Posts Tagged ‘workplace safety’

Cal/OSHA Eventually Updating Rules for Firefighter Protective Clothing

What is the status of the Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) Standards Board review and revision of the regulations for firefighters’ personal protective clothing and equipment? Revisions have been underway for several years but are not yet approved for public hearing and comments. The regulations appear as Article 10.1, Personal Protective Clothing and […]

4 Dec 19 - Workplace Safety - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »

New Safety Regulations Employers May Need to Know

As the owner of a small manufacturing business, I would like to know if there are any new regulations being considered by the Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board (OSHSB) that will affect my company. Since the beginning of 2019, the Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board has presented seven rulemaking packages for public comment. […]

27 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 »

Need to Reimburse Restaurant Employees for Non-Slip Black Shoes? Court Says No

When must employers reimburse employees’ expenses? It depends, of course, on the circumstances. As previously reported, some employees submit unusual and even hilarious expense reports for items like kids clothing, Super Bowl tickets, cat litter and even a cow. Sometimes, it’s obvious when employers don’t have to reimburse an employee (sorry, you probably need to […]

31 Jul 19 - Workplace Policies - James W. Ward - No CommentsRead More »

Employees in Addiction Recovery Could Receive Leave, SDI Benefits

Do we need to give an employee protected time off to enter a residential facility for substance abuse recovery? Will she be eligible for State Disability Insurance? Employees who request time off for substance abuse recovery may be eligible for protected leave under a number of state and federal laws. Protected Leaves California’s Labor Code […]

22 Apr 19 - Time Off - Ellen Savage, J.D. - No CommentsRead More »