Category: Workplace Safety

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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Workplace Safety

COVID-19 Workplace Exposure Notification, Reporting Requirements Revised

On October 5, 2021, Governor Gavin Newsom signed Assembly Bill 654 (AB 654), which revises and clarifies employers’ COVID-19 workplace exposure notice and reporting requirements…

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Posted in Workers' Compensation Workplace Safety

Applicants’ Workers’ Comp Claim History Can’t Be Used for Screening

We work in an industry that is at a higher risk for workplace injury. In an effort to keep our workers’ compensation costs lower, can…

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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Workplace Safety

COVID-19 in the Workplace — Vaccines on the Horizon

COVID-19 continues to dominate discussions around workplace safety in California and across the nation — and big changes for businesses are on the horizon this…

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Posted in Workplace Safety

Wildfire Safety Training, Other Topics at Cal/OSHA Training Academy

As an employer located where there is potential for extensive wildland fires, where can I find information about complying with the wildfire smoke safety regulation?…

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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Workplace Safety

Coming Soon: U.S. Emergency Rule Establishing a Large Employer Vaccination or Testing Mandate

On September 9, 2021, President Joe Biden announced that the U.S. Department of Labor through its Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is working to create an…

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Posted in Heat Illness Workplace Safety

Hot Temperatures Can Lead to More Workplace Injuries

An Institute of Labor Economics study gathered 18 years of California’s workers’ compensation system claims and compared it to the daily temperature data, and found…

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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Workplace Safety

Clearing Confusion About Current COVID-19 Workplace Safety Rules

With COVID-19 cases back on the rise and mitigation strategies, like face covering mandates, back, it feels like we have jumped into a time machine…

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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Workplace Safety

Off Again, On Again: LA County Renews Face Covering Mandate

On July 16, 2021 — one month after California moved to reopen in full — the Los Angeles County Public Health Department revised its public…

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Posted in Health and Safety Workplace Safety

Protect Workers from Wildfire Smoke Exposure

We’re in the midst of California’s 2021 wildfire season, and given the state’s currently hot and dry climate, the California Department of Forestry and Fire…

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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Workplace Safety

Quick Overview of Changes to COVID-19 Emergency Standard

I read that the Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board (OSHSB) adopted a revised version of the Emergency Temporary Standard for employee safety regarding the…