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.
On February 10, 2022, Assembly Bill 1993 (AB1993) was introduced in the California Legislature regarding COVID-19 vaccination for workers. The bill, AB1993, as introduced, would require employees and independent contractors to be vaccinated against COVID-19.
Information including the initial Text and the Legislative Counsel’s Digest on AB1993 may be found at:
ASSP Long Beach Colleagues,
Our chapter is privileged to have a highly diverse group of professionals that work in all types and sizes of industries, including small but vibrant commercial businesses, large construction and manufacturing companies, some of the largest refineries on the West Coast, and the second busiest seaport in the United States. Our chapter is positioned to help all of our members to grow in the profession and make their contributions to safety the best that they can be. We need people like you to volunteer and work with us in the Chapter Leadership so we can continue improving and unleashing the potential we have to give back to our members, our community, and our profession.Read More
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is announcing a public meeting to solicit comments and suggestions from stakeholders in the financial industry, including employers, employees, and representatives of employers and employees, on issues facing the agency in its administration of the whistleblower protection provisions of the Consumer Financial Protection Act of 2010, Section 1057 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010, and the Sarbanes-Oxley Act.
Donors can establish a named academic scholarship or professional education grant fund through the ASSP Foundation. Scholarships and grants advance the safety profession and provide national recognition for the donor. The Foundation manages the administrative details of this program and works with the donor to provide qualified award recipients each year.