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Season’s

Greetings

!














DECEMBER

2004


ASSE North East Iowa Chapter

NEWSLETTER


American Society of Safety Engineers

Protecting people, property and the environment since 1911



FEEL FREE TO FORWARD THE NEWSLETTER ON TO OTHERS IN
YOUR ORGA
NIZATION



This Newsletter brought to you in part by…

FRIENDS OF THE CHAPTER
:






December

Chapter

Meeting


W A R N I N G

Our December meeting has been moved to a THURSDAY

RSVP’s REQUIRED

Please RSVP by December 6th to Brian Graettinger at

800
-
750
-
24
01 or via e
-
mail:

bgraettinger@testamericainc.com



Joint Meeting with Iowa
-
Illinois AIHA


When:

THURSDAY, December 9th, 2004



Time:

Luncheon: 12:00 to 1:00 PM

Presentation and Tour: 1:00 to 3:00 PM


Where:

John Deere Waterloo Works

400 Westfield Avenue

Waterloo, IA

(Directions and a map are located on end of Newsletter)


Topic:

John Deere Ergonomics Virtual Reality Facility


Speaker:


Paul Cheng, Virtual Reality Engineer

John Deere Waterloo Works


M
r. Cheng received a BS in Manufacturing Engineering from
Illinois State University and an MS in Manufacturing
Engineering from Northern Illinois University. Before joining
John Deere in 1979, Paul worked as Manufacturing Engineer
for the Sunstrand Corporat
ion, as a Scientific Engineer for the
Boeing Company. At John Deere he has worked as a
Manufacturing Engineer for sheet metal operations, welding,
and assembly operations and as a Product Engineer for both
Vehicle Engineering and for Engine Engineering. Mr
. Cheng's
current position is Senior Engineer, Ergonomics Virtual
Reality.


Menu:

Veggie Wrap, Grilled Pesto Chicken Breast Sandwich or Roast
Beef Sandwich. Comes with Cole Slaw, Red Potato Salad, 2
-
Fresh Baked Gourmet Cookies & Soda or Water

Meal Cost: $
10.00 per person







Door Prize Contributors:

September 10, 2004:

Two copies of “Mastering Safety Communications” by John W. Drebinger.
Contributed by Marlys Nelson.


October 8, 2004:

ASSE umbrella provided by our Chapter and a keyed gun lock donated by

Marlys Nelson.


November 12, 2004:

Travel coffee cup including various items provided by Sartori Occupational
Health


SHOULD YOU OR YOUR COMPANY HAVE AN ITEM TO CONTRIBUTE
FOR THE DOOR PRIZE(s), JUST BRING THE ITEM(s) TO THE
CHAPTER MEETING AND GIVE THE I
TEM(s) TO ONE OF THE
CHAPTER OFFICERS. YOUR SUPPORT IS APPRECIATED.









FROM GOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS


WE GOT A CHAPTER WEB SITE !!


CAN BE FOUND AT:


neiowa.asse.org (no www)





American Society of Safety Engineers News

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE




























AMERICAN SOCIETY OF SAFETY ENGINEERS OFFER TIPS TO AVOID SNOWPLOWING ACCIDENTS



Des Plaines, IL (November 24, 2004)


While snowplows keep roads clear of snow and ice, it is important for
motorists and snowplows to drive cautiously to

avoid fatal hazards. Therefore and in light of the fact that
transportation crashes continue to be the number one cause of on
-
the
-
job deaths, the American Society of
Safety Engineers (ASSE) offers several safety tips for motorists and snowplow operators t
o consider before
hitting the road.


“The most frequent type of collisions involving snowplows occur when other drivers rear end the snowplow or
strike it when passing,” according to ASSE member Joann Robertson, CSP, ARM, Coordinator of Risk
Management Se
rvices for Wright Risk Management Company, Inc., New York.

“Motorists often misjudge the
speed and size of a snowplow.

They can drive too close or enter a snowplow’s blind spot to pass by, possibly
resulting into a fatal crash.


“Motorists are often unf
amiliar with the hazards their actions may pose to snowplow operators,” Robertson said.

“Obviously, other motorists may be too fast and impatient, which leads to tailgating or improper passing,
causing accidents to occur
--

endangering the lives of the sn
owplow driver, the motorist, their passengers and
others on the roadway.”


To prevent these accidents from occurring, ASSE advises motorists to never assume the speed a snowplow is
traveling.

In addition, snowplow operators should frequently check mirror
s for oncoming cars as a cautionary
measure.


Motorists can incorrectly assume the speed and size of a snowplow, Robertson states, and recommends that
snow removal companies train operators to check items such as plowing attachments, chains, pins, connect
ions
and spreaders before operating the snowplow.

In addition, Robertson reminds operators to use a three
-
point
grip


using feet and one hand or both hands and one foot


when entering and exiting the cab of a snowplow.

Jumping from or onto a snowplow i
ncreases the driver’s chances of being injured.


Also, snowplow drivers should have open communication with each other about their routes.

It’s important to
discuss bridges, sharp turns, hills and other hazards on the roads.

Robertson advises snowplow d
rivers to be
attentive and understand the dangers of the storm while snowplowing.










“Make sure your staff is aware that wet snow can weigh up to 12 pounds per cubic feet.

Accumulation will
quickly be too difficult to remove if drivers are not plow
ing with the storm,” Robertson said.

ASSE suggests snowplow drivers do the following while clearing the roads:




Be very familiar with the snowplow operation.

Learn the acceleration and steering before the first storm hits.



Clear out any trash or loose
items inside the cab of a snowplow, as they can roll around and distract drivers.



Drivers should scan the sides of the road about 12
-
15 seconds ahead, watching out for sudden hazards
such as pedestrians, stranded cars, animals and disabled vehicles.



Alway
s carry an emergency kit.



Snowplow drivers should review their Commercial Drivers License (CDL) manual or contact their local or
state government officials for information about vehicle pre
-
trip inspections.


Founded in 1911, ASSE is the oldest and large
st professional safety society and is dedicated to protecting
people, property and the environment.

It’s over 30,000 members manage, supervise, and consult on safety,
health, and environmental issues in all industries, government, labor and education.

Fo
r more information,
please visit ASSE’s website at
www.asse.org
.


Contact: Diane Hurns, 847
-
768
-
3413,
dhurns@asse.org
; Mary Manyahilhal, 847
-
768
-
3462,


manyahilhal@asse.org



















Beware of holiday lighting.

Take care when burning candles. Be sure they are kept away from decorations or other
combustible materials. Don't leave children unattended in a room with lit candles, and always keep candles, as well as
matches and lighters,

out of the reach of children. Never display lighted candles in windows or near exits. Lit candles
should not be used as tree decorations.



Decorate only with flame
-
retardant or noncombustible materials.

Avoid using candles during parties. If guests wil
l
be smoking, provide them with large, deep ashtrays and check them frequently. After the party, check inside and under
upholstery and in trash cans for cigarette butts that may be smoldering.



Keep Christmas trees fresh.

Choose a fresh Christmas tree a
nd secure it in a sturdy stand. Place the tree away from heat
sources and exits, and water it daily. If you purchase an artificial tree, be sure it is labeled as fire
-
retardant. If you plan to
hang stockings on your fireplace, do not use the fireplace for
fires.



Designate a driver.

When attending a party, always designate a non
-
drinking driver. If you are the host of a holiday
gathering, be sure there are non
-
alcoholic beverages available for guests who are driving.



Buckle up.

During the holiday months, peo
ple travel more than ever. Wearing a seat belt is the easiest and best way to
prevent injury in a motor vehicle collision. Ensure that all passengers are also wearing safety belts.



Enroll in a first aid and CPR course.

Although these tips can help prev
ent an emergency, it is also important to be
prepared should an emergency situation arise. To enroll in a first aid or CPR course, contact your
local Red Cross.




Get your furry friends a special g
ift.

Our
Pet First Aid book

is an important reference guide for anyone with a cat or
dog. Contact your
local Red Cross

to purcha
se your copy, or ask for Pet First Aid at your local bookstore.



Subject:




ISHN soliciting articles

Date:




Wed, 03 Nov 2004 15:37:48
-
0600

From:




dhurns@asse.org

Good afternoon:

Dave Johnson of the well
-
respected Industrial Safety and Hygiene
News is seeking articles for future publication
in his magazine. If you'd like to participate let us know. His contact information is attached. Let me know if you
have any questions. Thanks.

Diane Hurns, American Society of Safety Engineers PR Manager


Lo
oking for authors


Shakespeare need not apply, but Industrial Safety & Hygiene News is looking for authors to publish short
articles (1,000 words) in our monthly issues in 2005.


Topics include:

o personal accounts of improving safety performance,

o ideas
for effective training that produce lasting results,

o innovative use of software and other technology,

o how to motivate use of personal protective equipment

o how to build a sustainable safety culture

o how to get managers, supers and employees to accept

& own safety responsibilities


If any of these topics interest you


or if you have other ideas


e
-
mail editor Dave Johnson at
djsafe@bellatlantic.net for more details and instructions.


We will also consider articles you’ve already written for in
-
house
newsletters, association newsletters, etc. but
have not submitted to any safety magazine.

===================================================================================

Dear ASSE Chapter Newsletter Editor,


Young artists needed!


In an ongoing effort

to educate children on the importance of workplace safety and health, the American Society
of Safety Engineers (ASSE) recently began its third annual ASSE kids'

'Safety
-
on
-
the
-
Job' poster contest for
ASSE members' children, grandchildren, nieces and neph
ews ages 5
-
12.

The contest runs now through Feb.
14, 2005, Valentine’s Day, and is broken down into four age categories.


Please include this information in your upcoming chapter newsletters for your fellow chapter members

and post on your chapter websit
e, to remind ASSE members about this poster contest, which teaches children
about the importance of workplace safety.


The winning poster will best illustrate workplace safety and be featured on the annual North American
Occupational Safety and Health (NA
OSH) week poster distributed worldwide. NAOSH week, a week dedicated
to raising awareness about the importance of workplace safety and preventing injuries, runs this May 1
-
7.


There are four age categories with a winner selected from each age group which
include:

1) ages 5
-
6;

2) ages 7
-
8;

3) ages 9
-
10; and,

4) ages 11
-
12.



An independent panel of judges will select the four winning entries that best illustrate the theme "Safety on the
Job." Each age group winner receives a $1,000 savings bond. The wi
nning entries will be announced in March
2005.

Posters will also be displayed at ASSE's annual Professional Development Conference & Exposition to be
held in New Orleans June 12
-
15, 2005.


For the ASSE kids’ “Safety
-
on
-
the
-
Job”
poster contest rules and en
try form
, as well as ideas for participating
in NAOSH 2005 please visit
www.asse.org/naosh05




If you have any questions regarding the kids poster contest or NAOSH week contact the ASSE Public Relations Department:

Diane Hurns
-

PR Manager 847
-
768
-
3413, dhurns@asse.org

Mary Manyahilhal
-

PR Intern

847
-
768
-
3462,

mmanyahilhal@asse.org

Michael

Nowak
-

PR Specialist

847
-
768
-
3404,


mnowak@asse.org



2004


2005 MEETING CALENDAR

Jan. 14

Chapter Business

Speaker
: TBA

Topic
: TBA

Location
: Biaggi’s, 320 Collins Road NE, Cedar Rapids, IA

Feb. 11

Chapter Bus
iness

Speaker
: Gary Brandau

Topic
: Implementation of New Industrial Process/ Evaluation of Effective Machine Guarding
and Tour

Location
: Bertch Cabinet, Waterloo, IA

Mar. 11

Chapter Business

Speaker
: Jeff Bortscheller

Topic
: Unique Hazards Associated with
Overtime and Tour

Location
: QUEBECOR, Dubuque, IA

Apr. 8

Chapter Business

Speaker
: TBA

Topic
: TBA

Location
: Holiday Inn University Plaza, 5826 University Avenue, Cedar Falls, IA

May 13

Chapter Business and awards presentation

Speaker
: UNI Speakers Burea
u

Topic
: Everyday Presentation Skills for Everyday Life Workshop for

anyone who spends time talking to others. Whether you are disseminating information, selling a
product, delivering a formal presentation or having an informal conversation. This will tea
ch you
how to say what you think and get what you want.

Location
: Holiday Inn University Plaza, 5826 University Avenue, Cedar Falls, IA

June 10

Executive Board Meeting/ officer orientation and records exchange



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sponsorship.


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will

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e
-
mail

addressees
.





WHAT ELSE IS HAPP
ENING IN EHS?

Dec 14, 2004:

“Keeping Up on the Latest Developments in Drug Testing”


Allen College Campus



Let us know if of upcoming EHS events and we’ll post it here by contacting

Twentysss@cs.com









JOIN

ASSE ON
-
LINE by visiting:

www.asse.org






JOB POSTINGS

Should you know of a job opening in the area, feel free to submit the job opening to Newsletter Editor at

Twentysss@cs.c
om
.

We will post the opening here free of charge. Listings will be limited to Iowa and the
surrounding states.





N.E. IOWA CHAPTER 2003
-
04 FISCAL YEAR OFFICERS


President:

Cindy Houlson



University of Northern Iowa

Physical Plant Building



Cedar

Falls, IA 50614
-
0189



Cynthia.houlson@uni.edu


Vice President:

Steve Grimm



Advanced Heat Treating



2825 MidPort Blvd.



Waterloo, IA 50703



Grimms@ion
-
nitri
ding.com







Secretary:

Wendel Reece



University of Northern Iowa



Physical Plant Building



Cedar Falls, IA 50614
-
0189



Wendel.reece@uni.edu


Treasurer:

Jeff Bortscheller



Quebecor World



2470 Kerper Blv
d.



Dubuque, IA 52001
-
2224



Jeff.bortscheller@quebecorworld.com


Past President:

Gary Brandau



Bertch Cabinet



4747 Crestwood Drive



Waterloo, IA 50704



Gary.brandua@bertch.com

Committee Chairs

Gov’t Affairs:

Mike Perry



John Deere Engine Works



PerryMichaelR@JohnDeere.com


Membership:

Maryls Nelson



Occupational Health


Allen Hospital



Nelsonmj@his.org




Awards/Honors
:


Gary Brandau




Bertch Cabinet




Gary.brandau@bertch.com


Social Committee:

Vacant


Newsletter Editor:

Steve Theisen




20 somethin’ safet
y service




twentysss@cs.com





On the Enjoyable Side:




Ten Commandments: Minnesota style




1. Der's only one God, ya know.



2. Don't make that fish on your mantle an idol.



3. Cussing ain't Minnesota nice.



4. Go to church even when you're up north.



5. Honor your folks.



6. Don't kill. Catch and release.



7. There is only one Lena for every Ole. No cheatin'.



8. If it ain't your lutefisk, don't take it.



9. Don't be braggin' about how much snow ya sho
veled.

10. Keep your mind off your neighbor's hotdish.



======================================================================================

Burrrrr!!!!!!!!!!



It was autumn, and the Indians on a remote reservation asked their new Chief if the winter
was going to be cold

or mild.


Since he was an Indian Chief in a modern society he had never been taught the old secrets, so when he

looked at the sky he couldn't tell what the weather was going to be.


Nevertheless, to be on the safe side, he replied to h
is tribe that the winter was indeed going to be cold and

that the members of the village should collect wood to be prepared.


But also being a practical leader, after several days he got an idea.


He went to the phone booth, called

the National Weather Ser
vice and asked, 'Is the coming winter going to be cold?'


'It looks like this winter is going to be quite cold indeed,' the Meteorologist at the weather service responded.

So the Chief went back to his people and told them to collect even more wood in orde
r to be prepared.


One week later he called the National Weather Service again. 'Is it going to be a very cold winter?'


'Yes,' the man at National Weather Service again replied, 'it's going to be a very cold winter.'


The Chief again went back to his peop
le and ordered them to collect Every scrap of wood they could find.


Two weeks later he called the National Weather Service again. 'Are you absolutely sure that the winter is going

to be very cold?'


'Absolutely,' the man replied. 'It's going to be one of
the coldest winters ever.'


'How can you be so sure?' the Chief asked.


The weatherman replied, 'The Indians are collecting wood like crazy!





Yuk:

As ham sandwiches go, it was perfection; thick slab of ham, a fresh bun, crisp lettuce and plenty of expen
sive,
light brown, gourmet mustard. The corners of my jaw aching in anticipation, I carried it to the picnic table in our
backyard, picked it up with both hands, but was stopped by my wife suddenly at my side. "Hold Johnny (our 6
week
-
old son) while I get
my sandwich," she said.



I had him balanced between my left elbow and shoulder and was reaching again for the ham sandwich when I
noticed a streak of mustard on my fingers.


I love mustard.



I had no napkin.



I licked it off.



It was not mustard.




No man ever put a baby down faster. It was the first and only time I have sprinted with my tongue protruding.
With a washcloth in each hand I did the sort of routine shoeshine boys do; only I did it on my tongue.



Later (after she stopped crying from

laughing so hard) my wife said, "Now you know why they call that mustard
'Poupon'."




AND IN PASSING........




It is with the saddest heart that I pass on the

following news.

Please

join

me in remembering a great icon of the

entertainment community.


T
he Pillsbury Doughboy died yesterday of a

yeast infection and complications

from repeated pokes in the belly.
He was 71.


Doughboy is survived by his wife, Play Dough, two children, John

Dough, and

Jane Dough, who has one in the
oven. He is also survived b
y his

elderly

father, Pop Tart.


Doughboy was buried in a lightly greased


coffin. Dozens of celebrities

turned out to pay their respects, including
Mrs.


Butterworth, Hungry Jack, The

California Raisins, Betty Crocker, the Hostess Twinkies and Captain
Cru
nch. The

grave site was piled high with flours.


Aunt Jemima delivered the eulogy, and lovingly described Doughboy as a man

who never knew how much he
was kneaded. Doughboy rose quickly in show business, but his later life was filled with turnovers. He was

not
considered


a very

smart "cookie," wasting much of his dough on half
-
baked schemes.


Despite being a little flaky at times, he still, as a crusty old man, was

considered a roll model for millions.


The funeral was held at 3:50


for about 20 minutes.


=====================================================================================



This is what a computer should do first thing in the morning!

Click on the link below and then type in “Steve”


http://www.cse.unsw.edu.au/~geoffo/humour/flattery.html

Map to John Deere Waterloo Works in Waterloo, IA:


400 Westfield Avenue

Waterloo, IA




Directions:

Coming from Southeas
t (on Iowa Highway 27 North):

Merge onto US
-
218 North/Washington Street towards
Waterloo and proceed 3.5 miles. Take the US
-
63 North/1st Street exit and proceed 0.2 miles. Stay going
straight to go onto US
-
63 North/West 1st Street for less than 0.1 miles.
Turn Left onto Jefferson Street and
proceed for 0.1 miles. Jefferson Street becomes Westfield Avenue and proceed for 0.2 miles. Enter the visitors
parking lot and park vehicles. Proceed to plant office for entry into plant.

Coming from Southwest (on US Hig
hway 63 North):

Stay on US
-
63 North until you reach the Jefferson
Street intersection in downtown Waterloo (John Deere Plant will be visible to the north). Turn left onto Jefferson
Street and proceed for 0.1 miles. Jefferson Street becomes Westfield Avenue

and proceed for 0.2 miles. Enter
the visitor’s parking lot and park vehicles. Proceed to plant office for entry into plant.