Bakersfield ASSP Chapter Meeting

  •  May 1, 2024
     7:00 am - 8:45 am

Topic NIOSH Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation (FACE) Program

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health’s (NIOSH) Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation (FACE) Program and State FACE Programs study workplace fatalities and prepare reports with recommendations to prevent similar deaths. NIOSH FACE began in 1982 and is a national research program that aims to prevent job-related injuries and deaths by: Investigating selected fatalities, Identifying hazards

Developing workplace prevention recommendations, Sharing recommendations with employers, safety professionals, and workers, Investigators do not enforce compliance with State or Federal occupational safety and health standards and do not determine fault or blame.

Through federal funding, state health and labor departments participate with the FACE Program. The State FACE Program began in 1989 and monitor worker deaths, conduct priority investigations, and recommend prevention strategies at the state level using the NIOSH FACE Program model. Current participating states include: California, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, New York, Oregon, and Washington.

Speaker Hank Cierpich Consultant, CA Dept of Health

Hank is a retired Safety Engineer/Fatality Investigator and is currently a consultant for the States Department of Health Services, Occupational Health Branch.  He investigates workplace fatalities for California FACE program and consoles affected employers, co-workers, and families of victims.  Prior to this position, he was a Safety and Health Consultant to many businesses and industries and municipalities throughout Southern California.  Mr. Cierpich also had an extensive career with the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power as their Corporate Safety Engineer.  He has been active in many local and national, public and private safety organizations and advisory committees.

Hank has been married to the same wonderful woman, Diana, for 51-years.  Together they have six adult children, and four grandchildren. Hank and Diana stay very active in their Church.  Hank volunteers his time as a lector, Parish Council member, Choir, Sacristan, Eucharistic Minister, bible studies, men’s fellowship, and a Religious Education and Sacramental teacher.  Hank has also served in many leadership roles at Parish, Regional, and Archdioceses level for special events and liturgies.  He has also been involved in community organizations such as Hospice, Boy Scouts, Pop Warner football, and Little League and Soccer.


In Person Breakfast at Hodels from 7:00-8:45am. RSVP to

$20 per person – Cash/Check/Credit/Debit (Member or Guest)
$10 ASSP Emeritus
$5 ASSP Student Members

Walk ins Welcome

Venue:   Hodels Country Dining Restaurant

5917 Knudsen Dr., Bakersfield, California, United States