Most countries celebrate Labor Day in May, but not in the USA. We have lots to celebrate, especially being a safety company, CSTC is happy to report that the industrial fatality rate has fallen by roughly 78% since the early 1900s. 5147 fatal work injuries in 2017, compared to 23,000 in 1913. Did you know that 594,000+ workers’ lives have been saved since the Occupational Safety and Health Act was enacted in 1970.
Department of Industrial Relations State of California made a News Release July 30 2019, stating — "Cal/OSHA’s emergency regulation requiring employers to protect workers from hazards associated with wildfire smoke is now in effect, following its approval yesterday by the Office of Administrative Law."
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CSTC wishes you and your family the happiest of holidays. This is a great time of the year to spend with family, and for a lot of us, requires traveling over the holiday period. We wanted to give you a few tips on making your home safer while you enjoy time away with family and friends.
With the Summer holidays coming, a lot of families are going to hit the roads, and driving is one of the biggest safety risks we face on a daily basis. Ben Laverty III talks about PIEV and M&M in relation to Driving, following distances and stopping distances.
We have a lot of great trainers here at CSTC. We wanted to do some interviews so you could get to know them better.
Our third interview we thought was fitting to meet the Terra Laverty, daughter of the founder of CSTC Ben Laverty III.
As employers we are responsible for ensuring that the proper information is available for our employees throughout their work shifts. Today we will be discussing information specific to employees who work in pesticide treated fields, and those who handle and apply pesticides to fields. I’ll begin by quoting a section of a brochure produced by the California Department of Pesticide Regulations.
CSTC has attended the California CUPA training conference for many years and it has shown to be a great resource for continuing education and enhancement of our programs, clients, staff and the safety culture! With the copious topics and sessions provided during the 4 days of training, there is a lot of information and ”take aways.”
This time of the year, Pesticides and Respirators are popular trainings and topics of many questions. We had the chance to have Rey, one of CSTC's Trainers talk us through respirator take apart, cleaning, and even walk us through the proper way to put on and remove a respirator mask.