Cal/OSHA Log and Other New Requirements

March 8, 2017

If you didn’t post your Cal/OSHA log, here once again, is your reminder. February is the month to post your company’s Summary of Work Related Injuries and Illnesses (Form 300A); this document is a summary of the workplace injury and…

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How to Evaluate Your IIPP

March 8, 2017

In accordance with Title 8 of the California Code of Regulations (T8CCR) section 3203, an effective IIPP has been required for all employers in the state of California since 1991.  It is part of a proactive process that aids employers…

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Changes to the Emergency Action Plan

March 8, 2017

One of the oldest OSHA and Cal/OSHA safety standard is the requirement for employers to have an Emergency Action Plan or EAP (Cal/OSHA Section 3220).  The requirement is quite simple in that every employer must develop a plan for foreseeable…

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Industries Identified as Greatest Risk for Employee Elevated Blood Lead Levels

March 8, 2017

The California Department of Public Health recently released a report containing details on blood lead levels found in California workers.  The report detailed results of blood lead level testing by industry and location during the years 2012, 2013 and 2014. …

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How’s Your Ladder Safety Program?

March 8, 2017

Falls from ladders account for about 20,000 injuries and 300 deaths in the U.S. each year.  However ladders in good condition and used properly are seldom a cause of an accident.  The American Ladder Institute has declared March, National Ladder…

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Cal/OSHA’s Penalty Structure Changing

March 8, 2017

If it wasn’t expensive enough, Cal/OSHA has amended Labor Code Section 6427 which deals with the civil penalties for a violation of a safety or health standard.  Currently, non-serious violations are assessed a penalty of $7,000. That penalty will increase…

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