Register for the 3M Houston Area Safety Showcase: Dec 11 & 12, 2018

Dec 03, 2018

On Tuesday, December 11th and Wednesday, December 12th 3M is hosting a Safety Showcase at their Houston Training Center.  Occupational safety and fall protection demonstrations and training opportunities will occur over the two days.  Register at this link:

Time and Location

1455 East Sam Houston Parkway S. | Suite 190 | Pasadena, TX 77503

Free training opportunities from 8:00am – 12:00pm and open house events 12:00pm – 4:00pm!

All attendees will receive a sample PPE kit (approximate $100 value; while supplies last).

Affordable OSHA General or Construction Industry 10 Hour Classes

Nov 26, 2018

Are you looking for affordable OSHA general or construction industry 10 hour classes?  Zack Northcutt, CSP, CET has partnered with our chapter and is offering these popular classes during weekends.  The potential locations are Southwest Research Institute, UPS San Antonio and ElectraLink (Kyle, TX).  The proposed cost/student is $125.  Contact Zack ( if you are interested.

TIER II Chemical Reporting Training Classes

Nov 14, 2018

Known officially as Emergency and Hazardous Chemical Inventory Forms, Tier II Reports are submitted annually to local fire departments, Local Emergency Planning Committees (LEPC) and State Emergency Response Commissions (SERCs) to help those agencies plan for and respond to chemical emergencies.  The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) is hosting Tier II Chemical Reporting training classes around Texas this winter. All classes are posted online.

The one day classes will be free, and will cover TCEQ’s new online reporting system. Every class will begin at 8:30 a.m. and end at 4:00 p.m. with a break for lunch. Please go to the registration form to register. Class size is limited. Registration for a class will be on a first-come first-serve basis.

San Antonio Class Details:  December 12, 2018, San Antonio Fire Department (SAFD) Tech Service, 602 Dunton Street, San Antonio, Texas 78226

Austin Class Details:  January 3 & 4, 2019, Audie Murphy Auditorium, Camp Mabry, 2200 W. 35th Street, Austin, Texas 78703

President’s Message – November 2018

Oct 16, 2018

Greetings Everyone:

Fall is in the air and 2018 is racing to an end!  There are several events occurring in the next few months.

Come join us at our next chapter meeting on Monday, November 19 at the private dining room at Southwest Research Institute Cafeteria.  Our guest speaker will be Adam Rubin, CSP from Zachry Industrial.  Adam will discuss the divergent gap between how self-retracting lifelines (SRLs) are marketed versus the ways this equipment is used in the field.

Do you manage safety programs that include equipment guarding and lockout/tagout (LOTO)? If so, you are invited to a FREE Machine Guarding training class coming to the San Antonio Holiday Inn Riverwalk, November 28. Registration is fast and easy at: San Antonio Machine Guarding Training Class (Nov 28). See you there to learn more about machine guarding hazards and solutions.

Finally, you are invited to our chapter Holiday Party on December 4, 2018 at The Well located at 4439 UTSA Blvd.  Please join us as we close out 2018 and recognize eight long service members for 25 years of service with our organization.

Damon Shodrock, CSP

South Texas Chapter President

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Oct 05, 2018

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