The San Francisco Chapter’s Role in the ASSE-ASSP Name Change
Posted - Dec 06, 2017

This past August, ASSE members made the historic decision to change the organization’s name from the American Society of Safety Engineers to the American Society of Safety Professionals. Per the chapter affiliation agreement, our chapter is required to utilize the organizational name and logo in accordance with policy and guidelines. ASSE members voted to amend Society bylaws to reflect the new name. As separately incorporated entities, chapters need to hold a separate chapter member vote to change the name in chapter governing documents, as well.

In the coming weeks and months, San Francisco Chapter Officers will facilitate this change which involves the following:

Phase I:  Member Vote on Name Change

  • Amend bylaws to reflect the new name
  • Hold member vote to accept bylaws & approve new name in articles of incorporation


Phase II: Agreements with ASSE

  • Sign Chapter Charter with new name
  • Sign Chapter Affiliate Agreement with new name
  • Sign Webhosting Contract with new name


Phase III: Filings

  • Submit new name with federal tax filing
  • Submit change of name form with incorporation filing
  • Update name with financial institutions


To fulfill Step One, a notification of proposed bylaw changes and electronic vote will be organized by 1/2/18, which is 30 days in advance of when the vote will be held. Voting will take place 1 Feb through 15 March 2018.


Please be responsive to this vote on the bylaws as subsequent actions depend of this step being completed in a timely way. If you have questions, please contact me or other Board members directly.

ROC 1 Meeting held September 7-8 in Seattle
Posted - Sep 20, 2017

Amanda Shin (center), President Elect San Francisco Chapter ASSE enjoyed networking with other chapter leaders including, Cha Yang (left) President of the Sacramento Chapter ASSE and Mary Sullivan (right) President of the Hawaii Chapter ASSE, at the recent Region 1 Regional Operating Committee (ROC) meeting. The meeting was hosted by the Puget Sound ASSE chapter in beautiful Seattle, WA. Chapter leaders and Region 1 elected officers brainstormed ideas to increase member engagement by utilizing technology and diversifying technical meetings throughout the chapter year. Dan Hopwood, Assistant Regional Vice President (ARVP) also discussed the importance of Awards and Recognition and asked each chapter to report back in the Spring meeting on what each chapter has done to spearhead Awards and Recognition within their respective chapters. The ROC meetings are hosted on a rotating basis by one of the nineteen chapters in Region 1 twice a year and provide valuable information from Society and other chapters for chapter leaders to discuss with members and improve our chapter. Updates on the new society brand were also presented at the meeting. You can learn more about the ROC 1 Fall 2017 Meeting by visiting the Region 1 website by clicking here.

Professional Safety
Posted - Aug 10, 2015

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.

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