Movers & Shakers

Movers & Shakers

Association of California Water Agencies Joint Powers Insurance Authority Honors Retiring Risk Management Committee Member

Roseville, California – Association of California Water Agencies, Joint Powers Insurance Authority (ACWA-JPIA) honors retiring Risk Management Committee member Ronald Kilburg, Safety-Security Officer with the El Dorado Irrigation District. Kilburg served the committee since 2017, and will retire from public service after a 31-year career as a successful safety manager. Source: Karen L. Thesing, ARM Director of Insurance Services

California: Righetti High School Students Earn OSHA General Industry Certifications

Santa Maria, California – Fifty-five Righetti High School geology students recently earned OSHA General Industry Certifications as part of the Career Technical Education Environmental Resources Pathway, which teaches students about the environment, sustainability and agriculture along with the types of jobs they can acquire within each of these industries, according to science/geology teacher Laura Branch. The online test took 10 to 13 hours to complete and the certifications were paid for through CTE funds from the Santa Maria Joint Union High School District. Source: On the 101 (Santa Maria, California)

Michigan: Governor Appoints Two to Board of Health and Safety Compliance and Appeals

Holland, Michigan – Gretchen Whitmer recently announced two appointments to the Board of Health and Safety Compliance and Appeals: D. Lynn Coleman, training director for the Michigan Laborers’ Training and Apprenticeship Institute. He is a member of the LiUNA Training and Education Instructor Accreditation and Certification Committee and the M.U.S.T. Safety online review committee. Mr. Coleman is reappointed to represent labor in the construction industry for a term expiring March 18, 2024. Gov. Whitmer also appointed Kristin Domanski, vice president of human resources for Nexcare Health Systems and the Wellbridge Group. Ms. Domanski is appointed to represent management in the health field for a term expiring March 18, 2024. She succeeds Craig Chunchick. Source: WHTC


California: Ian “Scotty” Paterson

San Mateo, California – Ian “Scotty” Patterson, a pioneer in construction safety during his 60-year professional career in the construction industry, was the recipient of eight national first place safety awards. He served on the board of directors for the Proposition 97 victory that restored Cal-OSHA as a regulator for worker safety. Scotty was also safety instructor for the Associated General Contractors of America and Guest Instructor at Bay Area universities, and an expert witness in construction injury cases. A prolific writer on construction issues, Scotty had over 100 articles published. He worked in management for owners, construction managers and general contractors, and was a longtime resident of Burlingame and San Mateo. Scotty served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. Source: San Mateo Daily Journal