Burlingame, California


These Safety policies, including the Inquiry and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP), supersede all previous versions of these policies.
Copies of the IIPP may be found in each City facility, and printed versions are available upon request or for download here.

Inquiry and Illness Prevention Program

Safety Programs

City-wide Safety Committee

The City-wide Safety Committee meets quarterly, with a representative from each location/department.
Email: safetycommittee@burlingame.org

Current members are:

Michael Heathcote - Chair, Corp Yard
Rich Holtz - Parks
Maria Saguisag-Sid - HR
Mirene Benitez - HR
Rachel Norwitt - Attorney's Office/City Hall
Dena Gunning - Fire
Sidney Poland - Library
Kelvin Coggins - Recreation
Robert Boll - Police
Kevin Dawdy - Corp Yard

The City has multiple Risk Management and Safety Programs.

The Corp Yard and the Parks Yard both have their own monthly Department Safety Committee meetings.

Burlingame Organizational Compass


Community Service

Community service that is responsive to and meets the needs of the public by:
  • Being dedicated to the community we serve
  • Involving and understanding our community
  • Anticipating and adapting to the changing needs of our citizens

Ethical Organization

Ethical organization that interacts with the public and each other in an honest and professional manner by:
  • Treating people with respect and dignity
  • Taking responsibility for our decisions, statements and actions to the organization and community
  • Dealing with differences and conflicts in a professional, respectful and authentic fashion

One Organization

One organization that fosters positive relationships and teamwork by:
  • Being part of the solution
  • Crating and maintaining constructive relationships while respecting individual contributions
  • Focusing on the issues and needs of the organization and community
  • Encouraging behavior that builds confidence and self-esteem
  • Emphasizing self-initiative, sonstant improvement and employee involvement

Positive Leadership

Positive leadership that is nurturing and forward-thinking by:
  • Recognizing the leadership role all employees play in the community
  • Encouraging innovation and creativity
  • Leading by example
  • Being supportive, humanistic and compassionate