Safety committee members are there for their organizations, employees, and each other. So, do you need a safety committee? Depending on your company size and location, the hazards present in your facility, or past workers’ compensation claims, you may be required to have one. Safety committees also may be required if you have a collective […]
It can be tough to navigate all the safety management systems available. They range from voluntary guidelines to international industry consensus standards with formal certification processes.
Summer is nearly upon us! If last year, the fourth hottest on record, is any indication of the temperatures to come, preparing for hot conditions is advisable. Heat is a condition that affects all work spaces, whether indoors or out. In addition to the climate, heat can be generated by machinery that increases the average […]
The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) cited a marijuana producer for a workplace explosion in which an employee suffered burns. As the marijuana industry takes hold in states allowing recreational marijuana use, state agencies are taking steps to ensure compliance with worker safety and health standards.
Committees that focus on safety and health improvement, ergonomics, incident investigation, or other specific goals are common in businesses of all sizes. Labor/management safety committees aren’t mandated in California, but many employers use them to comply with the communication requirements of the Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP) standard in General Industry Safety Orders Section […]
By Bridget Miller While OSHA is practically a household word, not everyone knows how the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is administered or what powers it has. Let’s take a look.