Congratulations Linsday Cook, member of the North Carolina Chapter

Posted: Mar 15, 2018

March 15, 2018 – Click here for link to original article

The American Industrial Hygiene Association® (AIHA), announced the new members of its Board of Directors for 2018. The new Board members will be inducted at AIHA’s Annual Business Meeting on Wednesday, May 23, during the 2018 American Industrial Hygiene Conference and Exposition (AIHce EXP) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 

One of the newest members happens to be a member of the North Carolina chapter of the American Society of Safety Engineers.  The North Carolina chapter is very proud of Lindsay’s recent appointment and would like to say, congratulations and thank you for your commitment to excellence in the EHS and Industrial Hygiene communities for so many years.


Lindsay Cook, MSPH, CIH, CSP, FAIHA, was elected AIHA’s new vice president. He has been an AIHA member since 1979 and has worked with the Protective Clothing and Equipment Committee, Laboratory Health & Safety Committee, Indoor Environmental Quality Task Force and Finance Committee. In addition he is a past director and current treasurer of AIHA. Cook is the senior vice president of The EI Group Inc., an environmental health and safety (EHS) consulting firm located in Morrisville, North Carolina. Cook is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and currently lives in Durham, North Carolina.

Interested In Being a Welcome Ambassador at a PDC?

Posted: Jan 16, 2018

Interested in being a Welcome Ambassador as in past years at ASSE’s Professional Development Conference & Exposition?

Come join our group of Welcome Ambassadors and network with newcomers and others who need help finding their way at Safety 2018 in San Antonio, TX, Sunday, June 3 to Wednesday, June 6, 2018.

Added benefit to volunteering this year:

  • Volunteer a minimum of 2 hours, and you are eligible to receive $100 gift certificate to ASSE Store at Safety 2018
  • Volunteer a minimum of 4 hours, and you are eligible to receive $250 discount off your Safety 2018 registration.  ASSE will invoice those who sign up and fail to meet the minimum hours required.
  • Volunteer a minimum of 4 hours, and you are eligible $250 gift certificate to ASSE store at Safety 2018

In order to enjoy the discount, you must agree to work the minimum hours as indicated above.

Requirements to participate:

  • Must be an ASSE member
  • Must be a conference registrant
  • Ambassador discounts cannot be applied on top of any other discount.  If you do not wish to receive the discount or are already receiving another discount, and you are still interested in being an Ambassador, please advise and tell us how many hours you are willing to volunteer with your preferences on the online volunteer form.


You may complete the online volunteer form directly at

For more information or questions, please contact Tracy Flaherty at (847) 768-3421,

We hope that you can be a part of the Ambassador Team this year!   Thank You!

Winning Cookie Recipe

Posted: Dec 20, 2017

Our 2017 Holiday Cookie Winner was Alicia Mitchell, with an out of this world delicious Chocolate Ginger Crinkle Cookie.  Here is the recipe for your baking and tasting pleasures.

Chocolate Ginger Crinkle Cookies

Recipe by Jennifer Linder McGlinn

Note: this dough takes a minimum of 2 hours to chill before baking

¾ cup all-purpose flour                                  7.5 ounces bittersweet or semisweet chocolate chopped

¼ cup Dutch-processed cocoa powder   ¾ cup granulated sugar

1 teaspoon baking powder                          ¼ cup packed dark brown sugar

½ teaspoon salt                                                                2 large eggs

1.5 teaspoons ground ginger                      1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon                     ¼ cup finely chopped crystallized ginger

½ cup unsalted butter at room temperature

Confectioner’s sugar for rolling

Whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, salt, ginger and cinnamon in a medium bowl.

Combine the butter and 3 ounces of the chocolate in a medium heatproof bowl. Melt either over a double boiler or in the microwave. Cool slightly ~10 minutes.

Stir the granulated and brown sugars into the melted chocolate mixture using a heat proof spatula. Drop the eggs, one at a time mixing briskly until smooth.  Stir in the vanilla extract and gradually incorporate the flour mixture. Fold in the remaining 4.5 ounces of chocolate and the crystallized ginger.  Cover the dough with plastic wrap and set in the refrigerator to chill for at least 2 hours or overnight.

Position the rack in the middle of the oven and preheat to 350 F. Line the baking sheets with parchment.

Shape the chilled dough into walnut sized balls (I used a melon baller), roll in confectioner’s sugar and arrange on the baking sheets about 2 inches apart (Should make ~ 40 cookies). If the dough becomes too soft, chill until firm.

Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, or until the cookies have spread and the tops are cracked.  Cool the cookies on the baking sheets set on wire racks for ~ 2 minutes before removing them to cool completely.

Store in an airtight container for up to 4 days. Freezes well.

2016-2017 Platinum Chapter

Posted: Nov 02, 2017

The North Carolina chapter reached an elite milestone during the 2016-2017 chapter year.  We achieved Platinum chapter status for the first time ever, thanks to our great members and the volunteers of the EC that worked very hard to get us there.  Read the letter here or check out the standing  Only 33 chapters across the globe achieved this status.  You can check the achievement for each ASSE chapter here,

2016-2017 North Carolina Chapter – Safety Professional of the Year

Posted: Jun 14, 2017

It is with great honor that we announce this year’s North Carolina chapter Safety Professional of the Year (SPY) recipient, Alicia Mitchell.  Alicia has dedicated almost 30 years of her life protecting people, property and the environment, holding management positions at IT Corporation and Cree, as well as serving almost 14 years as the Director of Safety, Health and Environmental Affairs for Revlon before moving into consulting for O’Brien and Gere.  She is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a Bachelor’s in Public Health and is a Certified Safety Professional (CSP) as well as a Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM).  She has served as Chair for the Granville County Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) as well as a member of the planning committee for the annual Wake County BEST Conference.  She has held various positions with the executive committee of the North Carolina chapter of ASSE, including serving as the chapter President for the 2014-2015 chapter year.  In 2016 she was elected to a two year term as the Regional Vice President for ASSE Region VI.  Alicia is a true safety professional who has contributed in many forms to the advancement of the EHS profession and always with the best interests to ensure worker safety.

The ASSE Chapter SPY award is an honor acknowledging the dedication and outstanding contributions of a member to a specific chapter and the safety profession.