Category: Health and Safety

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Posted in Health and Safety Workplace Safety

Required Awareness Training on Valley Fever Symptoms

I understand the Labor Code has been revised to address an increase in the number of reported cases of Valley Fever since 2016. As a…

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Posted in Health and Safety Workplace Safety

California Wildfires: Employee Pay, Smoke Protection

As of August 19, more than 360 wildfires were simultaneously raging across California, destroying property and prompting evacuation of hundreds of thousands of residents. On…

Work-Related COVID-19
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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Health and Safety

Recording, Reporting Work-Related COVID-19 Cases

As COVID-19 cases increase in California, more employers are receiving notice of employees testing positive for the virus — but they may not be sure…

Wildfire Smoke Rules
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Posted in Health and Safety Workplace Safety

CalChamber Raises Questions on Feasibility of Wildfire Smoke Rules

Last week, the California Chamber of Commerce and a coalition of employer groups voiced concerns about the feasibility of the wildfire smoke protection emergency regulation…

RSVP for this online, public convening on workplace mental health on May 27, 2020.
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Posted in Health and Safety

Convening on Workplace Mental Health

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. And as COVID-19 threatens our physical health and economic stability, this month serves as an excellent reminder to prioritize…

Remind employees to practice good ergonomic habits to avoid injury.
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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Health and Safety

Working from Home? Helpful Ergonomic Tips for You and Your Employees

Have you and your employees been working from home the last few weeks? Do your eyes feel strained or your back and neck feel stuck…

Cal/OSHA has compiled and posted extensive guidance recommendations and requirements from many sources to assist the employer during this time.
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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Health and Safety

Guide to Safety/Health Requirements During COVID-19 Outbreak

As an employer, where can I find safety and health information about the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak that is affecting my ability to do business? The…

grocery stores deemed essential
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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Health and Safety

What Is and Isn’t ‘Essential’ Business Under California’s ‘Stay at Home’ Order

On March 19, 2020, Governor Gavin Newsom issued Executive Order N-33-20 directing all residents to stay home, except as needed to maintain continuity of operations…

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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Health and Safety

Bay Area Localities Take Action During COVID-19 Pandemic

In response to the growing coronavirus (COVID-19) concerns, seven Bay Area counties and one Bay Area city announced “shelter in place” orders on March 16,…

While emergency wildfire smoke regulations are in effect, Cal/OSHA is preparing permanent regulations that may affect more employers.
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Posted in Health and Safety Workplace Safety

Cal/OSHA Renews Emergency Wildfire Smoke Regulations

This year’s dry, windy winter has government agencies predicting a quicker start to wildfire season. As you may recall, last summer, the California Division of…