Posts Tagged ‘Cal/OSHA’

After the Smoke Clears: Cal/OSHA Offers Fire Cleanup Safety Guidance

The wildfires in California’s wine country — that have charred roughly 160,000 acres and ruined more than 7,000 structures — are reaching full containment, prompting Cal/OSHA to call attention to the hazards that exist after the smoke and flames have cleared. The agency is reminding employers and workers who are executing the cleanup in fire-damaged […]

30 Oct 17 - Health and Safety, Injury and Illness Prevention - Jessica Mulholland - No CommentsRead More »

liver with hepatitis A

Cal/OSHA Encourages Employers to Protect Workers from Hepatitis A Exposure

California’s hepatitis A outbreak is on the verge of reaching statewide epidemic status, according to news outlets. Over the last 11 months — following the San Diego County outbreak that was first identified in November — cases have migrated north to Los Angeles, Santa Cruz, San Francisco and Sacramento. California health officials have reported that […]

10 Oct 17 - Health and Safety, Injury and Illness Prevention - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

Cal/OSHA, indoor heat illness prevention

Indoor Heat Illness: Coalition Criticizes Draft Rule as Too Complex, Burdensome

A coalition of employer groups led by the California Chamber of Commerce recently detailed its objections to a draft regulation to prevent heat illness in indoor workplaces. Coalition members represent employers large and small across many diverse industries. Many members were involved with the development and implementation of the outdoor heat illness regulation, and have significant […]

12 Apr 17 - Heat Illness - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »

New Rule Targets Workplace Violence Prevention in Health Care

The Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) has developed a regulation addressing workplace violence protection in health care. I am the HR director for an acute care facility. How will the new regulation for workplace violence in health care affect my facility? Assuming your facility meets the definitions outlined in the regulation (Title 8, […]

23 Mar 17 - Workplace Safety - Mel Davis - No CommentsRead More »

Top 10 OSHA Workplace Safety Citations

The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) released its preliminary list of the 10 most frequently cited safety and health violations for fiscal year 2016. The list was compiled from nearly 32,000 federal OSHA inspections. One interesting fact: This list rarely changes year after year. According to OSHA, “If all employers simply corrected the […]

15 Mar 17 - Workplace Safety - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »