Archive for the ‘Workplace Safety’ Category

Cal/OSHA Wins Decision Protecting Workers from Indoor Heat Hazard

Many employers are aware that Cal/OSHA regulates heat illness in outdoor places of employment.  Recently, however, the Cal/OSHA Appeals Board ruled in favor of Cal/OSHA in citations against two employers because their Injury and Illness Prevention Programs (IIPP) failed to effectively address the hazard of indoor heat. All California employers are required to have an […]

9 Nov 15 - Injury and Illness Prevention, Workplace Safety - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

[Updated] Fatal Occupational Injuries in California Are Down; Federal Numbers Rise in Certain Occupations and Industries

Today, the Department of Industrial relations posted preliminary workplace fatality statistics for California in 2014. Those numbers show a 16 percent decrease from the final 2013 data. The state numbers are the lowest reported since 2010, with 334 fatal work injuries statewide in 2014. More than one-third of all California workplace deaths identified in 2014 […]

17 Sep 15 - Workplace Safety - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

Make Sure Workers Know How to Protect Themselves in a Workplace Emergency

A recent CareerBuilder survey looks at how safe workers feel in their workplaces and how well they feel their companies work to ensure their security. The survey found that: The vast majority of workers (94 percent) feel their office is a secure place to work; and Nearly a quarter of workers (23 percent) say they […]

28 Jul 15 - Health and Safety, Workplace Safety - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »

Reminder: New Heat Illness Amendments Effective Today

New heat illness regulations are effective May 1, 2015. The Office of Administrative Law approved changes to California’s heat illness prevention regulations and granted the Occupational Safety & Health Standards Board’s request for an accelerated effective date of May 1, in time for this year’s growing season and warmer summer weather. The changes include several […]

1 May 15 - Health and Safety, Heat Illness, Workplace Safety - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

New Heat Illness Regulations Effective May 1

The Office of Administrative Law approved changes to California’s heat illness prevention regulations and granted the Occupational Safety & Health Standards Board’s request for an accelerated effective date of May 1, in time for this year’s growing season and warmer summer weather. The changes include several significant provisions: Access to shade must be provided when […]

7 Apr 15 - Heat Illness, Workplace Safety - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »