Posts Tagged ‘Department of Industrial Relations’

Cal/OSHA has compiled and posted extensive guidance recommendations and requirements from many sources to assist the employer during this time.

Guide to Safety/Health Requirements During COVID-19 Outbreak

As an employer, where can I find safety and health information about the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak that is affecting my ability to do business? The state Division of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH), commonly known as Cal/OSHA, has developed a website compiling relevant information explaining an employer’s methods and responsibilities for maintaining a safe and […]

7 Apr 20 - COVID-19 (Coronavirus), Health and Safety - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »

If these amendments may affect you, then monitor Cal/OSHA’s rulemaking process.

Changes Brewing in California Safety/Health Rules Due to Conformity Mandate

I hear there is a new law revising what is considered a serious injury and the requirements for complaint investigations. What are the changes? As you know, California’s occupational safety and health program must be at least as effective as that of the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Legislation signed into law last […]

28 Feb 20 - Workplace Safety - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »

California Fatal Workplace Injuries Increased in 2018

After several years of declines, in 2018 (the latest data available), California’s workplace fatality rate increased with 422 Californians dying in workplace incidents (up from 376 in 2017). Although California’s rate of fatal workplace incidents remains lower than the national average (2.3 fatalities per 100,000 workers versus 3.5), California employers should review their workplace safety […]

28 Jan 20 - Workplace Safety - Katie Culliton - No CommentsRead More »

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 over by his own truck in San Jose. Investigators found that the employer not only failed to ensure the truck’s safety restraint worked but also ensure it worked when being […]

3 Dec 18 - Reporting Requirements, Workplace Safety - Vannessa Maravilla - No CommentsRead More »

California Paid Sick Leave: Updated Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

The Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) has updated its answers to questions that are frequently asked about California’s new Paid Sick Leave law. The DIR updated the FAQ list originally posted in February 2015 to reflect new requirements under AB 304, the amendments to the new paid sick leave law that became effective on July […]

13 Oct 15 - Time Off - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »