Category: Workplace Safety

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Posted in Health and Safety Workplace Safety

Adopted Wildfire Smoke Regulation Clarifies Employer Obligations

With a new fire season approaching, has the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) developed additional regulations to address the hazards and mitigation…

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Posted in Workplace Policies Workplace Safety

Spread the Word About the Dangers of Distracted Driving

As employees begin returning to the office, many will start commuting again — and as employees spend more time in the car, they may try…

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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Workplace Safety

Upcoming Webinar on Transitioning Employees Back into the Workplace

Almost a year has passed since California’s COVID-19 lockdown. Offices and jobsites are on the brink of reopening, and businesses are ready to bring their…

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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Workplace Safety

Cal/OSHA Gathering Feedback on COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard

The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) advisory committee’s February meetings on the COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard offer some hints as to the…

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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Disabilities Discrimination Workplace Safety

COVID-19 Vaccine Guidance Released

On March 4, 2021, the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) updated its COVID-19 guidance, addressing several vaccination-related questions. The updated guidance replaces…

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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Workplace Safety

California Releases Employer COVID-19 Compliance Portal

As the COVID-19 pandemic approaches the one-year mark, federal, state and local governments have spent the last year continually developing new laws, regulations, ordinances, orders,…

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Posted in Compensation Final Paycheck Termination Workplace Safety

Retaliation, Wage Theft Top Recent California Labor Commissioner Citations

Although the California Labor Commissioner has allocated many resources to enforcing COVID-19-related infractions during the pandemic, that doesn’t mean it’s turned a blind eye to…

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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Workplace Safety

Cal/OSHA Provides Model Template for COVID-19 Prevention Plan

Where can I find a copy or example of a COVID-19 Prevention Plan? In conjunction with the recent adoption of the COVID-19 emergency regulations, the…

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Posted in Reporting Requirements Workplace Safety

Employers Must Post Form 300A Starting February 1

Even during the COVID-19 pandemic, some things remain the same. California employers must still post their Form 300A, Annual Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses, on…

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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Workplace Safety

Cal/OSHA Revises Guidance on COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standards

Last year, California’s Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) approved emergency COVID-19 temporary standards, which became effective and enforceable on November 30, 2020. Under…