Federal OSHA’s Final Rule on Electronic Reporting of Injuries and Illnesses

February 20, 2019

On January 25, 2019, Fed-OSHA published a final rule that California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH) has determined substantially diminishes the “Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses” requirements that were originally set forth on the May 12, 2016…

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Roller Guarding

January 29, 2019

The Cal/OSHA Standards Board has adopted a revised “note” for a safety order on conveyor guarding.  It may have made a controversial requirement even more controversial.  8 CCR §3999 for conveyors states Belt conveyor head pulleys, … shall be guarded….

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Is Your IIPP “Effective”?

January 8, 2019

The Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP) requirement is Cal/OSHA’s most cited regulation since its adoption on July 1, 1991.  The regulation states that “every employer shall establish, implement and maintain an effective Injury and Illness Prevention Program.”  However, “effective”…

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California Wildfires and Wearing a N95 Respirator

November 21, 2018

As the wildfires continue to burn in Northern and Southern California, destroying communities and lives, millions of people are potentially exposed to the dangerous smoke which is composed of fine particulates (very small particles) that can get deep into the…

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Electronic Submission of 300A Logs – California’s New Emergency Regulation Requirement

October 31, 2018

In order to comply with Fed/OSHA’s parallel regulation, the Division of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH) proposes to amend Cal/OSHA’s regulation, sections 14300.35 and 14300.41 which requires designated California employers to electronically submit certain occupational injury and illness information (Cal/OSHA…

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Fall Protection Trigger Height – California vs. Federal

October 10, 2018

Federal OSHA recently prepared the Federal Annual Monitoring and Evaluation (FAME) report on Cal/OSHA.  The FAME report assesses California’s Occupation Safety and Health Program for fiscal year 2017 and its progress in resolving outstanding findings from the previous year.  The…

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Are you ready for an emergency?

September 19, 2018

With hurricane Florence in the news and how the east coast is dealing with the storm, I was thinking about how ready are we, as employers, if an emergency hits our area.  Cal/OSHA requires employers to be prepared for emergencies…

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Protection for Temporary Workers

August 29, 2018

Temporary workers are entitled to the same protections as all other covered workers under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970.  OSHA recommends that both the staffing agency and host employer set out their respective responsibilities to ensure that…

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