24th Annual Countywide Safety Seminar
Santa Clara County 24th Annual Countywide
Theme: “Working Together: Safety in Numbers”
Thursday, September 24, 2009
You are invited to attend this training opportunity to learn and to network with fellow employees. Preferred online registration begins soon and will be limited to the first 650 applicants.
Please note that OSEC is a Board of Registered Nursing approved Continuing Education Provider (CEP) and will grant Registered Nurses and Licensed Vocational Nurses attending this seminar five contact hours toward continuation of their registrations or licenses.
Kids Safety Poster Contest Underway Again for the Fourth Year
The fourth annual Kids Safety Poster contest is underway with the submittal cutoff date of August 19, 2009. The contest is open to all children aged 1 to 17 who are sponsored by a County employee. One winner each from the three age categories (under 8, 8 to 12, and 13 to 17) will be selected by the Countywide Safety Committee. Take some time to help a kid by planting a seed of an idea, purchasing some paper, crayons, and water color pens, preparing a poster, and submitting it to the Countywide Labor/Management Safety Committee for consideration care of Tom Rudolph, OSEC Manager, 2310 N First Street, Suite 204, San Jose, CA 95131 FAX 408.432-7555, Email Tom.Rudolph@esa.sccgov.org
Calling for Countywide Employee Safety Award Nominations
County workers are responsible for knowing and following all County safety and health rules, including safe work practices and standard operating procedures. Every County employee is ultimately responsible for the safety of his/her own actions on the job. They are expected to conduct themselves professionally and to be mindful of their own safety and the safety of others. OSEC invites all County employees to consider nominating a worthy co-worker for a Safety Award. Give strong consideration to those who went above and beyond this past year to make your job and the workplace a safer and more productive environment.
Last year’s awardees include: Tina Torkelson, Department of Child Support Services; Valeria Bolduc, Department of Correction; John Dwight, Facilities and Fleet Department; and Jim Russell, Roads & Airports Department.
Submit your nominations to the countywide Labor/Management Safety Committee to the attention of co-chairs Rosemary Knox and Lance Sposito, FAX 408.432-7555 by August 19, 2009.
Calling for Departmental Safety Coordinators Award Nominations
Safety Coordinators perform tasks outside their normal job description by taking responsibility for a department’s safety and health program. This responsibility comes from Department heads who delegate coordinators authority to implement departmental workplace safety programs. Coordinators ensure that their department complies with safety laws and regulations through coordinated effort with all levels of employees, first-line supervisors and managers to resolve safety issues at the department level. Nominate your departmental safety coordinator for an award. Past Safety Coordinator Award Winners for 2008 include Rosa Velasco, Probation Department; Quina Sapien, Tax Collector’s Office; Dianne Tobias, Clerk-Recorder’s Office
Submit your departmental Safety Coordinator Award nominations by August 19, 2009 to: