November 13, 2018 Technical Training – Cargo Truck Tanks Unseen Confined Spaces

Posted: Oct 21, 2018

November Training Announcement

Title: Cargo Truck Tanks Unseen Confined Spaces


Our November Training will feature a special Confined Space theme for the Tank Truck service sector by Daniel J. O’Connell, principal safety engineer and co‐owner of SAFETRAN Site Safety Support Services. Mr. O’Connell’s peer reviewed article, “Cargo Truck Tanks Unseen Confined Spaces” was the featured inaugural cover issue of ASSP’s Professional Safety Journal (PSJ), June 2018. Followed by a presentation at Safety 2018, by invitation of the American Society of Safety Professionals PDC in San Antonio, Texas.

Key Takeaways

  • Review common hazards of tank truck work tasks and related hazards
  • Examination of proactive safety measures to reduce serious injury and fatality
  • Promote an improve safety paradigm in cargo tank service

We will be presenting Long Service Recognition Certificates to four members before the training begins. Congratulation to Patrick Hinds, CSP, CHMM, Stephanie F Spillane, CSP, Nancy Terranova, CSP for 25 years of service, and Betsy Leff, CSP for 40 years of Service!

Presenter: Daniel J. O’Connell

Founder and principal safety engineer with SAFETRAN‐CSRS Rescue, a safety consultancy training  and technical rescue group in the San Francisco Bay Area. With over 30 years’ experience in construction, trucking and heavy fleet safety, Daniel holds a Bachelor of Science degree in safety and health, and advanced certificate in safety management from the University of California. Prior to becoming a Certified Safety Professional, O’Connell served three decades in heavy construction and trucking, as a Union Carpenter, Teamster, and bilingual consultant. A professional member of the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP), the ASSP Transportation Practice Specialty (TPS), and the National Safety Management Society (NSMS). Standards development activity includes the ANSI/ASSE Z15 Vehicle Safety Committee, ANSI/ASSE Z117.1 Confined Spaces (ASC), NFPA 350 Committee for Confined Space, and NFPA 241 Committee for Construction and Demolition.Daniel is an internationally known author, bilingual trainer, and lecturer. He is qualified in state and federal court as a forensic expert for cases involving construction, trucking injury and wrongful death.

Reservations: For reservations, click here.


When: November 13,  2018

Executive Committee 10:30-11:30AM (All members welcome)

Chapter Meeting Doors Open at 11:30 AM Program Starts at Noon

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Professional Development Conference Seeking Support Volunteers

Posted: Oct 09, 2018

Purpose: The professional development conference (PDC) volunteers ensures the delivery of a high-quality PDC assistance to chapter members. These volunteers primary responsibility rests with the specific activity assigned.

Open positions:

  • Logistics
  • Programs
  • Publicity

Specific Duties: Open Positions have different functions

To Volunteer: Contact Susan Stucker, 973-525-2753 or Jonathan Scruggs, 


  • Opportunity to network with other safety professionals
  • Earn certification maintenance points

Time Commitment:

  • Depending upon selected time slotted for volunteering


  • Must be an ASSP member in good standing
  • Able to work effectively in a team setting and communicate with diverse audiences