Archive for the ‘Workplace Safety’ Category

State Agencies Conduct Statewide Underground Economy Sweep

Last week, the California Department of Insurance led enforcement teams from five state agencies and several county district attorneys on a statewide sweep of more than 50 businesses in a variety of industries, such as construction, hotels, restaurants, car washes and auto repair shops. The statewide effort resulted in more than 80 citations, including five […]

2 Sep 14 - Record Retention, Workers' Compensation, Workplace Safety - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

OSHA Orders Company to Pay Nearly $1M to Drivers Who Raised Safety Concerns

The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently found that an asphalt paving company wrongfully terminated a foreman and two truck drivers who raised safety concerns after they were directed to violate mandated hours of service for commercial truck drivers set by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). The company was ordered to reinstate […]

28 Aug 14 - Workplace Policies, Workplace Safety - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

Cal/OSHA Targets Construction Sites

Cal/OSHA announced that it is targeting construction sites in the San Francisco Bay Area for safety rule violations, following a recent series of fatal accidents in the region. Throughout the coming weeks, investigators will inspect construction worksites to ensure that safety hazards are properly identified, and measures are taken to prevent injury. “Construction sites present […]

28 May 14 - Workplace Safety - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »