Chapter News


Sep 04, 2018

Save the Date for the ASSP San Diego Chapter 2019 Professional Development Conference – this year at the JACOBS CENTER!

The 2019 Professional Development Conference (PDC) sponsored by the San Diego Chapter of ASSP is scheduled for March 12, 2019 at the Jacobs Center. Please save the date! 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 Charlie Morecraft as our keynote speaker. This is an extraordinary guy with an extraordinary story! You may think you know him. His on the job decisions continues to affect his life in new ways every day.

We are also very honored to host Dr. John Howard, MD, MPH, JD, LLM, MBA, Director of NIOSH.

Additional information will be announced at the monthly meetings and in future issues of the San Diego Chapter newsletter.

…Additional Speakers are being interviewed!

 Admission Charges

Single Attendees full day

Early Birds prior to Jan 1, 2019 – $150 After Jan 1, 2019 – $175

Group of 10 full day

Early Birds prior to Dec 1, 2018 – $1200 After Jan 1, 2019 – $1500

ASSP 2019 PDC Save the Date

Is your Company looking for an EHS Intern?

Jul 04, 2018

If your company is looking for an intern, feel free to post the opening on our Job Line – Free!

Students looking for an internship position are encouraged to check our Job Line to see which Company is recruiting for Interns.

Good luck to both job seekers and recruiters!!

Peer to Peer Directory

Jan 18, 2017

The SD ASSE Chapter is developing a Peer-to-Peer (P2P) Resource Directory of members willing to share their expertise in a number of practice areas with other members on a pro-bono professional courtesy basis. As part of building our local safety community, local members willing to participate can fill out a simple registration form indicating their areas and levels of expertise following the ASSE Body of Knowledge categories, and also state whether they are willing to mentor other members. The P2P Resource Directory will be available to SD ASSE members only. To register in the P2P directory download the registration form below or contact Chapter Secretary Enrique Medina at


Certificate of Appreciation

Mar 25, 2016

On March 7, Gary Couture (President), Isaac Szmuilowicz (Public Affairs) and Suzanne May (Governmental Affairs) participated in the Patrick Henry High School Career Fair, representing ASSE and the safety profession. Approximately 1000 students attended the fair and many were genuinely interested in career opportunities of a Safety Professional. It is important that we engage in opportunities such as this to promote our profession. Please let us know of any other similar events that you are aware of, so we can get our message out to our young people that a career in safety is a wonderful, rewarding and viable career path worth considering.

Certificate of recognition (doc)

Chapters’ President’s Award Renamed

Mar 25, 2016

As was announced to the Chapter members several months ago, Sam Cahan, Member Emeritus and Past President, has had our Chapters’ President’s Award, renamed in his honor. Though the award is determined solely by our Chapters’ President, several guidelines for consideration have been determined, but more importantly:

“The member to be recognized must embody the spirit of safety, be a sound and respected practitioner and be a person capable of respectfully representing our profession, chapter and ASSE.”

Sam, though now in retirement, clearly was a dedicated safety professional, a tremendous practitioner and represented us and ASSE on-the-whole in outstanding fashion. We remain honored to have an award named for him.

We will recognize our second President Award (and first as named for Sam) recipient this July; we are hopeful that many of our chapter members will attend the session and help applaud the chapter member that is recognized. This is also the meeting where we will be turning over the reins of the chapter to our new Officers and Board, so, please plan now to attend.