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Covid-19 and Workers’ Compensation

13 October 2020

SB1159 was signed into law on September 17, 2020, g Sections 3212.86, 3212.87, and 3212.88 to the Labor Code.  SB 1159 codifies the presumption that COVID-19 is an occupational injury and therefore eligible for workers’ compensation benefits if specific...

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Covid-19 and Cal/OSHA

12 October 2020

California employers that are required to record work-related fatalities, injuries, and illnesses must record a work-related COVID-19 fatality or illness like any other occupational illness. To be recordable, an illness must be work-related and result in one of the...

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Stand Down for Safety

03 September 2020

If you have worked in the construction industry for any amount of time, in any capacity, you may already be aware that falls are the number one cause of death in construction. Sometimes hearing the same statistic over and...

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Ladders are Handy Tools, if You Follow the Safety Rules

02 September 2020

Going over ladder safety may seem mundane when construction workers regularly work at terrifying heights, but ladder fall injuries cost $24 billion annually in the United States, with falls accounting for more than a quarter of nonfatal and 16...

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Sexual Harassment Training (2020)

18 August 2020

Deadline fast approaching…Sexual Harassment must be completed by January 1, 2021, for supervisors and non-supervisory employees. Training is required every 2 years. Every California employer with 5 or more employees must provide 1 hour of sexual harassment and abusive...

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High Hazard Industries (2020)

18 August 2020

In addition to Enforcement, California Occupational Safety and Health Administration (Cal-OSHA) has High Hazard Units, one in northern California and one in southern California. The High Hazard Unit inspects employers with the highest incidence of preventable occupational injuries and...

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Employee Access Injury and Illness Prevention Program

20 July 2020

New change to the IIPP Safety Orders (Section 3203 of the California Code of Regulations) is intended to ensure employee access to the IIPP by specifying who can request such access, what information is to be provided, and a...

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Summer Fun Safety

20 July 2020

Summer is here, and the heat is in high gear. Before you head out to the beach and the park, or take off to work in triple digit temps, take a quick second to review some of the CDC’s...

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Heat Kills

13 July 2020

In the United States, heat is responsible for more deaths than any other natural hazard and is responsible for the majority of weather-related emergency department visits. Among natural disasters in California, heat is responsible for the most deaths in...

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All in Favor of Eye Protection, Say “EYE”

23 June 2020

According to NIOSH (National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health), each day about 2000 U.S. workers sustain a job-related eye injury that requires medical treatment. Not wearing eye protection or wearing the wrong kind of eye protection for the...

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