New Wildfire Smoke Regulation for California

Requirements employers must follow when wildfire smoke reaches dangerous air quality levels.


In The News…

Stay up to date on new and updated regulations from Cal/OSHA. We’ll also bring you other important news items to help you keep your workplace safe.

Preparing for Disasters: Expect the Unexpected

Disasters occur with little or no warning. Whether it’s wildfires, floods, or an active shooter situation, we all need to be ready and know how to act if an emergency happens.

Valley Fever Cases Still Rising in California

The rate of Valley Fever cases in California continues to rise. The state Department of Public Health reports nearly 4,000 cases in the first six months of 2019, about 500 more than the same time in 2018.

Protect Outdoor Workers From Ultraviolet Radiation

The sun’s UV rays are at their strongest during the spring and summer months. This UV exposure puts outdoor workers at risk for sunburn, skin cancer, and other ailments.

Earthquakes and the Workplace: Protecting Your Employees

The recent earthquakes in Ridgecrest serve as a reminder to all of us how important it is to be prepared for when the next one strikes.

Wildfires: Questions Your Employees May Ask

After the worst fire season on record in California, your employees may be worried about what 2019 may bring. Are you prepared to address their questions or concerns?

Outdoor Workers at Risk in Summer Heat

Summer heat means outdoor workers are at greater risk of heat-related illnesses such as heat stroke, heat exhaustion, and heat stress.

Five Steps Toward Young Worker Safety

The summer job season is here. With schools out for the summer, many teenagers are headed to work. As an employer you want them to be safe on the job.

Stand Down to Help Prevent Construction Falls

Falls are the leading cause of workplace injury and death in the construction industry. The National Safety Stand-Down provides an opportunity to discuss and train employees on fall prevention. (Image courtesy of the Center for Construction Research and Training).

Distracted Driving is Dangerous and Expensive

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month. Read about California’s updated law about cell phone use and driving.

Eye Protection at Work

March is Workplace Eye Wellness Month and State Fund offers tips to help reduce digital eye strain. Tips include proper monitor placement, the 20-20-20 rule, and more.

March 2 is the Deadline for Filing Your 300A Log

Your summary of Work-Related Injuries (Form 300A) must be filed electronically each March 2 for the previous calendar year.

Flu Season is Here

The 2018-19 flu season is underway. Learn about the precautions you can take at your workplace to help minimize the effects of the flu on your workers.

New 300A Filing Requirement in 2019…and Beyond

 Your injury reporting log (Form 300A) is now due March 2 each year. This log covers workplace injuries from the previous calendar year.

Earthquakes Happen in California: Be Ready!

We cannot predict when an earthquake will occur, but we know they happen in California. Learn about how to prepare in case one happens during the workday.

New Requirements for Hotel/Motel Industry After Cal/OSHA Updates Regulation

California law now requires hotel/motel operators to establish a Musculoskeletal Injury Prevention Program (MIPP) to address and reduce the most common job-related injuries among housekeeping workers.

Respiratory Protection Needed in Areas Affected By Wildfire Smoke

Your employees need respirators rated N95 or above when working in smoky conditions. Learn more about that and other precautions that can help protect your workers.

Valley Fever is at a Fever Pitch

Valley Fever has been on an upward trend in California in recent years. It’s caused by a soil-borne fungus that makes people sick when they breathe it in.

California Takes a Stand Against Workplace Violence Toward Healthcare Workers

The law requires healthcare facilities in California to take a more stringent and detailed approach to identifying, reporting, and preventing violent incidents against their employees.