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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.