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.
Silica Regulations – What’s New in 2020?
New medical surveilance requirements take effect June 23 for general industry employers whose workers are exposed to respirable crystalline silica.
Preventing Coronavirus in the Workplace
Prevention is the key in avoiding Coronavirus. Take steps to help protect your workplace and your employees.
Eye Discomfort? Try the 20 20 20 Rule
May is healthy vision month. One way to help take care of the eyes is to practice the 20 20 20 rule when working from a computer or mobile device.
New Valley Fever Requirements for Construction Industry
As Valley Fever cases continue to rise in California, a recent law aims to protect construction workers in areas of the state most affected by the disease.
California’s New Blood Lead Level Law
If your business is in construction, manufacturing, or any other industry where employees are exposed to lead, some new requirements are in place this year.
CPR and AEDs Can Be a Life Saver
CPR and AED training can help your employees respond quickly if someone goes into cardiac arrest at your workplace.
California’s New Laws for Serious Injury Reporting
Effective January 1, 2020, the definition of and reporting methods for serious injuries have changed. Read more to learn about the changes and what you need to do.
Winter Driving – Stay Safe on the Road
Be prepared for hazardous road conditions this winter due to snow, ice, rain, fog, slippery roads, poor visibility, or all of the above. Inspect your vehicle and allow extra time for travel to ensure you get to your destination safely.
Five Ways to Protect Your Employees from a Workplace Fire
No matter the size or type of your business, the potential for a workplace fire is present. Read more about ways you can protect your employees by addressing fire risks and planning your response in case a fire breaks out.
Food Safety for Your Holiday Party at Work
Spreading goodwill and cheer at office parties is very popular during the holiday season. Help prevent foodborne illness with a few food safety tips.
Flu Season is Here – Time to Get Vaccinated
Encouraging your employees to get a flu shot and follow a few other steps at work can help prevent the spread of the virus.
Employees at Work Behind the Wheel: Stay Safe on the Road
Motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of work-related deaths in the United States, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Learn about what you can do to minimize the risk of accidents your employees face while driving for work.
New Wildfire Smoke Regulation for California
Following two of the most devastating wildfire seasons in California’s history, Cal/OSHA has adopted an emergency regulation to protect workers from the effects of wildfire smoke. Read more to learn about how your workplace is affected.
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?
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.