SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA NIOSH EDUCATION & RESEARCH CENTER
FEBRUARY to MARCH EVENTS BULLETIN
THE SCERC WISHES EVERYONE A HAPPY, HEALTHY & SAFE NEW YEAR
Please note that we offer classes at UCLA, Anaheim, and Los Angeles. Our Los Angeles location is the Van de Kamp Center located just north of downtown, convenient to downtown LA and the San Fernando Valley, with nearby accommodations in Glendale. SCERC WEBSITE http://erc.ucla.edu/courses-list/
See Schedule SCERC 2018 UPCOMING EVENTS BULLETIN (1) FEB TO MARCH (F)
TWO NEW SPECIAL SERIES: SEXUAL HARASSMENT
** WORKPLACE VIOLENCE PREVENTION: Sexual Harassment and Workplace Bullying – Special Series – 3 locations: Los Angeles, Anaheim, UCLA See course description for dates at each location: http://erc.ucla.edu/course/wv/ Because workplace violence has become a serious occupational health problem requiring the continued prevention efforts of employers and employees, this training focuses on providing the tools and resources to establish a clear and legal Workplace Violence Prevention Program. The training will specifically help employers and employees recognize the potential violent behavior and the social, political, language and cultural barriers serving as roadblocks to the timely recognition of warning signs. Also, it will provide the participants with the right tools to prevent violence that can range from threats and verbal abuse to physical assaults and homicide.
Workplace Violence Prevention Basics – Morning Sexual Harassment/Workplace Bullying – Afternoon
** WORKPLACE VIOLENCE PREVENTION IN HEALTHCARE- Special Series- 2 locations: Los Angeles and Anaheim See course description for dates at each location: http://erc.ucla.edu/course/wpv_series/
According to OSHA — “Workers in hospitals, nursing homes, and other healthcare settings face significant risks of workplace violence. Many factors contribute to this risk, including working directly with people who have a history of violence or who may be delirious or under the influence of drugs. From 2002 to 2013, the rate of serious workplace violence incidents (those requiring days off for an injured worker to recuperate) was more than four times greater in healthcare than in private industry on average. In fact, healthcare accounts for nearly as many serious violent injuries as all other industries combined. Many more assaults or threats go unreported. Cal/OSHA issued a new standard in 2017, Title 8 § 3342, Violence Prevention in Healthcare. It went into effect in April 2017. The new standard requires that employers in healthcare facilities develop a Workplace Violence Prevention Plan and train all employees in the Plan by April 2018.
Workplace Violence Prevention Basics – Morning of Day 1 Your Workplace Violence Prevention in Healthcare Plan – Afternoon of Day 1
Train-the-Train in Your Workplace Violence Prevention in Healthcare (optional) – Day 2
*Comprehensive Industrial Hygiene (CIH) Exam Review: March 26-29
This intensive week-long course will provide a comprehensive review of the field of industrial hygiene and help prepare industrial hygienists to take the American Board of Industrial Hygiene (ABIH) Comprehensive Practice Examinations and the Certified Associate Industrial Hygienist (CAIH) exam.
*ERGO ONLINE: Monthly Ergonomics Webinar 2018 Series
The Second Tuesday of Every Month 11:00 AM to Noon Pacific Time – Intermediate/ Advanced. For
Monthly Topics: http://erc.ucla.edu/course/ergo-2018/
Proposed Amendments to Chapter Bylaws
Posted: Jan 09, 2018
Proposed Amendments to Chapter Bylaws
This past August, ASSE members made the historic decision to change the organization’s name to the American Society of Safety Professionals.
ASSE members voted to amend Society bylaws to reflect the new name. As a separately incorporated entity, our chapter needs to hold a separate chapter member vote to change the name in our bylaws, as well.
To learn more about these proposed changes:
Click here to view the motion: Orange County Chapter Bylaws Amendment Motion
Click here to view a copy of our chapter’s bylaws with the proposed amendments: Orange County Bylaws 2017
We will hold a member vote on these proposed changes at an upcoming meeting on January 17, 2018, at the joint chapter breakfast meeting
Thanks for you service to your chapter
2017-2008 Student Chapter Board Members
Posted: Aug 23, 2017
Jesus Lozano- President
I hope this message finds you well. My name is Jesus Lozano and I’d like to introduce myself as your new 2017-2018 ASSE Student Section President for the upcoming academic year. I am currently a senior at Cal State Fullerton studying Health Science with a concentration in Environmental Health and Occupational Safety. Being part of the Titan Community has to do a lot with get involved and expanding your network. With over 300 clubs on campus to be a part of many students can find a resource of friends and family. Over the years, I have seen ASSE provide be that source of professionalism, friendships and networking. With the academic semester almost in session it is critical to develop and implement a club that works for the students/ members. Your fellow board members and I have been working very hard to make sure we give you, yet another great semester. I am looking forward to serve as your ASSE Student Section President and meet all of you! Thank you for your time and I look forward to working with you all.
Sammy Voong- Vice President
My name is Sammy Voong and I am currently a fifth-year student at CSUF. My career goal is to become a safety specialist. In the next two years, I want to apply for the registered environmental health specialist program. I decided to join ASSE because I was unclear with the steps to become a safety specialist. Besides, I want to get informed about my profession, to develop connections with professionals, and to improve leadership skills. Some of my goals I set for myself are to improve ASSE are to raise awareness about ASSE on campus and to bring in new members.
Lindsey Baldwin- Secretary
My name is Lindsey Baldwin and I am heading into my Senior year as an Undergrad at California State University, Fullerton. I am currently studying Health Science with a track in Environmental Health and Occupational Safety. Learning about the interactions between the environment and the population is my passion and I hope to gain experience, skills and knowledge to reach my goal to become an Environmental Health Specialist. By making sure facilities and companies are meeting current regulations, my career plan of an Environmental Health Specialist is what I want to accomplish. I decided to join ASSE because environmental health is greatly recognized and appreciated in this organization, and I believe they can guide me towards the right direction. ASSE has the right connections and tools that I need in order to achieve the career path I want.
Being the Secretary for CSUF ASSE, I want to make sure I am up-to-date on everything we have discussed as a team, and I also want to be involved in activities and meetings we have planned. My main goal with ASSE is to put myself out there and connect with others that not only have the same interests as me.
Danny Nguyen- Historian
Hello, my name is Danny Nguyen and I am a 5th year at CSUF. I am majoring in Health Science with a track in Environmental Health and Safety. I have aspirations to become a Registered Environmental Health and Safety Specialist in the near future. I joined ASSE to open up my network and to meet others who have interests in the world of safety.
My goals would be to have the organization reach out further to the CSUF student body. The reason is that the organization lacks the public relations/advertisement aspect with our campus and only a few students know about us.
Spring 2016 Newsletter
Posted: May 17, 2016
Better late than never. The long anticipated Newsletter is here for everyone to read. Check it out and see what the latest ASSE Orange County Chapter News. You can check it out here: Spring 2016 Newsletter.
Do not forget to register for this month’s Technical Meeting and we all hope to see you all at the American Red Cross on April 20. Thank you all for being such wonderful members of the ASSE Orange County Chapter. We value all our members and love your input.
Spring 2016 President’s Message
Posted: May 17, 2016
In March we successfully held our Professional Development Conference (PDC) in Brea. We had over 100 attendees that were able to learn on topics of Ergonomics, Safety Leadership and OSHA procedures. A big congratulations to the PDC Programming and Planning Committee! The 2017 PDC planning committee is already working hard on next year’s event which we anticipate will be even better.
At our April Technical meeting we hold our executive board member elections. Although this year’s program is coming to an end, we are already beginning to look to next year with our board planning meeting being held on May 14th. As always, we invite you to join the team and volunteer to help the chapter board. If you are interested in attending, please email me.