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Spring Scholarship Recipients

Please congratulate the following scholarship winners for Spring 2020!

Ashley Swan – San Francisco Chapter Scholarship Recipient

Ashley Swan is the recipient of the Chapter’s $500 scholarship for the Spring 2020 semester at Las Positas College. Ashley is a proud woman that is currently finishing her A.S. in Welding Technologies at Las Positas College.  She grew up in her parent’s machine shop, and over the years heard the horror stories of what happens when there is a lack of safety in other shops.  Years later, after starting work in the field herself, Ashley came across many people who openly discussed close calls and permanent scars. She heard about others that never came home from work.  Ashley decided that taking the OSHA classes at Las Positas would help her do her part to ensure everyone goes home to their families at the end of the day, in one piece, and not in a box.  There eventually came a day when an individual she knew didn’t come back from work in one piece.  Shortly thereafter, Ashley had her own close call and realized then how easily safety can be overlooked in the workplace.  She realized how much impact safety professionals have in the workplace; “just someone to be there to recommend that standing on each other’s shoulders is not the best way to change a light bulb”.  Ashley is looking forward to leveraging her experiences and new skills from her OSHA studies to find a meaningful career in safety and health.

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2020 Bay Area Safety Symposium

On Wednesday March 11th we hosted the 2020 Bay Area Symposium.We had our largest turnout yet. With over 400 safety professionals in attendance and over 40 vendors, we had a great event. A big thank you to everyone that was able to attend this year!

Congrats to the following people:

  • Patty Becker – 2020 Chapter SPY Award Winner
  • Karen Bouvier – 2020 President’s Award Winner
  • Mark Stone – 2019 Past President’s Award Winner