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High Hazard Industries- Is Yours on the List?

13 January 2020

In addition to enforcement, California Occupational Safety and Health Administration (Cal-OSHA) has other divisions.  Of special interest to construction are the High Hazard Units. There is a northern and southern California unit.Every year the High Hazard Unit develops a list of industry sectors that have experienced...

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Forklift Training

10 January 2020

Just a friendly reminder to make sure your forklift operation training is up to date, or you could be forking over some serious cash. With the new year, we wanted to provide a brief refresher on safety standards for...

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OSHA Record Keeping: The Job’s Not Complete Until the Paperwork is Done.

09 January 2020

OSHA’s record keeping requirements cause confusion for many people every year, possibly because posting the 300A form is only done once a year. The 300A Form is a recap of the workplace injuries recorded on your OSHA 300 Log....

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Holiday Safety Tips

13 December 2019

Holidays should be a time of fun and festivities, however during every holiday season, tragedies happen.  The holiday safety tips shown below will protect your holidays and lessen the chance of adversity. Trees When purchasing an artificial tree, look...

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Opioid Workplace Abuse

23 November 2019

Construction has one of the highest rates of injury when compared to other industries. Dangerous working conditions combined with grueling physical labor can lead to injury. When your livelihood depends upon your ability to perform physical activity, something like...

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Mandatory Harassment Training | What You Need to Know.

18 October 2019

Last year, California enacted SB 1343, amending California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) to expand employers’ sexual harassment training requirements.  Previous law required employers with at least 50 employees to provide supervisors with two hours of sexual harassment prevention...

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Valley Fever-How can you reduce your risk?

26 September 2019

What is Valley Fever? Valley Fever is caused by a microscopic fungus known as Coccidioides immitis which lives in the top two to 12 inches of soil in many parts of the state. When soil is disturbed by activities such as...

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Respirators 101

26 September 2019

Job sites can be dusty, dirty and dangerous, and- depending on the atmosphere-deadly. So what can you do to ensure you’re providing the safest possible environment for your employees and meeting OSHA standards? Why are respirators important? Respirators protect...

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OSHA PPE Standards for Safety Equipment | Who is Responsible?

12 June 2019

WHAT IS PPE (Personal Protective Equipment)? According to OSHA, Personal Protective Equipment is anything worn on your person that reduces the risk of illness, injury, or exposure to hazardous materials. Items generally designated as PPE include: Respirators Protective Clothing...

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OSHA’s New Electronic Recordkeeping Rule – Transparency or Turmoil?

01 August 2016

OSHA’s Electronic Recordkeeping Final Rule goes into effect January 1, 2017, amid much controversy and consternation. This rule requires workplace injuries and illnesses to be reported electronically to OSHA, rather than just posted on the current 300, 300A and...

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