Paul R. Burnett - Resume

Paul R. Burnett


More than twenty years in the Occupational Safety and Health field; extensive experience in chemical engineering operations and manufacturing, and in safety and health training.


Developed, coordinated, implemented and administered safety and health program policies and procedures for 35,000-employee Federal agency; provided guidance, consultation and training within the agency, to other Federal agencies, and to other public and private sector organizations.

Lowered ICI Paints / Glidden San Francisco OSHA Recordable Injuries from 13 in 1992 to 1 in 1995.

Developed and presented training based on recognized expertise in hearing protection; respiratory protection ; asbestos; PCB's; low-voltage electrical safety; fall protection; scaffold safety; aerial lift safety; forklift safety; machine guarding; electrostatic discharge safety; accident investigation; West Nile Virus; local, state and Federal regulatory compliance and numerous other safety and health topics, including production of video presentations on safety and health topics. Training presented in Washington DC, throughout Silicon Valley, Cape Canaveral FL, UC Santa Cruz Santa Clara Extension, Stanford University, UC Berkeley, etc.

Conducted workplace inspections for compliance with OSHA, Cal-OSHA and other regulatory requirements; prepared detailed reports, remediation plans, emergency contingency plans, Injury and Illness Prevention Plans (IIPP's) and other documentation.

Consultant and contributor to Cal/OSHA for their Confined Space Guidebook (1998) and Hazard Communication Guidebook (2000). Technical Expert on Cal/OSHA's Title 8 Reform Project.

Conducted Industrial Hygiene sampling and studies, and developed remediation programs involving PCB's, asbestos, noise, heat stress, air / water contaminants, biologicals, indoor air quality, and numerous other Industrial Hygiene problems.

Former Chairman, Washington DC Federal Safety & Health Council; active in professional societies such as American Society of Safety Engineers, Bay Area Environmental Safety Group (I'm founding WebMaster of the BAESG Website,; public speaker on safety issues at professional society meetings and at national conventions of the American Chemical Society, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Public Agency Safety Management Association, etc. Member for the last 15 years of Supervisory Committee and currently Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors of a 3000-member $18 million Federal Credit Union.


Safety Program Administrator, Santa Clara Valley Water District, 2002 - present
Senior Safety Consultant, Du-All Safety, 1999 - 2002
Environmental Health and Safety Coordinator, Raychem, 1998
Safety Trainer/Consultant for Clayton Environmental at Lockheed-Sunnyvale, 1996 - 1997
Safety and Health Coordinator - ICI Paints (Glidden; Fuller-O'Brien), 1993 - 1996
Environmental Health and Safety Officer - DSI/General Electric, 1992
Operations Department Training Manager / Project Leader - Chemical Systems Division, United Technologies Corporation (Rocket Motor Production), 1984-91
Safety & Occupational Health Manager / Safety Inspector - General Services Administration, Washington, DC, 1979-84
Safety Inspector / Instructor / Chemical Engineering Technician - Naval Ordnance Station, Indian Head, MD, 1961-79

EDUCATION includes:

Modern Safety Management, Det Norske Veritas, 1998
Accredited Systems Auditing, Det Norske Veritas, 1998
Trade and Industrial Arts Teaching Certificate, University of Maryland, 1976
24- and 40-hour HAZWOPER (OSHA 1910.120(g) / Cal/OSHA 8 CCR 5192(q)) trained / certified
Gas-Free Engineering Technology for Non-Maritime Operations, Naval Sea Systems Command Safety School at Indiana University


Cal/OSHA Safety Training Requirements (my current superstar)
West Nile Virus Links (my #2 superstar)
Safety Links (my first superstar)
Chainsaw Safety Links
Snakebite Links
Mold and Allergy Safety Links
Heat Stress Safety Links
Confined Space Safety Links
Foreign Travel Safety Links
Laser Safety Links
Hot Work Safety Links
Oxyacetylene Welding Safety Links
Emergency Action Plan Development / Resource Links
Back Belts Don't Work Links
Fox / Coyote Safety Links
Ozone Safety Links
Mountain Lion Safety Links
Workplace Violence Resource Links
Culvert / Tunnel Safety Links

Last Updated July 29, 2005