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GA-AHMP Joint Meeting with GA Chapter of the American Society of Safety Professionals (GA-ASSP)

When:
Monday, August 12, 2019
Lunch & Networking 11:30 am
Meeting & Presentation 12:00 – 1:00 pm

Where:
Kilowatt Conference Room
Georgia Power Corporate Headquarters Building 241
Ralph McGill Blvd
Atlanta, Georgia 30308
Google Maps link: https://goo.gl/maps/226fZueyqgTBAMyt6

Notes:
Valid photo ID required to gain admittance to building
Limited parking available on site

Meeting Cost: $15.00 (includes $10.00 voucher for the GA Power Cafeteria)
Payable by cash or check at the door, or online at our Payment Center (choose Meeting Fee-Non Member $15)

Please RSVP via email to John.Barnard@usi.com by Thursday, 8/8/19.

Speaker:
Benjamin A. Martin, Safety Project Manager
Mayor’s Office of Workplace Safety
City of Atlanta

Topic: Improving Safety Results using Character Building: An Indirect Approach

Synopsis:
Sensitivity education and character building are topics typically associated with Human Resources (HR) and Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs). However, psychology provides evidence that four distinct character strengths can have a significantly positive impact on organizational culture and safety programs. This session will explore an alternative and indirect method of improving safety culture by integrating character strength building into a previously established safety curriculum. The speaker will provide examples of how this approach is being implemented at the City of Atlanta, discuss ways to incorporate character building into an organization’s safety processes, and will provide useful tips and tricks for attendees to try.

Brief Bio:
Benjamin Martin is currently employed as the Safety Project Manager for the Mayor’s Office of Workplace Safety for the City of Atlanta. He received a Bachelor’s of Social Science in Clinical Psychology and Master’s Degrees in Applied Sociology as well as Clinical Psychology from East Tennessee State University in Johnson City, Tennessee. Benjamin continued his graduate career in the Doctoral program at Virginia Tech in Industrial/Organizational Psychology, working with E. Scott Geller. He recently was named a “Rising Star in Safety” for 2019 by the National Safety Council and is the 2019 recipient of the State of Georgia Governor’s Award for Safe Driver Education.


(Last Chapter Meeting)
June 19, 2019
Topic: RCRA and US DOT Basics
The presentation provided an overview of RCRA with a focus on the generator of routine waste. The speaker, Steve Cross, Strategic Accounts Manager for Heritage Environmental Services, LLC, provided insight into the analytical needs for securing waste disposal approvals, the obstacles typically encountered and an overview of US DOT requirements for hazardous waste shipments.