Category: Workplace Safety

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Be Prepared for Excessive Heat Across California

It’s hot outside — really hot. The National Weather Service has issued excessive heat warnings for many parts of California, including San Diego, Stanislaus and…

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What Can California Employers Do to Provide Safe Workplaces?

The recent shooting in Gilroy reminds us that an active shooter can happen anywhere, at any time. The number of active shooter incidents has increased…

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California Emergency Wildfire Smoke Regulation Now in Effect

On July 29, 2019, the California Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board’s emergency regulation to protect outdoor workers from the harmful effects of wildfire smoke…

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Posted in Workplace Policies Workplace Safety

CalChamber Podcast Rewind: What Not to Wear – To Work and Other California Employer Concerns

In case you missed it, check out this podcast for tips on enforcing your company’s dress code during the summer months. Already in control of your dress…

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Employee Smoke Exposure During Wildfires

I am an employer that has been affected directly by the wildfires in California. What is Cal/OSHA doing to address the issue of employee exposure…

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Cal/OSHA’s Revised Rules, Regulations Over the Last Year

Can you provide a summary of occupational safety rules that went into effect over the last year that haven’t yet been included in a Cal/OSHA…

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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…

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Posted in Reporting Requirements Workplace Safety

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…

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Posted in Health and Safety Workers' Compensation Workplace Safety

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…

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Posted in Labor Relations Workers' Compensation Workplace Safety

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…