Utah ASSP Celebrates Life and Service of Dedicated Safety and Health Professional

Ben Gerlach – Dedicated to serving others and saving lives – 30 years as member of ASSE/ASSP

On behalf of the Executive Board of the Utah Chapter of American Society of Safety Professionals, I would like to express our sincere condolences. Some of the words that have been used to describe Ben’s legacy are highly competent, kind, caring, and dedicated. A great professional and person. The symbol of a safety professional in word and deed. He was a beloved colleague within the chapter and a great leader. His contributions have made us better and helped save innumerable lives and prevented countless injuries. I am personally grateful to have known Ben and to have learned from his example. He will be missed.

-Trevor Hinckley-

Obituary –

UTAH WISE – Successful Hygiene Products Drive

We dropped hygiene products at Geraldine E. King Women’s Resource Center. This place provides food and shelter to 200 women and children every day.
We donated almost 12 bags of hygiene products, toiletries, and other useful products.
We received a lot of support from WISE (Women in Safety Excellence) members, friends, and family to help with this noble cause.
My heart has never been happier!!

As a Utah Chapter WISE representative, I would like to thank everyone who made this donation drive successful.

In the picture, from the left Brenna Boelter, CSP , Naomi Recendez, and me. We are the core members of ASSP Utah Chapter WISE planning committee.

Successful Coat and Blanket Drive

Once again this year our Utah Chapter of the ASSP collected Blankets and Coats for the Road Home.  There was 11 large bags,  1 large box, and a few loose donations that we were able to deliver.

Here are a few photos of the delivery.  Dave Holland, Doug Handy(ASSP Board Members) and John Wojciechowski (Utah Safety Council President) made the deliveries.

We Thank all of our members who donated this year, along with Special Thanks to InVision Computers (Clearfield, Roy & Ogden), and the Utah Safety Council for partnering with us to collect these needed donations.

The Road Home shelter was extremely grateful for our assistance.

Safety Professional of the Year 2020 (SPY) – Utah ASSP

Make your nomination for Utah’s Safety Professional of the Year!!

It’s that time of year again to nominate members of the Utah Chapter of the American Society of Safety Professionals for the SPY award for 2020. This honor is to recognize a member of the Utah chapter for their outstanding work, dedication and contributions in the OHS field.

Below is a link to the nomination form. Please consider who you would like to nominate, gather the endorsement forms and resume, and submit to Dave Holland at  by September 10, 2020.  The winner will be announced at the annual breakfast prior to the fall conference.  We look forward to receiving your nomination forms.

2020 SPY Nomination Form 

Safe + Sound Week

Safe + Sound Week is a nationwide event held each August that recognizes the successes of workplace health and safety programs and offers information and ideas on how to keep America’s workers safe. We encourage everyone to participate if possible.

This is a link to the OSHA safe and sound website.