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Alexis Fields as the Spring 2013 American Society of Safety Engineers – Greater San Jose Chapter, Scholarship Award Winner
Steve Hochstadt, ASSE-SJ Scholarship Chair (L), presents $1500 scholarship award & certificate to Alexis Fields, San Jose State University Graduate Student (C), along with her faculty advisor Dr. Edward Mamary (R).
On behalf of the Greater San Jose Chapter of the American Society of Safety Engineers, I would like to thank you for your help in advertising our first annual Scholarship Award Program to San Jose State University. We reached out to you, and members of the Civil & Environmental Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Environmental Studies and Public Health Programs, along with associated faculty & staff, student organizations and University administrators. Our goals are to seek out & encourage qualified and dedicated students to enter safety, health & environmental fields, and to recognize and support outstanding students. With you help, we believe we have selected a very worthy student, and would like to share the news with you.
Alexis Fields is a 2014 candidate for the degree of Masters of Public Health from San Jose State University. She currently has a 4.0 GPA. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Biology from Stanford University. Her professional affiliations include memberships in the American Public Health Association and the Society for Public Health Education. Her awards & achievements, including past scholarships, are numerous. She has served in research, teaching and intern roles as well as in community outreach and environmental justice programs. Her volunteer roles show a true dedication to the Public Health and Education needs of her neighbors.
It is our belief that Alexis will be a valuable and successful member of the Environmental, Health and Safety profession and will use her skills to safeguard and manage the environment and promote community health and safety. For those and many other reasons, we would like to present Alexis Fields as the Spring 2013 American Society of Safety Engineers – Greater San Jose Chapter, Scholarship Award Winner. This award includes a check for $1500 and one year paid membership in ASSE. Congratulations go to Alexis Fields!
Alexis will be recognized at the ASSE lunch meeting scheduled for Tuesday, May 14, 12:00 noon, at the Biltmore Hotel in Santa Clara. For information on the meeting & the ASSE Greater San Jose Chapter, please go to our web-site http://www.assesj.org/. We ask that you publicize this announcement as you see fit in your organization, department and University journals.
We are also pleased to announce that we will be offering an additional scholarship in the Fall 2013, for the following semester. At that time, we will again ask for your help in distributing our flyer to potential candidates. We look forward to a long last relationship with the University and its students. Thank you.
Steven M. Hochstadt P.E., CSP
Chair, Scholarship Committee
MAY MONTH MEETING
When: Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Doors Open at 11:30 AM
Program Starts at Noon
Where: Santa Clara Biltmore Hotel and Suites
2151 Laurelwood Road Santa Clara, CA 95054
$27 ASSE members with reservations
$32 non-members and members without reservations
SENATE BILL 863-
WORKERS' COMPENSATION FRIEND OR FOE?
Our May meeting will feature Sandra Ohlson, Regional Manager, Workers’ Compensation, for Boston Scientific. Sandra will discuss some of the "ins and outs" of SB 863.
Recent sweeping legislative changes to the California Workers’ Compensation system are going to impact how claims are managed and settled in California for years to come. The largest Workers’ Comp reform since 2004, SB 863 presents both applicant and defense sides with major changes, and the promise of robust litigation on both sides is without doubt.
This presentation will briefly give a top-level review of some of the major revisions to the law, and how these revisions might impact employers, injured workers, insurers, defense/applicant attorneys, physicians, and the WC Appeals Board.
Sandra specialize in workers’ compensation case management and she is experienced in handling cases from filing of the claim to resolution, including best practices, DRG guidelines, fraud identification, cost containment and high level interaction with TPA claims administrators.
Past experience includes Campus Director Employee Health/Infection Control for San Ramon Regional Medical Center; Return to Work Manager at Lawrence Livermore Laboratory and her current position at Boston Scientific. Sandra has a Masters of Science and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing.
If you or a colleague have anything to do with workers' compensation, you owe it to yourself and your organization to come hear this timely topic!
Please note: Occasionally, our meetings run slightly later than 1 PM. We recognize you may need to leave before the presentation has ended and we thank you for your understanding.
See our Meetings & Events page for more information on future Chapter Meetings.
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