Safety Professional of the Year – Richard Sestokas

The Safety Professional of the Year Award from the Long Beach Chapter is awarded to an ASSP member who demonstrates outstanding achievement in the occupational safety and health (OSH) field while also advancing the OSH profession overall.  Rich has been our President twice, President-elect, Vice-President, Treasurer five times, Secretary, and Delegate for our Chapter’s Executive Committee.

Rich’s long term volunteer record for the Long Beach Chapter may have ended when he relocated to the San Francisco area in 2021, however, his dedication to the safety profession and the American Society of Safety Professionals continues to this day.  We celebrate the dedication and integrity of Rich Sestokas, and honor him by naming him our Safety Professional of the Year.