Archive for the ‘Workplace Safety’ Category

Distracted Driving Takes High Toll

April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month. If any of your employees drive as part of the work they perform for you, you might want to keep these statistics in mind: Did you know motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of work-related deaths in the U.S.? Did you know that more than one-quarter of […]

15 Apr 16 - Workplace Policies, Workplace Safety - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

February 1 Posting Requirement – Form 300A

HRWatchdog would like to remind employers that they must post the Form 300A summary of job-related injuries and illnesses from 2015 at their place of business no later than February 1, 2016. Employers are required to post only the summary (Form 300A) — not the Form 300 (Log) — by February 1 and keep it posted until April 30. […]

26 Jan 16 - Posters and Notices, Workplace Safety - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

Cal/OSHA Proposes Workplace Violence Prevention Standards in Health Care Industry

California’s Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board has proposed new standards aimed at protecting health care workers against workplace violence. A law passed in 2014 (SB 1299) calls for the Board to adopt standards that require specified types of hospitals, including a general acute care hospital or an acute psychiatric hospital, to establish workplace violence […]

9 Dec 15 - Workplace Safety - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

California Work-Related Injury and Illness Rate is Lowest in 13 Years

The Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) released California’s 2014 Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illness, showing work-related injuries remain at their lowest level since 2002. There were 460,000 reportable occupational injury and illness cases in 2014: 265,000 of those cases involved lost work-time (including job transfer and restriction from duty) and 140,000 cases involved days […]

1 Dec 15 - Workplace Safety - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - Comments Off on California Work-Related Injury and Illness Rate is Lowest in 13 YearsRead More »

CalChamber Acts Against Overly Broad and Misguided Workplace Safety Proposals

A quiet legislative year on workplace safety issues still ended in a victory for the California Chamber of Commerce, which also kept busy leading employer opposition to misguided regulatory proposals. The CalChamber-opposed legislation regarding Cal/OSHA safety variances, AB 578 (Low; D-Campbell), would have created uncertainty and potential delays for all employers seeking variances from safety standards by […]

23 Nov 15 - Workplace Safety - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »