Posts Tagged ‘Cal/OSHA’

Proposal Would Make Wildfire Smoke Protection Rule More Stringent; Threatens to Increase Business Costs

An emergency regulation issued from the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board on July 29, 2019, requires California employers to take steps to protect workers from potential harm due to exposure from wildfire smoke. Some of the steps required in the emergency rule (which kicks in when air quality erodes to specified levels) […]

21 Aug 19 - Workplace Safety - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »

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 in recent years, including many tragic workplace shootings. Employers may be wondering what they need to do to keep employees safe and how to prepare for workplace violence incidents. The […]

2 Aug 19 - Workplace Safety - Bianca Saad - No CommentsRead More »

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 became effective. As previously reported, Cal/OSHA has been developing these standards for several months. Here’s what employers should know. Air Quality Index Under the new regulation, employers must take steps […]

1 Aug 19 - Workplace Safety - James W. Ward - No CommentsRead More »

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 to unhealthy air quality during these occurrences? The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) is in the process of developing an emergency regulation to protect employees from wildfire […]

17 Jun 19 - Workplace Safety - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »

Form 300A Summary Posting Ends Soon But Don’t Toss Them Yet

April 30 is the last day employers have to post the 2018 Cal/OSHA Form 300A Annual Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses (Form 300A). Tomorrow, employers can take down the notice. The annual, mandatory posting is displayed from February 1 to April 30, but employers can’t get rid of the Form 300A once it’s taken down. […]

30 Apr 19 - Reporting Requirements - Vannessa Maravilla - No CommentsRead More »