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.

Kern County Ammonia Tabletop Exercise - December 4th 2022

Merced County 2022 Fireman Muster, Livingston CA

11th Annual Northern- Central Valley Chemical Safety Day

Northern CVCSD 1st Annual Golf Tournament – April 25, 22 MG
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The Twelfth Annual Central Valley Chemical Safety Day

Our next Event will be held on March 5th, 2020
The theme for this event: HINDSIGHT 20/20
NEW LOCATION THIS YEAR! TULARE VETERANS MEMORIAL BUILDING
7:00am to 4:00pm

DIAMOND AND PLATINUM SPONSORS WILL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO SEND A TEAM OF UP TO 4 AT NO CHARGE, TO THE AMMONIA PROPERTIES TRAINING AND DEMONSTRATION ON WEDNESDAY. CONTACT OUR REGISTRAR AT 559-676-9789 FOR MORE INFORMATION.

March 5th, 2020

Morning Sessions

7:00 – 7:50 Check In – Continental Breakfast

7:50 – 8:00 Welcome and Overview – Lori Dedmon – Event Co-Chair, Kagome and Luis Berrocales – Event Co-Chair, Mechanic Refrigeration

8:00 – 8:50 Oh S**T, I Just Got Hit – Michael Schreck, PSIG Inc. – Any hazardous chemical used in a facility can cause catastrophic af- fects on the human body. Do you know where to go, what to do; and who to notify?

8:50 – 9:40 Recognizing Untapped Workforce Resources – Lois Stirewalt – This discussion includes Ms. Stirewalt’s vision to encourage Veterans, women, and young people to become apart of our great industry; bringing with them their unique talents and abilities.

9:40 – 10:05 Break – Visit the vendor and raffle tables and enjoy coffee and other refreshments.

Breakout Sessions Begin

Workshop A Ammonia

10:10 – 11:00 DHS – Self-Rescue – Gary Smith, ASTI – This presentation covers the pros and cons of various types of respiratory protection available today, the use of EEBA’s, and their potential to assist in escaping from hazardous environments.

11:00 – 11:55 Help! I need Somebody – The PSM Edition – Alan Gervais, Western Precooling –This discussion will cover how one safety professional started with no background in regulatory compliance, got up to speed, and the resources he found along the way.

Workshop B Focus on Operators – Hand’s On

10:10 – 11:00 Hands-On Demonstration – Gordon Brandt, Cal CA Various demonstrations of the latest valve technology being utilized in our industry today.

11:05 – 11:55 Oil Draining – TBD, APCCO – A representative from Applied Process Cooling Company will provide an Oil Draining demonstration to show proper procedure for the task.

Workshop C – Focus on Technical

10:10 – 11:00 Ventilation/Vapor Barriers – Dave DeHart & Brian Campbell – Proper ventilation can be the difference between a minor upset and an emergency. This discussion will cover basic ventilation requirements and an overview of adequate insulation to prevent hazardous releases.

11:05 – 11:55 Training for Contractors & Temporary Employees – Gary Elk, Western Precooling – This discussion will cover training requirements for contractors and season employees; clarifying management obligations to ensure employees and contractors have access to critical information prior to starting work at your facility.

Workshop D – Focus on Spanish Speaking Operators

10:10 – 11:00 Drenaje de aceite – Xavier Elizondo, Cal CA – 1) Algu- nos hechos importantes a considerar. 2) Accidentes por dre- naje de aceite. 3) Por que puede ser tan peligroso drenar el aceite. 4) Antes de comenzar el procedimiento de vaciando de aceite. 5) Procedimiento de vaciado de aceite. 6) Pregun- tas y respuestas

11:05 – 11:55 Demostración en vivo en Español – Cal CA – Varias demostraciones de la última tecnología de válvulas que se utilizan hoy en nuestra industria.

11:55 – 12:55 Lunch – By Tulare County Sheriff’s Dept. PALS

Afternoon Sessions in the Main Auditorium

1:00 – 2:00 Critical Emergency Preparedness – Jeanna Emmons, PSM RMP Solutions – Good emergency training is still key to minimizing loss and injury during a chemical release. This discussion will cover insights to promote relevant training to enhance safety culture within your company.

2:00 – 2:20 Break – Visit the vendor and raffle tables.

2:20 – 3:20 US EPA Chemical Accident Prevention – Greg Bazley & Kay Lawrence, EPA Region 9 – A representative with the US EPA will provide insights into the current regulatory issues and environment for Region 9. Topics may include General Duty Clause, common deficiencies, dynamic regulatory requirements, and the National Compliance Initiative.

3:20 Final Raffle and Grand Prize – Certificates will be handed out in exchange for evaluation forms as you exit the venue at the front of the building.

PDH (Professional Development Hours) towards your RETA recertification are available with your certificate of attendance. REHS credits will also be available for those that qualify.

Footage from our 2014 event