News – Recognitions

ASSP Greater San Jose Chapter SPY Award – Congrats Jennifer Harris!

Posted: Mar 10, 2019

Jennifer Harris has provided strong guidance and leadership to our chapter, in various roles on the Executive committee, since 2012. She is currently our past president and shadowing the Area Director for Region 1, Area 2, assisting in chapter contact duties for local chapters (Greater San Jose, San Francisco and Sacramento). As part of a ROC subcommittee, she served on the group investigating Region-wide electronic file system options.

Her commitment to the organization is evidenced through her involvement at the various levels of ASSP. She has been a speaker at the San Francisco/Greater San Jose Chapter PDC (March 2016), Regionally at the Southern Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Conference (Oct. 2018) and at the National level, where she presented at two sessions at the Safety 2018 National conference (June 2018).

Jennifer continually demonstrates the passion she has as a safety professional, who gets involved to help others, as evidenced above. She is also a mentor for Women in Safety Excellence (WISE). We were very pleased this year to award her our Chapter SPY award. It was a well-deserved honor for a great supporter of the safety profession and awarding her Regional SPY.



ASSP Greater San Jose Chapter Achieves Gold Status

Posted: Aug 15, 2018

The ASSP Greater San Jose Chapter achieved Gold Chapter status for 2017-2018 term and recognized this accomplishment with membership at the August 14, 2018 technical meeting.


Jennifer Harris (Past President) presents the ASSP Gold Chapter award to Christy Foster (Immediate Past President)

The ASSP Greater San Jose Chapter Officers are pictured with the Gold Chapter Award.

ASSP Greater San Jose 2018 Summer Scholarship Winner

Posted: Aug 15, 2018

The ASSP Greater San Jose Chapter is proud to fund biannual scholarships for deserving college students interested in EH&S. Our $1,500 summer scholarship winners are Lee-Tan Lu and Dominic Casas, both from San Jose State University.

Lee-Tan (pictured below, right) is a graduate student in Environmental Studies. Her thesis project involves solar panel waste management and government regulations regarding extended producer responsibility in California. The panels create an environment and human health threat that she is hoping to solve with improved disposal strategies. She is an international student from Taiwan and she plans to use the scholarship to attend more professional conferences in the environmental field.

Jenny presenting Lee-Tan the scholarship at the Aug. 14 Technical meeting.

Dominic is an undergraduate Chemical Engineering student who plans to pursue a PhD in Environmental Engineering. He is passionate about sustainability and the global ecosystem, with work experience at NASA’s OMEGA FARM System and Thermo Fisher Scientific. His technical skills are matched by impressive interpersonal and leadership skills, with a reputation for being “vibrant, outgoing, personable, friendly, and inquisitive” according to his supervisor at Thermo

.Our chapter also funds a $250 scholarship for Las Positas Community College, which was awarded to Matt Chasm (pictured below, right).

Matt began his career as an equipment operator and foreman at a concrete and asphalt recycling program. He is now studying Occupational Safety and Health and working as a Safety and Compliance officer at Argent Materials. He hopes to one day become a CSP and QSP.

Jenny presenting Matt the scholarship at the Aug. 14 Technical meeting

Matt pictured at Las Positas Community College with couple of professors.

Congratulations to all of our scholarship award recipients!

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