Southern California SWANA Chapter Workshop was held at:
Dave and Buster’s


  • SB 1383 Final Rule with Q&A, Hank Brady – Cal Recycle | View/Download Presentation
    Hank Brady is the SB 1383 Manager for the Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle). In this role, he oversees CalRecycle’s efforts to achieve California’s ambitious organic waste recycling targets. Prior to this role, Brady worked as the Chief Legislative Consultant for the department. Before Joining CalRecycle, he served as a legislative aide in the offices of Assemblymember Marc Levine and State Senator Joe Simitian.

  • B.E.R.T. – Risk Management, Bill Cunningham – Cal OSHA compliance, Safety, Emergency Preparedness
    Founded in 2001, Community Emergency Management, Inc. dba BERT is a privately held, CA Certified Small Business AND Service Disabled Veteran Enterprise corporation coordinating a team of agents, first responders, software engineers and consultants to deliver a system of operations and emergency management to a business or group of businesses. BERT is a live, online, ongoing training program for civilian Safety Teams, employees, and their families. Whether handling a simple slip-and-fall or a systemic disaster, BERT teams stabilize the emergency situation until first responders arrive. As a result, a safety team can reduce response time, and increase situational awareness for everyone.The TitanHST/EMERGALINK app technology provides for communications, giving clients video incident management from a distance and accounts for virtually 100% of the employees and visitors on a site, virtually instantly. With augmented reality, stranded employees can be located through walls and elevations. For a small-type incident, an AED can be instantly dispatched with pinpoint accuracy. Emergency communications, using translation technology, automatically convert to the language of the receiver’s device to eliminate language barriers. Simultaneous text, robocalls & email will ensure that the message is received.With an ongoing online training curriculum divided into 11 modules, each month Safety Team team members are encouraged to keep the skills sharp to develop, enhance, and maintain the culture of safety in any organization. With OSHA’s IIPP (Injury Illness Protection Program) requirements largely met through BERT implementation, a facility can expect reduced recordable incidents. Near-misses are immediately documented and sent to the safety team for immediate resolution. BERT provides monthly safety team agendas and focused questions giving real purpose to the Safety Team. This is not a downloadable program that is simply printed and put on the shelf.The safety team is trained in a two-day program; thereby, becoming the SME (Subject Matter Experts) to the rest of the organization.The EMERGALINK system is scalable. For example, it has served BERT teams in a small senior residential community, waste disposal drivers in a large city, and even an entire Caribbean island nation. The training ensures that everyone can speak the same safety language, literally and figuratively.For more information please reach us at (844) 808-3834 or

  • The Homeless, Vicki Smith – City of Whittier
    Vicki Smith has been the Public Works Manager for the City of Whittier since 2014.  Her responsibilities include overall administration and supervision of administrative services, facility maintenance, solid waste collection, recycling and solid waste disposal. Ms. Smith earned her Master of Public Administration degree (MPA) from California State University, Long Beach.

    Ms. Smith will discuss the City of Whittier’s recently negotiated solid waste franchise agreements, including provisions to address cleaning up homeless encampments and maintaining an appealing historic uptown business district.


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