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Happy Halloween - Enjoy your Halloween more with some safety tips

Posted by CSTC Staff
25 Oct 2018 04:36 PM

Halloween is an exciting time of year for kids and the whole family. Halloween will bring you lots of treats, but the joys of Halloween can also bring a lot more scary times than you might like. To ensure our friends family and community have a safe and happy Halloween, we wanted to share you a few safety tips, sources from American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). 

What do you do If OSHA (State or Federal) Shows up?

Posted by CSTC Staff
07 Sep 2018 09:00 AM

What to do and what to expect when a state or federal OSHA inspector shows up.

Office of Environmental Health Hazard enforcing new law changes to Proposition 65 August 30th, 2018

Posted by CSTC Staff
30 Aug 2018 09:00 AM

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.  

Wildfire smoke means possible Respiratory Protection for Outdoor Workers

Posted by CSTC Staff
09 Aug 2018 08:00 AM

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.

Trainings in CSTC Safety Management System

Posted by CSTC Staff
28 Jun 2018 08:00 AM

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.

Introducing CSTC Safety Management System

Posted by CSTC Staff
20 Jun 2018 02:01 PM

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.

Federal Government is requiring employers in California to submit OSHA 300 electronically 7/1/18

Posted by CSTC Staff
29 May 2018 07:00 AM

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.

Summer is coming and so is the risk of Heat Illness

Posted by CSTC Staff
17 May 2018 08:00 AM

Sun baked Oil FieldsEven though we work with customers all across America, CSTC is happy to call sunny Southern California it’s home. Living in Southern California does bring some risks for us and our clients, with one of the main ones being High Heat. 

Although currently in May, the weather is being kind to us with several days in the 70s and 80s, we have already seen some very hot days, with temperatures in the 90s. June July and August are coming fast, we know that we will be lucky to have double digit days, with 100+ days being the norm, that means Heat Illness Prevention will kick into high gear.

2018 - Workers' Memorial Day | National Safety Stand-Down

Posted by CSTC Staff
28 Apr 2018 08:00 AM

All of us at California Safety Training would like to remember and honor all of those who have fallen or been injured on this Worker’s Memorial Day.  Our deepest condolences to the families, friends and co-workers of every individual.  We strive to keep not only our employees safe, but the employees of all our clients by ensuring the most current safety training and written programs are provided, so that your family members return home safe to you each and every day.  

Tractor Mounted Personnel Transport Carriers or PTCs

Posted by CSTC Staff
12 Apr 2018 10:10 PM

They are now recognized as Tractor Mounted Personnel Transport Carriers or PTCs (as referred to by Cal/OSHA) but have gone by many names. Whether you call it a tractor basket, personnel transport platform or any variation of these, you have probably seen one in use as they have long been assisting workers on the farm as a transportation device.
Typically used for transporting workers in field irrigation operations, these devices had safely and successfully been employed for many years without issue as there was no specific regulations governing their use. Beginning in 2010 there were varying opinions on the part of Cal/OSHA regarding the legal use of these devices. That is until 2012 when they were in violation of Title 8 of the California Code of Regulations (CCR) section 3441(a)(2)(B), which prohibits "riders on agricultural equipment other than persons required for instruction or assistance in machine operation."

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