Archive for the ‘Workplace Safety’ Category

Cal/OSHA Provides New Safety Information for Housekeeping Workers

The first ergonomic standard in the nation written specifically to protect hotel housekeepers from musculoskeletal injuries went into effect on July 1, 2018, and requires employers to complete an initial worksite evaluation by October 1 to identify and address housekeeping worker hazards. Cal/OSHA has produced a Safety and Health Fact Sheet to help employers in […]

18 Jul 18 - Workplace Safety - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

Last Month to Post Log 300 Summary

In a couple of weeks, it will 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. Employees, former employees and their representatives have the right to see the Cal/OSHA Form 300A in its entirety. […]

13 Apr 18 - Workplace Safety - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

New Workplace Safety Rules for Hotel Housekeepers Effective July 1

The Office of Administrative Law recently approved a new workplace safety and health regulation specific to housekeepers in the hotel and hospitality industry, which will become effective July 1, 2018. Cal/OSHA will enforce the new standard — the first ergonomic standard in the nation written specifically to protect hotel housekeepers from musculoskeletal injuries. Musculoskeletal injuries […]

14 Mar 18 - Workplace Safety - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

State Offers Resources for Workplace Emergency Planning

The 2017 California wildfire season consisted of 9,133 fires that burned more than 1.3 million acres, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. It’s considered the most destructive on record — and in January, the recently-charred land caused severe mudslides during a deadly storm that shut down about 30 miles of Highway […]

23 Feb 18 - Health and Safety, Workplace Safety - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

Reminder: Post Form 300A Starting February 1

Don’t forget that you need to post the Form 300A summary of job-related injuries and illnesses from 2017 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 […]

24 Jan 18 - Workplace Safety - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »