January 2017 Chapter Meeting

ASSE Meeting Minutes
January 16, 2017
DPR Construction, North Mopac

11:45 AM
Meeting Introduction: Steven Jablon
Chapter Introductions
Speaker Introduction: Pat Walsh

11:52 AM
Del Womack, Batavia Services, Inc.:

Del Womack

Presentation: Ladder Safety Awareness

Nation-wide maintenance and repair for ladders.

Over 510,000+ people are injured each year involving ladder accidents and 300 associated deaths; a fall from 11’ or higher results in death 50% of the time.

Discussion focused on how ladders become damaged.

  • 4 Factors that contribute to wear, damage and defects:
  • Misuse, Ladder Racks, Normal Wear & Tear, Environment
  • Ladder parts were passed around the meeting for a hands-on look at what contributes to ladder failure.

A video was shown to demonstrate how ladders are prepared, fixed, inspected and repaired.

Questions were opened up to the floor:

Discussed pricing of repairs and cost effectiveness of repairing vs. replacing.

Contact Information:
Del Womack
2500 Bayport Blvd.
Seabrook, TX 77586


Phone: 832-261-3056
Toll Free: 800-231-6374
Cell: 832-725-5811
Fax: 832-261-3057


12:40 PM
Chapter Business/Updates: Steven Jablon

  • The Fleet Safety Symposium from Thursday was discussed.
    • A review of the speakers and content was given by chapter members.
    • A final financial summary will come out this week reviewing the Symposium.
  • Upcoming leadership roles for the Central Texas Chapter should now be considered.

Upcoming Dates:

ASSE Construction Specialty Meeting
March 7th
White Construction Company, 2705 Bee Cave Rd #250, Austin, TX 78746

Safety 2017
June 18-23rd, 2017
Denver, Co. – Registration is now open.

Region III PDC
September 11-13, 2017
Hurst, TX @ Hurst Conference Center

Deadline extended to 02/03/17 for speaker volunteers