Archive for the ‘Workplace Safety’ Category

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 […]

6 May 16 - Health and Safety, Workplace Policies, Workplace Safety - 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 »

Distracted Driving Takes High Toll

April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month. If any of your employees drive as part of the work they perform for you, you might want to keep these statistics in mind: Did you know motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of work-related deaths in the U.S.? Did you know that more than one-quarter of […]

15 Apr 16 - Workplace Policies, Workplace Safety - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »