September meeting information on suicide prevention is under the resource page.

Tides Social Is a Hit!

We had a great turn out and beautiful weather for our first in person social since 2019! Everyone was glad to visit together and meet others. The food was great and we were even graced by Bobby the clown, who made balloon animals for the kids that attended. I’m sure everyone would agree that the patio was one incredible view! A huge shout out to long time GTC member Dan Hurley for facilitating the logistics and putting this together for our chapter! What a treat it was! Looking forward to transitioning to more in person opportunities.

April Chapter Meeting Information

We want to thank Scott Kalis with the City of Virginia Beach for speaking yesterday and providing some great information.

Below you will find the information from the meeting along with Scott’s contact information

Scott Kalis

City of Virginia Beach

Office of Occupational Safety and Health Services

2424 Courthouse Drive

Building # 18

Virginia Beach, Virginia 23456

(757) 385-8423 Office

(757) 418-1472 Mobile


March Chapter Meeting Information

What a great meeting we had this month! The format of this meeting was a new thing we tried and I feel it went over well with everyone.

We 5 different speakers each from a different type of industry discussing what they are doing with COVID-19.

Thank you so much to each of the speakers:

Brian Rizzo- Hourigan Construction- Brian.rizzo@hourigan.group

Stephanie Neary- Newport News Ship Building- nearyse@gmail.com

Kyle Martin- Cox Communications- Kyle.martin@cox.com

Jimmy O’Rourke- Massimo Zanetti- Jorourke@mzb-usa.com

Dan Hurley- City of Chesapeake- dhurley@cityofchesapeake.net

Here are some links to some information that were shared:





Here is the link to the recording of the meeting:

Information from February 2021 Chapter Meeting

We want to thank Courtney for being on our call this month. He is a valued resource to our chapter.

Please see link below for the presentation as well as Courtney’s contact information.


Courtney  M.  Malveaux Attorney at Law​ Jackson Lewis P.C. 701 East Byrd Street
17th Floor Richmond ,  VA  23219 Direct: (804) 212-2862  | Main: (804) 649‑0404 | Mobile: (804) 366‑9646
Courtney.Malveaux@Jacksonlewis.com  |  www.jacksonlewis.com

Information from January 2021 Chapter Meeting with Drive Smart

We had a great first meeting of the year. Janet Brooking with Drive Smart Virginia, spoke to us about the new Cell Phone Policy for Virginia and a lot of other great topics to keep drives safe.

Please see below for the links that she discussed along with the Presentation.

If you need additional information here is a link to Drive Smart


Also here is Janet’s Contact information

Janet Brooking | DRIVE SMART Virginia Executive Director 804-929-6117

New law microsite: www.phonedown.org

DSV Safety Series: https://www.drivesmartva.org/distracted-driving-summit/drive-smart-virginia-virtual-safety-series/

DSV Materials Store: https://www.drivesmartva.org/store/

Link to Presentation:


Rising Stars of Safety, Class of 2020 Extraordinary talent during an extraordinary time

We would like to Recognize one of our Chapter Members who is also our Chapter Secretary on receiving the Rising Stars of Safety Award for 2020

Kyle Martin

Age: 34

Safety/Risk Manager Cox Communications Chesapeake, VA

“Kyle worked with Safety-Reports.com to build a standardized observation checklist and built training curriculum to roll out the program. Due to his rapport and support he gained from our largest operating function in the region, field operations, he was able to roll out the observation process for all leaders. They bought in and leaders showed ownership by mandating, from the VP level down, they would conduct monthly observations. The first year of the observations went well and six different projects, due to the observations, ranging from standardization of foreign voltage detectors to purchasing hands-free devices for all our techs, emerged.”