Chapter Members got to Tour LBNL – Advanced Light Source (ALS)

The ASSP Greater San Jose Chapter had an opportunity to tour the ALS at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

The ALS is a specialized particle accelerator that generates bright beams of x-ray light for scientific research.

Thanks to Ron Scholtz for hosting us, and Alyssa Brand for leading out tour at ALS.

Joint Virtual Technical Meeting   QPR Gatekeeper Training with Steven Frost

November 7 | 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

On-line with Zoom (Free)

QPR stands for Question, Persuade, and Refer –Three simple steps all of us can learn to help save a life from suicide. Just as people trained in CPR help save thousands of lives each year, those trained in QPR learn how to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis. QPR Gatekeepers can be anyone but include those individuals most present in one’s life such as parents, friends, neighbors, doctors, supervisors, forepersons, superintendents, police officers, therapists, firefighters, and many others who are well positioned to recognize and refer someone at risk of suicide.

Key components covered in this training:
• How to Question, Persuade and Refer someone who may be suicidal
• How to get help for yourself or learn more about preventing suicide
• The common causes of suicidal behavior
• The warning signs of suicide
• How to get help for someone in crisis

With QPR, the following Chain of Survival elements can also be in place:
• Early Recognition of Suicide | The sooner warning signs are detected, and help sought, the better the outcome of a suicidal crisis will be.
• Early QPR | Asking someone about the presence of suicidal thoughts and feelings opens up a conversation that may lead to a referral for help.
• Early Intervention and Referral | Referral to local resources or calling 1-800-Suicide for evaluation and possible referral is critical.
• Early Advanced Life Support | As with any illness, early detection, and treatment results in better outcomes.

About Our Speaker – Steven Frost, CHST, ASP, and CSP.


Steven Frost is the current CWC ASSP President-Elect. He joined the construction safety world after obtaining a Master’s in Environmental Studies. He also obtained a certification in Construction Management and is a LEED AP BD+C, CHST, ASP, and CSP. Steven is a Question Persuade Refer (QPR) Gatekeeper instructor as well as a QPR Master Trainer. Steven felt drawn to mental health and the impacts to the construction industry.

Steven is recognized nationally for his work on suicide prevention and mental health initiatives.  He brings his advocacy to this organization by speaking at the monthly membership meetings, conducting QPR sessions as Professional Development Courses, and coordinating meetings that promote Positive Job Culture and Diversity Equity and Inclusion. Steven actively promotes mental well-being resources for the American Heart Association’s Hard Hats with Heart where he contributes as an Ambassador. It is through this program that Steven has contributed to videos, webinars, and given testimonials. He promotes the link between physical and mental well-being. “By taking care of your heart, you’re taking care of your head” His modules can be shared as a tool to help build awareness, resiliency, and to start the conversations for suicide prevention where stigma and silence are perceived as common. 

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November 14, 2023 – Carsten Busch Live and Uncut

Topic: Carsten Busch Live and Uncut

Presenter: Carsten Busch

When: November 14, 2023 11:45 AM to 1:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Virtual Registration: Click here to register via Zoom.

About the Presenter:

Carsten Busch has studied Mechanical Engineering, Safety and Human Factors. He also spent some time at Law School but prioritised moving to Norway above graduating. He has over 25 years of experience in HSEQ Management at various levels in organisations from railway, oil & gas and police in The Netherlands, United Kingdom and Norway.

He speaks regularly on seminars and conferences about a variety of topics and is active in various professional forums, including the Dutch Society for Safety Science (NVVK) and his own website He is involved in the Lund University Human Factors and System Safety program as a tutor.

October 10, 2023 – ASSP GSJC Presents “The Truth about Human Error” By Uncle Bill the Safety Guy

Topic: The Truth About Human Error

Presenter: Bill Stettiner

When: August 10 2023 at 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Virtual Registration: Click here to join via Zoom.

Meeting ID: 816 9845 8505
Passcode: 085546

About the Presenter:

Bill has over 20 years of safety experience, CHST (2016-20), OSHA 510, OSHA 500, OSHA 30, Confined Space Awareness, HazMat First Responder Awareness & Operations, CPR/AED/First Aid, Firefighter 1, and EMT.

He has a great deal of experience with successful change management, and building a culture of safety (whether you call it IFW, or Safety 1st, or whatever) in the construction industry, the Marines and the Fire Service.