"Managing Safety on a Major Infrastructure Construction Program"

Carolyn M. Jones
Health and Safety Program Manager
San Francisco Public Utilities Commission

April 8, 2016
Hs Lordships, Berkeley, CA

The Water System Improvement Program (WSIP) is a $4.8 billion dollar, multi-year capital program to upgrade the City of San Francisco's regional and local drinking water systems. Now approximately 90% complete, the program delivers improvements that enhance the City's ability to provide reliable, high quality drinking water to 2.6 million customers in the San Francisco Bay Area. The WSIP projects are structured to meet water quality requirements and improve seismic and system reliability. To achieve water supply goals, WSIP includes 83 projects, including three new tunnels, a new dam, new and retrofitted treatment facilities and miles of new pipelines. This presentation will discuss health and safety concerns for key projects and the strategies implemented by the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) to manage the construction safety challenges associated with a capital program of this size.

Carolyn Jones has been the Health and Safety Program Manager for the SFPUC for 21 years. She previously held health and safety positions with the San Francisco Department of Public Works, the Sacramento Municipal Utility District and the US Air Force. Carolyn has a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and an MPH in Industrial Hygiene from the University of California at Berkeley. She is a Certified Industrial Hygienist. Carolyn has given presentations on construction safety and Prevention through Design at local and national professional meetings.

The luncheon seminar will be held at Hs Lordships, 199 Seawall Drive, in the Berkeley Marina, (510)843-2733 (map). Registration starts at 11:15 am, lunch at 11:30 am, and presentation from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm.

Please make your reservation by calling (530) 790-0432, or sending us an e-mail by Wednesday, April 6, 2016.

The cost of the seminar and a full buffet is $30. Pay at the door (cash or check) or pay online by credit card (American Express, Discover, MasterCard, or Visa) through

If online payment is made, please be sure to bring the receipt confirmation with you.

Future Luncheon Seminars:

July 8, 2016
Speaker To Be Announced