You Are The Safety Person – Now What?

“You Are The Safety Person – Now What? – What you need to know to hit the ground running”

Tuesday, September 25, 2018
7:30 AM – 10:00 AM PDT
Concord Clarion Hotel
1050 Burnett Avenue
Concord, CA

Who will benefit from this?

  • People assigned to be ‘the safety person’
  • People that sense that they need a safety person or program
  • Human Resources professionals
  • Managers and supervisors
  • Business owners

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People are often assigned the job of being ‘the safety person’ because, frankly, someone else doesn’t want to bother with it.

The problem is that the now safety director may have little or no idea about what the requirements are, and where to find answers. Also, because of all of the horror stories they’ve heard they are now are scared of OSHA.

This talk is not a technical talk. It’s a resources talk.

This is about where to go to get the info you need to begin to run an effective safety program, and to know that you can actually have OSHA on your side.

This discussion and conversation with the speaker will answer questions similar to these:

  • What are the minimum requirements for safety with respect to paperwork, training, and so forth?
  • What are my personal liabilities as the safety point person?
  • What certifications are required to be in safety?
    • What training/certifications would most help me?
    • Where can I get this training/certification?
  • What paperwork do I need to file and when? (Or not file but have displayed)
  • What do I actually have to train my people on?
  • Do I have to train my office staff?
  • Does OSHA offer any help, or are they just here to fine me?
  • What is the difference between FED-OSHA and CAL-OSHA?
  • What is an IIPP and do I need one?
  • Is OSHA the only agency I need to comply with? (Fire marshal, etc. are examples people don’t know about.)
  • I work for hospitals, veterinarians, construction, staffing – what are my employee’s minimum safety training requirements (and THAT could be a huge topic, but it can be handled quickly.)

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About our speaker:

Howard Morton, is a Fire Captain for San Jose Fire Department, Youth Explorer lead advisor and coordinator for San Jose Fire Department, Hazardous Incident Team member, California State Hazardous Materials Manager, Health and Safety Manager for Environmental Logistics Inc., Field chemical and technical applications analyst for Environmental Logistics Inc., Confined Space and HAZWOPER 40 hour instructor, Contracted OSHA outreach instructor for Construction and General Industries, CPR-AED-First Aid Instructor, ACLS and PALS Instructor for ASHI and American Heart Association. Howard is also an instructor for safety certifications at the Dublin, CA OSHA Training Center.


They’re Managers, or Supervisors – Now What?

They’re Managers, or Supervisors – Now What?

Tuesday, May 22, 2018
7:30 A.M. – 10:00 A.M.
Concord Clarion Hotel
1050 Burnett Ave, Concord, CA 94520

Moving out of labor and into management involves a change—from working with tools and objects to working with people and data. The change involves far more than just a shift in location and the tools they use. They are literally looking at a new craft, or trade and need to treat it as such. However, development as a manager is different than development as a trades-person.

Participants will learn:

  • Their job title does not determine their success
  • What it really means to be a supervisor or manager, no matter the industry
  • How to prepare, develop, and support your managers and supervisors
  • That the next level of success requires the next level of discipline
  • The essential elements of a successful manager or supervisor
  • About the special case of the working supervisor
  • That what got a person the position isn’t enough to keep the position
  • To understand the term “communication” and how essential it is
  • To understand what the phrase “safety begins with leadership” really means and tools to help them achieve that

Register Online Here:
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Meet Bart Gragg

Bart Gragg

Bart is founder of Blue Collar University® and the author of the upcoming book “I’m a Manager— Now What? How to Prepare, Develop and Support Your Blue Collar Manager.” Bart has worked in some of the toughest industries out there; from oil and gas exploration, to heavy industrial dismantling, as well as refinery and pipeline repair services. Bart understands first-hand the pain and frustration that managers and their managers feel when they have not been informed of their job responsibilities, or given the tools to complete the tasks at hand. Bart has a B.S. in Geology, is a Certified Professional Behaviors Analyst, holds the CHST (Construction Health and Safety Technician) and OHST (Occupational Health and Safety Technician) certificates, and is a Certified Executive One Page Business Plan consultant. His website is

Sexual Harassment Prevention – In the Age of #MeToo and #TimesUp

Sexual Harassment Prevention – In the Age of #MeToo and #TimesUp

Tuesday, April 24, 2018
7:30 A.M. – 10:00 A.M.
Concord Clarion Hotel
1050 Burnett Ave, Concord, CA 94520

This will be an interactive two-hour sexual harassment training with:

  • Current examples, dilemmas
  • Best practice strategies
  • Update on new laws/requirements including bullying, gender identity and gender expression, and social media issues.
  • Bring your current harassment policy and your complaint procedure and see how they compare to recommended policies.

This program will satisfy California training requirements for supervisors.
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Meet our Speakers:

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Andrea Kelly Smethurst

Andrea Kelly Smethurst

  • Andrea Kelly Smethurst is an employment law attorney specializing in workplace investigations. She regularly conducts outside workplace investigations into alleged employee misconduct for private and public employers of all sizes. Ms. Kelly Smethurst is fluent in Spanish.  In addition to conducting investigations, Ms. Kelly Smethurst also serves as an expert on workplace investigations, serves as an EEO Monitor, and provides employers with legal advice on personnel matters, employment practices, and policies. She represents employers in administrative matters before the DFEH, the EEOC, the DLSE, and the DOL.
  • Ms. Kelly Smethurst has trained supervisors, human resource professionals and employment attorneys through various organizations including the State Bar of California, the Bar Association of San Francisco, the Association of Workplace Investigators, the Practising Law Institute, the Northern California Human Resources Association, the Council on Education in Management, the Contra Costa County Bar Association (CCCBA), Northern California Employers Roundtable, and the California Employers Advisory Council. Her articles have been published in the California Labor & Employment Law Review (an official publication of the State Bar of California), the California Business Law Practitioner, the Contra Costa Lawyer, and in the HR Bulletin.
  •,   925-932-4955
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James Wu

James Y. Wu

  • James Y. Wu, is an Employment Law/HR Attorney with over 22 years of experience providing day-to-day advice and counsel to businesses of all sizes regarding employment law compliance and HR issues, including Employee Handbooks, policies, hiring, leaves of absence, discrimination, harassment, and employee termination. He helps employers comply with the complex maze of federal, state and local employment laws.
  • James also defends companies when they face claims from current or former employees, contractors, and government agencies. James is currently the President of the Board of Directors of the Contra Costa County Bar Association (CCCBA). He is also a past President of the CCCBA’s Employment Law Section. James also served as the President of the Northern California Employment Roundtable (sponsored by the CA Department of Fair Employment and Housing) for two years. James earned his BA and MA from Stanford University and his JD from Boston College Law School.

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