Archive for the ‘Workplace Safety’ Category

Rate of California Nonfatal, Fatal Occupational Injuries Remains Stable

The Department of Industrial Relations released California’s 2017 occupational injury and illness data on employer-reported injuries. The Bureau of Labor Statistics works with state agencies to collect annual employer reports and estimates are based on a scientifically selected sample of employers. The most current figures are from 2017. In 2017, California had an estimated 466,600 […]

21 Feb 19 - Workplace Safety - Katie Culliton - No CommentsRead More »

Cal/OSHA Cites Over $46,000 to Waste Collection Company for Fatal Truck Accident

A waste collection company was issued several citations, totaling in $46,270 in penalties by Cal/OSHA after the death of a worker who was fatally run over by his own truck in San Jose. Investigators found that the employer not only failed to ensure the truck’s safety restraint worked but also ensure it worked when being […]

3 Dec 18 - Reporting Requirements, Workplace Safety - Vannessa Maravilla - No CommentsRead More »

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 »

Wildfire Reminders: Employers Have Obligations, Must Take Precautions to Protect Employees

With a new series of wildfires flaring up this month, the California Chamber of Commerce presents below responses to questions often received from the employer community about how to help employees and a recent Cal/OSHA advisory on worker safety. The California Employment Development Department (EDD) announced Wednesday that the Federal Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) benefits […]

15 Nov 18 - Labor Relations, Workers' Compensation, Workplace Safety - HRWatchdog - 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 »