2019 Agriculture Safety Day Wenatchee
 
 
Ryan Allen
Industrial Hygiene Technical Policy and Lab Program Manager
WA Dept. of Labor & Industries
Ryan Allen started his career in Public Health while serving in the United States Air Force. During this time Ryan was able to learn many things about occupational medicine and provided many training classes related to occupational safety and health topics. Ryan then transferred into Bioenvironmental Engineering to learn more about the practice of Industrial Hygiene. Ryan was able to complete a degree in Occupational Safety and Health while in the service and upon separation began his employment with the Division of Occupational Safety and Health here at Labor and Industries. Over the last 8+ years Ryan has held a number of positions within the department to include Industrial Hygiene Compliance, Industrial Hygiene Trainer, Industrial Hygiene Compliance Supervisor and currently the Industrial Hygiene Technical Policy and Lab Program Manager.
 
Dr. Matthew Blua
Director of Industry Outreach
Washington State Potato Commission
Born in farming family, Dr. Blua spent his life in associated with agriculture, including production, agricultural research, and farm safety. Currently, as the Director of Industry Outreach with the Washington State Potato Commission Dr. Blua interacts with university and USDA research scientists to improve potato production in the state and enhance worker safety.
 
David Bryson
Area Manager, Pesticide Management
WA Dept. of Agriculture
David has been involved in the pesticide industry for over 36 years and has worked with WSDA Pesticide Management Division for seven years of this time. While with WSDA he has worked as a Pesticide Compliance Investigator, an Area Manager for the Central Region of Pesticide Compliance and is currently a technical specialist working mainly with airblast sprayer operations.
 
Ernesto Carcamo M.S.; C.P.E.
Ergonomist
WA Dept. of Labor & Industries
Ernesto Carcamo Ernesto is an Ergonomist, with the Division of Occupational Safety and Health. Department of Labor and Industries. He is a Certified Professional Ergonomist by the Board of Certified Professional Ergonomists. In the US, Ernesto has been practicing occupational health, safety, industrial hygiene and ergonomics at Texas Instruments, National Semiconductor, General Motors, Toyota and Freeport-McMoRan Copper and Gold. Lives in Olympia, because he and his wife love hiking in the rain and under cloudy skies.
 
Randy Clark
Safety and Health Specialist
WA Dept. of Labor & Industries
WA Dept. of Labor & Industries Randy Clark has worked with L&I's occupational health and safety research program SHARP for over 20 years. His area of research and concern is preventing traumatic injuries and fatalities in the workplace.
 
Richard Clyne
Director, Retro/Safety Division
Washington Farm Bureau
As Retro Claims Coordinator, Rick minimizes the financial impact of members’ claims in Washington agriculture’s only industry-specific retrospective rating program. His history with workers’ compensation and other government entities is a base for educating government and the public on agricultural realities and offering assistance to farming interests wherever possible. He sits on various governmental ad hoc panels as a representative for business. Prior to Washington Farm Bureau, he was with the Department of Labor & Industries, Self-Insurance Division, as well as State Fund Insurance Diviion experience. He also was a Project Manager in Communications for the Retrospective Rating Program. Rick also has a background in litigation. He has taught Real Estate Law, Business Law, Contracts/Negotiations, Macroeconomics and Intellectual Property, also lecturing in Medical Ethics for provider licensing requirements. Rick has a BA in Political Science from Stanford University and earned his JD at Seattle University School of Law, with emphasis on Health Law and Real Property.
 
Ashlee Conner CSP
Associate Consultant
BSI EHS Services and Solutions
Ms. Conner brings to BSI EHS Services and Solutions a focus on construction safety as an Associate Consultant. She is a Certified Safety Professional (CSP) and Construction Health and Safety Technician (CHST) with over 7 years of construction safety experience. She specializes in general industry manufacturing, general contractor support, and heavy civil and mechanical construction. Her manufacturing and general industry facilities experience includes enforcing OSHA 1926 and 1910 regulations, delivering site-specific trainings, and performing various health and safety assessments. Ms. Conner’s specialized training in construction consists of EM385, OSHA 30, OSHA 10, OSHA 500, OSHA 510, and OSHA 40-Hour HAZWOPER trainings.
 
Garrett Corlis
Safety Professional
Ste. Michelle Wine Estates
My name is Garrett Corlis and I am currently a safety professional at Ste. Michelle Wine Estates. I graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Safety and Health Management from Central Washington University. I have experience with construction, agricultural and manufacturing safety. I currently assist with presenting employee trainings on topics related to lockout/tagout, confined space, fall protection, mobile equipment and hazard identification. Safety is not an action; it is a lifestyle.
 
Israel Delamora
Regional Manager
YVOIC

Israel Delamora is the Regional Manager at OIC of Washington for Benton, Franklin and Walla Walla counties. He has been with OIC of Washington for 15 years. Throughout his tenure at OIC, Israel has provided program services to the Migrant and Seasonal Farmworker population. As a manager, he is responsible for implementing Department of Labor rules and regulations that govern the delivery of services of the National Farmworker Jobs Program. He specializes in assisting with career guidance, developing employment plans, and providing various job skills trainings.

 
Alejandro Diaz MIT
Safety & Health Specialist 4
WA Dept. of Labor & Industries
I have worked in agriculture since I was a young child. I am currently a lead WISHA 10 Trainer in the DOSH-Education & Outreach Program.
 
Charles Durham Jr.
Industrial Hygienist 4
WA Dept. of Labor & Industries
Chuck Durham is an Industrial Hygiene Consultation Supervisor with the Department of Labor & Industries Division of Occupational Safety & Health, (DOSH). Chuck has many years of experience providing safety and health consultation services to agricultural employers in Washington State. As a consultant, he helps employers develop safe and healthy workplaces through onsite consultation visit, education and training. Chuck is a graduate of the University of Puget Sound with a BS degree.
 
Amy Duz
President
iWorkWise
Amy Duz is president of iWorkWise, a consulting company specializing in the practical application of safety regulations and environmental regulations. She is a certified safety specialist, Region 10 OSHA Institute trainer, and former plant manager of an OSHA VPP site. Amy specializes in ammonia safety and compliance. Her experience with process safety management, risk management, and emergency response planning spans more than two decades.
 
Bradley Farrar
Farmworker Education Specialist
WA Dept. of Agriculture
I'm a Farmworker Education Specialist with WSDA Pesticide Management Division, Technical Services and Education Program (TSEP). TSEP provides a variety of pesticide safety training to individuals at all levels of agricultural operations in English and Spanish. These trainings include; WPS Interactive and Hands-on Handler Training, WPS Train the Trainer Courses, Spanish Private Applicator Pre-License Classes, Alternative Sprayers Courses (new technologies) and Sprayer Application Equipment & Best Management Practices. For more information about TSEP programs please visit www.agr.wa.gov/PestFert/tsep/ Before joining WSDA, I worked as an Agricultural Investigator with the ISDA in Eastern Idaho from 2016 to 2018. Prior to that, I worked in the forestry industry in China and Finland focusing on mechanized harvesting, supply chain management and forestry safety. I am passionate about protecting people and the environment and ensuring the economic vitality of the agricultural industry.
 
Kit Galvin
Research Scientist and Occupational Hygienist
UW PNASH Center
Kit Galvin, MS CIH, is a research scientist and occupational hygienist with PNASH Center located at the University of Washington. Her recent research focuses on practical solutions for agricultural safety, specifically pesticide safety. She has developed methods for identifying needs and solutions, as well as evaluation and dissemination. Key to her research is building collaborations with experts who have the knowledge and skills needed to carry out the day-to-day activities of agricultural production. She draws on her 30 years of experience in occupational health in California, Manitoba, CA and now in Washington State.
 
Rick Goggins CPE
Ergonomist
WA Dept. of Labor & Industries
Rick has been working as an ergonomist for the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries for the past 23 years. Prior to that, he worked with Hughes Space and Communications’ Safety, Health and Environmental Affairs group in El Segundo, California. He has a master’s degree in ergonomics from the Institute of Safety and Systems Management at the University of Southern California, and a bachelor’s degree in biology from Columbia University. Rick is a Certified Professional Ergonomist.
 
Israel Gonzalez
Owner/Trainer/Instructor
IGM Health & Safety Training
Israel Gonzalez was born in Abasolo Guanajuato Mexico. At the age of 5yrs old he was brought to Wenatchee, WA. Coming from an agricultural working family, Israel has lots of experience and knows how it is working in the orchards. Since a kid, Israel always wanted to become and instructor. In 2008, Israel became a Health and Safety Trainer. In 2016 Israel began participating in the Ag. Safety Day events. Israel Gonzalez now owns his own business called "IGM Health & Safety Training" and delivers safety trainings throughout the state of Washington.
 
Michael Craig Hall
Risk Manager
BBSI
Craig Hall, GSP, is currently a Risk Manager with BBSI. He grew up in the Yakima Valley and served in the US Navy. In 2015, he received a BS in Occupational Safety and Health Management from CWU. Craig is an in the trenches safety professional with over 25 years of experience in coaching employees on how to be safe! 
 
Steven Heist
Operations Officer
Crawford Advantage Solutions Inc
Steve Heist is the Operations Officer for a safety and health consulting company Crawford Advantage Solutions. His previous employment was the Safety Director for Approach Management Services with oversight of the safety program. Before coming to Approach Management Services, Steve worked with Labor and Industries as the Construction Technical Specialist for the DOSH program. His background is in manufacturing and commercial and residential construction.
 
Luis Isiordia
Risk Manager
Washington Farm Bureau

Luis Isiordia is a Risk Manager for the Washington Farm Bureau. Having spent 20 years in management for agricultural orchards and warehouse settings, he teaches and models professional leadership skills that contribute to agriculturists’ success across the state. As a Certified Interpreter, Luis makes a significant contribution to communicating WFB’s vision to all members of Washington’s farming communities.

 
Lauren Jenks
Director, Office of Environmental Public Health Sciences
WA Dept. of Health
Lauren Jenks, MPH, CHES, is Director for the Office of Environmental Public Health Sciences at the Washington State Department of Health. Lauren is passionate about public health, and has 18 years of experience at the federal and state levels. She began her career working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Public Health Prevention Service, and has a diverse public health background, having worked at Department of Health in many topic areas including maternal and child health, chronic disease prevention, and environmental public health. She lives in Olympia with her spouse, 11-year-old son, and 9-year-old daughter.
 
Eddie Kasner
Interim Director of Outreach
Pacific Northwest Agricultural Safety and Health (PNASH)

Eddie is the Interim Director of Outreach at the Pacific Northwest Agricultural Safety and Health (PNASH) Center at the University of Washington. He is a research scientist with experience in exposure assessment, occupational epidemiology, and agricultural safety and health. Since joining PNASH in 2012, his research has sought to understand the role of weather and technology in preventing pesticide drift events.

 
Mariana Lever
Industrial Hygienist
WA Dept. of Labor & Industries
Mariana Lever Industrial Hygienist, Washington State Department of Labor and Industries (L&I) Mariana Lever is an Industrial Hygiene Compliance Inspector (Bilingual – Spanish) with the Department of Labor & Industries’ Division of Occupational Safety & Health, (DOSH). Mariana holds a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from Tecnológico de Monterrey in México and a Master’s of Science in Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences from the University of Illinois in Chicago. Prior to joining DOSH, Mariana worked in Chicago as a Safety Professional with manufacturing facilities, including: Unilever, Labriola Baking and Chiquita-Fresh Express.
 
Ignacio Marquez
Assistant to the Director
WA Dept. of Agriculture
Ignacio Marquez became the regional assistant to the director in October, 2016. In his position from Yakima, Ignacio’s responsibilities include establishing working relationships with WSDA agency staff, tribes, government agencies, agriculture employers, associations, agriculture labor organizations, community-based agencies, elected officials, and natural resource stakeholders in the Eastern/Central region. Ignacio is also the agency’s point of contact for farm labor issues such as workforce availability, wages, health, and housing.
 
Daniel Mosqueda
Trooper
Washington State Patrol
Trooper Daniel Mosqueda is a ten year veteran of the Washington State Patrol, currently assigned to District three in Kennewick. He earned his associate’s degree in Criminal Justice from Columbia Basin College. He primarily works traffic enforcement in Benton, Franklin, and Walla Walla Counties. He was certified as a Drug Recognition Expert in 2018. He was assigned to the WSP Aggressive Driving Apprehension Team until his selection as lead coordinator for the El Protector program in January 2019. The El Protector program’s main focus is educating the community about traffic safety and addressing the leading causes of fatality and serious injury collisions in Washington State.
 
Calvin Ohlson-Kiehn
Silviculture Program Manager
WA Dept. of Natural Resources
Calvin Ohlson-Kiehn is the Silviculture Program Manager for the Washington Department of Natural Resources. He and his team provide statewide guidance, funding, and operational support for reforestation and management of young stands on DNR forested Trust lands. He oversees Webster Forest Nursery, Meridian Seed Orchard, seed collection and processing, silviculture research and monitoring, as well as forestry training.
 
Pablo Palmendez
Agricultural Specialist
UW PNASH Center
Pablo Palmández has been an Agricultural Specialist with the PNASH Center since 2007. Mr. Palmández works within the farm community, linking farmers and farmworkers and the PNASH’s agricultural research projects. Mr. Palmández combines his scientific, agricultural, and cultural background to provide leadership and education to the Yakima agricultural community.
 
Michael Peterson
Senior Toxicologist
Gradient
Mike Peterson is a Principal and Senior Toxicologist at Gradient, an environmental and health sciences consulting firm. He is also the current Vice-President elect of the Society of Toxicology's Occupational and Public Health Specialty Section, and the Chairperson of the Agriculture Safety Day organizing committee. He has over 20 years of experience evaluating the potential health effects from exposure to chemicals in the environment, in the workplace, and in consumer products.
 
Christian Ramirez
Safety & Health Specilist 4
WA Dept. of Labor & Industries
Former Safety & Health Compliance Officer, and currently a trainer for the WISHA 10 Certification.
 
Raymundo Rivas
Safety Services Specialist
Ste. Michelle Wine Estates
Raymundo Rivas has been a safety professional for nearly 15 years in both regulatory and private industry and is currently employed with Ste. Michelle Wine Estates as the Vineyard Safety Services Specialist. He has over 25 years of experience in and around the agriculture and construction industries. Raymundo is the former Statewide Agriculture Safety Technical Specialist and Safety Compliance Agent. His licenses and certification include but are not limited to - Ives Forklift Instructor, ASI ATV Instructor, Confined Space, Electrical Safety/Arc Flash, Excavation, Trenching and Shoring as well as Lock Out Tag Out trainer.
 
Lupe Sanchez
Regional Manager
OIC

Lupe Sanchez is the Regional Manager for OIC of Washington’s National Farmworker Jobs Program. Her Wenatchee office covers Chelan, Douglas and Okanogan counties. She has over 19 years’ experience working with the Migrant and Seasonal Farmworker population. As a manager, she has a proven track record of success in ensuring Migrant and Seasonal Farmworker receive equitable access to employment and training opportunities.

 
Flor Servin
WA Dept. of Agriculture
Flor Servin is a pesticide safety trainer for the Washington State Department of Agriculture. In addition, she helps her husband run their apple orchard. Flor identified the need for a hands-on Respirator Train the Trainer in Washington State. Thus, she worked with WSDA’s Ofelio Borges on developing a training curriculum that was successfully implemented through a pilot program conducted in collaboration with L&I in 2014. This workshop offers participants a hands-on opportunity to learn about respirator use requirements for agriculture, how to use, maintain and store respirators and how to properly perform a workplace fit test.