Cal-OSHA found Home Depot’s safety policies and prohibition on open-toed or open-heeled shoes did not adequately protect employees. Result was a $11,250 citation, not including the cost of the injury and indirect costs of updating their safety program, appeal, legal fees, investigation time, etc. Click here to find out how to establish a shoe policyRead More
When a serious injury or death occurs at work, your immediate goals are to:
Reduce the impact of a serious injury to the injured employee and co-workers/witnesses
Manage and reduce the cost of the injury
Comply with legal requirements
Recently, there seems to be an almost palpable and growing concern of violence occurring in our communities, schools and workplaces. At the same time there is a confusing dynamic. The issue of workplace violence seems to dominate our news feeds (and interest) in a very predictable manner; for a few days, or weeks after a high-profile incident occurs, then the energy fades.Read More
UPDATE: July 3, 2018
I’m sure you have heard the news and are trying to confirm its validity. Here’s the answer.
Per Cal-OSHA Consultation, NO!
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An active and effective safety committee whose membership and functions are reflective of the company’s size, complexity, and operating exposures will play a key role in the overall performance of that company. The Safety Committee is established to be of benefit first and foremost to the employees it represents, but it is also established as a safeguard and protector of the Company’s assets.Read More