ASP/CSP Study Group to start in February

Are you interested in joining an ASP/CSP study group?

Certification such as an Associate Safety Professional (ASP) or Certified Safety Professional (CSP) gives you a competitive advantage in hiring, and certificants report higher salaries than their non-certified counterparts. The ASSE San Francisco Chapter is soliciting members for an ASP/CSP study group. The focus will be on the new CSP9 Examination Blueprint. There will be at least one or two study sessions per month depending on the participation and location availability. If interested, please contact Carlton L. Jones,, or 925-348-6428.

Nominations for 2016 SPY Awards now open

Nominations now open for 2016 San Francisco Chapter Safety Professional of the Year Award

The Chapter Safety Professional of the Year (SPY) Award is a long established annual award, intended to recognize a deserving San Francisco Chapter member for outstanding leadership and service in the Safety Profession.

Eligibility. To constitute nominee eligibility, all of the following apply.

  • Professional Member, Member, or Associate Member of the Society
  • Member of the San Francisco Chapter
  • Employed full time in the safety and health profession
  • Not a SPY award recipient in the past five years

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2016 ASSE Leadership Conference

Four executive committee members attended amazing Leadership Conference in Oak Brook, IL on October 13-15, 2016.

The annual ASSE Society Leadership Conference, held at Hamburger University in Oak Brook, Illinois, was a great opportunity for some of our own executive committee members to meet with 220 other executive committee members from chapters around the world. They participated in breakout, lightning, and in-depth sessions that will help develop skills and leadership potential for both ASSE and their careers. Look for some fun new ideas in the coming months. A highlight was Sydney Finkelstein, the keynote speaker and Steven Roth Professor of Management and Faculty Director at the Tuck Center for Leadership at Dartmouth College, who inspired all with his presentation on his new book – Superbosses – about hiring individuals who are capable not merely of driving our businesses forward but of rewriting the very definition of success.

Picture from left to right: Tami Galt, President, Allie Johnson, Construction Section Vice Chair, Will Valdriz, Vice President – Programs, Peter Libeu, Grapevine Section Chair

Successful ASSE Regional Operating Committee (ROC) meeting in Burbank!

Mark Stone, Dave Paoletta, Amanda Shin, Will Valdriz, and I attended the bi-annual ROC 1 held in Burbank, CA on September 21 and 22. The ROC is an opportunity for presidents and other key officers from the 19 chapters that comprise Region 1 to learn and decide on ways to improve chapters at the local level. We voted to add three area directors to the region to assist the Regional Vice President (RVP) in providing service to the chapters, similar to what other regions already do. Dan Hopwood, our current RVP, has to travel to 19 chapters in the 24 months of his term, quite a feat for a volunteer position on top of his day job! You will have an opportunity to meet Dan next spring when he visits our chapter. The highlight of the meeting was a dinner and private tour of Air Force One at the Ronald Reagan Library in Simi Valley.


ASSE San Francisco Chapter President

Tami Galt


Mark Stone: 2015-2016 Past President

Mark Stone, ASSE-SF Chapter President received a perpetual president plaque and a keeper plaque from Halina Christie, Awards, at the technical meeting on June 8th for his year of service to the chapter.  Mark has been chapter president four times and held almost every other position in his 35 years as an ASSE member.  In his other job, Mark is VP – Construction Service Group for an insurance broker.  He flies all over the US helping primarily construction accounts with their safety programs.  His hobbies include golf, watching movies and gardening.  As past president in this chapter year, he will be chair of the nominating committee for next year’s officers, assist the president and be a delegate at the ASSE Safety Professional Development Conference & Exposition.  At the next meeting please thank Mark for his dedication and service to the chapter!

Professional Safety

For more than 50 years, ASSE’s Professional Safety journal has been sharing the latest technical knowledge in SH&E—information that is constantly being developed through research and on-the-job experience. Each issue delivers practical guidance, techniques and solutions to help OSH professionals identify hazards, protect people, prevent injuries, improve work environments and educate management that investing in safety is a sound business strategy.

Full-issue PDFs of Professional Safety (from January 2005 forward) are now available to members through ASSE’s Members Only website. Each file contains interactive links to help members navigate through the file. We’ve also included links to ASSE, regulatory agencies and other sources, and the journal’s advertisers. A reader simply needs to mouse over a link to be redirected.

Establish a Safety Fund

Donors can establish a named academic scholarship or professional education grant fund through the ASSE Foundation. Scholarships and grants advance the safety profession and provide national recognition for the donor. The Foundation manages the administrative details of this program and works with the donor to provide qualified award recipients each year.

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WISE Mentoring Program

The WISE Mentoring program successfully connects today’s most talented and experienced women mentors with rising and aspiring mentees. This pairing is designed to encourage and empower mentees to more effectively advance their careers through alignment with identified business objective, skill development, career option consideration, and network formation. All discussions are strictly confidential between the two parties. If you are an SH&E practitioner seeking to chart a successful career path or a seasoned pro eager to share experiences and insight, please visit the ASSE WISE website for more information.

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