Tag Archives: Cal-OSHA

California Legislature Says Recordkeeping Violations Not Subject to Six-Month Statute of Limitations

Beginning in 2019, employers in California will now be on the hook for recordkeeping violations well beyond the six-month statute of limitations.  Bill Number AB 2334 (Occupational injuries and illnesses: employer reporting requirements: electronic submission) co-sponsored by California Labor Federation and California Professional Firefighters was introduced by Thurmond (D) earlier this year, passed the State legislature and … Continue Reading

High Heat Alert in California

On June 1, 2016, The California Occupational Safety and Health Division issued a “High Heat Advisory,” warning employers to protect their outdoor workers from heat illness as temperatures hit extreme highs this week — well over 100 degrees in many locations. This Advisory provides a timely reminder of California’s Heat Illness Prevention (“HIP”) regulation, adopted … Continue Reading

California Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses Fall to Lowest Level in 13 Years

The incidence of occupational injuries and illnesses in California remain at their lowest level in 13 years, according to occupational injury and illness data released by the California Department of Industrial Relations. The Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses (SOII) data reflect a total of 460,000 reportable injury and illness cases in 2014, down from … Continue Reading

Free Live Webinar! Injury and Illness Prevention Programs: How to Develop an Effective IIPP and Comply with Cal/OSHA’s Most Frequently Violated Standard

Originally posted by Business and Legal Resources. To view the original post, please click here. Free live webinar: Wednesday, July 15, 2015 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Pacific According to a Rand Corporation study, injury and illness prevention program (IIIP) violations occur in about 25% of all California workplace health and safety inspections. The report … Continue Reading

Cal/OSHA Issues Guidance on Ebola Virus

Cal/OSHA recently issued interim safety guidelines for preventing exposure to the Ebola virus. California’s guidelines are aimed at identifying safety practices for the types of workers Federal officials have identified to be at potential risk of exposure in this country, including health care workers, emergency responders, laboratory staff, mortuary workers, airline flight crews, airport staff, border … Continue Reading

Cal/OSHA Issues High Heat Advisory as Heat Wave Arrives in Southern California

Cal/OSHA is reminding all employers to protect their outdoor workers from the risk of heat illness, as temperatures in parts of Southern California climb into the upper 90s today and will continue to rise through the weekend and into early next week. “California’s heat illness standards are the strongest in the country, and we will … Continue Reading

Cal OSH Board Proposes Revisions to Heat Prevention Regulations

On August 8, 2014, the California Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board (“Cal OSH Board”) proposed revisions to its Heat Prevention Regulations at Title 8, Section 3395 (“Section 3395”).   According to the Cal OSH Board, the revisions are aimed at improving worker safety in all outdoor places of employment and reducing the incidence of heat … Continue Reading

Recovery Periods, Like Rest Periods, are Compensable Time

New law SB 1360 has clarified that recovery periods, like rest periods, are paid time. This is a significant clarification of the law since there was an ambiguity in the past whether recovery periods were to be treated as paid time or unpaid time. Until now, the situation was unclear as recovery periods were mandated by California … Continue Reading
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