Chapter News

January 10, 2023 – Breakfast Meeting

Tim Page – Bottorff, CSP, CET will be joining us in January. Tim is a sought after speaker, having spoken on a variety of topics throughout the country and internationally. A member of the ASSP Board of Directors and Past Regional Vice President for Region 2, Tim has held many Society-level positions and most of those at the Chapter Level. Tim’s accolades are numerous. He has been named a Society SPY, as well as having received similar recognition at the Regional and Chapter levels.

Tim teaches at Central Washington University and is an Adjunct Faculty member at UCSD, instructing in several courses within the OSHA Training Institute. He has several articles published and is the author of Core of Four, a popular book on tools to navigate to Great Human Performance.

A career long safety professional, Tim also proudly served his country in the United States Marine Corps. As a member of the USMC, Tim earned the Humanitarian Service Medal and is a veteran of Operation Desert Shield/Storm.

Tim’s presentation, Employees Need to VENTTT, Make Safety REAL, comes to us at a great time as we look at managing challenges in the new year. Block your calendar now!

See you on January 10 at the Admiral Baker Club. Please register early – we never want to run out of bacon!

Occupational Health and Safety Professionals Recognized as “Essential Workers” by the Federal Government

Occupational Health and Safety Professionals Recognized as “Essential Workers” by the Federal Government

The Federal government has released updated Guidance on the Essential Critical Infrastructure Workforce, which is used by States, local, tribal, and territorial governments to help protect workers and the public during the COVID-19 pandemic. Version 3.0 of the Guidance now includes “workers who anticipate, recognize, evaluate, and control workplace conditions that may cause workers illness or injury” as essential critical infrastructure workers. This language was added at the request of AIHA, which also led a group letter from the following organizations:

  • American Board for Occupational Health Nurses, Inc (ABOHN)
  • American Board of Industrial Hygiene (ABIH)
  • American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM)
  • American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP)
  • Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP) Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES)
  • National Environmental Health Association (NEHA)

To view AIHA’s media alert on this matter, please visit

To view the updated guidance, please visit (PDF)

SD County COVID-19 Planning and Response Efforts for Business

COVID-19 Planning and Response Efforts

Dear Business Owner/Operator,

The County of San Diego Department of Environmental Health would like to share with you the attached correspondence related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) from the County’s Public Health Officer, Dr. Wilma Wooten.

For up to date information about COVID-19, including resource documents such as frequently asked questions, informational posters, and guidance, please visit

Thank you,

Department of Environmental Health