Tag: work-related injury and illness

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Posted in Workers' Compensation Workplace Safety

Applicants’ Workers’ Comp Claim History Can’t Be Used for Screening

We work in an industry that is at a higher risk for workplace injury. In an effort to keep our workers’ compensation costs lower, can…

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Posted in Heat Illness Workplace Safety

Hot Temperatures Can Lead to More Workplace Injuries

An Institute of Labor Economics study gathered 18 years of California’s workers’ compensation system claims and compared it to the daily temperature data, and found…

AB 664 and AB 196, however, go beyond a mere presumption and conclusively determine that any exposure or contraction of a communicable disease, is a workplace injury.
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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Workers' Compensation

Job Killer Bills Dramatically Increase Workers’ Compensation Costs

Two California Chamber of Commerce-opposed job killer bills that will substantially increase workers’ compensation costs by establishing a “conclusive presumption” of workplace injury for contraction of COVID-19…

February 1, post just the summary of job-related injuries and illnesses, not the complete log.
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Posted in Reporting Requirements

Reminder: Post Form 300A Starting February 1

Each year, California employers must post Form 300A, Annual Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses, in a visible and easily accessible area of their business…

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Posted in Workers' Compensation

Employee Claims a Co-Worker Lied About On-the-Job Injury

One of my employees came to me today and said his back was sore and that he hurt it while moving some equipment, so we…

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Posted in Reporting Requirements

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…

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Posted in Health and Safety Reporting Requirements Workplace Safety

Emergency Regulations for Workplace Injuries Reporting Approved

The Office of Administrative Law (OAL) has approved Cal/OSHA’s emergency regulations, which will require certain California employers to submit their injury and illness log (Form…

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Posted in Workplace Safety

Rate of Nonfatal Work Injuries, Illnesses in California at Lowest Level in a Decade

The Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) recently posted California’s 2016 occupational injury and illness summary data on employer-reported injuries. According to estimates provided by the U.S. Bureau…

workplace injury
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Posted in Health and Safety Reporting Requirements

Do California Employers Need to Worry About Federal Electronic Injury and Illness Reporting Requirements?

California employers have many questions about whether the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) electronic reporting requirements currently apply to them.  The short answer…

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Posted in Workers' Compensation

Workers’ Comp Ruling: Genetic Causes Including Inherited Predispositions May Be Apportioned

The 3rd District Court of Appeal recently decided a case that helps define how factors outside the workplace are to be treated when apportioning the…