Monthly San Diego Chapter Breakfast – January 14th




  • February 25, 2020
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm


Date/Time: Saturday, February 29, 2020 08:00 am – 1:00 pm

Location: Carefree Ranch Mobile Home Park clubhouse 211 N Citrus Ave Escondido, CA 92027 ASSP

SD Contact: Isaac Szmuilowicz

Sound the Alarm. Save a Life. Thank you to the thousands of volunteers that joined us to Sound the Alarm to install 100,000 free smoke alarms in at-risk communities across more than 100 cities. Daily, seven people die in home fires, most in homes that lack working smoke alarms. Sadly, children and the elderly disproportionately lose their lives. Sound the Alarm is a series of home fire safety and smoke alarm installation events across the country. Red Cross volunteers, along with fire departments and other partners canvass at-risk neighborhoods, installing free smoke alarms, replacing batteries in existing alarms, and providing fire prevention education.

San Diego ASSP Professional Development Conference 2020

  • ASSP PDC 2020
    March 10, 2020
    7:00 am - 4:00 pm

Save the Date for the ASSP San Diego Chapter 2020 Professional Development Conference – March 10th 2020 returning to JACOBS CENTER!

The 2020 Professional Development Conference (PDC) sponsored by the San Diego Chapter of ASSP is scheduled for March 10, 2020 at the Jacobs Center. Catering will be by Kitchens for Good. (All of their catering proceeds help individuals in need get jobs in the culinary industry and provide nutritious meals to hungry San Diegans.)

We are excited to announce that Ms. Krista Geller will be presenting, and also very honored to have Dr. John Howard, MD, MPH, JD, LLM, MBA, Director of NIOSH returning as our keynote speaker.  Additional information is announced in the PDC program [Download not found] and future issues of the San Diego Chapter newsletter.


Individual Attendees: Early Birds  Individual ticket: $150.  After February 15th, 2020 – $175   / Students $95

Group Sales (Tables of  8):  $1000 per Table

Exhibitors: An individual can represent your organization as an EXPO vendor for $450, with up to two additional people present at $50 apiece.  As a vendor, your organization will have the opportunity to display your company’s products or services and also interact and network with all of the event attendees. A number of planned breaks and “vendor time” will be provided during the event.

Included as a vendor participant you will receive:

  • One 3’ x 6’ table and one chair in the vendor area.
  • Breakfast and lunch for paid attendees.
  • A reserved vendor table in the ballroom that will allow you to attend the presentations.
  • 30-60 seconds of stage time to introduce yourself and your organization to the group.
  • Your company logo as a vendor participant displayed on the San Diego ASSP website for a period of one year.


Keel Level
Cost is $250.

Your organization can participate as a valued sponsor at his event by sponsoring the beverage station, breakfast, or lunch.  Includes:

  • Verbal recognition at the event.
  • Your company logo or sign located at the sponsored item.
  • Your logo as an event sponsor displayed on the San Diego ASSP website for a period of one year.

Flagship Level
Cost is $1000. Includes:

  • Everything listed in Keel level
  • Logo recognition on select event literature including photo booth photos
  • 2 event tickets – includes lunch
  • Double booth size

Keynote Sponsor
Cost is $1500 for Keynote Level sponsorship. Includes:

  • Logo/name recognition on select event literature
  • Verbal recognition at all sessions
  • 4 complimentary event tickets – includes lunch
  • Marketing/advertising material in program materials
  • 1 trade show table with choice of available position
  • Logo displayed in lunch room and breakout sessions
  • Sponsor Recognition at lunch
  • Reserved Table at Lunch.

Please contact Scott Simerson ( for speaker information.  For more information concerning Sponsors and Vendors please contact Lee Donahue (

Agenda (Click here to download)

Registration, networking, vendor time (45 min)

Exits, Pledge, Welcome: Steve Workman/Scott Simerson

Opening Remarks: Jennifer McNelly, CEO, ASSP

Vendor Self Introductions

Earthquake Early Warning & Recovery
Margaret Vinci, Manager of Earthquake Programs, Cal Inst Technology
David Bagley, System Safety Manager, MTS Transit
Dr. Eric Frost, Dir. Grad. Prog. Homeland Sec/Director SDSU VIZ Lab

Break and Vendor Time (20 min)

Actively Caring for People’s Safety: How to Cultivate and Sustain a Brother’s/Sister’s Keeper Work Culture
Krista Geller President Geller AC4P

10:20-11:20am Breakout Sessions
Preventing, Responding, & Surviving Workplace Violence or Active Shooter
Jeff McKinney Global Security Manager, Qualcomm
Michael Barnett, Undersheriff San Diego Sheriff Department

The Opiod Crisis: Protection of Worker’s at Risk
Suzy Shamsky, Instructor, UCSD Extension San Diego

Lunch Break, networking, and Vendor Time (45 min)

Lunch and Keynote Speaker
Cannabinoids and the Workplace
Dr. John Howard, Director NIOSH

1:05-2:05pm Breakout Sessions
Hazardous Materials, CUPA Requirements
Rick Moffett Jr. ESH Manager, COBHAM
Sande Pence Chief, SD County Dept ENV Health, HAZMAT Division

Successful Safety Programs at Local Shipyards
Bart Deem Safety Supervisor, NASSCO
Jennifer Dunaway, Command Safety Officer, Naval Facilities Engineering Command Southwest

Break and Vendor Time (20 min)

Six Lies About Work Safety Pros Believe
Ron Gantt, Director of Innovation and Operations, Reflect Consulting Group

Ergonomics Made Fun & Easy for Employees
Albert Roth, Sr. Consultant, BSI Group

The Real-Life Dangers of Texting and Driving!
Monica Zech

Raffle, takeaways, and wrap up

National Red Cross Sound-The-Alarm Mega Event – Saturday APRIL 18th, 2020 08:00 AM

  • National Red Cross Sound-The-Alarm Mega Event Oceanside CA
    April 18, 2020
    8:00 am - 1:00 pm

Name: National Red Cross Sound-The-Alarm Mega Event

Place: Oceanside, CA. Specific community and address to be determined.

Start Date and Time: Saturday APRIL 18th, 2020 08:00 AM

End Date and Time: Saturday, APRIL 18th, 2020 1:00 PM

Description: Please join us on our big National Sound the Alarm event where we aim to install 800 alarms on April 18th 2020 in Oceanside, CA. We will need all the help we can get, so if you’re interested in joining us, please email points of contact below for more details.

If you’ve never participated before, it’s easy, fun and a great way to help your community to install free smoke alarms and provide home fire safety visits. We organize volunteers into teams of two or three and give each person the role of either Educator, Installer, or Documenter.

–The Educator discusses various home safety practices with the residents including how to prevent home fires and how to develop a 2-minute home fire escape plan.

–The Installer is responsible for installing the smoke alarms in the best areas in the home.

–The Documenter fills out the necessary paperwork to document the install. We do a training session on site beforehand.

All you need to do is wear comfy walking shoes and we will provide the rest including breakfast, snacks, lunch, all the equipment needed, and a map of your assigned area.

Tentative Schedule:

8AM: Meet at the To-be-Determined community clubhouse (location to be announced) in Oceanside, CA.

8A-9A: Breakfast, training, and supply distribution

9A-1P: Teams in group of 2 or 3 go into the neighborhoods and install smoke alarms

1 PM: Check back in at clubhouse, return supplies, have lunch and celebrate the successful event !


–ASSP San Diego Volunteer Coordinator Isaac Szmuilowicz:

–San Diego Red Cross Coordinator: