The Southern California Joint Technical Symposium was formed way back in the olden days of the 1980s when two Sections (Orange County and Southern California) of the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) held a joint meeting. These two small groups included a powerhouse of eminent environmental health and hygiene professionals who were willing to share their expertise with colleagues by providing short technical presentations.
In 2005, the Orange County Chapter of the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) joined the AIHA sections, and brought a new class of professional to the JTS: The Safety Pro.
The event was held in Long Beach area until 2017, when the JTS outgrew local venues and moved to the Carson Community Center about 5 miles north.
The JTS has grown organically and impressively to the Premier EHS Symposium of Southern California. Now two ASSE chapters (Long Beach and Orange County) as well as the founding AIHA sections continue to sponsor the JTS each year. With a diverse membership of over 1000 members, each year the sponsoring organizations of the JTS are proud to attract over 300 prominent practitioners and dozens of sponsoring companies and exhibitors representing the best in current technology and service to the EHS professionals.