Education

A.A., Forestry Technology, Sierra College, Rocklin, California, 1972

James Parrish

Environmental Health & Safety Consultant

James Parrish is an Environmental Health & Safety Consultant for NES, Inc. (NES) operating as a Safety Consultant for the PG&E facility in Hinkley, CA. He has five decades of comprehensive safety and health experience and provides instruction in state and federal regulatory compliance matters including HAZWOPER, clandestine laboratory safety, respiratory protection, and confined spaces. He also performs industrial hygiene operations during NES fire remediation projects.

In his role as Safety Consultant at the PG&E facility in Hinkley, Mr. Parrish built and implements a safety evaluation program and performs daily safety oversight compliance assessments. He prepares a safety compliance evaluation checklist that will be used to assess each subcontractor’s adherence to applicable safety regulations and Health and Safety Plans (HASPs) being implemented on the site and performs safety evaluations for each subcontractor’s crews on a monthly schedule. Mr. Parrish also performs daily site observations during field operations and completes health and safety compliance assessments of PG&E’s on-site contractor personnel.

Before applying his vast safety knowledge to the needs of regulated businesses and agencies, Mr. Parrish spent 32 years as Battalion Chief for the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. There he was responsible for overall supervision and management of the Joint Agencies Dispatch for Fire/EMS in Amador and El Dorado Counties. He was also Incident Commander of major incidents, Multi-Agency Coordinator, Operations Sections Chief for All-Risk incidents affecting California including Command and Control of Fire Service/EMS Major Operations and Hazardous Materials Incident Commander. He performed accident investigations of motor vehicle accidents involving state employees, injuries at job sites, and emergency incidents by observing employees, listening to accounts, and documenting and resolving grievances. Additionally, he has worked with a local employee union to maintain a safe working environment, which included facility safety inspections and building and vehicle fleet maintenance.