Hygiene Drive Donation for Epicenter in Salinas, CA

Posted: Sep 05, 2019

Sep 10, 2019 – Earthquake Preparedness

Posted: Aug 31, 2019

Venue: Builders’s Exchange of Santa Clara.

To register, click here. No charge. Attendance will be limited.

Reservation deadline is September 9 at 5:00 p.m.


The presentation will explain steps to take to prepare for an earthquake and what to do before during and after.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Teach participants how to protect themselves during an earthquake.
  2. Explain how to make a family plan
  3. Provide tips on how to build an emergency kit.

Presenter Bio:

Bill O’Callahan has over 25 years experience working for disaster services and emergency response and training. Hwhas worked at the American Red Cross Disaster Services, San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office of Emergency Services , PG&E and presently a volunteer at the American Red Cross. He has provided disaster response, victim services and training for numerous major disasters in Northern California including: floods and mudslides in 1982, 1984, 1987, 1991’s Oakland Hills Firestorm, and 1992’s Hurricane Andrew. He also responded to several earthquakes: 1985’s Coalinga Earthquake, 1987’s Whittier Narrows Earthquake, 1989’s Loma Prieta Earthquake and 1994’s North Ridge Earthquake. When he worked at San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office of Emergency Services, he focused on emergency management, planning, training and response for numerous local events, fires, hazmat incidents and the 2010’s San Bruno Pipeline Explosion. As part of Pacific Gas and Electric, he was the Gas Emergency Preparedness Coordinator and focused on  planning, training, exercise and response duties. He responded to numerous gas emergency events including 2014’s Napa Earthquake. From 2017 to present, he is a Red Cross volunteer in San Mateo County and is focused on Emergency Preparedness Training and Government Liaison. He has responded to 2017’s Hurricane Irma and 2018’s Paradise Fire 2018.

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ASSP WISE Technical Talk – November 12 2019 Hot Topic

Posted: Aug 27, 2019

Overview: November 12, 2019 – WISE Technical Talk


The ASSP GSJC Hot Topic  for November is Emergency Preparedness and Response.  How well do you perform under pressure?

Many Occupational, Health and Safety professional go an entire career without any natural disasters or life-threatening events.

Our goal is to show you how to respond to emergencies even when “other circumstances” demand your immediate attention.

How to think clearly and how to handle the seat of responsibility.  The Hot Seat.

DISCLAIMER: This technical talk has the premise of having special guests interviewed by a host while consuming a selection of increasingly spicy foods live in front of luncheon attendees

Greater San Jose ChapterWISE is hosting an interactive technical panel on Emergency Response while under pressure.  We will learn from the experts on how they address emergencies. Our panelists are:

  • Bill Stettiner, CHST, Former Marine with over 20 years’ experience in emergency management including as a Fire Officer. He is the current Delegate for ASSP GSJC
  • Yashira Frederick, CSP, CIH with over 13 years of EHS experience, has worked in everything from healthcare, to aerospace, to academia and consulting. She is currently a principal consultant at ERM.
  • Dr. Patience Adagba, PhD, PMP  With over 11 years of EHS industry experience, she is well-versed in different risk and safety management applications. She is currently Sr. EHS at Genentech, Inc.


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