Archive for the ‘Workplace Safety’ Category

White Paper Breaks Down New California Emergency Wildfire Smoke Regulations for Employers

Californians have increasingly experienced more wildfires throughout the state in the last couple of years. Not only are the damages from the fires to homes and businesses tragic, but also dangerous for your health, especially when the air quality is extremely bad for anyone working outside. Cal/OSHA’s emergency regulations for protecting outdoor workers from wildfire smoke […]

26 Sep 19 - Workplace Safety - Vannessa Maravilla - No CommentsRead More »

New Safety Regulations Employers May Need to Know

As the owner of a small manufacturing business, I would like to know if there are any new regulations being considered by the Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board (OSHSB) that will affect my company. Since the beginning of 2019, the Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board has presented seven rulemaking packages for public comment. […]

27 Aug 19 - Workplace Safety - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »

Proposal Would Make Wildfire Smoke Protection Rule More Stringent; Threatens to Increase Business Costs

An emergency regulation issued from the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board on July 29, 2019, requires California employers to take steps to protect workers from potential harm due to exposure from wildfire smoke. Some of the steps required in the emergency rule (which kicks in when air quality erodes to specified levels) […]

21 Aug 19 - Workplace Safety - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »

Be Prepared for Excessive Heat Across California

It’s hot outside — really hot. The National Weather Service has issued excessive heat warnings for many parts of California, including San Diego, Stanislaus and Kern counties. While the scorching heat affects everyone, it can be deadly for outdoor workers. Cal/OSHA urges employers to ensure they are implementing their emergency response procedures at outdoor workplaces […]

16 Aug 19 - Workplace Safety - Vannessa Maravilla - No CommentsRead More »

What Can California Employers Do to Provide Safe Workplaces?

The recent shooting in Gilroy reminds us that an active shooter can happen anywhere, at any time. The number of active shooter incidents has increased in recent years, including many tragic workplace shootings. Employers may be wondering what they need to do to keep employees safe and how to prepare for workplace violence incidents. The […]

2 Aug 19 - Workplace Safety - Bianca Saad - No CommentsRead More »