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The city of Napa is looking for a driven Safety Specialist who loves all things related to workplace safety, enjoys interacting with a diverse workforce and is excited to lead by example the many benefits of
a healthy work environment. The final date to apply is July 29th, 2018.

Click here for a link to the application or click this link for the Safety Specialist (Analyst) – Job Posting (06.26.2018)!

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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As we are reviewing the website, we noticed a few outdated items.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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As everyone begins there summer it is important to remember that June is National Safety Month.  While it is true that safety should be a top concern all year long it is good to have a month that is dedicated to safety in the workplace.

Make a difference – spread the word about ways to reduce the risk of injuries. Encourage co-workers to identify and report safety hazards.

How can National Safety Month make a difference?

We can all use this time to raise awareness about important safety issues like:

Week 1: Emergency Preparedness

During the first week of June, the National Safety Council (NSC) is concentrating on emergency preparedness. The agency is urging entities to reexamine their internal policies in the event of a fire, storm, or natural disaster. Take this time to review “Active Shooter Training” recommendations:  Run, Hide or Fight.

Week 2: Wellness

Week 2 of National Safety Month spotlights wellness initiatives aimed at American employees. A significant emphasis this year falls on the dangers of what’s called “circadian misalignment,” which is a fancy term for when people try to stay awake when their bodies want to sleep.

There are other aspects of wellness that NSC wants to highlight. The organization wants to make sure that anyone who is prescribed an opioid medication is made aware of the potential for abuse of the drug for them or their family members.  Lastly OSHA is raising awareness about heat-related illness prevention during June and all summer long.

Week 3: Falls

The third week revolves around one of the costliest workplace injury categories: falls. The NSC is providing resources including a personal safety checkup tool and guidelines on maintaining safety when working at heights.  OSHA is talking about the value of various personal fall arrest systems like body harnesses and lifelines.

Week 4: Driving

The final week of 2018’s National Safety Month is centered around safe driving practices. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health is specifically targeting workplace motor vehicle safety, older drivers on the job site, and the avoidance of fatigued driving at work. There’s also a special endeavor to urge drivers not to use mobile phones – even hands-free devices – while driving in order to limit accidents caused by distracted driving.

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The Superior Court of California, County of Orange is now accepting applications for:

Safety & Preparedness Officer

The Safety & Preparedness Officer supports the Emergency Response and Security Services (ERSS) unit. The unit is responsible for a wide range of activities including emergency preparedness, disaster recovery and continuity of operations planning, workplace safety, ergonomics and court wide security initiatives.

Under general direction, the Safety & Preparedness Officer, plans, directs, and coordinates a workplace safety and emergency preparedness program; confirms the Court is in compliance with various outside agencies, while preventing injuries and reducing liability to employees and the general public; develops, updates and provides safety training to all members of the Court; assists in developing and maintaining policies and procedures; and performs related work within area of assignment.

*Deadline to apply for this recruitment is Thursday, June 7, 2018 at 11:59 PM PST

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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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