Archive for the ‘Workplace Safety’ Category

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 — […]

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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 […]

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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 »

New Smoking in the Workplace Rules Effective Today

California generally bans smoking in the workplace, and new rules extending that ban are effective today, June 9, 2016. Governor Brown recently signed a package of bills that expanded already-existing smoke-free workplace protections. In part, the new legislation: Treats the use of e-cigarettes and other nicotine-delivery devices, such as vaporizers, as “smoking” — thus extending […]

9 Jun 16 - Health and Safety, Workplace Policies, Workplace Safety - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

Vaping in the workplace

Workplace Smoking Rules Will Soon Change

Legislation passed this week will change some of the rules relating to smoking in the workplace beginning June 9, 2016. On May 4, Governor Brown signed a package of bills relating to smoking. In part, the new legislation will: Treat the use of e-cigarettes and vaping devices that contain nicotine as “smoking” – thus extending […]

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