Chapter News

Become A Sponsor!

Oct 27, 2020

Northeastern Illinois Chapter of the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) is looking for new sponsors! By becoming a sponsor, you can help build lasting relationships with the Chicagoland Environmental Health and Safety community, network with other local businesses, and get more exposure for your company.

Some sponsor benefits include your company logo and website links on the home page of the NEIL chapter website and opening remarks at the beginning of a sponsored meeting.

To become a sponsor or to learn more click here!



2020 ASSP NEIL Chapter Student Grant & Scholarship

Oct 16, 2020

The Northeastern Illinois (NEIL) chapter 2020 ASSP NEIL Chapter Student Grant & ASSP Foundation Scholarship’s December 1st, 2020 application deadline is rapidly approaching. The awards are available to Full-Time students at Northern Illinois University (NIU) pursuing degrees in occupational safety and health, or a closely related field.

For full information see:

NEIL Chapter Election Candidates

May 11, 2020

Northeastern Illinois Chapter Leadership Election

Below you will find a list of the candidates for the Chapter’s 2020-2021 leadership election.  As a member of the ASSP NEIL Chapter, you are entitled to vote on the selection of elected leaders for the Chapter.  You will vote for or against the slate of leaders that are running unopposed.  Elections will run May 11 to 5:00 pm on May 25, 2020. Ballots will be emailed to you.

The slate of unopposed leaders is as follows:

President-Elect      Matthew Baker has been an active member of our chapter and has experience serving on the board as the webpage and jobs chairperson.  Matthew has been nominated and has agreed to stand for election for a one year term as President-Elect.





Secretary    Melissa Gawron has served on the chapter board as Secretary for the past two years.  Mellissa has been nominated to stand for re-election for another two year term as Secretary.

PPE Donations

Apr 02, 2020

While communities and states across the United States have enacted new measures and added travel and social distancing precautions to slow the spread of coronavirus, the need for personal protective equipment for those on the front-lines still remains high. Here at the NEIL American Society of Safety Professionals chapter we ask you to consider donating any PPE you may have spare including items such as:

  • Masks
  • Gowns
  • Gloves
  • Eye Protection
  • Infection Control Kits
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Disinfectant Wipes
  • Thermometers


If you do intend to donate any of these items please double-check what the donation requirements are for the area/building you donating to. Listed below are a couple of websites with idea’s of where and how to donate. Feel free to check out your local police, firefighters, and hospital to see if they need donations as well!

How to Donate Personal Protective Equipment in Illinois to Help Combat Coronavirus


April Meeting Update

Apr 02, 2020

The landscape around the coronavirus pandemic continues to shift rapidly. Communities and states across the United States have enacted new measures and added travel and social distancing precautions to slow the spread of coronavirus. Here at home in Illinois, Governor Pritzker signed an executive order extending the statewide Disaster Proclamation and stay-at-home order until April 30.

Our top priority is protecting the health and well-being of our chapter members and our local communities. The American Society of Safety Professionals recently made the decision to switch to virtual, postpone or cancel all in-person events through May 15, 2020. The Society is recommending that chapters align with the rest of the organization and cancel or postpone meetings and other events through May 15, 2020. Based on these developments and out of an abundance of caution and care, we are cancelling our in-person chapter meeting on April 17, 2020.

The chapter will host a virtual meeting via webinar on Friday April 24 instead. Additional details on the webinar will be sent out to the chapter as soon as possible. The chapter’s website will also be updated regularly with additional information as it becomes available. Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns. Thank you for your understanding.