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Fall 2020 Scholarship Recipient

The Fall 2020 SF Chapter scholarship recipient is Kevin Comerford. Congrats to Kevin!

Kevin is working toward the associated degree in Occupational Safety and Health at Las Positas College and hopes to work in ES&H upon graduation. He already holds a BA in Wood Products Engineering from the State University of New York College and an Associate’s degree in Forestry from Paul Smith’s College in New York. With his BA in hand, Kevin relocated to Oregon in 2003 and began working in a sawmill. He recalls safety being priority 1 at the sawmill. He became a member of the site safety committee and enjoyed the opportunity to travel to other sawmills, performing walkthroughs and reviewing safety programs. For the past eight years, he has stayed at home with his two children. With the kids now on the same school schedule, he has the time and hopes to re-enter the workforce. Kevin brings a lot of work experience to the program at Las Positas College and is willing to share that information with others. According to Steve McConnell, a professor in the Las Positas Occupational Safety and Health program, “Kevin continues to do well in each class he takes. He should have no problem moving into an ES&H position upon graduation.”

San Francisco Chapter Achieves Platinum Level Recognition

Congratulations on a great chapter year. The San Francisco Chapter has achieved Platinum level recognition for the 2019 – 2020 year.  This recognition is based from the information your chapter submitted in the Chapter Operations Management Tool (COMT) of 6/30/2020.

The work that goes into achieving this level of success is impressive and greatly appreciated by ASSP.  This year provided a new challenge and you adapted to the realities this situation created to protect the health and well-being of your members and local communities.  Your efforts benefit your chapter members and the safety profession as a whole.

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