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Welcome to the Bakersfield Chapter’s home on the World Wide Web. ASSE has been promoting Health and Safety since 1990. Designed to provide professional development and financial resources to qualified individuals, the Foundation seeks to advance safety and health development, research and education in the public interest. Bakersfield has joined the effort with its own chapter.

The Bakersfield Chapter holds monthly Chapter Meetings on the first Wednesday of every month at Hodel's Country Dining in Bakersfield. Please visit our Meetings & Events page for more details on this month's meeting.

2010 Chapter Star Award

Founded in 1911, ASSE is the oldest and largest professional safety organization. Its more than 32,000 members manage, supervise and consult on safety, health, and environmental issues in industry, insurance, government and education. ASSE is guided by a 16-member Board of Directors, which consists of 8 regional vice presidents; three council vice presidents; Society president, president-elect, senior vice president, vice president of finance and executive director. ASSE has 14 practice specialties, 151 chapters, 28 sections and 58 student sections.



Bakersfield Chapter Members

Attached is a copy of the proclamation that Mayor Hall presented today at our Bakersfield ASSE Chapter monthly general meeting. Mayor Hall is a good speaker and did a fantastic job of tying our Chapter members’ efforts to the enhancement of workplace safety. Mayor Hall has done this for a number of years and it is apparent that he enjoys supporting our efforts in safety.

It was nice to see we had a good audience with over 150 folks in attendance.

Finally, it was quite visible how our guest speaker, Mr. Scott MacKay, was emotionally connected to our Chapter by our efforts to recognize his co-worker, Craig Bertram, by assisting with the dedication to the Bertram Hall at Westec. That recognition struck a deep cord with Scott. Scott did a great job of presenting the learning opportunities for workers, students and safety practitioners through the OSHA Training Institute.
Thank you all for making these kind of days happen!

NAOSH Proclamation (pdf)


Bakersfield Chapter officer elections were conducted at today’s (May 1st) meeting. Congratulations to following 2013-2014 officers.

  • President - Dave Crow
  • President Elect - Michael Crow
  • Secretary - Frank Rosenlieb
  • Treasurer - Fred Hrenchir
  • Assembly Delegates - Jack Iriart and Mark Smith


Hall dedication ceremony

Craig W. Bertram 1944 - 2011 Craig graduated from Punahoe School in Hawaii and from University of Hawaii. He served in Vietnam as a corpsman. Craig worked all over the world from deep sea diving in the Antarctic to working on Johnston Island. He worked at Elk Hills from 1975 until 1995.

He went to work for Westec in Taft and then transfer to their Shafter facility. At Westec he found his calling. He was the safety Curriculum Department Manager. Craig had a way with words that amazed everyone. He was a walking encyclopedia. He could quote Cal OSHA laws and their meaning down to the paragraph and page and then get you to understand what they really meant. We are honored.

To honor his achievements in the safety industry, the Bakersfield chapter of ASSE proudly donated to creating the memorial Bertram Hall at Westec.

Westec Bertram Hall Dedication (pdf)


Chapter Meetings

The Bakersfield Chapter of the American Society of Safety Engineers meets the first Wednesday of every month at 7:00am at Hodel's Country Dining Restaurant in Bakersfield.

Hodel's Country Dining Restaurant
99 and Olive Drive
Bakersfield, CA 12345

For more information about individual meetings, please see our Meetings & Events page.