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