Encouraging employees to bring forward safety suggestions enhances the opportunity for the City to benefit from those suggestions and to provide improved services and safety to the public. Participants may receive recognition for:
– Identifying hazards and developing solutions to improve the workplace
– Developing solutions to prevent close calls or accidents from happening again
– Submitting ideas to improve safety programs that are implemented
Allison Van Guilder and Ray Garcia, City of Turlock, Parks and Rec
Brian Whitemeyer, CSJVRMA President, presenting award to Ray Garcia who implemented a daily stretch routine for maintenance staff with participation consistently at 98-100%. Ms. Van Guilder reported that the City of Turlock has seen a reduction of injuries and sick leave.
Lt. Brian Esteves, City of Madera, Police
Developed an active shooter training program which was delivered to all city employees. The training materials were extended to local organizations so that partners and citizens of Madera could benefit from the preparedness training.
John Ornellas, City of Reedley, Water Division
Accepting awards for Roy Rittenberg and Antonio Salinas who developed a Task Assignment Band System (TABS) to organize roles and communication on a work site.
Brian Hutchison, City of Madera, Fleet Services
Designed and built innovative solution to prevent falls on a street sweeper vehicle.