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.


Worker Compensation Update - January 9, 2015 Hosted by the Society of Casualty Safety Engineers (SCSE)

The Society of Casualty and Safety Engineering has invited outstanding speakers at its next meeting on January 9th, 2015 discussing The State of Workers Compensation in Illinois. Please make it a point to attend this meeting. Michael Saujani, ASSE NEIL Chapter President.

Please click here to see the SCSE January 2015 Newsletter with more details about this event.


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 12, 2014 both the NEIL and Three Rivers Chapters of ASSE worked to provide the equivalent of 4539 meals through their volunteer efforts at the Northern IL Foodbank. Also, donated was an additional $800 in combined cash (NEIL check and 32 lbs. in food). Thanks to all who donated their time and effort for this worthy cause!


Next Event

ASSE NEIL Chapter Lunch Meeting

Date: Friday, January 16, 2015

Topic: OSHA Update

Location: Maggiano's
1901 E. Woodfield Road
Schaumburg, IL 60173

Speaker: Candra Jeffererson, OSHA

11:30am - Networking and Registration
Noon - Lunch
1:00pm - Presentation
2:00pm - Board Meeting (all welcome)

Cost: $25 (pre-registered) or $30 (walk-ins)
No shows will be billed but you may cancel
until 48 hours prior (or substitutes cheerfully accepted)

RSVP/Pre-register to Dow Carter at dow.carter@abbott.com or respond to the Evite.



2010 Chapter Star Award

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January 2015


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