Archive for the ‘Workplace Safety’ Category

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 »

California’s ‘Nutty’ Assistive Animal Labor Laws

In honor of National Nut Day today, let’s talk about squirrels. Flying squirrels . . . as in squirrels in airplanes. Actually . . . a squirrel that did not get to fly in an airplane, despite its owner’s best efforts. What does this nutty story have to do with employment law you ask? Keep […]

22 Oct 18 - Accessibility, Workplace Safety - Ellen Savage, J.D. - No CommentsRead More »

California Wildfires: What Employers Need to Know

More than a dozen wildfires are raging up and down California, forcing evacuations and bringing tragedy and loss. The monstrous Carr fire in Shasta County has taken several lives, destroyed hundreds of residences and burned nearly 99,000 acres — and its currently only 20 percent contained. During this trying time, the California Chamber of Commerce often […]

30 Jul 18 - Workplace Safety - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

Cal/OSHA Provides New Safety Information for Housekeeping Workers

The first ergonomic standard in the nation written specifically to protect hotel housekeepers from musculoskeletal injuries went into effect on July 1, 2018, and requires employers to complete an initial worksite evaluation by October 1 to identify and address housekeeping worker hazards. Cal/OSHA has produced a Safety and Health Fact Sheet to help employers in […]

18 Jul 18 - Workplace Safety - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

Last Month to Post Log 300 Summary

In a couple of weeks, it will be OK to remove the Form 300A Annual Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses, which must be posted every year at your place of business from February 1 through April 30. Employees, former employees and their representatives have the right to see the Cal/OSHA Form 300A in its entirety. […]

13 Apr 18 - Workplace Safety - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »