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CSOOC will be “Celebrating 60 Years of Safety” at our annual conference which will be taking place April 29-May 3, 2019, in Pismo Beach, CA!

Join us and your fellow Safety Professionals for a conference filled with presentations from experts in the field of Occupational Safety and Health. Help us celebrate the 60th Anniversary of CSOOC at the conference!

Contact our Marketing Director, Andrew Slater at aslater@sjgov.org or (209) 953-7427. Click here to download a PDF of the flier!

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The new year is almost here! And that means that it’s time to join or renew your CSOOC membership! You can renew online on our website under the Membership Dues page or you can also find the new membership renewal form for 2019 here.

Or you can also navigate to the Documents and Resources page where you can find the file link under “Forms”.

We’re looking forward to having all of our members join us for another productive year!

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CSOOC Needs You!

As we are reviewing the website, we noticed a few outdated items. CSOOC is kindly requesting from its members to submit on a reoccurring basis the following:

  • Safety Alerts
  • Documents (Templates, Best Practice, Policy Examples)
  • Employment Opportunities

By actively updating the website, members will have access to a resource destination full of information. Send your updates and information to:

Andy Slater, San Joaquin County Risk Management Analyst
CSOOC Marketing Director
aslater@sjgov.org
209-953-7427

CSOOC Website Flyer PDF

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Two Newly Appointed Positions

It is with great pleasure we announce  Ian Chadwick (CSAC-EIA Loss Prevention) as our new CSOOC Website Director and Andrew Slater (San Joaquin County) as our new CSOOC Marketing Director. Their willingness to assist with two areas of immediate need is very much appreciated and the Board wishes to thank them in advance for their expertise and contributions to our long-standing organization.

                                                       

Andrew Slater, Marketing Director                                    Ian Chadwick, Website Director

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A huge thank you goes out to Lolita Pearson (San Joaquin County) for her devoted service on the CSOOC Board beginning in 2014 when she was elected  Vice President of our organization and then in 2015 she became President replacing Maria Sandoval from Monterey County. As of January 1, 2019, April Chase (Orange County), our current Vice President, will become our new President. Michelle Cavier (Glenn County), our current Secretary, will step up as Vice President, Jason Blanks (Fresno County) will become our new Secretary and Phil Raba has graciously accepted the Treasurer position for another term.  Thank you all for your service and a big welcome to our newest Board Member, Jason Blanks!

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We are very fortunate again this year as CSAC-EIA has graciously agreed to hold our conference at their Folsom office. Be sure to set aside the week of April 16th for travel and attendance at this year’s CSOOC Conference, “Safety 2018:  Back to Basics”.  We look forward to seeing all of you again.  More details coming out very soon!!

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To all Attendees and Participants of the 2017 CSOOC Spring Conference,

On behalf of the County Safety Officers’ Organization of California, we would like to take this opportunity to thank each of you for your attendance, participation and sharing of ideas and expertise. Thanks to all of our participants, special guests, sponsors, and guest speakers.

We certainly hope the conference was all that you expected it to be. The conference was a time to make new friends and renew old acquaintances. It provided a forum for discussion and exchange of many experiences, suggestions and opinions with other safety professionals, industry providers and practitioners from areas throughout California.

“Safety…Accepting Change and Moving Forward”, our objective for this conference was to strengthen and improve safety programs. CSOOC’s ultimate goal is to protect County government workers from industrial injury or death; protect the general public from general liability exposures; and provide loss control and risk management services to public agencies. This year’s conference agenda was designed to enable us to discuss the many existing safety and health challenges facing us today then determine the necessary solutions, actions, policies and programs to overcome these challenges and issues. If we have been successful, we all took the things we learned back to our County with us. The results will be a safer and healthier work environment.

We were very fortunate to have a large group of experts in their respective fields participate in our conference. This group included Lawyers, Educators, Security Specialist, Risk Manager, Doctor, Ergonomist, Motor Carrier Specialist, Law Enforcement, Loss Prevention, Members of the Board and other authorities. Their involvement resulted in our very successful forum and oral sessions.

Thank each of the moderators who skillfully guided each presentation. The direction of the conference was established early by our keynote speaker, Fred Walter, ESQ, Walter & Prince Law. We want to thank all of our presenters. We believe all in attendance will agree that we have achieved many results and can all agree this year’s conference was a great success.

Our gratitude and appreciation to Sonoma County for hosting this event. A very special thank you to Heidi Fowers, Risk Control Manager, and her team, co-organizers, supplying agencies, sponsors, vendors and conference staff who contributed their efforts for us during the conference. We thank you. This conference would not have been a success without you. We hope we can all work together for safety and health promotion. We look forward to your attendance for the 2018 Spring Conference.

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Keynote Speaker Fred Walter ESQ – “Excellent keynote speaker with a wealth of OSHA knowledge, both FedOSHA and CalOSHA!!!”

Threat Assessment Team Presentation by Marcia Chadbourne –

  • “Great info.  Will bring back this info to put into use at our county.”
  • “It’s nice to hear how other counties are handling things.”
  • “Insightful; I came away with so many takeaways.”

CA Marijuana Legalization by Sarah Messerlian, CSAC-EIA – “I liked that the CSAC-EIA programs were addressed… the resources available to us.”

Cannibis Legalization Impacts Panel presented by Sonoma County – “Everyone on the panel provided great insight and very knowledgeable.”

“Both presentations were excellent – the best I’ve seen on the topic.”

Workplace Violence Prevention in Healthcare and General Industry – Hector Alvarez

  • “Please have him back again next year to continue explaining more as we learn more.  Excellent!!”
  • “Excellent and timely presentation…  I also appreciate the interactions among the attendees.”
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You still have the option to send in a check with a completed renewal form. Select the RESOURCES & DOCUMENTS tab above, click on Forms in the right hand column, then click on Membership Invoice 2017 to download a copy.  When mailing in your payment, be sure to include a completed form with your check.  Direct any questions regarding payment or your member status to our Treasurer, Phil Raba, at 805-650-4074 or via email at phil.raba@ventura.org

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