Environmental, Health, & Safety Department

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”…

New Recovery Support Web Page By Readiness & Emergency Management For Schools (REMS)

September 9, 2022

After an emergency event has occurred, school communities aim to return to a sense of “normalcy” and restore a safe and supportive learning environment. This is referred to as “recovery,”…

Public Health Guidance for K-12 Schools – 2022 to 2023 School Year

August 16, 2022

This guidance is intended to support safe, in-person learning in K-12 schools and mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Disease management strategies in K–12 schools are guided by the principle that safe,…

Cal/OSHA: Protect Outdoor Workers from Heat Illness During Periods of Excessive Heat

June 8, 2022

Download the complete Cal/OSHA News Release (PDF) Sacramento—Cal/OSHA is reminding all employers to protect outdoor workers fromheat illness as excessive heat watches have been issued throughout California. Thetemperature is forecast…