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.
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.
Even 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.