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Petaluma Manufacturing Symposium: Resources to Fuel Growth

Oct 24, 2018 | 7:45 a.m. – 11 a.m (light breakfast included)

3700 Lakeville Hwy, Petaluma, CA

Join Nelson and the City of Petaluma’s Economic Development Department for this unique complimentary event designed specifically for Petaluma manufacturers. Our expert speakers will provide key insights on issues impacting manufacturing and distribution companies in the Petaluma area. You’ll walk away with a better understanding of recent legislative changes that impact your business, actionable tips to maintain safe and productive production and warehouse environments, and local resources designed to help you grow your business.

Space is limited, so RSVP as early as possible to secure your spot!

Sessions will include:

City of Petaluma Resources and Tools for Manufacturers
Ingrid Alverde | Economic Development Manager, City of Petaluma

There are a variety of programs and resources available to help businesses start and expand within the city of Petaluma. In this session, you’ll learn how to:

  • Lower equipment and training costs with state incentive programs.
  • Build your workforce pipeline by leveraging local career technical education programs.
  • Improve your ability to manage your company’s expansion or relocation with tools for navigating City permit requirements.


Going to Pot:  Cannabis Laws Don’t have to Drive Employers to Drink
Jay G. Putnam | Attorney at Law

Recent cannabis legislation has created uncertainty for employers about what, if any, restrictions can be imposed in the workplace on the possession and/or use of marijuana and related products. Jay Putnam will join us to share:

  • How this new legislation affects employers’ legal duty to provide a safe and drug-free workplace.
  • What employers need to know about identifying and disciplining impaired employees.
  • Recommended policies to help employers navigate this increasingly complex legal minefield.


How to Supercharge Your Injury and Illness Prevention Program
Scott Rhymes, ARM, CIH, CSP, REHS | Senior Risk Control Consultant, USI Insurance Services

Being responsible for the day-to-day health, safety and welfare of your workforce and worksite visitors is a big responsibility. OSHA estimates that businesses in the U.S. lose $170 billion a year due to occupation-related injuries and illnesses. In this session, Scott Rhymes will review:

  • Cal-OSHA’s IIPP standard.
  • Recommendations on how to use the IIPP to reduce risk of employee injury and lower Workers’ Compensation costs.