Past Events

This page contains many of the presentations the Central Valley Chemical Safety Day has put on since 2009. The titles below are in PDF format and require a program like Adobe Reader to open. Feel free to open, download and learn from our past speakers. We look forward to seeing you at our next event! Please note that we cannot always get speakers to let us post their talks to the internet. If you can’t find the talk you are looking for feel free to contact us and let us know and we will try to hunt it down for you.

2016 Bakersfield Event

Morning Talks
ASTI Safety Day Promo – Gary Smith, ASTI
You’ve Been Exposed, Now What? – Gary Smith, ASTI
Emergency Response
Chevron HAZWOPER training summary – Julian Arevalo
Management Track
Proposed EPR Refinery Amendments – Paul Penn
Spanish Track
Refrigeracion Basica – Rick Casas
Overview of CalARP en Espanol – Lucy Valdovinos
Oil and Gas Track
Oil Spill Prevention Response Program – Joy Lavin-Jones, Dept. of Fish and Wildlife – Office of Spill Prevention and Response
The Role of a Spill Management Team – Paul Hamdorf
Regulatory Framework Update and Implementation Strategies – John M. Johnson, Risk Management Professionals
Agriculture Track
Kern County Spray Safe Message – Jeff Rasmussen, President Kern County Farm Bureau
Above Ground Storage Tanks – Thomas Ellison, Assistant Fire Marshal, Kern County Fire Department
Afternoon Talks
Uninvited Company, Now What? – Stan Geist – California Dairies, Inc.
Now What? How to Use What You’ve Learned Today – Monique Whitney, Whitney Business Group

2015 Bakersfield Event

Morning Talks
Dr. Paul Nony – Health and Physiology
Oil & Gas Track
David Lam – Greenhouse Verification Preparedness
Jordan Schultz – PSM-RMP-Changes and Modernization
Jeff Gurican – Implementing PSM in Oil and Gas Operations
Afternoon Talks
Gary Smith – Facility Incident Case Studies
Monique Whitney – Speak and be Heard
Executive Track
Gary Smith – Internal Communications
Monique Whitney – Communication Secrets of the Pros

2014 Bakersfield Event

Morning Talks
Toxicity: Chlorine & Anhydrous Ammonia – Doug Romine, Airgas
Developing a State Framework For Refinery Air Monitoring – Gary Vlasek, Air Resource Board
Management Track
Cost & Risk of Non-Compliance – Charles Daniels, Bolthouse Farms
Cost & Risk of Non-Compliance – Christopher Cullison, Taft Manufacturing
Process Safety Value & Learnings – Randy Benette, Aera Energy
Sustainability & Continuous EHS Compliance – Noel Pacheco, PPG Aerospace
Compliance on a Budget – Crestwood

2013 Stanislaus Event

Footage from our 2013 Event 

Morning Talks
Health & Physiology – Dr. Shelley DuTeaux
The Jose Mata Story – Gary Smith, ASTI
Management Track
How to Prepare for a CUPA Audit – Beronia Beniamine, Stanislaus County Environmental Health
The Cost and Risk of Non-Compliance – Greg Taylor., Foster Farms
Use of Pesticides in an Industrial Setting – Kamal Bagri, Stanislaus County Agricultural Commissioner’s Office
Mechanical Integrity – Todd Seely, E&J Gallo
How to Prepare for a CalARP Audit from an Industry Point of View – Lucy Valdovinos, Ratto Brothers
Spanish Track
Conozca a su equipo a través de la Educación Y La responsabilidad sobre el manejo de refrigerante en el
Lugar de Trabajo – Juan Case

Chlorine & SO2 Track
Chlorine – How to Use it, Not Abuse it – Carter Redding, Condor Earth Technologies
SO2 Uses & Safety – Carter Redding, Condor Earth Technologies
Pesticides Track
Safe Handling of Pesticides in Food Processing – Ed Hosoda, Cardinal Professional Products
Minimizing Risk While Maximizing Control – Ed Hosoda, Cardinal Professional Products
Afternoon Talks
Lessons Learned Cause vs. Aftermath – Michael Schreck, PSIG
Review of Upcoming Global Harmonization Standard – Eugene Glendenning, California Department of Industrial Relation

2013 Bakersfield Event

Aplicaciones Practicas de los Programas CalARP RMP & PSM – Juliana Chambers, Risk Management Professionals
CVCSD VPP presentation – Terry D. Coble, Covanta Energy
Importance of a Strong Safety Culture – Mary Wesling, US EPA Region 9
Procedures for Chemical Safety – Michael Jaurena, Safety Management Systems

2012 Events

Wall of Shame – What We Found and What You Should Look For – Miguel Sanchez, Cal Ca & Michael Schreck, PSIG
Effective SOP Program – Michael Schreck, PSIG
What’s Going on Inside My System – Michael Schreck, PSIG
How to Develop, Use, and Apply System Entry/Line Break/SOP’s During Component Repair – Russ Ramos, Air Treatment Corp.

2011 Events


John Bresland – Safety Cultures – What’s Yours?
Mary Wesling – CAA Section 112(r) Accidental Release Prevention Program
Jim Ryel – Importance of Selecting a Contractor
Russ Ramos – Advanced Refrigeration
Russ Ramos – Operator Challenge
Judith Sicairos – Aplicaciones Practicas de los Programas CalARP/ RMP/PSM en los Sistemas de Amoniaco

2010 Events

AM 2010 Hot Topics Panel
Mike Chambers – Chemical Safety-Ammonia
Andrea Hurford – Teamwork
Bill Greulich – Compliance Self Audits
David Shankel – When an Inspector comes Knocking
Ed Ford – Mechanical Integrity Inspections
Gary Dun – Investing in the Trade
Ken Hufford – Standard Operating Procedures
Russ Ramos – Central Valley Chemical Safety Day
The Ramos Challenge

2009 Events

Bruce Badger
Ward Scheitrum
Steve Maher
Joel Sherman
William (Bill) Gruelich
Jay Kleiwer Presented by Thomas
Judith Sicairos
Charles Burgess
Shane Fast
Russ Ramos
Robert (Bob) Peterson
John Leigh
Michael Schreck


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