Category: Workplace Safety

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Cal/OSHA Issues Notice for Worker Health and Safety in Wildfire Regions

Cal/OSHA has issued guidance for employers and workers on working safely in conditions with heavy smoke caused by the wildfires. Smoke from wildfires contains chemicals, gases, and…

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Rate of Nonfatal Work Injuries, Illnesses in California at Lowest Level in a Decade

The Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) recently posted California’s 2016 occupational injury and illness summary data on employer-reported injuries. According to estimates provided by the U.S. Bureau…

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CAL/OSHA Issues Advisory on Worker Safety in Wildfire Regions

Cal/OSHA is advising employers that special precautions must be taken to protect workers from hazards from wildfire smoke. Cal/OSHA notes that smoke from wildfires contains…

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Things Employers Should Know About Emergencies and the Workplace

Fires are currently raging across California, bringing tragedy and loss and shrouding much of the state in smoke and ash. Here are a few things…

Log 300, Cal/OSHA, OSHA
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New Federal Log 300 Rules Don’t Yet Apply in California; Change Coming

In 2016, the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (federal OSHA) issued a final rule relating to the tracking and reporting of workplace injuries. The…

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New Rule Targets Workplace Violence Prevention in Health Care

The Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) has developed a regulation addressing workplace violence protection in health care. I am the HR director for…

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Top 10 OSHA Workplace Safety Citations

The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) released its preliminary list of the 10 most frequently cited safety and health violations for fiscal year…