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Will Your Employees be Whistleblowers During COVID-19?

Posted by: Gail Cecchettini Whaley, J.D. on Thursday, April 16, 2020

During this COVID-19 crisis, workers in essential businesses are reporting fears about whether they are safe at their workplace. The overriding concern for most workers is their chance of being exposed to the virus.

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Protecting Workers from Wildfire Smoke

Posted by: Gail Cecchettini Whaley, J.D. on Thursday, August 1, 2019

Many California employers have been impacted by recent wildfires. If there is a fire in the region, employees may be exposed to unhealthy air. Cal/OSHA Standards Board recently approved an emergency regulation to protect workers from hazards related to wildfire smoke.

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The Heat is On! Protect Your Workers from Heat Illness

Posted by: Gail Cecchettini Whaley, J.D. on Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Yes, we did have a lot of rain this year, but now the heat has arrived with full force! The National Weather Service has issued excessive heat warnings up and down the state – from San Bernardino County to Fresno, Sacramento and the Bay Area. 

 

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Get Me Off this Merry-Go-Round! OSHA (Again) Revises Electronic Injury and Illness Recordkeeping Rules; Posting Deadline Remains

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Posted by: Gail Cecchettini Whaley, Esq. on Thursday, January 31, 2019

The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently published a Final Rule to amend its workplace injury and illness recordkeeping regulation. 

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Are you on Santa's - I mean OSHA's List?

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Posted by: Gail Cecchettini Whaley, Esq. on Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Cal/OSHA recently adopted emergency regulations requiring certain employers in California to electronically submit their 2017 Form 300A summaries of work-related injuries and illnesses to federal OSHA by December 31, 2018.

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