Chapter News

ASSP Region V – Governance Changes & Survey

Hello NEIL ASSP members,

By now, you may have heard that there is a proposal to update ASSP’s governance. Earlier this year, a board-level task force examined industry research, trends, and association best practices to develop a recommended proposal that has been approved by the Board of Directors. This proposal calls for ASSP to transition the House of Delegates to an at-large advisory group. This shift, apparently, would align with legal guidance and association best practices, emphasize inclusivity, and position the member-driven advisory group to inform and influence the Board. In addition, this agile infrastructure would allow ASSP to protect and effectively manage our assets, while the versatility in daily operations would safeguard our long-term viability.

Before this change is implemented, however, we would like to hear questions and thoughts from our members that you may have concerning this proposal.  Below is a short survey asking for your opinion concerning the governance change as well as allowing you to communicate to us what questions and concerns each of you may have. 

ASSP Governance Survey

For more information, please see the video below and visit the ASSP governance information page: where you can find explanations and links to email questions.

Further discussion of this governance change will occur during the House of Delegates meeting on September 28th, but the vote itself has been pushed back to give us more time to gather additional data and feedback.

Thank you for your time, we are grateful for your commitment to ASSP.

Voluntary COVID-19 Mask & Vaccine Questionnaire

Hello ASSP NEIL Members,

With the Delta variant causing increased COVID-19 positivity rates, some companies are considering implementing mask and vaccine mandates. To make an informed decision, these companies are seeking information on the current state of mandates in other companies and have asked our chapter for any information we can provide.

This is a voluntary and anonymous questionnaire!

If you would like to provide information, please click the link below.

Mask & Vaccine Questionnaire

2021 Chicagoland Safety Health & Environmental Conference

Hello ASSP Members,

The Chicagoland Safety Health and Environmental Conference will begin on September 21 – 25, 2021. We encourage all members to attend the event. The event will be held at the Northern Illinois Univerisity Naperville location, registration for attendees opens in June. Check the link below for more information.

The Chicagoland Safety Health and Environmental Conference is for EHS professionals, business owners, facility managers, plant managers, supervisors, safety committee members, human resources managers, municipalities, and others who have safety, health, training, environmental management, and OSHA/EPA compliance responsibilities.

The goal of the conference is to provide timely and relevant environmental management, safety, health, professional development and OSHA/EPA compliance training. Since 2016 the conference has drawn 6,600 session attendees and offered 338 sessions that drew more than 2,700 people from 4 foreign countries, 34 states and 155 Illinois communities working in 467 companies working in 32 industries.

For more information:

ASSP NEIL Chapter Member Survey for 2021

Hello ASSP Members!

Please fill out the following survey for the NEIL chapter. This will assist the NEIL chapter in planning future events, presentations, and locations.

2021-2022 President Elect Nominee

Greg Marquez, CHST, CRIS

Safety & Risk Management Director

Bulley & Andrews

As Bulley & Andrews’ Safety & Risk Management Director, Greg Marquez is responsible for the overall design, implementation, and management of the company safety & risk management programs for general contractor, and self-perform groups. He has nearly 20 years of experience managing safety and insurance programs within the Chicagoland commercial construction market. Greg is a graduate of Northern Illinois University with a BS in Marketing. He is also a certified Construction Health & Safety Technician (CHST), as well as a Construction Risk & Insurance Specialist (CRIS). Greg is a longtime resident of the Elgin area, where he currently resides with his wife and 2 children.