SSOE Group CEO Vince DiPofi to Provide Opening Remarks at DEAI Alliance of Northwest Ohio’s Diversity Summit

TOLEDO, Ohio, April 11, 2024 – SSOE Group (, an internationally ranked architecture and engineering firm, is excited to announce the firm’s CEO Vince DiPofi, PE, will provide opening remarks at the third annual Diversity Equity Access Inclusion (DEAI) Alliance of Northwest Ohio’s Diversity Summit. The event takes place on April 19, 2024—on Toledo’s “419 Day”—from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at downtown’s Imagination Station, and includes a CEO panel, presentation by Equality Ohio on LGBTQIA+ advocacy, closing remarks from Lucas County Commissioner Pete Gerken, and more. Continue Reading →

Bloodborne Pathogens

Bloodborne pathogens are something that everyone should be aware of. While you may not be exposed to them on a daily basis, you should understand what potentially infections materials are and how exposure occurs. Bloodborne pathogens are infectious microorganisms in human blood that can cause disease in humans. In addition to Bloodborne pathogens, you should also be aware of Other Potentially Infectious Materials (OPIM) such as bodily fluids. In order to reduce or eliminate the hazards of occupational exposure to bloodborne pathogens, an employer must meet the requirements of OSHA's Bloodborne Pathogens Standard (29 CFR 1910.1030) where employees are likely to be exposed to such hazards. Continue Reading →

Mental Health Toolbox Talk

According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), the construction industry has the second-highest rate of suicide in the U.S. There are approximately 123 suicides per day. That breaks down to one death by suicide every 12 minutes. In construction, it is typical for us to discuss physical safety on a daily basis. The focus of our work plans has been on keeping ourselves and our co-workers safe from bodily harm. What we have not typically talked about is our mental health. When you see someone physically struggling with a task, do you stop them and ask them if they need help? What about our mental state and the ability to perform the task at hand? Do we conduct a Job Safety Analysis (JSA) to see what hazards are floating around in our heads that day? When we see someone emotionally struggling, do we stop them and ask them if they need help? Continue Reading →

Daylight Saving Time – When Does the Time Change

Ready to leap forward? Daylight Saving Time 2022 will begin for most of the U.S. on Sunday, March 13, at 2:00 a.m. Continue Reading →

SSOE Group to Participate in Semiconductor Day at The Ohio State University in Columbus

COLUMBUS, Ohio, April 2, 2024 – SSOE Group (, an architecture and engineering firm named among the Top 2 Semiconductor Design Firms nationally for the past seven years by industry-leading Engineering News-Record, is excited to participate in and sponsor Semiconductor Day at The Ohio State University on April 9, 2024. Jointly hosted by the College of Engineering and SEMI—a global industry association comprised of companies involved in the electronics design and manufacturing supply chain for which SSOE has been a member since 2013—the event expects to draw more than 350 students from Ohio State in addition to students from local high schools. Continue Reading →

Safety Audits and Inspections

Safety inspections are a basic necessity of any safety program. Such inspections can prevent incidents, injuries, OSHA violations, or even fatalities. Continue Reading →