On August 30,2018 the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment will begin enforcing law changes to the Proposition 65 rules. Any business who exposes people to chemicals on the Prop 65 list without providing “clear and reasonable” warnings will be subject to citations and fines. Three types of exposures require the warnings, consumer product, occupational and environmental. Areas where these Prop 65 chemicals are used are both rural and urban. Agricultural pesticides, turf applications, ornamental, dyes that “set” the colors in carpet paints, glues are some examples. Active or inert ingredients that are on the Prop 65 list must be covered and documented.
Safety is our business, and we are always working hard to keep up on all of the rules and regulation changes, and safety news. One of the ways we do that is to read the Cal-OSHA Reporter when released. Aug 2018's release has some interesting information, building on top of some of our recent blog posts, and we wanted to share this with you. The main article in this release discusses Heat Illness Regulations and if they apply to buses and other transportation. Unfortunately fatalities do happens, another article discusses Fatality Incidents, including 6 recent employee deaths, 2 from the fires discussed in previous posts. The article includes a breakdown the industries of these deaths, and the methods in which they died. In addition to these articles, there are others articles you might find interesting as well.
Living in Southern California, like a large number of our clients, friends and family, these Wildfires are affecting our air quality, and our health. As employers, this means even more responsibility for outdoor workers, and Cal OSHA issued an advisory to help keep your compliant, and your workers safe.
Living in Bakersfield, Heat Illness is a serious problem, with high temperatures 8+ months out of the year. In this video, Ben IV Laverty discusses Heat Illness very casually, with some stories, insights, and frequently asked questions from employers and employees.
We have all heard the saying “if you can’t stand the heat stay out of the kitchen” well when it comes to fire safety during this season of BBQ’s and fireworks it’s not quite that simple.
Recently we announced that CSTC Safety Management System was released to allow CSTC customers’ administrative users to log into a portal and manage their employees. What we did not mention was the fact that CSTC Safety Management System also allows you to view your Upcoming trainings, Recent trainings and some of your past trainings as well. This post gives you a little more information of how this works.
CSTC is more than a training company, we are a service company. Delivering the best service to our customers ( you ) means a lot to us. To achieve this, we are working hard with new technologies to give you more information, more accurate information, and more timely information.
CSTC Safety Management System is the next step in giving you better service, by giving you a tool to access this information directly.
In this video, Ben IV Laverty discusses the electronic reporting of OSHA 300 Logs for California, that is a requirement starting July 1st 2018.
After several years of back and forth it appears the federal government is requiring employers in the state of California to submit Osha 300 forms to the federal government by July 1st of this year!
This is not retroactive to the year 2016 but 2017 will need to be submitted this year.
Many employers with over 20 employees must submit. Farms, construction and manufacturing are required to report if they have employed over 19 employees in the past year.