Archive for the ‘Workplace Safety’ Category

New Rule Targets Workplace Violence Prevention in Health Care

The Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) has developed a regulation addressing workplace violence protection in health care. I am the HR director for an acute care facility. How will the new regulation for workplace violence in health care affect my facility? Assuming your facility meets the definitions outlined in the regulation (Title 8, […]

23 Mar 17 - Workplace Safety - Mel Davis - No CommentsRead More »

Top 10 OSHA Workplace Safety Citations

The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) released its preliminary list of the 10 most frequently cited safety and health violations for fiscal year 2016. The list was compiled from nearly 32,000 federal OSHA inspections. One interesting fact: This list rarely changes year after year. According to OSHA, “If all employers simply corrected the […]

15 Mar 17 - Workplace Safety - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

Proposition 64, Adult Use of Marijuana Act

California Legalizes Marijuana Use, But You Can Still Keep Your Workplace Drug Free

Yesterday, California joined several other states in legalizing recreational use of marijuana by adults. Proposition 64, also known as the Adult Use of Marijuana Act, legalized the recreational use of marijuana for adults 21 years old and over. The provisions related to the legalization of marijuana and workplace protections took effect today, November 9 — […]

9 Nov 16 - Workplace Policies, Workplace Safety - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

Workplace injury

Rate of Nonfatal Work Injuries and Illnesses in California Remains Stable

The Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) recently posted California’s 2015 occupational injury and illness summary data on employer-reported injuries. According to estimates provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), California’s overall incidence rate of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses remains at the lowest rate in more than a decade (3.8 cases per 100 […]

8 Nov 16 - Workplace Safety - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

Emergency Preparedness: Is Your Organization Ready?

September is National Preparedness Month, with the theme Don’t Wait, Communicate. Make Your Emergency Plan Today. By its nature, an emergency is an unforeseen crisis, but you can plan ahead to minimize the damage when an emergency strikes. Employers have an obligation to create safe workplaces. California employers may be faced with many types of […]

6 Sep 16 - Workplace Safety - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »