ASSP Establishing Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Task Force

We are establishing a board-level task force as part of our ongoing efforts to improve diversity, equity and inclusion within the Society and throughout the occupational safety and health profession. Volunteer today!

Count on ASSP for COVID-19 Resources

Visit our COVID-19 resource page to view the latest resources and education.


CIL ASSP Milestones!

Posted: Jun 07, 2020

July 28, 2020 is our 70th anniversary as the Central Illinois Chapter of ASSP.  The Chapter was originally chartered with ASSP on July 28, 1950!

The Illinois State University Safety Department Academic Program will be celebrating it’s 50th anniversary in 2020!


2020-2021 CIL ASSP Election Results!!

Posted: May 20, 2020

May 13, 2020


2020-2021 CIL ASSP Election Results!!

The CIL ASSP Chapter elections were conducted electronically from May 4th to May 13th , with the following slate of officers as approved and elected with the following vote totals.

49 Total votes were cast.

47 (95.9%) for the slate as presented.

1 (2.0%) against the slate as presented.

1 (2.0%) abstained.


President – Collin Corcoran

President-Elect – Vicki Christy

Secretary – Russ Prechtl

Treasurer – Jeff Clarkson

Student Affairs Liaison – Paul Ronczkowski

Members-at-large on the Executive Committee (3) – Stig Ruxlow, James McNiff and Patrick Costello

Delegate(s) to the Society House of Delegates – Paul Ronczkowski

Congratulations to this slate of incoming officers. Always feel free to reach out to the Executive Committee with questions or concerns. There are opportunities to serve the chapter in committee roles and other leadership positions. Get involved! Use the ‘contact us’ page on to contact the Executive Committee. Executive Committee meeting information, dates and times are posted in newsletter editions.

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