Chapter News

January Technical Meeting, Joint Meeting w/ NSMS & WISE Panel Discussion

2019 Fall Scholarship Winner

Twice a year (Fall & Spring), the SF Chapter and Construction Section award $500 scholarship’s to students in the Occupational Health & Safety AS program at Las Positas College in Livermore. We’re pleased to announce the recipient of the Chapter Fall 2019 student scholarship is Venus Maria Cruz. We are also pleased to announce the recipient of the Construction Section scholarship is Matt Chasm.

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November Joint SJ and SF Chapter – Fujifilm Networking Tour

A big thank you to Fujifilm Open Innovation Hub USA and SF Chapter member, Chet Green, for hosting the ASSP San Francisco and Greater San Jose Chapter’s. And thank you to the members that were able to attend our November joint networking tour. We learned that Fujifilm is so much more than a photography company! By leveraging the technologies it originally developed for the photography industry and continuously and proactively pursuing advanced R&D, Fujifilm has created businesses in multiple high-tech fields and become a technology-oriented company. Definitely an eye opening experience.


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October “Behind the Scenes” Tour

For our October event we did a behind the scenes tour of the De Young Museum. The tour was hosted and led by Al Barna, Occupational Health & Safety officer. The tour was sold out! We had 25 members attend the tour. Thank you for everyone who was able to make it to the event! See some photos from the tour below:

September Technical Meeting

We kicked off the chapter year at our September meeting, hosted by Cal Service Tool in Hayward, CA. Dr. Lambert spoke to us about Fault Tree/Event Tree Analysis and its use investigating NASA Accidents–Apollo 13, The Challenger Space Shuttle, and the Columbia Space Shuttle. You can find a copy of his presentation and more studies on his website: https://ftaassociates.com/

At our September meeting, we also recognized David Paoletta, past president (2017-2018) of the SF Chapter. Under his leadership, the SF Chapter attained Platinum Level Status. The platinum chapter designation is awarded to chapters that meet rigorous standards of excellence as established by ASSP. They are considered to be strong role models for other chapters to emulate.

SF Chapter Starts a WISE Section

We are pleased to announce that the SF Chapter has started a WISE section. For those of you that do not know, WISE stands for Women in Safety Excellence. WISE is a Common Interest Group that advances ASSP members and the safety profession through education, mentorship, networking, collaboration, research and innovation. If you haven’t already done so, please support and join the Women in Safety Excellence┬ámember community to connect with like-minded safety professionals and support the inclusion and advancement of women within the safety industry.

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Joint Summer Mixer

The SF Construction Section, SF Chapter & Greater SJ Chapter’s jointly hosted a summer mixer/networking event for our members this week on Tuesday. We had around 20 safety professionals show up to the event. It was a great way to celebrate the summer and network over pizza, beer and good company. Here are some photos from the event. We are planning to do more events like this. Please check out our calendar for upcoming events!

St. George Spirits Tour – June Event

Our last event of the 2018-2019 chapter year was held at St. George Distillery in Alameda, founded in 1982 by a German immigrant named Jorg Rupf. St. George was the first American distillery to open since prohibition. The distillery makes a range of of craft spirits that include vodka, gin, absinthe, small batch single malt whiskey, flavored liqueur’s, and eau de vie style brandy. In fact, St. George was the first American distillery to release the first legal absinthe since the ban was lifted in the U.S. in 2007.

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