Archive for the ‘Health and Safety’ Category

Safe Driving Is Good Business

If any of your employees drive as part of the work they perform for you, you might want to keep these statistics in mind: Did you know that more than one-quarter of all driving accidents involve someone who is driving for work? Did you know that between 2003 and 2010, on average, 1,275 workers died […]

27 Aug 14 - Health and Safety, Workplace Policies - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

Heat Illness Coalition Wants Employer Comments​​​​ ​​

​A growing coalition led by the California Chamber of Commerce continues to seek employer comments on how proposed changes to the state’s unique heat illness prevention rules will affect employers of outdoor workers. ​The Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board (OSHSB) opened the rulemaking process on the proposed changes to the heat illness prevention regulation. […]

20 Aug 14 - Health and Safety, Heat Illness, Workplace Policies - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »

First High Heat Advisory of 2014

Employers with outdoor workers are reminded to comply with California’s stringent heat illness standard. High temperatures this week throughout California led Cal/OSHA to issue its first high heat advisory of 2014. “Early in the season, especially as the temperatures spike, all workers, regardless of fitness, should be given the opportunity to acclimatize to handle heat […]

2 May 14 - Health and Safety, Heat Illness - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

Remove Your Job-Related Injuries Summary

Breaking news: Employers can actually take down a posting! April is coming to a close. It’s perfectly OK to remove the Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses (known as the Form 300A), which must be posted annually at your place of business from February 1 through April 30. Although the posting period is over, you […]

30 Apr 14 - Health and Safety, Posters and Notices, Workplace Policies - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

California Supreme Court Will Review Suitable Seating Questions

Yesterday, the California Supreme Court agreed to review the question of when an employer is required to provide “suitable seats” to an employee. Many employers, especially those in the retail industry, hope the Court will provide much needed guidance in this murky area. The majority of California Wage Orders require “suitable seats when the nature […]

18 Mar 14 - Health and Safety, Workplace Policies - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »