CSTC subscribes to several News Services, one of them being Department of Industrial Relations ( DIR News ). Sunday October 27th, we received this release about "Cal/OSHA Reminds Employers to Protect Workers if the Air Quality is Unhealthy due to Wildfire Smoke". We are republishing this information to help spread this valuation information.
CAL/OSHA has proposed and adopted a new emergency regulation known as section 5141.1. The new regulation is concerned with providing a safe work environment for outside workers when there is wildfire in the area and the current Air Quality Index (AQI) is 151 or greater. The concern here is that wildfires can produce particulate matter with a diameter of 2.5 micrometers, at this size it is too small for the body to filter out naturally. At they are known to filter down to the deepest recesses of the lung and can cause heart and lung health issues.
Fire Extinguishers must be inspected Monthly and serviced every year. It is always important for your Fire Extinguisher to be ready in case of a fire. You don’t have to be certified to inspect a Fire Extinguisher.
How many of us do service or maintenance to fix something that we consider easy fix or just to save money? Whether it be at work or at home were always doing some sort of repair. When we’re doing repairs many times, we don’t consider the risk of doing them.
Not taking the proper precautions while doing service or maintenance can be costly. It can cost no only money, but it can also cost you, your life. Numerous incidents have occurred involving machines and moving parts.
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.