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Paul Burnett, January 23, 2008

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I'm a retired occupational health and safety expert, trainer and consultant, formerly most recently employed as Safety Program Administrator at the Santa Clara Valley Water District in San Jose, CA, from 2003 to 2018.

Among the things I used to do are:
prepare and conduct training, following needs analysis and discussions with involved parties (see Cal/OSHA Safety and Health Training and Instruction Requirements, which I started putting together in 1998 and which Cal/OSHA finally picked up (without attribution) in August 2005)
conduct inspections and audits for compliance with Cal/OSHA (and OSHA) regulations (partially based on my five years as a Federal Occupational Safety and Health Inspector), and with other standards
prepare detailed reports on inspection and audit findings, including specific violations and remediation program elements
develop Injury and Illness Prevention Programs (IIPPs) in compliance with (California's) SB 198, as implemented in 8 CCR 3203, as well as develop all the subsidiary programs as required, such as Hazard Communication, Confined Space, etc.

Here's a hotlink to my resume. If you're really interested, here's a hotlink to a verbose version of my resume.

I have a number of interests and hobbies: I have owned three Honda Civic Hybrid cars (the first one, a 2003, blew its transmission at 237,000 miles and was declared totaled; the second one, a 2006, was sold after 120,000 miles to finance another vehicle purchase; the third, a 2010, has 189,000 miles on it and is still getting 38 to 40 miles per gallon) - I have been interested in cacti and succulents since moving to California in 1984; I've had a lifelong interest in genealogy (I've put together a fairly complex genealogy web page); birdwatching, nature studies and other outdoor activities; woodworking and other crafts; personal computer use (after six Palm Pilots/SmartPhones, and three Kindles, Iím now on my third iPhone and my first Apple Watch);
I've gotten an 8-Gallon pin for whole blood and platelet pheresis donations with the American Red Cross; I'm a registered bone-marrow donor with the Red Cross and a registered brain donor with the National Neurological Research Bank.
I was a member of the Supervisory Committee of a 3,000-member / $25 million Federal Credit Union for 14 years; I was on the Board of Directors for 6 years, including a couple of years as Chairman of the Board of Directors until we merged with a much larger credit union.
I'm a former member of the Board of Directors of the Morgan Hill Chamber of Commerce.
I'm a former member of the Board of Directors of the Cactus and Succulent Society of San Jose.
I've been a member for years of the Bay Area Environmental Safety Group (BAESG) - I was on the Board of Directors for seven years, and was voted a Lifetime Member in 2005; I founded the BAESG's website in 1996 and after seven years of webmastering turned it over to another member for day-to-day operation.
I was given the "Safety Professional of the Year" award by the Safety Center, Incorporated, in Sacramento, CA January 23, 2008
I am a Wikipedia editor - in addition to random editing, I have originated numerous articles on such topics as the succulent plant Dudleya_setchellii and the Santa Clara Valley Water District.

I'm WebMaster for other web's a fairly complete list:

Last Updated October 13, 2018

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