Archive for the ‘Health and Safety’ Category

U.S. DOL to Assist with California Wildfire Recovery Efforts

With the continued fight to contain the wildfires in California — two of which, the Camp Fire and the Woolsey Fire, have reached a combined 223,285 acres burned as of November 21, 2018 —  the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced it will assist victims in various employment-related ways. “The Department of Labor is actively […]

21 Nov 18 - Health and Safety, Workers' Compensation, Workplace Safety - Vannessa Maravilla - No CommentsRead More »

Emergency Regulations for Workplace Injuries Reporting Approved

The Office of Administrative Law (OAL) has approved Cal/OSHA’s emergency regulations, which will require certain California employers to submit their injury and illness log (Form 300A) information to a federal OSHA database annually. This is in compliance with federal OSHA requirements. While Cal/OSHA opted to pursue emergency regulations this month, federal OSHA announced this past April […]

9 Nov 18 - Health and Safety, Reporting Requirements, Workplace Safety - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »

State Offers Resources for Workplace Emergency Planning

The 2017 California wildfire season consisted of 9,133 fires that burned more than 1.3 million acres, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. It’s considered the most destructive on record — and in January, the recently-charred land caused severe mudslides during a deadly storm that shut down about 30 miles of Highway […]

23 Feb 18 - Health and Safety, Workplace Safety - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

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 »

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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 »