The purpose of the Greater San Jose Chapter is to promote the advancement of the safety profession and safety professionals and the development of its members.

Active and inactive members of the Greater San Jose Chapter may access the "Members Only" page using a secure password from our Membership Director. Current job listings, past meeting materials and other timely information is posted there.

Contact Membership Director Jim Beeby at james.beeby@sri.com for your password.


Greater San Jose Chapter Meeting

Tuesday, September 9, 2014
Doors Open at 11:30 AM
Program Starts at Noon

Santa Clara Biltmore Hotel
2151 Laurelwood Road
Santa Clara, CA 95054
(Get Directions)

“Physical Preparedness – It’s Not Just A Checkmark On A List”
Physical preparedness is often treated as a task without consideration to the overall plans and objectives of the site and not aligned to the emergency response infrastructure needs.  Physical preparedness must be approached as a “system” and not simply a checklist of items.  The tenants of emerging standards focus on minimizing impact to the operation, exceeding recovery time objectives, and continuous improvement.  If physical preparedness is not treated with the same objectives in mind, it becomes the weak link.  By focusing on key elements of a physical preparedness “system”, a best practices approach can support and align with a company’s overall business continuity and emergency response objectives.

Attendees will leave the session with:

  • An understanding of how physical preparedness is linked to the success of an emergency preparedness and business continuity program
  • Key elements to ensure your organization’s physical preparedness system is best in class
  • Tools to align your preparedness program with your organizations overall emergency response objectives

About the presenter:
Jeff Hamilton has over 33 years of experience in the high-tech field in both technical management and executive level positions.  Over the past 6 years he has served as COO and Vice-President of Nexis Preparedness Systems (NPS).  While at NPS he developed the basis for the application tools NPS uses for their unique best practices approach to “managed preparedness.” 

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$28 members with reservations (ASSE & BAESG)
$33 non-members, members without reservations

We accept cash, checks or credit cards. Reservation deadline is Friday, September 5, at 5:00pm

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10th Annual Department of Energy LSO Workshop

August 19-21, 2014 Livermore, California

Save the date and plan to attend the 10th Annual Department of Energy LSO Workshop. This comprehensive workshop is for individuals with laser safety responsibility and interest in a research, industrial or academic setting who want to update and expand their laser safety knowledge. It features presentations
on current laser applications and associated laser safety issues and solutions. Anyone interested in laser safety will not want to miss this unique workshop! The
workshop also serves as the annual meeting of the U.S. Department of Energy Laser Safety Working Group (DOE - EFCOG).

The Workshop is a 2.5-day meeting and will include both invited and contributed talks. Keynote speaker will be Jeff Wisoff, Principal Associate Director for the National Ignition Facility and Photon Science Directorate. There will be a Vendor Exhibit and tours of the NIF and Jupiter Laser Facility on the afternoon of August 20th.

Certification Maintenance points will be available. The Board of Laser Safety
will offer a CLSO/CMLSO exam on August 18th, just prior to the Workshop.

The registration fee will be $150 and includes the reception dinner.

For more information, including abstract submission, please contact the
Workshop Chair: Jamie King, king75@llnl.gov or Organizing Chair: Trina Voelker, voelker4@llnl.gov


Fall 2013 Scholarship Award to Kelsey Baker

On January 14, 2014, the San Jose Chapter of the American Society of Safety Engineers presented the Fall 2013 Scholarship Award to Kelsey Baker. The award included a $1500 check and one year paid membership. Kelsey is a senior at Santa Clara University, majoring in Environmental Science. Her main area of concentration is in Sustainability, and has led many related projects and organizations including "Think Outside the Bottle" and the OCEANS Club. Presenting the award to Kelsey is Steven Hochstadt, ASSE-SJ Scholarship Chair.