2016 Program

CSSSP is proud to present outstanding speakers at our bi-monthly meeting.  These presentations help educate our members and keep them current in their profession.

February 2016
Virginia Chamberlain, a Professional Member of the CSSSP Chapter, and her professional skills include Professional Instructor in CPR, First Aid, and AED since 2005. She has successfully provided training to thousands of people in the last seven years.
Surviving a cardiac incident is often dependent on how fast a patient is defibrillated. By implementing AEDs (Automated External Defibrillators) for on-demand use in your workplace or at home, the chances of surviving a cardiac event statistically increases from 6-7% up to 75-85% simply by having these machines readily available. Ms. Chamberlain demonstrated just how easy it is to use an AED.

April 2016
David Canfield, Vice President of IT / Security and CIO with the USS Iowa.  He served on board the Iowa and will offer first-hand knowledge of safety, security, and general life aboard the ship.
We had a self-guided tour of this retired battleship. Ship Crew members are available throughout the tour to describe the areas you visit and to answer any questions. Phone Apps for Android and IOS are also available to download to help with your self-guided tour.

June 2016
Charles Geraci, Business Protection Manager for the Pfizer, Incorporated’s San Diego Research & Development facility with 1,000 workers.  Charles discussed Pfizer’s Emergency Response & Crisis Management Program. He reviewed Pfizer San Diego’s site Emergency Response, Crisis Management, and Business Continuity Programs and how the company transitions from one program into the other during a crisis event.  Charles’ responsibilities at Pfizer include Environmental Health & Safety (EHS), Security Management, and Quality Compliance. Charles is also responsible for the site Crisis Management & Business Continuity Programs. He has over 25 years of professional experience in the EHS field and received his Bachelor’s Degree in Occupational Safety Sciences from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Charles is also an instructor for the UCSD OSHA Training Institute teaching primarily the OSHA General Industry course and OSHA’s 10 & 30 Hour Outreach Training course.

August 2016
Mr. Michael Vanags has over 20 years of law enforcement experience. This experience includes working as a school resource officer, police officer, and detective conducting extensive investigations into crimes ranging from petty thefts to homicides. He has a passion for working with non-law enforcement personnel to help them understand that without preparation, response attempts can be futile. He is a graduate of Whittier College and the Orange County Sheriff’s Academy. He is an instructor of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s EPIC Operations Jetway School, holds a California Advanced P.O.S.T. Certificate, and is a licensed Private Investigator and Private Patrol Officer.

October 2016
Mr. Michael Nicholas discussed back injuries and how these costly soft tissue injuries affect workers’ compensation premiums. Mr. Nicholas is the Principal of California Loss Control and has broad experience as a licensed private investigator, certified safety and security director, and certified hazardous materials supervisor to solve clients’ complex risk management issues with cost-effective solutions.
Before forming California Loss Control in 1989, he managed the loss control department for a large, statewide supermarket chain with 10,000 employees. As Senior Loss Control Consultant for Fremont Compensation Insurance Company, Mr. Nicholas supervised the company’s largest accounts in three states.

December 2016
Chapter President Dan Leiner, reviewed Cal/OSHA reporting and recording requirements. Earlier this year, Federal OSHA announced regulatory changes to the injury and illness reporting requirements. Starting in 2017, some employers already required to maintain hard copies of the Log of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses (OSHA Form 300) will be required to electronically submit a summary of work-related injuries and illnesses to OSHA. Initially, this change will affect employers with 250 or more employees and will eventually affect establishments with as few as 20 employees. Dan will also discuss common mistakes when filling out the OSHA Forms 300 and 300A, Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses.