Posts Tagged ‘emergency preparedness’

California Wildfires: What Employers Need to Know

More than a dozen wildfires are raging up and down California, forcing evacuations and bringing tragedy and loss. The monstrous Carr fire in Shasta County has taken several lives, destroyed hundreds of residences and burned nearly 99,000 acres — and its currently only 20 percent contained. During this trying time, the California Chamber of Commerce often […]

30 Jul 18 - Workplace Safety - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

State Offers Resources for Workplace Emergency Planning

The 2017 California wildfire season consisted of 9,133 fires that burned more than 1.3 million acres, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. It’s considered the most destructive on record — and in January, the recently-charred land caused severe mudslides during a deadly storm that shut down about 30 miles of Highway […]

23 Feb 18 - Health and Safety, Workplace Safety - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

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 you should know about paying employees, leaves of absences and planning ahead in emergencies. Paying Employees Even in an emergency, employers must be mindful of obligations under state employment laws […]

11 Oct 17 - Workplace Safety - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

Emergency Preparedness: Is Your Organization Ready?

September is National Preparedness Month, with the theme Don’t Wait, Communicate. Make Your Emergency Plan Today. By its nature, an emergency is an unforeseen crisis, but you can plan ahead to minimize the damage when an emergency strikes. Employers have an obligation to create safe workplaces. California employers may be faced with many types of […]

6 Sep 16 - 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 »