Chapter News

NYAST 54: Laser Incidents and Eye Safety Forum

You’re invited to a New York Area Science and Technology (NYAST) Forum that
will explore critical safety issues posed by handheld laser pointers and laser
devices. Hosted by DHS S&T’s National Urban Security Technology Laboratory
(NUSTL), this forum will illuminate the dangers posed by lasers and share
essential knowledge to fortify first responder safety.

NIST expert Josh Hadler will discuss safety implications stemming from the
misuse of lasers covering topics such as aircraft interference and eye injuries.
He will provide a hands-on demonstration to showcase the output power of
lasers and the protection level of law enforcement eyewear.

Attendees will gain operational perspectives from Commander Schoening of
Portland Police Bureau as he discusses the nefarious use of lasers during
protests and other civil disturbances. He will share law enforcement methods
and PPE used to safeguard against laser incidents, including protective
eyewear and public order helmets.

Don’t miss this opportunity to enhance your understanding of laser misuse
and safety measures. All law enforcement attendees are asked to bring their
laser protective eyewear to the forum.

Attendance is limited to active and retired first responders, emergency
response professionals and federal, state, local and tribal government
officials. The forum will be held at NUSTL, located at: 201 Varick Street, Suite
900, New York, NY 10014 with a live stream webinar option.

For more information and to register click here

PDC 2024 and Technical Meetings

Call for Speakers

The ASSP Long Island & NYC Chapters would like to invite presenters to submit proposals for our upcoming Professional Development Conference (PDC). Our speakers give attendees the opportunity to develop professional skills and knowledge, to tackle and provide solutions to new and current challenges in the fields of EHS, and to promote the growth of new entrants in the field. The PDC offers a wide range of practical and technical programs, including management techniques and soft skills.

Presentations are typically 60 minutes long, including the Q&A session.

If you are interested in being a speaker for the PDC or a technical meeting, please complete this form.

Proposal Deadline: Friday, March 22nd, 2024 

PDC Date: Wednesday, May 15th, 2024

PDC Venue: Conference & Meeting Centers of Long Island

324 South Service Road
Melville, NY 11747

Flynn’s Summer Social

Hello All! It is that time of the year again we are planning our summer social at Flynn’s! 

This will feature an evening boat cruise on “The Moonchaser” from Captree over to Flynn’s on Fire Island for a Lobster/Prime Rib Buffet.

The cost of the meeting is $10 for members and $20 for guests, which will include dinner and the boat ride over.

Depart from Captree State Park (To Flynn’s): 7pm. (Please arrive at 6:45)
Arrival at Flynn’s Fire Island: 8pm
Depart Flynn’s Fire Island (Back to Captree): 10:30pm

We look forward to seeing you there!

Please reply to this survey by 7/14 so we can see what date works best for our members.

Vote Here

Discounted Wilderness First Aid, Survival Course and Certification

Join Survival Med, an affiliate of the Wilderness Medical Society for a live Zoom course taught by wilderness medicine physicians. This $35 interactive course will include live step-by-step instructions on dressing wounds and stopping bleeding, tying tourniquets, creating splints, treating hypothermia, improvising braces for injuries, demonstrating use of a basic medical kit, and more. To earn the Wilderness First Aid certification, you can take a short exam after the course (included in the cost). Additional information including available dates/times and registration details can be found at the following link:

WISE Mentoring Program

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.