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June 2016 Meeting

Topic: Measuring EH&S Program Success: Making Sense for Organizational Value
Speaker: James Boretti, CSP, President, Boretti, Inc.

Overview: How do you show the value of your EHS program to your organization? In part, that depends on what you measure and how you measure it. As safety professionals, we need to determine what measures have meaning, and interpret the impact they have on the organization and the value they bring. This topic will explore the “language” of business and studies regarding the relationship of valuable measures to safety. Learn how to use leading and lagging safety measures that tie into business missions and goals with success.

Learning Objectives: At the end of this class, attendees will be able to accomplish the following:

  1. Determine what is important to their organization by understand the basic fundamentals of business
  2. Select and calculate safety measures that would be important to the organization with confidence
  3. Interpret and use the results from safety measures to determine safety success and tie into business results

About the Presenter: With over 30 years of experience, James has an extensive background in the field of Safety & Health. James is currently President of Boretti, Inc., a SH&E professional firm that designs, develops and implements safety, health and environmental solutions. He has successfully consulted with a wide range of clients and industries, including healthcare, manufacturing, television, construction and agricultural environments.  James is a frequent speaker for organizations such as the American Society of Safety Engineers. He is a Certified Safety Professional (CSP), a Professional Member of the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE), Past-President of the Central Valley & Orange County Chapters, Region 1 ARVP of Finance, a member of the ASSE Finance and Ethics Committees.

When: Tuesday, June 14,2016
Doors Open at 11:30 AM
Program Starts at Noon

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


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

We accept cash, checks or credit cards.Reservation deadline is Friday, June 10th, 5:00 p.m.


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2016-2017 ASSE Greater San Jose Chapter Executive Board

The 2016 – 2017 Executive Committee has been elected. Terms start on July 1, 2016.

President-Elect: Jennifer Harris
Secretary: Ana Nowotny
Treasurer: Ramon Khu
Delegates: Pat Hinds
Tony Farias

Christy Foster succeeds to President.


Fall 2016 Scholarship

The Fall 2016 Greater San Jose Chapter ASSE Scholarship was awarded during our inaugural joint BAESG (Bay Area Environmental Safety Group) - ASSE Holiday Party. BAESG has hosted this wonderful event for some years and invited ASSE to join for an opportunity to socialize, network, generate a charitable donation, and present biannual scholarship awards to deserving local students who are studying in EHS-related field(s). Combined the two Chapters have provided Bay Area EHS students nine $1500 scholarships since 2013.

The event was held at Santa Clara historical landmark Mariani’s with over 50 people in attendance.  The party included great food, a raffle with the proceeds going to A-T Children’s Project benefiting children suffering with Ataxia-Telangiactasia, a rare genetic disease causing progressive loss of muscle control, immune system disorders, and a high rate of cancer.

Scholarship Coordinator Steve Hochstadt and GSJ Chapter ASSE President Becky Pereira presented the scholarship awards to two local San Jose State University students, Linh Do (BS Chemical Engineering, Spring 2016) and Jose R. Montenegro (BS Chemical Engineering, 2016), respectively from a pool of candidates with exceptional curricula, grades, projects, volunteering, and work histories.

Above Students from Left to Right: Nirap Sainju, Omar Dabbagh, Monica Banning (Fall 2014 BAESG Winner), Nolan Vano, Linh Do (Fall 2015 BAESG Winner), Jose Montenegro (Fall 2015 ASSE Winner), Jenny Monsen (Spring 2015 ASSE Winner), Kanotha Kamau-Devers, Steve Hochstadt, Nick Ajluni


Scholarship Award Winners

The American Society of Safety Engineers - Greater San Jose Chapter (ASSE-SJ) and the Bay Area Environmental Safety Group (BAESG) have been offering $1500 Scholarship since the Spring 2013. We seek qualified and dedicated students in the environmental, health and safety (EHS) related fields for applicants.
We encourage them to continue their education and contribute to the Bay Area’s environmental, health& safety needs as a professional. We congratulate all of our Scholarship Winners!

ASSE Spring 2015 Award Winner
Jenny Monsen
BS - Industrial and Systems Engineering
San Jose State University, Class of 2015

BAESG Spring 2015 Award Winner
Makeena Wong
Bachelor of Science - Civil Engineering
Santa Clara University, Class of 2017

ASSE Fall 2014 Award Winner
Angine Marouty
Bachelor of Science - Civil Engineering
San Jose State University, Class of 2015

BAESG Fall 2014 Award Winner
Monica Banning
Bachelor of Science - Environmental Studies
San Jose State University, Class of 2015

ASSE Spring 2014 Award Winner
Jose Rico
Bachelor of Science – Civil Engineering
San Jose State University, Class of 2015

BAESG Spring 2014 Award Winner
Jason Reed
Master of Science - Environmental Studies
San Jose State University, Class of 2014

ASSE Fall 2013 Award Winner
Kelsey Baker
BS - Environmental Sciences
Santa Clara University, Class of 2014

BAESG Fall 2013 Award Winner
Nicole DeLeon
BS - Industrial & Systems Engineering
San Jose State University, Class of 2016

ASSE Spring 2013 Award Winner
Alexis Fields
Master of Public Health
San Jose State University, Class of 2014

ASSE – SJ and BAESG Scholarship Committees Chair: stevenhochstadt@yahoo.com


Spring  2015 Scholarship Winner

Jenny Monsen is a December 2015 candidate for the degree of Bachelor of Science in Industrial and Systems Engineering from San Jose State University.  Her GPA is 3.99.  Her course load is typical for Engineers; Systems & Software Engineering, Engineering Management. Work Design, Materials, Economics, Statistics, and more.   She also has completed courses in Occupational Health Engineering and Safety engineering, most relevant to preparing for an EHS career.

Her professional affiliations include membership in Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society and the International Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIIE).   She’s won a SJSU Engineering Students Award, a Lockheed Student Achievement Award and is a SJSU President’s Scholar for 3 years.  She’s also received a Silicon Valley Leadership Scholarship Award for 4 years.  She has led her Occupational Health Engineering group presentation on illness related to the World Trade Center rescue operation.  She’s worked at the Disney College Program and Great America, both presenting unique safety opportunities for improvement.   She’s been a party planner, entertainer and public speaker, skills we look for on the ASSE-SJ Board.

Most notable is her senior project work on analyzing employee safety at hospitals.  Her volunteer work includes participation in SJSU Spartan Day, leading tours of the college and an elementary School Science Outreach Program.  She would like an EHS summer internship to help her gain practical experience for her career after graduation next December. One of her professors rates her “as one of his top 5 undergraduate students in 20 years of teaching and can’t think of a more deserving candidate”.   Her Occupational Health Engineering Professor, a long time ASSE-SJ member and Past President, also “wholeheartedly endorses her and rates her in the top of the ISE class”.

It is our belief that Jenny 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 job site health and safety.  For those and many other reasons, we would like to present Jenny Monsen as the Spring 2015 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 Jenny Monsen!