Category: Workplace Safety

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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Workplace Policies Workplace Safety

Employer Tips for Remote Workers Moving Away

The COVID-19 pandemic has upended the way employers do business, including remote working arrangements that were forced upon many employers and employees in an effort…

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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Workplace Safety

Cal/OSHA Standards Board Requests COVID-19 Draft Emergency Regulation with Limited Opportunity for Stakeholder Input

The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health’s (Cal/OSHA) Standards Board voted to grant, in part, Petition 583, which sought the creation of a COVID-19…

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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Workplace Safety

When to Record, Report COVID-19 Occurrence in Workplace

What are the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) requirements for reporting occurrences of COVID-19 in the workplace? Cal/OSHA has provided guidelines in…

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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Workplace Safety

Cal/OSHA Issues Employer Fines for COVID-19 Violations

During inspections of industries where workers have an elevated risk of exposure to COVID-19, the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (known as Cal/OSHA)…

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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Workplace Safety

Strategies to Limit COVID-19-Related Workplace Violence

As governments and businesses implement and attempt to enforce policies to help slow COVID-19’s spread, violent conflicts are erupting nationwide as some people refuse to…

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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 COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Workplace Safety

Reminder: Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP) Requirements, Employee Access

Businesses continue to strive and adapt to the COVID-19 pandemic, modifying their operations to conform to the ever-changing government workplace safety orders and guidance. In…

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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…

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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Workplace Safety

Safe Reopening for Workers, Employers’ FAQs Answered

On July 28, 2020, the California Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) issued guidance, “Safe Reopening FAQs for Workers and Employers,” addressing a number of workplace-related…

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…