Posts Tagged ‘Cal/OSHA’

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 »

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 »

Cal/OSHA Proposes Workplace Violence Prevention Standards in Health Care Industry

California’s Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board has proposed new standards aimed at protecting health care workers against workplace violence. A law passed in 2014 (SB 1299) calls for the Board to adopt standards that require specified types of hospitals, including a general acute care hospital or an acute psychiatric hospital, to establish workplace violence […]

9 Dec 15 - Workplace Safety - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

Cal/OSHA Wins Decision Protecting Workers from Indoor Heat Hazard

Many employers are aware that Cal/OSHA regulates heat illness in outdoor places of employment.  Recently, however, the Cal/OSHA Appeals Board ruled in favor of Cal/OSHA in citations against two employers because their Injury and Illness Prevention Programs (IIPP) failed to effectively address the hazard of indoor heat. All California employers are required to have an […]

9 Nov 15 - Injury and Illness Prevention, Workplace Safety - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »