Posts Tagged ‘workplace safety’

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 »

Employers/Co-Workers Seeking Gun Violence Restraining Orders

What is a gun violence restraining order, and how does the new law (AB 61) on gun violence restraining orders affect employers? Employers have a duty to ensure that employees have a safe and healthy workplace, and in certain situations where violence or threats of violence are involved, an employer may find itself investigating dangerous […]

24 Jan 20 - Workplace Safety - Bianca Saad - No CommentsRead More »

CalChamber Renews Fight Against Five Job Killer Bills

The California Chamber of Commerce today announced it is continuing the battle against five job killer bills that are moving again as the 2020 legislative session begins. This includes two employment-related bills which would provide a new leave of absence and limit employers’ ability to maintain a safe workplace.  CalChamber’s full list of 2020 job […]

13 Jan 20 - Workplace Policies - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »

2019 Wacky Employment Law Situations

We may be overwhelmed with all the new employment-related laws coming January 1, but here are a few light-hearted (and downright wacky) employment law stories and cases that caught our attention this year. Let’s take a moment to remember the oftentimes hilarious human element of employment law is still very much alive. An Emotional Support […]

17 Dec 19 - General - Matthew J. Roberts, Esq. - No CommentsRead More »

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 »