Free 1-day “Best Practices in Teaching Technical Subjects” class and 2-day “Hazardous Materials Instructor Training (HMIT)-49 CFR”
Posted - Dec 27, 2017

For the Fifth year, the Sustainable Workplace Alliance is offering a no-cost training to the public.

They have two FREE classes coming to San Francisco, CA in February and have invited local ASSE members and their colleagues to attend as their guests.

These classes are a 1-day “Best Practices in Teaching Technical Subjects” class, and a 2-day “Hazardous Materials Instructor Training (HMIT)-49 CFR” class. I’ve attached our program flyer and you can find more information HERE as well.

The classes to be held in Brisbane are as follows:

Homewood Suites San Francisco Airport-North

2000 Shoreline Ct.

Brisbane, CA 94005

February 5 – 6, 2018: 2-day “HMIT”

February 7, 2018: 1-day “Best Practices”


This is a great opportunity for members and clients who are CAIH and CIH to earn 6 technical contact hours of CEU’s for the 1-day class, and 12 technical contact hours of CEU’s for the 2-day class. 18 contact hours’ in total! And since the training is funded by a federal training grant, there is absolutely no cost to attend!


Should you have any additional questions, you can contact the Outreach Training Director, Bryan Heard. Bryan can be reached at

863.676.4100 or


SPY Award Nominations
Posted - Dec 14, 2017

Nominations now open for

2017 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. You can nominate yourself or have a friend nominate you for this prestigious award.


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


Criteria.  Nomination is based on the nominee’s past five years activity, with special emphasis on the more recent activity.  In general, the professional deserving of recognition as a leader in safety will have contributed to the establishment, improvement, and/or advancement of the safety profession in the San Francisco Chapter geographical area or in the Construction Section.


Professional achievement and contributions in the following main categories will be considered.

• ASSE and or Chapter involvement• Professional employment• Community and public service• Educational institutions• Regulatory agency and technical organization• Other pertinent achievement and contribution

Achievement and contributions in the above categories include, but are not limited to, exemplary leadership, technical proficiency, professional mentoring,lectures/presentations, publications, program development, innovations and other related activities.


Nomination Form.  The attached nomination form will be completed in its entirety.

• Additional comments must be limited to two pages.• Nomination form must be returned to Tami Galt by January 31, 2018  Email:• Questions?  Please contact Tami Galt, by email or phone (415-954-3476).

SPY Nominations Form


SF Chapter Holiday Part & Toys for Tots Event – December 13th; 6-9:30pm
Posted - Dec 06, 2017


Join us in helping our community by donating bicycle helmets, elbow pads and knee pads to the annual U.S. Marine Corps Reserve “Toys for Tots” drive. The event will take place at the Ballena Yacht Club at 1150 Ballena Blvd in Alameda on December 13th from 6pm until 930pm.

The Marines have noted that while many bikes are donated each year, people rarely provide safety helmets and pads, which are also needed to increase safety. It is our hope that we can extend our occupational safety and health expertise to our community by helping children stay safe, this small investment will pay off in many ways. As we teach children the importance of being safe they will carry that with them as they age and move into the workplace.

There will be music and finger food provided, as well as a cash bar. The Marines will be there for “Toys for Tots” so please bring a child safety-related donation like a bike helmet. Member recognition and service awards will also be given.

CLICK HERE to register for the event.

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