Free Fall Prevention Plan and Training

Posted: Feb 02, 2018

UHCL (University of Houston -Clear Lake) is offering a FREE fall prevention plan workshop in February and March.  There are three dates and locations.

The first workshop UHCL will provide a model plan and help employers develop a fall prevention plan that meets their needs.  Later they will provide train-the-trainer and worker training courses.

  1. Fall prevention plan workshop – we provide a functional plan (60 pages) with forms and checklists (7.5 hours) – Staring late February
  2. Train-the-trainer workshop (7.5 hours) – Starting late March or April
  3. Facilitated worker training via trainers with our oversight (2 hours) – Starting mid-April


It is a top down approach to fall prevention in construction, designed to help contractors and small businesses implement an effective program.  The central theme of the plan and training is implementation of a hierarchy of fall prevention efforts and multi-level checks and controls.  The goal is to help employers eliminate or prevent falls, before having to use fall arrest devices that involve the possibility of a fall.  The workshops are designed for smaller businesses, less than 250 employees, but larger organizations are welcome to attend.

Starting February – Fall protection plan workshop

South Houston

Feb. 23 Register Here

 February 23, 2018

8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 University of Houston Clear Lake

2700 Bay Area Blvd.

Houston, TX 77508

North Houston

Mar. 9 Register Here

March 9, 2018

8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

OSHA Houston North Area Office

690 South Loop 336 West, Suite 400

Conroe, TX  77304

La Marque / Texas City

Mar. 23 Register Here

March 23, 2018

8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Gulf Coast Safety Institute

320 Delany Rd.

La Marque, TX 77568


Register using the “Register Here” links above or

Go to  or contact Robert Phalen at (281) 283-3753 or


2018/2019 Gulf Coast Chapter of ASSE Executive Committee Nominees Announcement

Posted: Jan 29, 2018

This is the time of year when we seek nominations of Gulf Coast Chapter members to run for various leadership offices in our chapter.

All elected positions are open and include:

1. President/Delegate #1 (President)

2. Sr. Vice President of Communications/Delegate #2 (Sr. VP of Communications)

3. Vice President of Member Services/Delegate #3 (VP of Member Services)

4. Secretary/ Delegate #4 (Secretary)

5. Treasurer/Delegate #5 (Treasurer)

6. Program Chair/Delegate #6 (Program Chair)

7. Newsletter Chair/Delegate (Newsletter Chair)

To run under the current Bylaw Qualifications you must be a chapter member in good standing and you must be an ASSE member or a year. If you would like to run for a position, please review the elected position responsibilities in the Bylaws. Please complete the Candidate Profile and write a brief bio summarizing your experience in safety.

If you are uncertain about running for an elected position, please consider volunteering your time on one of the many committees that bring additional value to our Chapter membership. As the largest chapter in ASSE, there are plenty of opportunities to strengthen our Chapter by committing to volunteer to serve on a committee.

Submit you completed form and Bio to: William Gonzales – Past President and Nominations Elections Committee Chair Your name and bio will be used for publications in the Newsletter and Website. The Candidate Profile (a.k.a. Nomination Form) and bio must be submitted to William no later than Feb 1, 2017.


Continuing Education Needs Survey

Posted: Jan 29, 2018

The University of Houston Clear Lake (UHCL) is planning to offer continuing education courses to support the professional development of our graduates and health and safety professionals in the Houston region. The courses will be designed to prepare individuals for professional certification (e.g., CIH or CSP), as well as provide continuing education credits for those already certified. We wish to serve the profession the best we can and help our graduates and other professionals advance their careers, make Houston workplaces safer and more productive and help support our local economy.

Your answers are anonymous.

You will be able to see the combined results of all respondents upon completion.

Here is the link to the survey:

Thank you for your time and input.

Volunteers Needed – 2018 Science and Engineering Fair

Posted: Jan 29, 2018


2018 Science and Engineering Fair of Houston Dates

  • Registration Deadline: Friday, February 10, 2018
  • Check-in: Friday, February 23, 2018
  • Competition: Saturday, February 24, 2018
  • Awards Ceremony:  Saturday, March 3, 2018

Volunteers are needed on the afternoon of the 23rd. Students will begin arriving at 4:00 p.m. on that day to begin setting up their projects and then the Rules & Safety Committee members will begin walking around to assess these projects.  Volunteers are free to stop by for a couple of hours that day either at 3:30 p.m. or after they get off of work. Free parking will be available in the parking lots directly across the street from the fair exhibit hall (U of H Athletic & Alumni Canter).

ASSE members who would like to assist and serve as volunteer are encouraged to contact Robert Gussman at either 832-424-7196 or .  All volunteers will receive a t-shirt and certificate (Annual Awards & Honors Banquet).

Here is the link to the fair’s website: