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Safety, Health and Environmental Management


This webpage offers Salinas employees the opportunity to electronically access Safety, Health, and Environmental Management (SHEM) information as it pertains to the Salinas location and other regions within the Agricultural Research Service (ARS). This includes information regarding SHEM personnel, safety & health resources, environmental management resources, training programs, current events, and specific questions and answers.


Contact Information


Salinas Safety Contacts:


•-•          Don Wade, Safety and Occupational Health Specialist, Safety Committee

            Chairman,831-755-2860 (Parlier, CA)

•-•          Sharon Benzen, Agronomist, Safety Committee Member, 831-755-2828

•-•          Julia Schrandt, Safety Committee Member, 831-755-2856 


•-•          Linda Pakish, Chemical Hygiene Officer, 831-755-2846   


•-•          David Lara, Safety Committee Member, 831-755-2817         


•-•          Stella Lee, Safety Committee Member, 831-755-2857


•-•          Buck Silveira, Safety Committee Member, 831-755-2816       


•-•          Krishna Subbarao, Safety Committee Member, 831-755-2890 


•-•          JoAnn Tanaka, Safety Committee Member, 831-755-2852     



Safety, Health, & Environmental Management personnel in the Pacific West:


•-•          Alvin Humphrey, Area Safety & Health Manager, 510-559-6124




Safety Links


•-•          Code of Federal Regulations


•-•          National Fire Protection Association



•-•          NIOSH - National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health



•-•          OSHA



•-•          CDC - Centers for Disease Control



•-•          National Agriculture Safety Database (NIOSH)



•-•          California Department of Occupational Health and Safety



•-•          OSHA Part 1910 Occupational Safety and Health Standards


Occupational Health Links


•-•          EPA Envirofacts Chemical References


•-•          Internet Safety Links and Portals



•-•          NationalPesticideInformationCenter



•-•          California Department of Toxic Substances



•-•          Monterey County Hazardous Materials Program


•-•          WesternCenter for Agricultural Health and Safety



•-•          Center for Occupational and Environmental Health



•-•          California Young Workers Health and Safety Website



•-•          Workplace Safety and Health Resources



•-•          HazMatters



Industrial Hygiene Links


•-•          American Industrial Hygiene Association



•-•          American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists



•-•          US DOE Industrial Hygiene Standards



Environmental Management Links


•-•          Executive Order 13148 - Environmental Management



•-•          United States Environmental Protection Agency



•-•          California Integrated Waste Management Board



•-•          Clean Air Act



•-•          Clean Water Act


•-•          Fedcenter - Environmental Stewardship and Compliance



•-•          California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Asssessment



•-•          Proposition 65



•-•          US EPA Hazardous Waste Data



•-•          US EPA Extremely Hazardous Substances


•-•          US EPA WASTES



•-•          US EPA Waste Generator Training Modules



•-•          UC Davis Office of Environmental Health and Safety



•-•          Stanford Environmental Health and Safety



•-•          UC Berkeley Office of Environmental Health and Safety



•-•          UC Santa Cruz Environmental Health and Safety



Greening the Government


•-•          Executive Order 13101 - Greening the Government



•-•          Executive Order 13123 - Efficient Energy



•-•          Executive Order 13148 - Environmental Management



Other ARS Safety Pages


•-•          North Atlantic Region



•-•          Midwest Region



•-•          Northern Plains Region





•-•          NIH Health and Safety Guide to Laboratory Ergonomics


•-•          CDC Laboratory Ergonomics



Last Modified: 8/13/2016
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