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Nominations are Open!

The Greater San Jose Chapter of the American Society of Safety Professionals is pleased to announce the call for nominations for the 2022-2023 Chapter Executive Committee.

We are seeking candidates for the following positions:

  • President-Elect
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • Delegates (two positions)
  • Vice President, Membership
  • Vice President, Government Affairs

Serve on our Executive Committee and help drive the decisions that shape the future of our highly-respected chapter.  Being a Chapter officer is an opportunity to work with other leaders in ASSP – locally, regionally, and nationally.  It’s a chance to grow personally and professionally, to develop skills, gain experience and make connections with a team of passionate and motivated professionals.  You’ll also:

  • Develop valuable skills in leadership, team building, project management, goal setting and strategic planning
  • Expand your network of professional contacts
  • Gain recognition from your employer, the safety community, and your peers
  • Earn recertification points for certification credentials

For more information concerning the responsibilities associated with these positions, click the see the Operating Guidelines on the chapter’s website.

Ready to lead?

Contact Bill Stettiner at presidentelect@sj.assp.org to nominate yourself or a colleague for one of the positions listed above.

Dates to remember:

  • Call for nominations closes March 11th
  • Slate of candidates will be published by April 1st
  • Voting occurs electronically between at the May 1st – May 22nd
  • All election results will be announced at the June 14th Chapter meeting

Not quite ready to throw your hat in the ring? 

We encourage all of our members to participate, no matter what the level.  Your input is valuable to the Chapter.  Here are a couple of things to consider:

  • Want to see how the Chapter works?  Come to an Executive Committee meeting.  They are typically held the 2nd Tuesday of every month from 10:30-11:30 am.  It’s open to all members, so come check it out!
  • No previous committee experience is required to serve on the Executive Committee.  We all bring different experiences to the table.  Add your voice and help us make the Chapter even better.
  • Got questions?  Talk to us!  Any of the current and past Executive Committee members are happy to discuss their positions with you.  They can even set up shadowing opportunities so that you can get a feel for the position.
  • In addition, the Chapter has a number of non-elected positions that participate in Executive Committee meetings.  These non-elected positions are an opportunity to get familiar with the workings of our Chapter and contribute to our success without having to commit to an elected position.  If this is something you are interested in please contact Chapter President, Ashli Sturgill, at president@sj.assp.org for more details.

Getting engaged and involved with ASSP in a leadership capacity is a rewarding experience AND a meaningful way to give back to your profession while expanding your network!

SF WISE – Intro to Total Resource Use and Efficiency and Destination Zero

Thursday, February 24, 2022 | 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm PST

To register – click here

Download flyer here for more info.

The SF Chapter WISE Community Group is hosting an online technical session open to ALL!
TRUE is the first Zero Waste Certification Program dedicated to measuring, improving, and recognizing zero waste performance by encouraging adoption of sustainable materials management and reduction practices to contribute to
positive environmental, health, and financial outcomes. The transition to a truly circular economy will require us to challenge everything we’ve been taught about waste and begin viewing our material (or trash) as a resource or an
opportunity rather than as something simply to discard.

With over 250 facilities in over 21 countries, organizations are deploying TRUE as their zero-materials management system to standardize practices in their operations and streamline educational efforts to onboard staff.

If you represent an organization seeking to build or refine a zero-waste program, obtain certification for your facility,enhance ISO 14001 program, or may have plateaued somewhere along the way, this technical session will introduce you to the TRUE Certification program and share practical strategies from a Destination Zero Advisor, a business line within Ingenium Group, LLC, to position your organization on its path to a sustainable future

Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI) Day

Repetitive Strain Injury Day, increases awareness of these critical, debilitating issues and serves to educate workers about the hazards and prevention methods.  RSI Day 2022 is expanded from a single day to a weekly webinar Series in February!

For more information and to register: CLICK HERE

All sessions are FREE but registration is required.   Note:  All sessions run from 10:00 to 12:00 Eastern

Week 1, February 10 – Musculoskeletal Disorders

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Prevention

Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

Week 2, February 17 – Integrating Components for a RTW Program

Understanding the Elements of a Physical Demand Analysis (PDA)/ Physical Demand Description (PDD

Components of a Functional Abilities Exam (FAE)

Utilizing A PDA/PDD and FAE to Determine Return to Work (RTW)

Week 3, February 24 – Ergonomics for Specific Occupations

Ergonomics and Custodians/Housekeepers

Ergonomics and Carpenters

Week 4, February 28 – Ergonomic Prevention Tools

OHCOW’s PainPoint App

Rapid Upper Limb Assessment (RULA) Part 2