15th Biennial Pacific Rim Safety & Health Conference 2018, Pre-Conference & Post-Conference Seminars

The ASSP Hawaii Chapter Safety & Health Conference is FAST APPROACHING!

Registration to  is STILL OPEN!

Click HERE to be a part of the states largest Safety and Health Conference.

Keynote speakers include Bruce Blankenfeld, PWO Master Navigator for the Hōkūle’a and Tim Page-Bottorff, CSP, CET, Senior Safety Consultant for SafeStart.

Bruce Blankenfeld serves as PWO Navigator and crew training coordinator, has volunteered for maintenance of Hōkūle’a, and was a crewmember when the canoe swamped in 1978 after departing Honolulu.  Bruce served as a fisherman during the 1980 voyage from Tahiti to Hawai`i, which was 2,500 miles long. (Retrieved from )

Tim Page-Bottorff, CSP CET is in his second term as ASSP Region II Vice President (VRP), and has appeared as a speaker at multiple conferences.  He is a United States Marine veteran and was awarded the Monsanto Queeny ASSP Safety Professional of the Year for 2018. (Retrieved from and )

Download the Conference Program below!



Pre-Conference Seminar

“Beyond Zero Injuries” and “The Bad Side of Town” will be on Monday, October 8, 2018.  Registration is still open and cost is $145.

Click HERE to find out more.

Post-Conference Exam-Prep Courses

Dan Snyder of SPAN Safety Workshops is holding a joint Exam Prep course for BCSP’s ASP and SMS exams.  Course is scheduled for October 11 and 12, cost is $800. Local ASSP, AGC members and BIA Members get a $100 discount per participant using the discount codes listed in the flyers.

Click HERE to take advantage of this opportunity.


ASSP Hawaii Chapter Technical Session and Networking event, Thursday, August 16, 2018 2 pm

Aug 08, 2018

Facilitation Skills, presented by Zoe Williams

Please join us on August 16, 2018 at the BIA of Hawaii for our August Chapter Meeting with Pau Hana to follow, BYOB

As Safety Professionals, part of our job is conducting training.  Another part of our job is coaching team members in the field.  We’ve all participated in training classes/coaching sessions that were less than effective.  What makes these interactions more or less effective? Facilitation skills.

What is Facilitation? “The act of making something easier” – like learning!

What will this class teach you to make you a more effective trainer and coach?

  • Principles of Adult Learning
  • Create a safe learning environment
  • Maintain/enhance self esteem
  • Listen/respond with empathy
  • Check for understanding
  • Give and receive specific performance feedback

Whether you’re a 30-year Safety Professional or brand new to the field, this class has something for you.  See you there!

If you are not able to make it in person, please join us virtually:

ASSP Hawaii August Technical Session

August 16, 2018

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm, PAU HANA TO FOLLOW: BYOB

Building Industry Association of Hawaii (BIA)

94-487 Akoki Street




ASSP Hawaii Chapter Meeting: Thursday, July 26, 2018 7:30 am

Jul 18, 2018

Aloha, ASSP Hawaii Chapter Members

Please join us on July 26 , 2018 at the BIA of Hawaii for our July Chapter Meeting. It is a full schedule as we review Chapter business and share “Lessons Learned from the San Antonio PDC”

ASSP Hawaii July Chapter Meeting

July 26, 2018

7:30 am – 9:00 am

Building Industry Association of Hawaii (BIA)

94-487 Akoki Street


1st floor


Officers’ Reports

Welcome New Members


New Topic “Lesson Learned from San Antonio PDC”

Topic will cover:

The Future of the Safety and Health Professional  as Artificial Intelligence is used within business. Update on OSHA Crane Standards and what is a qualified crane operator and much more…

CLICK HERE to Register, or Renew, ASSP Membership

Nominations Are Open for 2018-2019 Hawaii Chapter Officers

Feb 06, 2018

Aloha ASSE Hawaii Chapter Members,

As the Past President of the Hawaii Chapter, one of my duties is to chair the nominations and elections committee for the coming year election. Per our bylaws, our President Mary Sullivan has selected Mahea Villanueva as her appointee, and I have selected Robert McCarthy as the third member of our committee. Now that the committee is established, our next step is to inform all of you – the members that nominations are open for the following elected positions:

  • President
  • Vice President
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • Member at Large and
  • 2 Delegates to the House of Delegates positions

If you know of someone who you believe would make a good officer, and they wish to be nominated, please send one of us a nomination notice. You may also self-nominate. Following nominations, qualified candidates will be asked to prepare a platform statement that will be sent to members and posted on our website. Information on qualifications and respective duties of the 7 elected positions are provided below. We will be publishing a preliminary slate of qualified nominees for the 2018/2019 fiscal year on March 15th.

Please Note – There are other non-elected and non-voting positions on our Executive Committee which are open to volunteers, so if you are interested or you know of someone who is interested in other opportunities to be involved in the leadership of our chapter, please let us know as well.

Terri Watkins, Chairperson
Mahea Villanueva
Robert McCarthy
Nominations and Elections Committee
ASSE Hawaii Chapter


Qualifications: Each elected Chapter officer shall have been a Society member in good standing for at least one year prior to taking office; exceptions must be approved by the Regional Vice President. However, only a Professional Member or Member may hold the offices of President, President‐Elect, or Delegate to the House of Delegates.


The President shall:
a) Preside at regular and special meetings of the Chapter Executive Committee and the membership.
b) Represent the Chapter at meetings of other organizations where official representation of the Chapter is desirable.
c) Be a representative for the Chapter at the Area Operating Committee or Regional Operating Committee meetings.
d) Provide leadership for programs and activities for the Chapter during the term of office.
e) Appoint such committees as are necessary to implement the objectives of the Chapter.
f) Submit Annual Report of Chapter activities to the Regional Vice President and Society Headquarters by August 15th.
g) Submit the names of Chapter officers and delegate(s) elected for the ensuing year annually by June 1st to the Regional Vice President and Society Headquarters.
h) Ensure the proper implementation with approved governance practices.

The Vice President shall:
a) Succeed to the office of the President and carry out its duties if the President is unable to serve.
b) Succeed to the office of the President automatically at the end of the operating year as defined in Article VI, Section 4.
c) Assume responsibilities for the work of Committees as assigned by the President, including the development and revisions of the standard operating guidelines and governance practices.

The Secretary shall:
a) Maintain Chapter records and correspondence.
b) Record and distribute minutes of Chapter meetings and Chapter Executive Committee meetings.
c) Notify Chapter members about meetings.
d) Retain Custody of the Chapter Charter.
e) Assume the duties of the Treasurer as necessary.

The Treasurer shall:
a) Maintain all financial records of the Chapter.
b) Supervise the receipt and disbursement of funds as directed by the Chapter Executive Committee.
c) Maintain Chapter funds in a depository approved by the Chapter Executive Committee.
d) Submit a completed Chapter Dues Report by March 1st and to Society Headquarters.
e) Complete the Chapter’s audited income & expense statement and any IRS tax documents for the fiscal year ending March 31st. Transmit fiscal report and any tax documents on or before May 31 to Society Headquarters.
f) Assume the duties of the Secretary as necessary.

The Delegate(s) to the Society House of Delegates shall:
a) Operate in accordance with House of Delegates Operating Procedures and Society Bylaws.
b) Keep the Chapter informed of House of Delegates actions and proposed actions.
c) Act on House of Delegates mail ballots on behalf of the Chapter.

The Member at Large shall:
a) Provide advice and counsel to the President.
b) Serve as a voting member of the Executive Committee.
c) Working with the President, help ensure compliance with policies and procedures and all relevant legal and ethical standards, including policies and standards governing society relationships.
d) Act as a representative or spokesperson for the organization at the President’s request.
e) Act as a mentor and coach to senior volunteers and emerging leaders to help them strengthen their leadership skills and develop professional networks of value to the organization.




Confined Space Initial and Refresher Courses in November 2017

Oct 23, 2017

Aloha All,

This is to announce the following confined space entry courses to be held at the Pearl Country Club, Aiea, Hawaii:

8-Hour Confined Space Safety / Shipyard Competent Person Course Refresher
November 16, 17, 20,  2017 – $175/each
24-Hour Confined Space Safety / Shipyard Competent Person Course
November 13–15, 2017  – $455/each


Training start and end times are now 7:00am to 4:00pm.

Registration for the refresher course is limited to previously trained and designated SCPs and previously trained non-marine confined space workers and supervisors. This course covers both work ashore and onboard vessels and includes confined space requirements as per OSHA general industry, construction, and maritime; the ANSI standard; EM 385-1-1; and NAVSEA.

Attached are the announcements, registration form, and payment information. Continental breakfast and lunch are included.


PLEASE register ASAP if you would like to attend any of these courses.  All courses are filled on a first-come-first served basis. 


Payment and head shot photos are due with registration. To receive your photo ID card at the training, please email a photo in a .JPEG format (passport style headshot). Photo can be taken with any smart phone.

 You can send your registration forms, payment, and photos to:


Joz Cruz at  

 Click on OR copy/paste this link:

1) Go to the event on the calendar and click on the desired event.

2) Click on “Details”

3) You will find list of 4 documents for registration/payment

4) Any questions, please contact Joz Cruz at

Cancellation/Refund Policy – For all courses:

Reservations cancelled on or before November 9, 2017  will be fully refunded. Cancellations received between November 10-12, 2017 will be charged a $50.00 materials fee. Cancellation notification must be in writing by e-mail. The deadline for cancellation is November 12, 2017. Cancellations after this date and all “no shows” are billed the full tuition. Substitutions are allowed when requested in writing and approved/confirmed by IHP, Inc..

I am looking forward to seeing you all there!

John M. “Jack” Fernandez, CIH, CSP, CMC
Industrial Hygiene Professionals, Inc.
508 West O’Brien Drive
Hagåtña, Guam 96910 Guam Tel: (671) 734-0749
Guam Fax: (671) 989-0749 Guam Mobile: (671) 688-1447
Saipan Tel: (670) 322-1447 Philippines Mobile: (63) 905 301 0615

ASSE Hawaii Chapter Meeting – Thursday, October 19, 2017 @ 11:30 am

Oct 09, 2017

Aloha & Hafa Adai,

Reminder… ASSE Hawaii Chapter meeting is scheduled for  Thursday, October 19th.  The meeting starts at  11:30 am, we encourage you to bring your lunch and enjoy our guest speaker.

ASSE Hawaii Chapter Meeting

Thursday, October 19, 2017

11:30 am – 1:30 pm

Building Industry Association of Hawaii (BIA)

94-487 Akoki Street Waipahu


Officers’ Reports

Committee Reports

Technical Topic – Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) and AED’s in the Workplace

Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) kills 1,000 people in the US every day….many of those happen in the workplace. Come learn about the difference between a ‘Heart Attack’ vs. SCA, what does CPR and an AED actually do for the victim of SCA, why it’s important to be prepared and what are the American Heart Assoc (AHA) and Hawaii State guidelines for having an AED Program”.

SCA emergencies can occur in the workplace  ’Learn about the latest AED technology, laws and best practices….how they might impact your business….and what you should do about it

– Presented by Brian Duffield Regional Account Manager Physio-Control, now part of Stryker