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Commitment to Excellence Best Practices

Since the most frequent and costly losses come from vehicle, infrastructure, construction, employment practices, ergonomic, and fall claims, the JPIA takes an active role encouraging members to implement programs and practices that can reduce these types of risks.

  • The JPIA Commitment to Excellence Program (C2E) is a long-term outreach effort to meet that goal by helping membership reduce the frequency and severity of liability, workers’ compensation, and property losses.

  • JPIA provides this program and additional resources to member agencies to help them establish policies and protocols to maximize safety on the job.

Commitment to Excellence Program Loss Reduction Focus Menus and Explanations Guide

ACWA JPIA Commitment to Excellence Best Practices has been developed for each loss reduction category. Included are loss reduction focus elements, “best practices menus”, and explanations for each menu item. Best Practices are reviewed with member districts during risk assessment visits and discussed in the JPIASource newsletter. JPIA members can select from the menu the best practices they wish to add to, or enhance, their existing loss reduction programs. The JPIA provides resources to help members implement the best practices.

JPIA Training That Supports Specific Claim Reductions

The “Opportunity Review” is designed to help JPIA members highlight the best practices already established. It can also be used by JPIA Risk Control to identify the best practices a member may want to implement or upgrade.

H.R. LaBounty Safety Award Program

JPIA encourages all member agencies and their staff to not only practice good safety, but to actively seek improvements to further reduce risk and protect workers. The H.R. LaBounty Safety Award Program is designed for all JPIA members as a way to promote safe workplace behavior and operations practices while rewarding those employees who demonstrate safe behavior, take part in recognizable proactive activities, or participate in risk-reducing actions. It gives members another way to foster a safety culture that reduces the potential for losses.

You can find both the program description and nomination forms here.

Previous Award Winners

Spring 2021

Spring 2020Fall 2020

Spring 2019Fall 2019

Spring 2018Fall 2018

Spring 2017Fall 2017

Spring 2016Fall 2016

Spring 2015Fall 2015

H.R. LaBounty Safety Award Winning Submissions

DateDistrictNameDescription
2019 SpringMerced IDEric Couture, Risk Management OfficerThe district implemented a new safety incentive program that is based on leading indicators that incorporates the participation of all employees to take part in various safety related tasks and training.
2019 SpringRamona MWDJason Smith, Electrician/Water OperationsJason installed external controls on the outside of the electrical cabinet, along with a digital timer for pumping time control. This eliminates an arc flash exposure.
2019 SpringWalnut Valley WDErik Hitchman, General ManagerInstallation of first aid and fire extinguisher decals on work trucks.
2018 SpringSouth Coast WDSteve DishonSteve developed a system to automatically measure, mix, and pump the 2% sodium hypochlorite solution used at the recycled water facility. It is a much safer method of handling the chemical, has a more exact measurement, and is also more cost effective.
2018 SpringOrchard Dale WDMerissa LiskeyMerissa purchased adjustable ergo work stations, ergo mice, anti-fatigue standing mats, and foot rests for the office.
2018 SpringMoulton Niguel WDBerard MalachiBerard designed a 2-In-1 storage system for jackhammer and stomper.
2018 SpringElsinore Valley MWDJose MartinezJose designed a new lid for the AC pipe container.
2018 SpringHelix WDDavid Regan, Jeremy Boone, Kyle JamesInstalled a solar system on the boat house to replace old electrical submerged cable. LED bulbs were also installed on nearby light fixtures.
2018 SpringHelix WDMichelle Berens, Milica Schipper, Larry LyfordDesigned new swinging gates that lock, and a portable ladder with handrails to more easily access launders.
2018 SpringMoulton Niguel WDAaron Gonzalez, Dan MartinezMade a portable safety net that is quickly assembled. The net will keep district employees safe from golf balls while working on the golf courses. Employees are now required to wear hard hats while working at these facilities.
2018 SpringScotts Valley WDMathew DebritoMatt redesigned a booster pump control panel to add several important safety features.
2018 SpringCucamonga Valley WDRobbie Victorino, Jason CaryThese individuals became certified after taking "The Back School" training. They have provided 30 ergo assessments at the district. Ergo tools are loaned to employees for two weeks for possible improvement in their work areas. A follow up assessment is done to determine if it is the right fit.
2018 SpringEl Dorado IDBryan CooperBryan fabricated an exhaust system to minimize workers' exposure to silica inhalation hazards.
2018.SpringWestern MWDOmar Haro, Richard Gonzalez, Tresa HuffmanThree employees found a new polymer meter box lid that is made of recycled materials to replace the existing concrete lids.
2018 FallCentral Coast WAMark SwiftMark fabricated a shield for a pump to prevent chemicals from being sprayed in the area. The task was completed in-house due to the employee's welding skills with stainless steel. All pumps that did not have guards were outfitted to have this device.
2018 FallHumboldt Bay MWDMaintenance Dept.The Maintenance Dept. purchased a Boscaro Lift Bucket to reduce the potential for ergonomic injuries.
2018 FallKings River CDHydro Division StaffCables were attached to the wall near the valves to lock the valve from turning.
2018 FallKings River CDHydro Division StaffBattery leads were covered with plexi-glass to prevent accidental contact. Can easily be removed for work.
2018 FallMerced IDEric CoutureThe district hired RescueTech to revise their confined space program and develop rescue plans. The district purchased a confined space trailer and equipment needed for effective entry and rescue. Additional equipment is continually being purchased. Mock rescue training is performed with the consultant, and continues throughout this year and on an annual basis.
2018 FallMerced IDKirk TrombleyThe district purchased new portable lifting systems to lift and service vehicles. The new lifts mitigate musculoskeletal injuries.
2018 FallMerced ID"Skip" SturtevantControls were moved above ground for the lift stations. This means that employees no longer access controls by going 10 feet under ground into a confined space.
2018 FallMesa WDBob MitchellA fall protection net was added by a hired vendor to span the opening of a 20 foot deep vault.
2018 FallMoulton Niguel WDTodd NovacekTodd requested that a water filling station be added in close proximity to their parked vehicles. This project involved running a new water line to the outside of the building, adding a support platform for the cooler, and painting the curb to allow for temporary parking while the cooler is being filled.
2018 FallRamona MWDChris AhlgrenChris replaced nylon straps with metal brackets on the water tank on top of the Skid Steer. The metal brackets hold the water tank firmly. The tank is now secure from falling.
2018 FallSweetwater AuthorityB. Brown, A. Brugman, J. DePaz, T. Feathers, D. Gutierrez, D. Kvederis, A. Piha, J. RobinsonTeflon plugs are used on meters to restrict water flow on customer's using water above the restriction guidelines. Meters do not have to be pulled to stop the flow of water. The old meter stays in place and later the Teflon plugs are easily removed.
2018 FallTrabuco Canyon WDPhil SerpasEmployees designed a vehicle with hydraulic valve turning equipment and mounted it on the front and rear bumpers. This eliminated manual valve exercising. They also have a Bluetooth tablet to control the vehicle mounted equipment, allowing one employee to operate the vehicle.
2018 FallValley Center MWDGaby Olson, Ryan Madson, Rick BeathPresented in-depth training on confined space permits and toured a new site with confined space.
2018 FallVista IDChris CraigheadA small opening was cut in the vault lid directly above the fall protection receiver. Then a hinged cover was placed to secure the opening and receiver when not in use. The Davit arm can be attached to the receiver and the employee tied off prior to the vault lid being opened.
2018 FallWheeler Ridge-Maricopa WSDBurton RockewellA suction pump was attached on a trailer to drain oil instead of lifting a bucket. A pump was installed on the motors to eliminate pouring gas into the motor using a ladder. A trailer now carries two totes instead of 55 gallon drums.
2017 SpringCrescenta Valley WDBryan JonesBryan used an engine hoist to remove a flow control valve from inside a well site.
2017 SpringCrescenta Valley WDByran JonesBryan purchased a tool to move heavy road plates. The tool is magnetic and keeps the employees four feet clear of the plates.
2017 SpringCucamonga Valley WDMario RodriguezMario found industrial lifting magnets and attached them to the arm of a vehicle mounted crane. This allows one worker to safely remove the old hatch and replace it with a lighter weight torsion assist lid.
2017 SpringEl Dorado IDBill PettersonDeveloped a digital process for lockout/tagout permits.
2017 SpringEl Dorado IDJayzack LeonardJayzack designed a vault hatch that allows access to the discharge valves from outside the vault. This eliminates the need for frequent confined space entries.
2017 SpringHelix WDConfined Space Rescue TeamA volunteer team completed a project where they crawled over 5 miles of 36" water pipe over a period of several weeks.
2017 SpringHumboldt Bay MWDThe Maintenance DepartmentThe Maintenance Dept. fabricated a trailer to hold all trenching and sloping equipment so it is ready in case of emergency.
2017 SpringMoulton Niguel WDMarco LazaroMarco designed a truck mounted hitch to hold a jack hammer, pneumatic digging clay spade, and a rammer tool to reduce back injuries.
2017 SpringRamona MWDOperations DepartmentThe Water Operations Dept. developed a hydro/surge tank inspection procedure and checklist.
2017 SpringSan Luis & Delta-Mendota WATim ArmondTim developed a "grabber" for helping to install fence posts.
2017 SpringVista IDSteve TesterSteve worked with a District welder to create a grate to be installed in the tank of the water truck. The grate prevents anyone from climbing into the tank.
2017 FallCrescenta Valley WDDavid GouldDavid was instrumental in the District purchasing a "Rock Jaw".
2017 FallRamona MWDEd Corbett, Cesar Lopez, Jason McGhee, Randy RobertsonCollection Operations updated their system when performing Closed Circuit TV work for manholes. New equipment eliminated lifting risks associated with lifting heavy equipment by hand.
2017 FallValley Center MWDWastewater DivisionA small trailer dolly was purchased to assist in moving a small trailer in tight locations. The trailer helps to reduce back injuries as employees try to manually line up the trailer when hooking it up to the truck.
2017 FallYorba Linda WDNick Hollon, Jorge Lopez, Robert CuellarUsing a "DropShot" inserted into the sewer main.
2016 SpringCitrus Heights WDJames Ferro, Maintenance Construction Worker 2James installed a ladder to enter/exit the dump truck bed.
2016 SpringEl Dorado IDMike Hodges, Senior Plant Mechanic; Dustin Stoneback, Plant Mechanic IIMike and Dustin created a cover for inside the wastewater digester to reduce fall hazards.
2016 SpringMoulton Niguel WDKevin Crawford, Senior Water System OperatorKevin suggested a pre-cast vault cover with lightweight hatches to prevent back injuries.
2016 SpringReclamation District No. 108Alan Murray, MaintenanceAlan purchased a dolly & attached a portable sump pump to it. The dolly can be wheeled out when needed.
2016 SpringTehachapi-Cummings CWDPump Plant Dept. StaffThe Pump Plant Staff designed new filter boxes for the heat exchanger inlet screen.
2016 SpringWestern MWDJason Helvie, Operations Technician IIJason invented & designed a homemade portable air conditioner for the District's Jeeps.
2016 SpringYorba Linda WDMike Kiddie, Senior Fleet Mechanic; Ron Talbert, Mechanic IIIMike and Ron suggested purchasing a "Jumping Jack Rack" for crew truck to limit back injuries.
2016 SpringYorba Linda WDJeremy Smith, Safety and Training TechnicianJeremy mitigated an electrical hazard by relocating bubblers to a location outside of 480V wiring.
2016 FallCarmichael WDLynette MorenoLynette implemented a safety awareness program of paycheck safety tips.
2016 FallEl Toro WDRomas KocibanRoman fabricated a water diffuser mounted on a removable hitch.
2016 FallEl Toro WDEl Toro WD Vinnie CoppolaVinnie fabricated a valve stack pipe holder for backfilling holes.
2016 FallEl Toro WDJake KnokeJake fabricated a truck bed entry ladder.
2016 FallEl Toro WDMarc AvilaMarc fabricated an angle meter tool.
2016 FallEl Toro WDMatt WagnerMatt fabricated a wrench to eliminate pinch points and hand injuries.
2016 FallEl Toro WDGarth Botha and Steve HancockGarth and Steve reduced pinch point exposure by using a new motor mounted motor lift bar.
2016 FallKings River CDAdmin Staff and ManagerThe Admin Staff suggested a new front office cubicle arrangement with barrier for front office safety.
2016 FallMadera IDRosendo BaldovinosRosendo fabricated a stand for a well sounder to eliminate bending and kneeling.
2016 FallMission Springs WDRick Lyneis & Ben LopezShade umbrella attached to equipment on truck for shade in the field.
2016 FallRio Alto WDMichael BrownMichael engineered a double screen filter in the effluent pond for debris removal before effluent reaches the pumps. This eliminates the need to climb into the pond.
2016 FallSweetwater AuthorityMike WallaceMike suggested purchasing self-rescue harnesses.
2016 FallTahoe City PUDRalph TurnerRalph developed a reflective sticker for backpack sprayers to increase the visibility of the person spraying.
2016 FallVista IDOscar ChavezOscar created a shoring repair/test bench.
2016 FallVista IDChris CragheadChris created a valve lockout device for enhanced employee safety.
2016 FallWestborough WDCarlos AriasCarlos recommended purchasing segways for meter reading and made a meter gun holder from PVC.
2015 SpringCitrus Heights WDJames Ferro, Water Distribution OperatorDesigned light stands for trucks and vacuum excavators.
2015 SpringElsinore Valley MWDBarbara Mason, Management AnalystBarbara developed an insurance matrix to apply risk transfer guidelines for insurance requirements.
2015 SpringHelix WDKolton Gustafson, System Operator IIIKolton cut two access ports into a vault lid and made a gate valve key to open from above.
2015 SpringHi-Desert WDMarty Stockstell, Jr., Water Distribution Operator IIIMarty fabricated well shaft covers for the vertical turbine. It shields body parts from the spinning shaft.
2015 SpringMoulton Niguel WDMarco Lazaro, Support Services SupervisorMarco fabricated an LED spotlight that mounts directly into a 2" hitch receiver on pickup.
2015 SpringMoulton Niguel WDMark Herron, Collections System SupervisorMark designed a safety cover to fit over manholes. Cover has 4" cutouts for various size hoses.
2015 SpringPlacer CWAConfined Space Rescue TeamSeven employees were trained to become the confined space rescue team for the Agency.
2015 SpringSacramento Suburban WDMike Jenner, Distribution Operator IIMike designed a lifting apparatus to lift meter lids.
2015 SpringSan Juan WDRandy Potter, Pump Station TechnicianRandy retrofitted motor control center panels to eliminate arc flash hazard.
2015 SpringWheeler Ridge-Maricopa WSDStephen Chase, WarehousemanStephen developed the idea of using LED rope lighting and magnetic hooks down a manifold.
2015 SpringWheeler Ridge-Maricopa WSDMike Pilatti, Pump/Electrical Tech.Mike made a rack to hold his laptop. It hangs on the steering wheel in the truck.
2015 FallCalaveras CWDPhil McCartney, Mechanic.Phil designed a hoist to pull aerators from ponds
2015 FallCarmichael WDGeorge Richmond, Treatment Plant Operator 4George conducted an emergency spill response drill.
2015 FallCarmichael WDLori Kalisiak, Human Resources CoordinatorLori implemented a Building Access Security Improvement Plan for office security.
2015 FallCarmichael WDLynette Moreno, Assistant General ManagerLaminated safety cards that hang on the equipment to remind the operator of what to do in an emergency.
2015 FallEl Dorado IDMike Dixon, Electrical & Instrumentation Tech. and Mitch Wydeveld, Electrical & Instrumentation Tech.Mike and Mitch fabricated and installed cable spools to facilitate retrieving pump cables with winch.
2015 FallEl Toro WDDonny Lloyd, Plant Operator Grade III and Jay Curry, Plant Operator Grade IIIDonny and Jay researched and selected a new fall protection system and set up training with the mfr.
2015 FallGeorgetown Divide PUDNathan Tilman, Canal Operator and Jacob Walsh, Maintenance Worker IINathan and Jacob built a platform over a ditch waste gate making it safer to inspect.
2015 FallHelix WDByron Richardson, Maintenance RangerByron built a safer snake box to capture snakes.
2015 FallMadera IDAlva "Smokey" Carter, Engineering Tech. 1/Meter Tech.Cut foot holds in bumper for ease of climbing, added a grab bar, and rod to hold safety cones.
2015 FallPalmdale WDScott Mahoney, Operations Tech. IIFabricated a hopper and funnel device to disperse copper sulfate in water.
2015 FallSan Luis & Delta Mendota WAMark Garcia, Equipment OperatorModification to equipment trailer latch that enhances the safe operation of the trailer.
2015 FallSweetwater AuthoritySpencer Atkins, Utility Worker 1Spencer suggested purchasing a "Gator Grip" gate valve key to tighten rounded operating nuts.
2015 FallSweetwater AuthorityIrvin Ortiz, Equipment MechanicIrwin suggested installing easy access air tank drain valves on VacTruck.
2015 FallVista IDValve Maintenance CrewDesigned a key to lift slotted valve lids.
2015 FallYorba Linda WDMike Kiddie, Sr. Fleet MechanicTo prevent falls, water jet nozzles & folding ladder were installed on the hydro excavator truck.
2015 FallYorba Linda WDMike Kiddie, Sr. Fleet MechanicMike designed a probe holder and attached it to an extension pole.
2014 SpringBella Vista WDMark Maty, Water Treatment Operator-T3Designed and built a ladder with platform.
2014 SpringBig Bear MWDJohn Tuttle, Facility TechnicianJohn created an adjustable bracing device that locks to the crane.
2014 SpringEl Dorado IDJayzack Leonard, Senior Construction Maintenance WorkerJayzack recommended installing a fixed vacuum tube to bottom of deep wells to reduce back injury.
2014 SpringLaguna Beach CWDMartin Aragon, Maintenance Worker IMartin built an attachment for the top of traffic cones. These act as a barricade at the work site.
2014 SpringMoulton Niguel WDFacilities Maintenance Dept.Correcting unsafe conditions that impact District personnel.
2014 SpringMoulton Niguel WDMarco Lazaro, Support Services SupervisorRecommended and designed enhancement to equipment.
2014 SpringTahoe City PUDJeff McCollum, Lead Underwriter; Pat Potter, Operations 1; and Joe Mason, Operations Tech MechanicUpgraded platforms at Water's Edge & Park Terrace Sewer Stations to be in compliance with Cal/OSHA standards.
2014 SpringWestern MWDTom Getman, Operations Tech. II; and David Aranda, Sr. Operations Tech.Posted a sign to warn district employees to look for pedestrians before backing.
2014 SpringWheeler Ridge-Maricopa WSDStephen Chase, WarehousemanStephen mounted a bucket of liquid soap on the wall to prevent slips and comply with the Global Harmonized System.
2014 FallAmerican River FCDSean O'Conor, Field SupervisorCreated a trimming platform for pickup to allow greater vertical reach when trimming.
2014 FallHelix WDGary Martinez, Plant Operator IICreated a sample port attached to the delivery truck for gathering alum samples.
2014 FallHelix WDLarry Moon, Equipment Repair Tech.Design & fabrication of dolly & electrical lift for gas powered soil compactor.
2014 FallHelix WDMike Maynard, System Operator IIBuilt a portable guardrail/platform with casters.
2014 FallRincon del Diablo MWDRich Lora, Water Services Technician IIDesigned a curb stop modified repair clamp.
2014 FallSan Juan WDEric Cosens, Maintenance Chief; and Mark Benson, Instrument TechnicianInstalled valve remotes & LED meter readouts to eliminate CS entries.
2014 FallSanta Fe IDCraig Smith, Utility Worker IICraig suggested adding retractable stairs to the passenger side of pickup.
2014 FallSanta Fe IDDamian Garcia, Facility Locator & InspectorDamian developed a template "High Priority Line Stand-By Required" for transmission mains.
2014 FallSanta Fe IDDanny Burns, Sr. Mechanic; and Brandon Fox, MechanicThe mechanics designed a manual actuator that could be operated from above ground.
2014 FallSanta Fe IDJim Gingrich, Electrical & Instrumentation Tech.Designed and installed new fluent value control panels (6). Alerts system operators in the event of failure.
2014 FallSweetwater AuthorityPete Baranov, Water Treament Superintendent; and Steve Lynes, Principal Engineering Tech.Helped to install new trunnions & brackets to remove the hazard in transporting cylinders.
2014 FallSweetwater AuthorityHoward Rasmussen, Plant Maint. Tech. LeadworkerHoward fabricated a lightweight aluminum extension handle and attached to valve.
2014 FallVallecitos WDAnthony Fonseca, System Collection Worker II; and Craig Durban, System Collection Worker IIAnthony and Craig constructed a manhole grate from leftover materials
2014 FallWheeler Ridge-Maricopa WSDBurton Rockwell, Pump/Electrical Foremanhttps://www.acwajpia.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/SA_14f_WheelerRidge_Rockwell.pdf
2014 FallWheeler Ridge-Maricopa WSDJon Kelley, Maintenance ForemanJon made sign boards to point where employees are working in remote locations.
2014 FallWheeler Ridge-Maricopa WSDRuss Whitbey, Water TenderRuss created a tarp cover with grommets to enclose the turnout and bleeder valves.
2014 FallYorba Linda WDMike Kiddie, Sr. Fleet MechanicMany safety features & equip. were added to the design of the "leak repair" utility truck
2019 FallMadera IDSean Quarnstrom, Engineering Technician IThe District purchased the "Garmin Inreach Explorer" to communicate with the office from remote locations that do not have cell service.
2019 FallRamona MWDRamona Municipal Water District Utility DepartmentThe Utility Dept. cut steps into the dirt hillside and added shot-rock to create a solid pathway. A handrail was also installed.
2019 FallOrange County WDOrange County Water District Water Quality Dept.The Water Quality Dept. improved the organization of their safety program by creating safety information areas, organized safety materials in a centrally-located area, met individually with field staff to elevate the importance of the safety culture, began more routine field site safety inspection visits, and developed a more robust schedule for department safety meetings and presentations.
2020 SpringHumboldt Bay MWDHumboldt Bay MWD StaffSafety Training Matrix
2020 SpringVallecitos WDVallecitos WD Staff Confined space rescue training with San Diego County fire departments.
2020 SpringYuba CWAJamie Coleman, Administrative TechA near miss on Yuba CWA fencing project. - YouTube Video
2020 FallRamona MWDRandy Robertson, Collections System Worker IIDOT air brake test (COLA)
2020 FallWestern MWDJames Chatwin, Safety Team; Michelle Marquez, Human ResourcesErgonomics - working from home
2020 FallSanta Fe IDJames Gingrich & Jason Nunez, Electricians/Maintenance Dept. Confined space flow meter relocations
2020 FallWalnut Valley WDTom Monk, Director of Operations; Tom Hunt, Production SupervisorAqueous ammonia to liquid amonia sulfate
2020 FallEl Dorado IDTony Hinchcliffe, Operator/Operations WastewaterCatwalk modifications to reduce tripping and ergo injuries
2020 FallWest Stanislaus IDClinton McCleskey, Operations & Maintenance SupervisorLockout/tagout Procedure Development
2021 SpringMoulton Niguel WDRudy Duarte, Maintenance Worker-Facilities; Ty Costa Maintenance Worker-FacilitiesLower Boundary Oak Fall Protection
2021 SpringOrange County WDBen Lockhart, Water Quality; Craig Patterson, Water QualityImprovement to Mobile Carbon Vessel Loading Process
2021 SpringSouth Coast WDJoe McDivitt, Greg Pennington, Hal Hylton, Vil AcunaField Incident Reporting System
2021 SpringSacramento Suburban WDTom Dickinson, Cross Connection Control Specialist Environmental ComplianceHydrant Backflow Meter Cart
2021 SpringWalnut Valley WDChason Snyder, Operations Field SupervisorCement Materials Storage Shelving
2021 SpringSouth Coast WDSCWD Sanitary Operations DepartmentRoot Intrusion Notification System

H.R. LaBounty Safety Award Program

JPIA encourages all member agencies and their staff to not only practice good safety, but to actively seek improvements to further reduce risk and protect workers. The H.R. LaBounty Safety Award Program is designed for all JPIA members as a way to promote safe workplace behavior and operations practices while rewarding those employees who demonstrate safe behavior, take part in recognizable proactive activities, or participate in risk-reducing actions. It gives members another way to foster a safety culture that reduces the potential for losses.

You can find both the program description and nomination forms here.

Previous Award Winners

Spring 2021

Spring 2020Fall 2020

Spring 2019Fall 2019

Spring 2018Fall 2018

Spring 2017Fall 2017

Spring 2016Fall 2016

Spring 2015Fall 2015

H.R. LaBounty Safety Award Winning Submissions

DateDistrictNameDescription
2019 SpringMerced IDEric Couture, Risk Management OfficerThe district implemented a new safety incentive program that is based on leading indicators that incorporates the participation of all employees to take part in various safety related tasks and training.
2019 SpringRamona MWDJason Smith, Electrician/Water OperationsJason installed external controls on the outside of the electrical cabinet, along with a digital timer for pumping time control. This eliminates an arc flash exposure.
2019 SpringWalnut Valley WDErik Hitchman, General ManagerInstallation of first aid and fire extinguisher decals on work trucks.
2018 SpringSouth Coast WDSteve DishonSteve developed a system to automatically measure, mix, and pump the 2% sodium hypochlorite solution used at the recycled water facility. It is a much safer method of handling the chemical, has a more exact measurement, and is also more cost effective.
2018 SpringOrchard Dale WDMerissa LiskeyMerissa purchased adjustable ergo work stations, ergo mice, anti-fatigue standing mats, and foot rests for the office.
2018 SpringMoulton Niguel WDBerard MalachiBerard designed a 2-In-1 storage system for jackhammer and stomper.
2018 SpringElsinore Valley MWDJose MartinezJose designed a new lid for the AC pipe container.
2018 SpringHelix WDDavid Regan, Jeremy Boone, Kyle JamesInstalled a solar system on the boat house to replace old electrical submerged cable. LED bulbs were also installed on nearby light fixtures.
2018 SpringHelix WDMichelle Berens, Milica Schipper, Larry LyfordDesigned new swinging gates that lock, and a portable ladder with handrails to more easily access launders.
2018 SpringMoulton Niguel WDAaron Gonzalez, Dan MartinezMade a portable safety net that is quickly assembled. The net will keep district employees safe from golf balls while working on the golf courses. Employees are now required to wear hard hats while working at these facilities.
2018 SpringScotts Valley WDMathew DebritoMatt redesigned a booster pump control panel to add several important safety features.
2018 SpringCucamonga Valley WDRobbie Victorino, Jason CaryThese individuals became certified after taking "The Back School" training. They have provided 30 ergo assessments at the district. Ergo tools are loaned to employees for two weeks for possible improvement in their work areas. A follow up assessment is done to determine if it is the right fit.
2018 SpringEl Dorado IDBryan CooperBryan fabricated an exhaust system to minimize workers' exposure to silica inhalation hazards.
2018.SpringWestern MWDOmar Haro, Richard Gonzalez, Tresa HuffmanThree employees found a new polymer meter box lid that is made of recycled materials to replace the existing concrete lids.
2018 FallCentral Coast WAMark SwiftMark fabricated a shield for a pump to prevent chemicals from being sprayed in the area. The task was completed in-house due to the employee's welding skills with stainless steel. All pumps that did not have guards were outfitted to have this device.
2018 FallHumboldt Bay MWDMaintenance Dept.The Maintenance Dept. purchased a Boscaro Lift Bucket to reduce the potential for ergonomic injuries.
2018 FallKings River CDHydro Division StaffCables were attached to the wall near the valves to lock the valve from turning.
2018 FallKings River CDHydro Division StaffBattery leads were covered with plexi-glass to prevent accidental contact. Can easily be removed for work.
2018 FallMerced IDEric CoutureThe district hired RescueTech to revise their confined space program and develop rescue plans. The district purchased a confined space trailer and equipment needed for effective entry and rescue. Additional equipment is continually being purchased. Mock rescue training is performed with the consultant, and continues throughout this year and on an annual basis.
2018 FallMerced IDKirk TrombleyThe district purchased new portable lifting systems to lift and service vehicles. The new lifts mitigate musculoskeletal injuries.
2018 FallMerced ID"Skip" SturtevantControls were moved above ground for the lift stations. This means that employees no longer access controls by going 10 feet under ground into a confined space.
2018 FallMesa WDBob MitchellA fall protection net was added by a hired vendor to span the opening of a 20 foot deep vault.
2018 FallMoulton Niguel WDTodd NovacekTodd requested that a water filling station be added in close proximity to their parked vehicles. This project involved running a new water line to the outside of the building, adding a support platform for the cooler, and painting the curb to allow for temporary parking while the cooler is being filled.
2018 FallRamona MWDChris AhlgrenChris replaced nylon straps with metal brackets on the water tank on top of the Skid Steer. The metal brackets hold the water tank firmly. The tank is now secure from falling.
2018 FallSweetwater AuthorityB. Brown, A. Brugman, J. DePaz, T. Feathers, D. Gutierrez, D. Kvederis, A. Piha, J. RobinsonTeflon plugs are used on meters to restrict water flow on customer's using water above the restriction guidelines. Meters do not have to be pulled to stop the flow of water. The old meter stays in place and later the Teflon plugs are easily removed.
2018 FallTrabuco Canyon WDPhil SerpasEmployees designed a vehicle with hydraulic valve turning equipment and mounted it on the front and rear bumpers. This eliminated manual valve exercising. They also have a Bluetooth tablet to control the vehicle mounted equipment, allowing one employee to operate the vehicle.
2018 FallValley Center MWDGaby Olson, Ryan Madson, Rick BeathPresented in-depth training on confined space permits and toured a new site with confined space.
2018 FallVista IDChris CraigheadA small opening was cut in the vault lid directly above the fall protection receiver. Then a hinged cover was placed to secure the opening and receiver when not in use. The Davit arm can be attached to the receiver and the employee tied off prior to the vault lid being opened.
2018 FallWheeler Ridge-Maricopa WSDBurton RockewellA suction pump was attached on a trailer to drain oil instead of lifting a bucket. A pump was installed on the motors to eliminate pouring gas into the motor using a ladder. A trailer now carries two totes instead of 55 gallon drums.
2017 SpringCrescenta Valley WDBryan JonesBryan used an engine hoist to remove a flow control valve from inside a well site.
2017 SpringCrescenta Valley WDByran JonesBryan purchased a tool to move heavy road plates. The tool is magnetic and keeps the employees four feet clear of the plates.
2017 SpringCucamonga Valley WDMario RodriguezMario found industrial lifting magnets and attached them to the arm of a vehicle mounted crane. This allows one worker to safely remove the old hatch and replace it with a lighter weight torsion assist lid.
2017 SpringEl Dorado IDBill PettersonDeveloped a digital process for lockout/tagout permits.
2017 SpringEl Dorado IDJayzack LeonardJayzack designed a vault hatch that allows access to the discharge valves from outside the vault. This eliminates the need for frequent confined space entries.
2017 SpringHelix WDConfined Space Rescue TeamA volunteer team completed a project where they crawled over 5 miles of 36" water pipe over a period of several weeks.
2017 SpringHumboldt Bay MWDThe Maintenance DepartmentThe Maintenance Dept. fabricated a trailer to hold all trenching and sloping equipment so it is ready in case of emergency.
2017 SpringMoulton Niguel WDMarco LazaroMarco designed a truck mounted hitch to hold a jack hammer, pneumatic digging clay spade, and a rammer tool to reduce back injuries.
2017 SpringRamona MWDOperations DepartmentThe Water Operations Dept. developed a hydro/surge tank inspection procedure and checklist.
2017 SpringSan Luis & Delta-Mendota WATim ArmondTim developed a "grabber" for helping to install fence posts.
2017 SpringVista IDSteve TesterSteve worked with a District welder to create a grate to be installed in the tank of the water truck. The grate prevents anyone from climbing into the tank.
2017 FallCrescenta Valley WDDavid GouldDavid was instrumental in the District purchasing a "Rock Jaw".
2017 FallRamona MWDEd Corbett, Cesar Lopez, Jason McGhee, Randy RobertsonCollection Operations updated their system when performing Closed Circuit TV work for manholes. New equipment eliminated lifting risks associated with lifting heavy equipment by hand.
2017 FallValley Center MWDWastewater DivisionA small trailer dolly was purchased to assist in moving a small trailer in tight locations. The trailer helps to reduce back injuries as employees try to manually line up the trailer when hooking it up to the truck.
2017 FallYorba Linda WDNick Hollon, Jorge Lopez, Robert CuellarUsing a "DropShot" inserted into the sewer main.
2016 SpringCitrus Heights WDJames Ferro, Maintenance Construction Worker 2James installed a ladder to enter/exit the dump truck bed.
2016 SpringEl Dorado IDMike Hodges, Senior Plant Mechanic; Dustin Stoneback, Plant Mechanic IIMike and Dustin created a cover for inside the wastewater digester to reduce fall hazards.
2016 SpringMoulton Niguel WDKevin Crawford, Senior Water System OperatorKevin suggested a pre-cast vault cover with lightweight hatches to prevent back injuries.
2016 SpringReclamation District No. 108Alan Murray, MaintenanceAlan purchased a dolly & attached a portable sump pump to it. The dolly can be wheeled out when needed.
2016 SpringTehachapi-Cummings CWDPump Plant Dept. StaffThe Pump Plant Staff designed new filter boxes for the heat exchanger inlet screen.
2016 SpringWestern MWDJason Helvie, Operations Technician IIJason invented & designed a homemade portable air conditioner for the District's Jeeps.
2016 SpringYorba Linda WDMike Kiddie, Senior Fleet Mechanic; Ron Talbert, Mechanic IIIMike and Ron suggested purchasing a "Jumping Jack Rack" for crew truck to limit back injuries.
2016 SpringYorba Linda WDJeremy Smith, Safety and Training TechnicianJeremy mitigated an electrical hazard by relocating bubblers to a location outside of 480V wiring.
2016 FallCarmichael WDLynette MorenoLynette implemented a safety awareness program of paycheck safety tips.
2016 FallEl Toro WDRomas KocibanRoman fabricated a water diffuser mounted on a removable hitch.
2016 FallEl Toro WDEl Toro WD Vinnie CoppolaVinnie fabricated a valve stack pipe holder for backfilling holes.
2016 FallEl Toro WDJake KnokeJake fabricated a truck bed entry ladder.
2016 FallEl Toro WDMarc AvilaMarc fabricated an angle meter tool.
2016 FallEl Toro WDMatt WagnerMatt fabricated a wrench to eliminate pinch points and hand injuries.
2016 FallEl Toro WDGarth Botha and Steve HancockGarth and Steve reduced pinch point exposure by using a new motor mounted motor lift bar.
2016 FallKings River CDAdmin Staff and ManagerThe Admin Staff suggested a new front office cubicle arrangement with barrier for front office safety.
2016 FallMadera IDRosendo BaldovinosRosendo fabricated a stand for a well sounder to eliminate bending and kneeling.
2016 FallMission Springs WDRick Lyneis & Ben LopezShade umbrella attached to equipment on truck for shade in the field.
2016 FallRio Alto WDMichael BrownMichael engineered a double screen filter in the effluent pond for debris removal before effluent reaches the pumps. This eliminates the need to climb into the pond.
2016 FallSweetwater AuthorityMike WallaceMike suggested purchasing self-rescue harnesses.
2016 FallTahoe City PUDRalph TurnerRalph developed a reflective sticker for backpack sprayers to increase the visibility of the person spraying.
2016 FallVista IDOscar ChavezOscar created a shoring repair/test bench.
2016 FallVista IDChris CragheadChris created a valve lockout device for enhanced employee safety.
2016 FallWestborough WDCarlos AriasCarlos recommended purchasing segways for meter reading and made a meter gun holder from PVC.
2015 SpringCitrus Heights WDJames Ferro, Water Distribution OperatorDesigned light stands for trucks and vacuum excavators.
2015 SpringElsinore Valley MWDBarbara Mason, Management AnalystBarbara developed an insurance matrix to apply risk transfer guidelines for insurance requirements.
2015 SpringHelix WDKolton Gustafson, System Operator IIIKolton cut two access ports into a vault lid and made a gate valve key to open from above.
2015 SpringHi-Desert WDMarty Stockstell, Jr., Water Distribution Operator IIIMarty fabricated well shaft covers for the vertical turbine. It shields body parts from the spinning shaft.
2015 SpringMoulton Niguel WDMarco Lazaro, Support Services SupervisorMarco fabricated an LED spotlight that mounts directly into a 2" hitch receiver on pickup.
2015 SpringMoulton Niguel WDMark Herron, Collections System SupervisorMark designed a safety cover to fit over manholes. Cover has 4" cutouts for various size hoses.
2015 SpringPlacer CWAConfined Space Rescue TeamSeven employees were trained to become the confined space rescue team for the Agency.
2015 SpringSacramento Suburban WDMike Jenner, Distribution Operator IIMike designed a lifting apparatus to lift meter lids.
2015 SpringSan Juan WDRandy Potter, Pump Station TechnicianRandy retrofitted motor control center panels to eliminate arc flash hazard.
2015 SpringWheeler Ridge-Maricopa WSDStephen Chase, WarehousemanStephen developed the idea of using LED rope lighting and magnetic hooks down a manifold.
2015 SpringWheeler Ridge-Maricopa WSDMike Pilatti, Pump/Electrical Tech.Mike made a rack to hold his laptop. It hangs on the steering wheel in the truck.
2015 FallCalaveras CWDPhil McCartney, Mechanic.Phil designed a hoist to pull aerators from ponds
2015 FallCarmichael WDGeorge Richmond, Treatment Plant Operator 4George conducted an emergency spill response drill.
2015 FallCarmichael WDLori Kalisiak, Human Resources CoordinatorLori implemented a Building Access Security Improvement Plan for office security.
2015 FallCarmichael WDLynette Moreno, Assistant General ManagerLaminated safety cards that hang on the equipment to remind the operator of what to do in an emergency.
2015 FallEl Dorado IDMike Dixon, Electrical & Instrumentation Tech. and Mitch Wydeveld, Electrical & Instrumentation Tech.Mike and Mitch fabricated and installed cable spools to facilitate retrieving pump cables with winch.
2015 FallEl Toro WDDonny Lloyd, Plant Operator Grade III and Jay Curry, Plant Operator Grade IIIDonny and Jay researched and selected a new fall protection system and set up training with the mfr.
2015 FallGeorgetown Divide PUDNathan Tilman, Canal Operator and Jacob Walsh, Maintenance Worker IINathan and Jacob built a platform over a ditch waste gate making it safer to inspect.
2015 FallHelix WDByron Richardson, Maintenance RangerByron built a safer snake box to capture snakes.
2015 FallMadera IDAlva "Smokey" Carter, Engineering Tech. 1/Meter Tech.Cut foot holds in bumper for ease of climbing, added a grab bar, and rod to hold safety cones.
2015 FallPalmdale WDScott Mahoney, Operations Tech. IIFabricated a hopper and funnel device to disperse copper sulfate in water.
2015 FallSan Luis & Delta Mendota WAMark Garcia, Equipment OperatorModification to equipment trailer latch that enhances the safe operation of the trailer.
2015 FallSweetwater AuthoritySpencer Atkins, Utility Worker 1Spencer suggested purchasing a "Gator Grip" gate valve key to tighten rounded operating nuts.
2015 FallSweetwater AuthorityIrvin Ortiz, Equipment MechanicIrwin suggested installing easy access air tank drain valves on VacTruck.
2015 FallVista IDValve Maintenance CrewDesigned a key to lift slotted valve lids.
2015 FallYorba Linda WDMike Kiddie, Sr. Fleet MechanicTo prevent falls, water jet nozzles & folding ladder were installed on the hydro excavator truck.
2015 FallYorba Linda WDMike Kiddie, Sr. Fleet MechanicMike designed a probe holder and attached it to an extension pole.
2014 SpringBella Vista WDMark Maty, Water Treatment Operator-T3Designed and built a ladder with platform.
2014 SpringBig Bear MWDJohn Tuttle, Facility TechnicianJohn created an adjustable bracing device that locks to the crane.
2014 SpringEl Dorado IDJayzack Leonard, Senior Construction Maintenance WorkerJayzack recommended installing a fixed vacuum tube to bottom of deep wells to reduce back injury.
2014 SpringLaguna Beach CWDMartin Aragon, Maintenance Worker IMartin built an attachment for the top of traffic cones. These act as a barricade at the work site.
2014 SpringMoulton Niguel WDFacilities Maintenance Dept.Correcting unsafe conditions that impact District personnel.
2014 SpringMoulton Niguel WDMarco Lazaro, Support Services SupervisorRecommended and designed enhancement to equipment.
2014 SpringTahoe City PUDJeff McCollum, Lead Underwriter; Pat Potter, Operations 1; and Joe Mason, Operations Tech MechanicUpgraded platforms at Water's Edge & Park Terrace Sewer Stations to be in compliance with Cal/OSHA standards.
2014 SpringWestern MWDTom Getman, Operations Tech. II; and David Aranda, Sr. Operations Tech.Posted a sign to warn district employees to look for pedestrians before backing.
2014 SpringWheeler Ridge-Maricopa WSDStephen Chase, WarehousemanStephen mounted a bucket of liquid soap on the wall to prevent slips and comply with the Global Harmonized System.
2014 FallAmerican River FCDSean O'Conor, Field SupervisorCreated a trimming platform for pickup to allow greater vertical reach when trimming.
2014 FallHelix WDGary Martinez, Plant Operator IICreated a sample port attached to the delivery truck for gathering alum samples.
2014 FallHelix WDLarry Moon, Equipment Repair Tech.Design & fabrication of dolly & electrical lift for gas powered soil compactor.
2014 FallHelix WDMike Maynard, System Operator IIBuilt a portable guardrail/platform with casters.
2014 FallRincon del Diablo MWDRich Lora, Water Services Technician IIDesigned a curb stop modified repair clamp.
2014 FallSan Juan WDEric Cosens, Maintenance Chief; and Mark Benson, Instrument TechnicianInstalled valve remotes & LED meter readouts to eliminate CS entries.
2014 FallSanta Fe IDCraig Smith, Utility Worker IICraig suggested adding retractable stairs to the passenger side of pickup.
2014 FallSanta Fe IDDamian Garcia, Facility Locator & InspectorDamian developed a template "High Priority Line Stand-By Required" for transmission mains.
2014 FallSanta Fe IDDanny Burns, Sr. Mechanic; and Brandon Fox, MechanicThe mechanics designed a manual actuator that could be operated from above ground.
2014 FallSanta Fe IDJim Gingrich, Electrical & Instrumentation Tech.Designed and installed new fluent value control panels (6). Alerts system operators in the event of failure.
2014 FallSweetwater AuthorityPete Baranov, Water Treament Superintendent; and Steve Lynes, Principal Engineering Tech.Helped to install new trunnions & brackets to remove the hazard in transporting cylinders.
2014 FallSweetwater AuthorityHoward Rasmussen, Plant Maint. Tech. LeadworkerHoward fabricated a lightweight aluminum extension handle and attached to valve.
2014 FallVallecitos WDAnthony Fonseca, System Collection Worker II; and Craig Durban, System Collection Worker IIAnthony and Craig constructed a manhole grate from leftover materials
2014 FallWheeler Ridge-Maricopa WSDBurton Rockwell, Pump/Electrical Foremanhttps://www.acwajpia.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/SA_14f_WheelerRidge_Rockwell.pdf
2014 FallWheeler Ridge-Maricopa WSDJon Kelley, Maintenance ForemanJon made sign boards to point where employees are working in remote locations.
2014 FallWheeler Ridge-Maricopa WSDRuss Whitbey, Water TenderRuss created a tarp cover with grommets to enclose the turnout and bleeder valves.
2014 FallYorba Linda WDMike Kiddie, Sr. Fleet MechanicMany safety features & equip. were added to the design of the "leak repair" utility truck
2019 FallMadera IDSean Quarnstrom, Engineering Technician IThe District purchased the "Garmin Inreach Explorer" to communicate with the office from remote locations that do not have cell service.
2019 FallRamona MWDRamona Municipal Water District Utility DepartmentThe Utility Dept. cut steps into the dirt hillside and added shot-rock to create a solid pathway. A handrail was also installed.
2019 FallOrange County WDOrange County Water District Water Quality Dept.The Water Quality Dept. improved the organization of their safety program by creating safety information areas, organized safety materials in a centrally-located area, met individually with field staff to elevate the importance of the safety culture, began more routine field site safety inspection visits, and developed a more robust schedule for department safety meetings and presentations.
2020 SpringHumboldt Bay MWDHumboldt Bay MWD StaffSafety Training Matrix
2020 SpringVallecitos WDVallecitos WD Staff Confined space rescue training with San Diego County fire departments.
2020 SpringYuba CWAJamie Coleman, Administrative TechA near miss on Yuba CWA fencing project. - YouTube Video
2020 FallRamona MWDRandy Robertson, Collections System Worker IIDOT air brake test (COLA)
2020 FallWestern MWDJames Chatwin, Safety Team; Michelle Marquez, Human ResourcesErgonomics - working from home
2020 FallSanta Fe IDJames Gingrich & Jason Nunez, Electricians/Maintenance Dept. Confined space flow meter relocations
2020 FallWalnut Valley WDTom Monk, Director of Operations; Tom Hunt, Production SupervisorAqueous ammonia to liquid amonia sulfate
2020 FallEl Dorado IDTony Hinchcliffe, Operator/Operations WastewaterCatwalk modifications to reduce tripping and ergo injuries
2020 FallWest Stanislaus IDClinton McCleskey, Operations & Maintenance SupervisorLockout/tagout Procedure Development
2021 SpringMoulton Niguel WDRudy Duarte, Maintenance Worker-Facilities; Ty Costa Maintenance Worker-FacilitiesLower Boundary Oak Fall Protection
2021 SpringOrange County WDBen Lockhart, Water Quality; Craig Patterson, Water QualityImprovement to Mobile Carbon Vessel Loading Process
2021 SpringSouth Coast WDJoe McDivitt, Greg Pennington, Hal Hylton, Vil AcunaField Incident Reporting System
2021 SpringSacramento Suburban WDTom Dickinson, Cross Connection Control Specialist Environmental ComplianceHydrant Backflow Meter Cart
2021 SpringWalnut Valley WDChason Snyder, Operations Field SupervisorCement Materials Storage Shelving
2021 SpringSouth Coast WDSCWD Sanitary Operations DepartmentRoot Intrusion Notification System

Risk Control Publications

Safety in the workplace is constantly evolving. To keep JPIA members informed of the latest practices and best policies, members are offered access to multiple safety fact sheets provided by Alliant Insurance Services. These fact sheets are arranged alphabetically by topic for easy reference.

Members with any additional questions about the subjects covered by these fact sheets should contact the JPIA offices.

Title
Aerial Platform Safety
APPIP 2018-19 Calendar
Back Safety – Proper Lifting
Battery Handling Safety
Bench Grinder Safety
Burns-Thermal
Carbon Monoxide
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Cart Safety
Caught or Crushed Injuries
Chemical Storage
Close Calls – Near Misses
Compressed Gas Cylinder Safety
Compressed Gas Cylinders – Transporting
Construction Management – Housekeeping
Contractor Risk Management Guide
Cold Stress
Copper Theft Prevention
Defensive Driving – Top 10 Tips
Dermatitis
Disposable Respirators
Distracted Driving
Driving – Backing Safety
Earthquake Drill
Electrical Infrared Surveys
Ergonomic Strategies for Desk Jobs
Ergonomics – Sit and Stand Workstation Guidelines
Ergonomics Overview
Ergonomics Standard for California
Eye Wash and Shower Stations
Fire Door Maintenance Program
Fire Extinguisher Basics
First Aid Reporting Requirements – CA Dept. of Insurance
Flammable Liquids – Safe Handling
Flexible Cords and Cables
Hearing Conservation
Heat Exhaustion and Heat Stroke – Safe Work Practices
Heat Related Illness Prevention
Hot Work Precautions
Hot Work Precautions
Indoor Air Quality (Why It Is Important in Schools)
Injury and Illness Prevention Program
Ladder Safety
Lightning-Property Protection and Preparation
Lightning Risk Reduction Outdoors
Liquid Oxygen Container Handling and Storage
Machine Guarding
Marine Battery Storage Safety
Noise Exposure
Personal Protective Equipment General Requirements
RVSD
Slips, Trips and Falls
Snow Shoveling Safety
Solvents
Space Heater Safety
Sprains and Strains
Vehicle Backing Safety
Warehouse Safety
Warning Signage-Accessible Ponds & Lakes
Working with Chemicals
Workplace Violence
Workplace Violence Checklist
Fall Protection
Cyber
Fire Season: Prepared for the Worst
Earthquake Alert
Did Your Fleet Safety Program Stall Out?
Preventing Fatigue
Valley Fever
Alliant Protection from Wildfire Smoke Template
Earthquake Preparedness
Heat Illness Prevention
Accident Investigations and Preventing Future Incidents

JPIA Splash Alerts provide member agencies with information in a timely manner as necessary. Rather than publish these on a regular basis, they are issued as warranted. These Splash Alerts address issues that either have updated best practices or address new concerns that member agencies may want to address.

TitleDate
OSHA Log 300 Recording and Reporting for Occupational Injuries and Illnesses 2018-06
Mandated Reporter Requirements 2018-06
Cyber Security Flyer2016-10
DBI-Sala Lad-Saf Sleeve2016-09
Drone Operations – A New Liability Risk 2016-09
Valley Fever2016-08
Fire Hydrant Maintenance 2016-07
Wildfire Preparedness for Water Utilities2016-07
Active Shooter and Security Procedures 2016-04
Safety Alert – Flood Tips 2015-09
HELP Reduce Risks – Canal Safety Best Practices2015-05
XL Group will underwriter for JPIA 2015-04
Emergency Flood Response Guidelines 2013-08
Hydropneumatic Tank Inspection and Maintenance2012-10
Urban Wildland Fire Coordination Template2019-08
Water and Wastewater Preparedness and Response to Wildfire Best Practices2019-08
Reporting Work Related Injuries to Cal/OSHA2019-10
Annual Cal/OSHA Form 300A Posting and Electronic Filing Reminder2020-01
Work Related Valley Fever Protection Standard 2020-01
EM & RC Wildfire Resources2020-08
Annual Cal/OSHA 300 Reporting Requirements to Include Work-Related COVID-19 Cases2021-01
OSHA National Safety Stand-Down2021-04
Cal/OSHA Definition of a Serious Injury/Illness and Employer Reporting Requirements2021-01
U.S. Bureau of Reclamation Water America’s Crops Challenge2021-06

The JPIA-Source is produced quarterly for the JPIA’s members. It highlights best practices and safe work practices to assist members in loss reduction. Members may use topics as “toolbox talks” to train employees on safety topics related to a task, job, workplace hazards, or safe work practices.

TitleDate
Heat Safety Tips and Tools2019 - Summer
Heat Stress Checklist2019 - Summer
Preparedness Strategies-Working in Inclement Weather2019 - Fall
Slip, Trip And Fall Prevention2020 - Winter
Wildfire Preparedness2020 - Spring
Risk Reduction Through Valve Exercising2020 - Summer
Hazard ID and Correction Changes Lives2020 - Fall
The New Risk Control Manual – An Encyclopedia of Resources2021 - Winter
Injury Illness Prevention Program2021 - Spring
ACWA JPIA Professional Development Program2021 - Summer

The Risk Control Bulletin is produced monthly for the JPIA’s members. It communicates safety information and tips that can be used as the subject of safety meetings by the districts. For issues prior to the following dates, please send an e-mail to the JPIA or call (800) 231-5742.

TitleDate
Defensive Driving: Falling Back to Standard Time2017-11
Earthquakes!2017-10
Personal Protective Equipment2017-09
Changes in the One Call Underground Service Alert (USA) Law.2017-08
Heat Illness Prevention: Water. Rest. Shade.2017-07
Sleep and Impairment2017-06
Now Hear this!2017-05
New Regulations for Silica. Do you cut, drill, grind, or jackhammer concrete?2017-04
Confined Space Entry2017-03
The 2016 OSHA Top 102017-02
Water Districts and Drones – What Water Districts Need to Know
About Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVS)
2017-01

Risk Control Publications

Safety in the workplace is constantly evolving. To keep JPIA members informed of the latest practices and best policies, members are offered access to multiple safety fact sheets provided by Alliant Insurance Services. These fact sheets are arranged alphabetically by topic for easy reference.

Members with any additional questions about the subjects covered by these fact sheets should contact the JPIA offices.

Title
Aerial Platform Safety
APPIP 2018-19 Calendar
Back Safety – Proper Lifting
Battery Handling Safety
Bench Grinder Safety
Burns-Thermal
Carbon Monoxide
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Cart Safety
Caught or Crushed Injuries
Chemical Storage
Close Calls – Near Misses
Compressed Gas Cylinder Safety
Compressed Gas Cylinders – Transporting
Construction Management – Housekeeping
Contractor Risk Management Guide
Cold Stress
Copper Theft Prevention
Defensive Driving – Top 10 Tips
Dermatitis
Disposable Respirators
Distracted Driving
Driving – Backing Safety
Earthquake Drill
Electrical Infrared Surveys
Ergonomic Strategies for Desk Jobs
Ergonomics – Sit and Stand Workstation Guidelines
Ergonomics Overview
Ergonomics Standard for California
Eye Wash and Shower Stations
Fire Door Maintenance Program
Fire Extinguisher Basics
First Aid Reporting Requirements – CA Dept. of Insurance
Flammable Liquids – Safe Handling
Flexible Cords and Cables
Hearing Conservation
Heat Exhaustion and Heat Stroke – Safe Work Practices
Heat Related Illness Prevention
Hot Work Precautions
Hot Work Precautions
Indoor Air Quality (Why It Is Important in Schools)
Injury and Illness Prevention Program
Ladder Safety
Lightning-Property Protection and Preparation
Lightning Risk Reduction Outdoors
Liquid Oxygen Container Handling and Storage
Machine Guarding
Marine Battery Storage Safety
Noise Exposure
Personal Protective Equipment General Requirements
RVSD
Slips, Trips and Falls
Snow Shoveling Safety
Solvents
Space Heater Safety
Sprains and Strains
Vehicle Backing Safety
Warehouse Safety
Warning Signage-Accessible Ponds & Lakes
Working with Chemicals
Workplace Violence
Workplace Violence Checklist
Fall Protection
Cyber
Fire Season: Prepared for the Worst
Earthquake Alert
Did Your Fleet Safety Program Stall Out?
Preventing Fatigue
Valley Fever
Alliant Protection from Wildfire Smoke Template
Earthquake Preparedness
Heat Illness Prevention
Accident Investigations and Preventing Future Incidents

JPIA Splash Alerts provide member agencies with information in a timely manner as necessary. Rather than publish these on a regular basis, they are issued as warranted. These Splash Alerts address issues that either have updated best practices or address new concerns that member agencies may want to address.

OSHA Log 300 Recording and Reporting for Occupational Injuries and Illnesses – June 2018

Mandated Reporter Requirements – June 2018

Nutria Threatens Infrastructure – May 2018

Cyber Security Flyer – October 2016

DBI-Sala Lad-Saf Sleeve – September 2016

Drone Operations – A New Liability Risk – September 2016

Valley Fever – August 2016

Fire Hydrant Maintenance – July 2016

Wildfire Preparedness for Water Utilities – July 2016

Active Shooter and Security Procedures – April 2016

Safety Alert – Flood Tips – September 2015

HELP Reduce Risks – Canal Safety Best Practices – May 2015

XL Group will underwriter for JPIA – April 2015

Emergency Flood Response Guidelines – August 2013

Hydropneumatic Tank Inspection and Maintenance – October 2012

The JPIA Source is produced quarterly for the JPIA’s members. It highlights best practices and safe work practices to assist members in loss reduction. Members may use topics as “toolbox talks” to train employees on safety topics related to a task, job, workplace hazards, or safe work practices.

TitleDate
Heat Safety Tips and Tools2019 - Summer
Heat Stress Checklist2019 - Summer
Preparedness Strategies-Working in Inclement Weather2019 - Fall
Slip, Trip And Fall Prevention2020 - Winter
Wildfire Preparedness2020 - Spring
Risk Reduction Through Valve Exercising2020 - Summer
Hazard ID and Correction Changes Lives2020 - Fall
The New Risk Control Manual – An Encyclopedia of Resources2021 - Winter
Injury Illness Prevention Program2021 - Spring
ACWA JPIA Professional Development Program2021 - Summer

The Risk Control Bulletin is produced monthly for the JPIA’s members. It communicates safety information and tips that can be used as the subject of safety meetings by the districts. For issues prior to the following dates, please send an e-mail to the JPIA or call (800) 231-5742.

TitleDate
Defensive Driving: Falling Back to Standard Time2017-11
Earthquakes!2017-10
Personal Protective Equipment2017-09
Changes in the One Call Underground Service Alert (USA) Law.2017-08
Heat Illness Prevention: Water. Rest. Shade.2017-07
Sleep and Impairment2017-06
Now Hear this!2017-05
New Regulations for Silica. Do you cut, drill, grind, or jackhammer concrete?2017-04
Confined Space Entry2017-03
The 2016 OSHA Top 102017-02
Water Districts and Drones – What Water Districts Need to Know
About Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVS)
2017-01

Third Party Resources

Arc Flash
Dog Bite
Ergonomics
Flagging and Traffic Control
Managing Natural Disasters
OSHA Training
Silica
Staking and Marking
Wienhoff Drug Testing

Third Party Resources

Arc Flash
Dog Bite
Ergonomics
Flagging and Traffic Control
Managing Natural Disasters
OSHA Training
Silica
Staking and Marking
Wienhoff Drug Testing