Archive for the ‘Injury and Illness Prevention’ Category

After the Smoke Clears: Cal/OSHA Offers Fire Cleanup Safety Guidance

The wildfires in California’s wine country — that have charred roughly 160,000 acres and ruined more than 7,000 structures — are reaching full containment, prompting Cal/OSHA to call attention to the hazards that exist after the smoke and flames have cleared. The agency is reminding employers and workers who are executing the cleanup in fire-damaged […]

30 Oct 17 - Health and Safety, Injury and Illness Prevention - Jessica Mulholland - No CommentsRead More »

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Cal/OSHA Encourages Employers to Protect Workers from Hepatitis A Exposure

California’s hepatitis A outbreak is on the verge of reaching statewide epidemic status, according to news outlets. Over the last 11 months — following the San Diego County outbreak that was first identified in November — cases have migrated north to Los Angeles, Santa Cruz, San Francisco and Sacramento. California health officials have reported that […]

10 Oct 17 - Health and Safety, Injury and Illness Prevention - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

CalChamber Fighting Unlimited Access to Employer Documents

A California Chamber of Commerce-opposed bill that allows organizations unaffiliated with the employer to access an undefined and potentially unlimited scope of employer internal documents awaits action by the state Senate. AB 978 (Limón; D-Goleta) also circumvents the rulemaking process now underway to provide employees access to their employer’s Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP). In response […]

15 Aug 17 - Injury and Illness Prevention, Privacy - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »

Form 300A Posting Requirement for Workplace Injuries and Illnesses

Don’t forget that you should post the Form 300A summary of job-related injuries and illnesses from 2016 at your place of business from February 1 through April 30. Employers are required to post only the summary (Form 300A) — not the Form 300 (Log). The summary must list the total number of job-related injuries and illnesses that occurred in […]

9 Feb 17 - Injury and Illness Prevention, Reporting Requirements - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

Job-Related Injuries Summary Can Come Down Soon

April is coming to a close, and, with its end, it will soon be OK to remove the Form 300A Annual Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses, which must be posted every year at your place of business from February 1 through April 30. This year, April 30 falls on a weekend. If your business […]

28 Apr 16 - Injury and Illness Prevention, Workplace Safety - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »