ASSP GSJC Chapter WISE is turning 4 years old this March 2023

Our ASSP Greater San Jose Chapter Wise (GSJC)  is turning 4 years old in March!

Join Mary Stine, ASSP GSJC VP of Government Affairs and Wise Chair to commemorate the 4 year anniversary and announce further plans for the Chapter WISE Section.

When: Tuesday March 21, 2023 at 5;00 PM PT

Register: To register via Zoom, click here.

April 11, 2023 – Conflict Management in Safety with Mary Stine

Topic: Conflict Management in Safety

Presenter: Mary Stine

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

Virtual Registration: Click here to register via Zoom.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Identify Conflict
  2. How conflict affects us physically
  3. How to recognize potential conflicts
  4. How to shorten or stop conflict duration
  5. How to help others reduce and avoid conflict

About the Presenter:

Mary Stine is an Global EHS Director for Global Industries that advises Global Fortune 50 and other companies in the following sectors: pharmaceutical, nutraceuticals, agriculture, aerospace, manufacturing, food and beverage and mining. She possesses the ability to influence professional volunteers of all backgrounds and education levels across the world to act in accordance with important decisions that represent the local organization and members at large. She influences organizational leaders and site engineering staff to choose optimal strategy. She is also an award winning consultant in Customer Relationship Management (CRM) in Asia, Europe, and the Western USA.

ASSP GJSC – Nominations are Now Open for 2023-2024 Term!

The Greater San Jose Chapter of the American Society of Safety Professionals is pleased to announce the call for nominations for the 2023-2024 Chapter Executive Committee.

We are seeking candidates for the following elected positions:


  • President-Elect
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • Chapter Advisory Member (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 Nirap Sainju 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 1st
  • Slate of candidates will be published by April 1st
  • Voting occurs electronically between May 1st – May 22nd
  • All election results will be announced at the June Chapter meeting

Not quite ready to throw your hat in the ring? 

  • 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, Bill Stettiner at president@sj.assp.org for more details.

      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:


      • Communications Chair
      • Program Chair
      • PDC Chair
      • Jobs Coordinator Chair
      • Awards Chair
      • Social Event Chair

      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!