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Environmental, Health, & Safety News

Reporting Injuries to Cal/OSHA

April 25, 2022

Cal/OSHA continues to issue a substantial number of citations at California K-12 public schools, including schools in Sonoma County, for failing to report “serious” injuries, illnesses, and fatalities immediately.  “Immediately”…

Cal/OSHA Reminds Employers to Protect Workers from High Heat

June 8, 2024

Cal/OSHA reminds employers to protect workers from heat illness, especially during high temperatures. Employers should provide fresh water, shade, rest breaks, and training on heat illness prevention. Specific high-heat procedures…

OSHA Safe + Sound Week 2024

June 8, 2024

Safe + Sound Week is a nationwide event held each August that recognizes the successes of workplace health and safety programs and offers information and ideas on how to keep…

California Employers Required To Implement Workplace Violence Prevention Plan By July 1, 2024

April 21, 2024

Employers in California will be required to establish, implement, and maintain a written Workplace Violence Prevention Plan  (WVPP), as mandated by California Labor Code Section 6401.9. It’s important to note…