I recently obtained a huge pile of records from LA Sanitation about encampment sweeps and some other issues. Most of them are current versions of the kind of things we’ve seen before, but there are also a few unexpected and incredibly interesting items.
The most important, the most shocking of these is a 96 slide powerpoint presentation prepared by LA San to train its homeless encampment sweep teams in the new protocols adopted by the City of Los Angeles in September 2019.1 I wrote a separate post just on this one item. The others are job descriptions of the various roles in the encampment sweep teams. Here are links to the three full sets:
◎ CARE/CARE+ job descriptions — These are from November 2019. The relevant ones are:2
▸ Environmental Compliance Inspector
▸ Maintenance Laborer
▸ Refuse Collection Truck Operator
▸ Senior Environmental Compliance Inspector
◎ LA San training materials — This looks like the most important set of the three right now.3 Four of these came to me as Powerpoint files, and I exported those to PDF for convenience and they’re what’s linked to below.4 The rest were PDFs originally.
▸ 56.11 Public Information Powerpoint — From October 2016, so completely outdated by now, but of historical interest.
▸ Biological Agents Decontamination Policy
▸ Bloodborne Pathogens PPT — Perhaps made by OSHA?
▸ CARE/CARE+ Training Powerpoint September 2019 — This is an immensely important document. I’ll be writing about it separately.
▸ Human Waste Cleanup Policy — From February 2019.
▸ LA San 56.11 Standard Operating Procedure — From 2018 so only of historical interest now.
▸ Clean Harbors Staff Enforcement Manual — I’m not sure what this is.
▸ LA San Operation Healthy Streets Bloodborne Pathogen Control Plan — From 2018.
▸ Bloodborne Pathogen Training Course Outline — I’m also not sure what this is.
◎ Spreadsheets from LA Sanitation — Sanitation does a lot of its sweep scheduling and planning via spreadsheets, many stored on the City’s Google Drive account so they can be collaboratively edited. This is a set of 44 spreadsheets of various kinds. There is a lot to be learned from these, but I’m not going to write about them in detail.
- Although the file is originally a Powerpoint thing I exported it as a PDF for convenience, and that’s where the link points. If you want the original, maybe look at the metadata or whatever, it is also available.
- The links are to PDF files but the original documents are MS Word files. I exported them to PDF for convenience and if you need the originals you can find them at the linked-to Archive.Org page.
- Sorry to hedge. I haven’t gotten through all the spreadsheets yet, and conceivably there could be super-monumental stuff in there!
- As noted above the original Powerpoint files are available at Archive.Org.