safety Council at 6:00 p.m.

Chapter members may submit a signed petition nomination an individual for elective office. The petition will require fifteen (15) signatures to be valid. The petition shall be accompanied by written acceptance by the nominee(s) and shall be submitted to the Chairperson of the Nominations & Elections Committee 30 days in advance of the election. The names and qualifications of such nominees shall be published and distributed to the membership at least 15 days prior to the election.

2019 Nominations & Elections Committee:

Chair: Julie Roussel

Member: Andrew Downing

Member: Jake Valenti

Member: Lasey Thompson

Member: Brandon Smith

ASSP, GBR Chapter & Alliance Safety Council are partnering up!

Apr 16, 2019

The executive board of ASSP, GBR Chapter is excited to announce the partnership between our chapter and the Alliance Safety Council to produce the Louisiana Safety & Health Conference!

The “Call for Speakers” is open to all interested in sharing their Safety & Health knowledge with their peers. If you or someone you know is interested in speaking at this conference, please submit for consideration on the conference call for speakers page.

This is an excellent opportunity to support and grow a conference right in our backyard! The conference will be held at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center, which will provide great space for keynote and breakout sessions and ample room for exhibitors to showcase their companies and products. For more information regarding attending and/or exhibiting please check out!