Chapter History

1994  Began as a section of Greater Chicago to better serve EH&S Professionals in the West and Southwest Suburbs of metropolitan Chicago. Mentored by Harry Getslaff of Greater Chicago.

1994 Began monthly breakfast or luncheon meetings with invited speakers continues today.

1996  Planned 1st PDC which was ½ day, over whemingly successful allowing us to donate money to several safety related activities and began a tradition still active today where we annually co-sponsor a 4 day Chicagoland Safety Conference held at Northern Il Univ.

1997  Chapter formally charted by ASSE with 44 chapter members on February 10, 1997.

1998-1999  Chapter recognized by the Society for its membership growth to 127 members.

2002  The first chapter Safety Professional of the Year was awarded to former President Amy Gibson

2007 Exceeded 200 chapter members.

2004-2015  Received multiople ASSE Chapter Recognition Awards.

2009  First Chicagoland EHS Golf Outing was hosted by Three Rivers.

2010  Started offering CEU’s to chapter members and our membership exceeded 300 members

2012  Held first chapter technical meeting with NEIL on the topic of volunteerism at the Nothern Illinois Food Bank in Geneva, IL.

2014  Chapter has first students enrolled as members.