Archive for the ‘Workplace Safety’ Category

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 »

February 1 Posting Requirement – Form 300A

HRWatchdog would like to remind employers that they must post the Form 300A summary of job-related injuries and illnesses from 2015 at their place of business no later than February 1, 2016. Employers are required to post only the summary (Form 300A) — not the Form 300 (Log) — by February 1 and keep it posted until April 30. […]

26 Jan 16 - Posters and Notices, Workplace Safety - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »