Chapter News


Hello San Diego members!

It’s been a tough fall season we know, so as you may not have had time for our contest we’re EXTENDING it through Dec 31st to invite you to participate in our #safesdassp challenge for best safety-lesson photos.

YOU can share images showcasing YOUR best safety practices…..OR hard lessons learned.

All participants will be entered to win:

1st Place:  Complimentary Attendence (WITH CEU credits) for our annual Professional Development Training (PDT) day this March 2021 !!

2nd Place: A $25 Gift Card

Honorable Mentions:  Varied SD ASSP “Safety – Swag” items.The winner will be announced in our chapter newsletter. It’s simple…….. just share a picture on Facebook or Twitter showcasing your safety at work or home and use the hastag #safesdassp (Twitter and Facebook).

Local Red Cross Disaster Preparedness Webinars Begin November 13th !!

Local Red Cross Disaster Preparedness Presentations

Hi all….below please see the invitation recieved from Melissa Altman, Regional Red Cross Preparedness Manager.

These are lunch and learn presentations open to the public but limited to the first 100 participants.

DOWNLOAD the schedule via weblink to Red Cross Flyer attached !!

Warm regards and be safe !!

Isaac Szmuilowicz, CSP, CRM, COSS

PAO San Diego ASSP Chapter


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