About Us

We are the local chapter of the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) located in the Northeastern Illinois (NEIL) suburbs of Chicago. Our Chapter was founded in 1982, and we currently have 303 members. This year we will be covering a great variety of safety topics (see the Schedule). The meetings are a great opportunity for networking and to keep up to date on current safety topics! After the chapter meeting there will be an Executive Board meeting which is always open to members, come and bring your ideas for future meetings!

The NEIL Chapter supports the Northern Illinois University (NIU) Student Chapter. Their website can be accessed from the following link: http://www.niu.edu/asse/index.shtml.

For more information please go to the ABOUT page on this site.


26th Annual Chicagoland Safety Health & Environmental Conference - Sept. 22-25, 2014 at the NIU Naperville, IL Campus

Please mark the above dates on your calendar for the 26th Annual Chicagoland Safety Health & Environmental Conference. The Exhibit is scheduled for Sept. 24, 2014. Information packets will be sent out soon. All new updated information can be found at the chisafetyconf.org website. Look forward to seeing you there!


NEIL Members Recognized for Years of Service Milestones

On Friday Feb. 21st, NEIL Chapter recognized 2 members for their long and faithful participation with ASSE.

Mike Saujani has been an active member for 40 years.
Michael Saujani, CSP, CPCU, is currently retired (officially) but working as a Loss Control Consultant for Crissie Insurance Agency, an insurance brokerage firm in DesPlaines, IL. Until recently he was Corporate Safety Director for Fort Dearborn Co., Elk Grove Village, IL, where he had been since 2002. He holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, is a Certified Safety Professional, (CSP) professional member of ASSE, and Newsletter Editor of the ASSE’s Northeastern Illinois Chapter, and is a member of Certified Property and Casualty Underwriters. He has authored an article; Safety at Fort Dearborn Company and made several presentations at Chicagoland Safety Conference and PDC on defining and developing world-class safety culture.

Ellen Gallo has been an active member for 25 years.
Ellen Gallo is an EHS and Risk Management professional with experience in manufacturing, consulting, and insurance. She has had success in reducing injuries, reducing claims costs, and developing effective teams. She has presented at national and regional conferences on the topics of risk, claims management, and cost justification. She earned her MBA in Project Management, MS in Environmental Management and Sustainability, and BS in Industiral Engineering. Certifications include Certified Safety Professional (CSP), Certified Professional Ergonomist (CPE), and Associate Risk Management (ARM)

Congratulations to the both of them.


Joint ASSE NEIL and Three Rivers Chapter Volunteerism - Northern IL Food Bank

On December 13, 2013 both NEIL and the Three Rivers Chapters of ASSE worked to provide the equivalent of 8450 meals through their volunteer efforts at the Northern IL Food Bank. Thanks to all who donated their time and effort for this worthy cause!


Next Event

ASSE NEIL Chapter Executive Board Lunch Meeting

Date: Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014

Topic: Executive Board Meeting

Location: NIU Naperville Conference Center
1120 E. Diehl Road
Naperville, IL 60563

Noon - Meeting start and working Lunch

RSVP/Pre-register to Jason Meiner at jason.meiner@motorolasolutions.com or respond to the Evite or call 847-576-2321


2010 Chapter Star Award

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May 2014


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