COVID-19 Resources From ASSP

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ASSP Membership Grace and Hardship Program

Posted: Apr 21, 2020

ASSP Greater San Jose Chapter had reached out to the ASSP Region 1 VP, James Boretti in regards to the ASSP membership grace and hardship program for members that may have lost their job due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Here is the response from Society on what they are doing and how to reach them for more info on the hardship program.

  1. For the past two weeks we have engaged in a calling campaign to a sample of our members, just to check-in and collect data on how they are doing and what resources they need.  This data is helping to guide our COVID-19 response and will guide our response in member support regarding grace and hardship programs.
  2. Also, we (Society) do currently have a hardship program, where members who have lost their jobs can renew their membership for one year, at no cost.  Members can contact to learn about this program.

WISE Accepted Challenge to Mentor Marina High School Students

Posted: Apr 19, 2020

The Greater San Jose Chapter – WISE Section has accepted the challenge to mentor  five Marina High School students from September to February 2020.

The school will send over thank you letters to the volunteers and photos once the COVID-19 pandemic slows down.


Technical Series Personal Development Today Sponsored by Dekra

Posted: Apr 14, 2020


Human Performance Reliability in 2020

A four-part webinar series on how to manage safety and well-being during challenging times.

DEKRA’s free four-part webinar series is designed to help safety leaders manage safety and well-being during the COVID-19 pandemic, which has created uncertainty and anxiety in the workplace. Participants will learn how stress, fatigue, and distractions can put their workforce — and ultimately, their business — at risk.

Each week, DEKRA Brain-Centric ReliabilityTM experts David Musgrave and Rajni Walia will conduct a live session that will take you on a journey to explore how anxiety and stressors of the current moment manifests itself in the workplace and what you can do to identify and minimize exposures.

The enter four-part series is free. Register now so you can secure your spot for the following sessions:

Part I: How to Cope With Stress and Urgency

Thursday, April 16 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. PST

Under duress, it is common for human beings to allow stress and a sense of urgency to overwhelm their focus leaving other critical tasks and relationships without the same level of care. In this session you will learn:

Practical tips on how organizations can integrate controls for stress and urgency within work processes for safe and quality results.

How stress manifests and can adversely impact work team safety and overall performance.

Impacts on Psychological Safety and overall team and organizational culture.

Mindfulness to combat stress and urgency in real-time for a continued focus on eliminating serious injuries and fatalities (SIFs) and exposure control that require ongoing attention despite crisis related change

Part II: The Battle Against Fatigue

Thursday, April 23 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. PST

During stressful times we are at greater risk related to fatigue. Cognitive fatigue is a known precursor to SIFs, so keeping fatigue risks low is important during situations involving longer hours, increased stress and uncertainty. In this session you will learn:

How fatigue risk increases during a crisis and how to identify this within your teams.

Effective fatigue risk defenses (organizationally).

Effective countermeasures (individual and teams) for use during a crisis.

Sleep Tips to build immunity and fight the effects of stress for a safer day tomorrow.

Part III: Fighting Distractions at Work

Thursday, April 30 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. PST

Times of change or crisis present distractions that can consume most of our attention. A slow brain focus makes the work safer. Knowing how to take slow brain control is an important skill for everyone from the front-line to the C-suite. In this session you will learn:

How distractions increase during times of crisis, and how our fast brain functioning lingers longer.

Practical discussion of how to increase slow brain focus on those things deemed important.

Insight into how distractions increase during times of crisis.

Slow brain communication practices that keep safe work occurring as planned.

What brain-aligned messaging is and how it creates a laser-like focus on the immediate present.

Part IV: Using the Social Brain in Remote Communication

Thursday, May 7 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Our innate desire during uncertain times is to connect with others socially. However social distancing is making this impossible. In order to seek a sense of certainty and stability, we are seeing an increased use of remote communication. Unifying messaging, motivating people to stay connected and focused on a common goal is key. In this session you will learn:

How safety activities are contagious and ways to spread the value of connecting around safety amongst your teams.

Practical tips on social brain systems integration to foster safe work and effective decision making.

Practical tips on conveying empathy, maintaining credibility, and showing care during a crisis that will be important now and after the crisis is over.


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