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There are no fees of any kind for attending the Ammonia Safety Day Seminars. Next year’s event will be held on May 19th, 2016 the theme of the event will be “Prevent not Event”.

Check in begins at 7:00 am at the Salinas Rodeo Grounds. A certificate will be awarded at the end of the day for training purposes. Continuing Education Credits will not be available for the days training.

If you would like to Exhibit or Sponsor at one of our events fill out, and return to us, the form on the last page of the respective letter found here.

23rd Annual Event

Morning Session

Health & Physiology:   8:00 – 8:30
Michael Schreck, PSIG, Inc. – A discussion of what preventative actions should be taken when working with a hazardous chemical. In addition, information regarding the properties and physiological aspects of anhydrous ammonia will be given.

Personal Protective Behavior (PPB):   8:30 – 9:00
Jose del Rio, Cal-Risk Control Service – Honing a self preservation mentality

What your people don’t know CAN hurt you:   9:00 – 9:45
Don Tragethon, Western Precooling – This session discusses events that have happened and points out what was learned, after it was too late. The presenter has either caused the events or has close personal contact with the individuals who were involved. We must continue to review these types of events – or be doomed to re-live them.

Break:   9:45 – 10:15

Insider’s Guide to Regulatory Issues:   10:15 – 10:45
Mary Wesling, Retired – How do you demonstrate compliance with the requirements of the Federal CAA Section 112r Risk Management Program and General Duty Clause? Ms. Wesling, a recently retired US EPA Enforcement Officer, provides insight into what inspectors are looking for – what makes them happy and what doesn’t! She will also speak about the coordination between federal, state and local agencies, how it has evolved and what you need to know to get along with everyone one!

A Primer on Condenser/Tower Water Maintenance:  10:45 – 11:15
Steve Solis, Valley Valves & Pumps – The benefits of keeping your cooling tower clean. Maintaining energy efficiency, water conservation, safety and risk mitigation against legionella bacteria.

Salad Bowl Warm Up:   11:15 – 11:45
Jack Piho – Piho Engineering – Learn fun and interesting facts about the refrigeration industry along with some safety day trivia to prepare you and your team to compete in the “Salad Bowl” after lunch.

Afternoon Sessions

Salad Bowl – Keeping it Cool:   12:45 – 1:45
Jack Piho, Piho Engineering – Don Tragethon, Western Precooling – Michael Schreck, PSIG, Inc. – Compete in the “Salad Bowl”, have fun testing your knowledge and winning prizes.

Best Management Practices for Response:   2:00 – 2:45
Gary Smith, Sonny Basaldua, & Rick Williams, Ammonia Safety and Training Services – Discussion of pre-emergency readiness and emergency response during the first 30 minutes of an emergency event. Simulations with audience participation will be presented.

Operator Track:   2:00 – 3:00
Oil Draining; Liquid Line Break; CalCA Demo; Back Pressure Regulators; PG&E Safety Demo

Operadore Track:   2:00 – 3:00
El drenaje de aceite ; Salto de línea líquida ; Calca demostración ; Reguladores de presión de retorno ; PG&E Seguridad de demostración

Break:   2:45 – 3:15

Inspired Today – But What About Tomorrow?:   3:15 – 4:00
Monique Whitney, Whitney Business Group – You’re leaving inspired today, but what happens tomorrow? This session provides practical advice for translating what you learn into real, on-the-job success.

Check out the 2016 SVASD Brochure for more details about our upcoming event!

The Salinas Valley Ammonia Safety Day will be held on the third Thursday of May each year. Registration will open 3 months before the day of the event. If you wish to Sponsor, Exhibit at, or join the committee for the Salinas Valley Ammonia Safety Day please contact us via mail, phone or fax.

The SVASD Committee
P.O. Box 10028
Salinas, CA 93912
Office Number: 831-297-2554
Fax Number: 916-647-9761