Attend First-Ever ASSP Town Hall

We are hosting a virtual Town Hall with the Board of Directors on Tuesday, Oct. 27, at 1 pm CT. Meet your board members and ask questions about the Society. Registration is limited, so sign up today. Learn more.


October 29, 2020 Virtual Chapter Meeting

Posted: Oct 21, 2020

October Virtual Chapter Meeting

Thursday October 29, 2020

1:30pm Central Time

See the events page for more information and a calendar invite to place on your schedule….

Virtual Meeting

Dial-in number (US): (978) 990-5108

Access code: 178610#

International dial-in numbers:

Online meeting ID: cilassp

Join the online meeting:


Please dial in and log in a few minutes early (1:20-1:25pm) to make sure you are connected properly.  We intend to start the meeting and presentation promptly at 1:30pm. The meeting audio will be presented by phone connection and can be viewed online at the online meeting link above. It is

recommended that you dial in by phone for audio. Chrome is the recommended browser for full participant functionality, through the web viewer. Open the meeting link in your browser to load the web viewer, on the web viewer pop up window, enter your name and email address and click Join. Click Phone on the meeting dashboard and then follow the prompts to connect. You can also join the online meeting using the desktop application, if your IT controls will allow you too, or apps for Apple and Android devices. Please be patient. We are looking forward to ‘hearing’ you at the meeting!


For additional assistance connecting to the meeting text “Help” to the Dial-In number above. Message and data rates may apply.



Serious Injuries and Fatalities – A New Way to Look at Serious Injury/Fatality Prevention


Featured Speaker – Mr. Don Cooper CSP, ARM-E, CPCU, MBA


Recent trends show that traditional approaches may not be as effective as we think.  How do we get off the plateau to improve results?  This presentation will summarize recent articles and research results that may change our approach.


Don has been an ASSP member since 1974, and Central Illinois Chapter member since 1978.  He has held all of the chapter officer positions and recently served for two years as a Region V Area Director.

Before retiring in 2017 he served as Safety and Environmental Health Manager for State Farm Insurance in Bloomington.  His career included both insurance loss control duties, and corporate safety and health roles.


Since 2012 Don has served as an adjunct instructor in the Illinois State University Safety program, teaching a Safety Program Management class, and is also a member of The Illinois State University Safety Program Advisory board.  He was also a member of the ANSI/ASSE Z-15 standard committee on Safe Practices for Motor Vehicle Operations.

Don held the CSP designation from 1977 to 2020 (now CSP- retired), ARM (Associate in Risk Management), ARM-E (Associate in Enterprise Risk Management, and CPCU (Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter), designations.   He is a graduate of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville – BA and MBA.

May 12, 2020 Virtual Meeting Recording is Available for Playback!

Posted: May 12, 2020

May 12, 2020  

CIL ASSP Virtual Chapter Meeting – Recording is now available!

A special thank you to Jeff Clarkson for presenting our second Virtual Chapter Meeting for the Central Illinois Chapter of ASSP!

The meeting was a great success with nearly 30 participants on the call and online screen presentation.  A recording of the meeting is now available at the following link.  Simply click on the link to view and listen to the entire meeting!

Chrome is a recommended browser to view the recording link.

You can also listen to an audio only recording of the meeting through your phone.  Simply dial 978-990-5092 and enter Access Code 178610# and then Reference Number 2#.  The audio will playback over your phone and the voice prompts will explain how to fast forward, rewind or pause the playback.  Our meeting details were as follows:

Tuesday May 12, 2020 at 1:30pm Central Time


ASSP Virtual Chapter Meeting

Improving a Safety & Health Program

Featured Speaker – Jeff Clarkson, CSP, CHC, CHFM, EMT-B

Jeff is a Safety Professional with 17 years of experience in a variety of management and leadership positions. In his professional career he has worked in manufacturing, construction, and healthcare. He currently serves as a Volunteer Firefighter / Safety Officer with the Downs Community Fire Protection District and has 20 years of experience in the Fire Service, both as a volunteer and career Firefighter/Paramedic.  In 2016 he obtained the CSP designation.  He has continued his studies and is nearly finished with his MBA.  In 2005, he established Chief Safety Services, LLC and is currently negotiating to incorporate a new consulting firm with a focus on developing a data analytics and web-based safety management platform, on the leading edge of the future for the industry.


Virtual Meeting

WISE Mentoring Program

Posted: Mar 05, 2019

The WISE Mentoring program successfully connects today’s most talented and experienced women mentors with rising and aspiring mentees. This pairing is designed to encourage and empower mentees to more effectively advance their careers through alignment with identified business objective, skill development, career option consideration, and network formation. All discussions are strictly confidential between the two parties. If you are an SH&E practitioner seeking to chart a successful career path or a seasoned pro eager to share experiences and insight, please visit the ASSP WISE website for more information.