Archive for the ‘Workplace Safety’ Category

Changes to Heat Illness Standard on the Move

Despite opposition, California’s Occupational Safety & Health Standards Board (OSHSB) approved revisions to California’s unique heat illness regulations. The OSHSB sent the revised regulations to the Office of Administrative Law for final approval. The OSHSB asked for an accelerated effective date of May 1, 2015, rather than the July 1 operative date that would happen […]

3 Mar 15 - Health and Safety, Heat Illness, Workplace Safety - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

Workplace Safety Violations Lead to Substantial Fine

Most employers know that workplace safety violations can lead to substantial fines. But one recent citation from the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) caught national attention. A large furniture manufacturer faces $1.7 million in fines after OSHA found that more than 1,000 workers were injured at a Wisconsin site over a three-and-a half […]

10 Feb 15 - Workplace Safety - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

February 1 – Form 300A Posting Requirement

HRWatchdog would like to remind employers that they must post the Form 300A summary of job-related injuries and illnesses from 2014 at their place of business no later than February 1, 2015. Employers are required to post only the summary (Form 300A) — not the Form 300 (Log) — by February 1 and keep it […]

28 Jan 15 - Posters and Notices, Workplace Safety - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

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 »