Posts Tagged ‘Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP)’

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 »

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 »

CAL/OSHA Issues Advisory on Worker Safety in Wildfire Regions

Cal/OSHA is advising employers that special precautions must be taken to protect workers from hazards from wildfire smoke. Cal/OSHA notes that smoke from wildfires contains chemicals, gases and fine particles that can harm health. Breathing fine particles can reduce lung function, worsen asthma and other existing heart and lung conditions, and cause coughing, wheezing and […]

17 Oct 17 - Workplace Safety - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »

New Rule Targets Workplace Violence Prevention in Health Care

The Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) has developed a regulation addressing workplace violence protection in health care. I am the HR director for an acute care facility. How will the new regulation for workplace violence in health care affect my facility? Assuming your facility meets the definitions outlined in the regulation (Title 8, […]

23 Mar 17 - Workplace Safety - Mel Davis - No CommentsRead More »