Monthly San Diego Chapter Breakfast – February 11th at 07:15 AM

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  • February ASSP SD Chapter Breakfast
    February 11, 2020
    7:15 am - 8:45 am

Presentation by Steve Thompson, ARM, COSS on Independent Contractor Legislation:  Loss of Employment, and Impact on Safety

In September 2019, the Governor of California signed AB 5.  By the time of this presentation the law may be fully enforceable, delayed, or permanently/temporarily stopped by the courts.  AB 5 essentially eliminates the use of individual independent contractors (keyword is “individual”) where their offerings may be similar to the services provided by the company they are contracted with.  In California this is estimated to negatively impact 1.5 million workers.  The presentation will cover:

  • Overview of the law, including additional States considering similar legislation
  • Rules for evaluating independent contracting relationships.
  • The Dynamex ABC test.
  • Codification of ABC including nearly 40 haphazard exemptions
  • Impact on companies and workers


Presenter Bio: Originally from Massachusetts, Steve traveled the US as a child – visiting 49 States before the age of fourteen.  His Dad was a carpenter working on projects across America.  After serving in the Air Force as a Medic, Steve settled in San Diego and worked as an Emergency Room Licensed Nurse.

Gravitating towards injury and illness prevention, his work efforts transitioned to safety, risk management, and ergonomics.  His first book, written with Dan Hopwood, “Workplace Safety: A Guide for Small and Midsized Companies,” is used by industry and college curriculums.  He has served in various corporate risk and safety capacities and taught in the evenings for 20 years as an Adjunct Professor at SDSU.  In 2006, alongside Cathi Marx, he started Aspen Risk Management Group with the primary purpose of saving lives, preventing injuries & illnesses, and protecting clients and communities from harm.

Registration and Welcome begin at 7:15 am.   $20 Members & Non-members  / $10 Students

RSVP Please register via credit card on the San Diego ASSE Chapter website events page or  RSVP to Wesley Williams, Secretary:

LOCATION: Admiral Baker Clubhouse3604 Admiral Baker Road, San Diego, CA 92120   Reminder of Directions:  Interstate 15 to Friars Road East; left onto Santo Road (traffic light); immediate right on Admiral Baker Road; go STRAIGHT at STOP sign; pass the recreation area and part of the golf course; road curves to right past the driving range; keep going all the way to the club-house parking lot – a total of 0.9 miles from Santo Road.

Reserve your EARLY-BIRD price for our annual PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE on March 10th 2020 !!!

Venue:   Admiral Baker Club

2400 Admiral Baker Rd, San Diego, California, United States