December 1, 2023 @ 11:30am Chapter Meeting

Our next chapter meeting is scheduled for Friday, December 1, 2023

Friday December 1, 2023 at 11:30am
Networking and ordering of lunch items will begin at 11:30am with the presentation planned to start at 12:00pm.

The Lariat Steakhouse in Peoria, IL
2232 W Glen Ave, Peoria, IL 61614

Ed Marshall – Peoria Area OSHA Director

This is a meet and greet with the Peoria Area OSHA Director, Ed Marshall.  Ed will be discussing current issues and priorities for OSHA and in particular his Area.  

Lunch will be provided by the chapter!  There will be a limited variety lunch menu to order items from.  Registration is not required. 

Please be aware that this meeting could be postponed if there is a government shutdown from the lack of congressional funding bills. If this happens, we will communicate through our chapter communications emails to inform the chapter. Please also watch the national media to be aware of any impending shutdowns as this date approaches.

Mark Your Calendars!


Mark Your Calendars!

We have some upcoming and exciting chapter meetings!  Mark them on your calendar now, so you can plan to attend!

More information will be posted soon on the events page and in our next newsletter!  

Friday December 1, 2023 11:30am at the Lariat Steakhouse in Peoria, IL

Ed Marshall – Peoria Area OSHA Director

Lunch will be provided by the chapter!


Friday January 26, 2023 11:00am Virtual Meeting (Teams or Zoom, more details to come soon!)

Tim Pottorff, MEng, CIE, ARM – Principal QP3 ErgoSystems

Join us as Ergonomist Tim Pottorff shares some history of US ergonomics regulations, the current status of ergonomics regulations and emphasis programs in the US, and where he sees the “ergonomics regulatory landscape” in 2024 and beyond.

Do you have an interesting speaker that you would like to introduce to the chapter or do you have a topic that you would like to personally present to the chapter?  Reach out to the executive committee by visiting the ‘contact us’ page of  

Friday October 27, 2023 Chapter Meeting


CIL ASSP October 2023 Chapter Meeting
Tour of Caterpillar in Morton, IL

Friday October 27, 2023 11:30am
Arrive to eat at 11:30am, lunch will be provided by the chapter to all attendees. We will have sub or gondola type sandwiches, chips, soda and water.
The tour will start at 12:00pm


Caterpillar in Morton, IL
500 N. Morton Avenue
Morton, IL 61550

The safety team at Caterpillar in Morton, IL is welcoming us into one of the largest parts distribution facilities in the world! Opened in 1956, the Morton facility has over 3-million square feet of warehouse and yard space, distributing CAT parts to customers and dealers around the world!


General Safety Requirements

  • Visitors must be at least 12 years old
  • Full leg covering is recommended
  • Sturdy-soled leather shoes that provide complete foot covering and have
    less than a 1” heel are required
  • No sandals, open-toed, or open-heeled shoes are permitted
    ▪ *If the tour is scheduled to go off the normal tour path, steel toed safety shoes with metatarsal protection will be
    required. This will be worked out ahead of the tour with the
    host and the visitor’s center to help provide the needed
    safety equipment
  • No photos can be taken during the tour of the Morton facility
  • Finger rings are allowed on the Morton facility tour. If the tour is
    scheduled to go off the normal tour path, rings must be removed
  • Please Note: Caterpillar has the right to refuse anyone who is under the
    influence of alcohol or drugs
    We hope that your visit to Caterpillar is informative, interesting and safe!


REGISTRATION IS NEEDED!! There is a limit of 34 attendees at this event and registration is needed for this headcount and for our food order. Register on the events link at the right of this page, at the events page at or at

Important information and directions:


CIL ASSP September 22, 2023 Chapter Meeting

When: September 22, 2023 11:30am
Where: Association of Illinois Electric Cooperatives (AIEC) – Training Facility
6460 S 6th Frontage Rd E
Springfield, IL

This is just off the South East side of I-55 at Toronto Rd. Exit 90.
Who: Jim Miles, VP of Training, Safety and Loss Control – AIEC
After joining the AIEC in 2008 as a safety instructor, Jim has been managing the Safety and Loss Control department since 2014. He is a Certified Loss Control Professional (CLCP) and an ISA Certified Arborist and Utility Specialist. Jim began his cooperative career in 2002 as a line clearance foreman for Wayne-White Counties Electric Cooperative.

What: Jim will share information about the AIEC’s safety and training programs and will then give us a tour at the nearby Lineman Training Facility.

Lunch will be provided by the chapter. Gondola or Sub type sandwiches, chips and soda/water.
Please wear closed toed shoes and clothing that is appropriate for the weather on that day, for an outdoor tour.
Registration is needed to assure that we have a solid headcount for our food order. Please register with the links provided on the events page.
Registration is open until 12:00pm Noon September 21st.


Upcoming Chapter Meetings! Stay tuned for more information on the location and registration! Also, chapter members should make sure that their member profiles are up to date through, to be sure that you are receiving our chapter communication emails!

Friday, September 22, 2023 at 11:30am

Presentation and tour of the Association of Illinois Electric Cooperatives (AIEC) in Springfield, IL. Lunch will be provided.

Friday October 27, 2023 at 11:30am

Presentation and tour of the Caterpillar parts distribution center in Morton, IL. Lunch will be provided.

Registration information will be set up in the next few days!