Washington – OSHA has updated its hazard communication webpage to include easier access to topics on the agency’s revised standard. …read more
From:: NSC Hazcom/GHS
The Orange County Chapter of the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) is hosting their September Technical Meeting on September 16, 2015, from 11:30 am to 1 pm, at the local offices of the American Red Cross, located at 600 N. Parkcenter Drive, Room PC 208, in Santa Ana.
The speaker is Patrick Prince, a corporate training and management consultant specializing in workplace violence prevention, conflict resolution, recognition and management of workplace substance abuse, trauma response and other related occupational health and safety issues.
Prince will be talking about “20 Years of Lessons Learned: The Future of Effective Workplace Violence Prevention.” Continue reading→
Date: August 31, 2015
Labor Enforcement Task Force Takes Action to Prevent Worker Fatalities and Serious Injuries
Oakland—California’s Labor Enforcement Task Force (LETF) has discovered safety violations during targeted inspections this month that put workers in immediate danger of serious injuries (including amputations, paralysis and fractures) and fatalities. The task force immediately issued orders stopping work at four sites, preventing injuries and requiring employers to correct the hazardous conditions.
LETF is a coalition of California State and local enforcement agencies that formed in 2012 to combat the underground economy. LETF teams conduct monthly inspections targeting employers in high-risk industries. On August 19 investigators discovered serious safety violations at a food processing plant in Yuba City, a roofing operation in San Diego, and a garment factory in Los Angeles. A fourth violation was discovered on August 25 at a plastering operation in San Diego. Continue reading→
EHS International, Inc., is offering free training to all U.S. Veterans who are interested in the field of safety in construction. This is a great free opportunity for those Interested in building their resumes!
ehsInc.org and its affinity partners #agcca #ECAsocal #CFCA and #Abatix have come together to provide you training at absolutely no cost to our Veterans. Continue reading→
As Rocky Fire in Northern California Destroys Homes and Continues to Expand, Insurers Offers Advice
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – As the Rocky Fire continues to destroy homes and expand in Lake, Yolo, and Colusa counties, insurers are offering advice to assist residents. According to Cal Fire more than 60,000 acres have burned with only 12% containment, forcing hundreds to evacuate. So far the fire destroyed 24 homes, and fire officials warn there could be more damage. The Property Casualty Insurers Association of America (PCI) encourages residents to listen to the warnings of local and state officials and seek safety if asked to evacuate.
“Once residents are in a safe location, they should contact their insurance companies through their toll free claims telephone number as soon as possible to begin receiving assistance,” said Mark Sektnan, PCI vice president.
“In emergency situations such as this, insurers want to make getting in contact with policyholders as easy as possible and are committed to getting the claims and recovery process started as soon as possible,” added Sektnan. Continue reading→
The spring regulatory agenda, released May 21, tees up several rules OSHA intends to issue in the next few months. Final rules on modernizing recordkeeping, walking/working surfaces, and eye and face protection are expected by the end of summer; proposed rules on beryllium and cranes and derricks are scheduled for …read more
From:: NSC Washington Update
By Toni Ropotos
Safety + Health Magazine took an in-depth look last summer at an issue that many safety professionals across the country are facing now that new laws in their states have gone into effect at the top of the year.
With marijuana for medical use becoming widespread as more and more …read more
From:: Medic First Aid