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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."

California Respiratory Protection Fit Check for Negative Pressure Respirators

Posted by CSTC Staff
06 Apr 2018 10:30 AM

Do you need a Qualitative or Quantitative Fit Check? A fit check by a qualified person must be performed annually and the employee must be medically cleared before the fit check is performed regardless of the type of fit check being performed.  Read more to find out more.

Agricultural and Industrial tractors

Posted by CSTC Staff
29 Mar 2018 08:00 AM

Tractor and Baler working hard in the fieldAgricultural and Industrial tractors have long been the back bone of farm work. Whether used for food ag or other industrial purposes tractors have held the top spot as the most used piece of farming equipment. While there is no denying the many benefits of tractors, and the roll they play in today’s agriculture and farming industries, we must not forget the need for careful considerations with regards to safety while operating these powerful machines

2018 Changes to Hazardous Agricultural Materials Certificate

Posted by CSTC Staff
23 Mar 2018 09:00 AM

The requirements to obtain a Hazardous Agricultural Materials (HAM) Certificate changed January 1, 2018. We wanted to remind you of the existing requirements, while highlighting the changes. 

Did you know about these new Pesticide Laws

Posted by CSTC Staff
14 Mar 2018 08:00 AM

PHC Respirator Mask worn by California Safety Training Corporation (CSTC) Training InstructorOne of the hardest aspects of safety can be keeping up with the laws and requirements that are ever changing... on top of the day to day duties involved with running your business. This is where working with a Safety Training Company can help, and why here at CSTC we are not only helping our customers, but you our readers keep up to date with those changes. In this blog post, we're going to take a quick look at some of the more recent changes in PHC Pesticides, and what you have to do to stay current and compliant.

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