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High Heat Increases Risk of Injuries for Inside and Outdoor Workers

Posted on: July 21st, 2021 by Leaders' Choice Staff No Comments

As many parts of the country are wrestling with ever-increasing temperatures during the summer months, a new study has found that the hotter the weather gets, the higher the risk of workplace accidents and injuries for both indoor and outside workers. The study by the University of California, Los Angeles, based on claims data from […]

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Workers’ Comp COVID-19 Payroll Reporting Rules Sunsetting

Posted on: July 13th, 2021 by Leaders' Choice Staff No Comments

The Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau has announced that two temporary payroll reporting rules to reflect changes brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic stay-at-home orders will sunset. The move comes after Gov. Gavin Newsom’s June 9 executive order which revoked the statewide stay-at-home order that had been in place since March 19, 2020. You may […]

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Disaster Recovery Checklist for Businesses

Posted on: July 7th, 2021 by Leaders' Choice Staff No Comments

If a natural disaster were to strike, would your company be ready? Has your management team hardened the business to continue operating in case of a disaster? With natural catastrophes growing in number and severity, businesses more than ever need to have in place plans for a quick recovery for the sake of their investors, […]

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As Risks Rise Business Continuity Plans Are Vital

Posted on: June 29th, 2021 by Leaders' Choice Staff No Comments

The last five years have seen the rise of new and unforeseen risks, like the COVID-19 pandemic, the rapid increase of natural catastrophes and supply chain upheavals of unprecedented proportions. In today’s business climate, the key to success and survival will be your ability to navigate during times of uncertainty and new challenges that can […]

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New Cal/OSHA Rules: No Masks, Distancing for Vaccinated Workers

Posted on: June 23rd, 2021 by Leaders' Choice Staff No Comments

Last week, the Cal/OSHA Standards Board finally approved changes to the COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard that greatly loosen workplace restrictions that were implemented last year to protect California workers. The biggest news in the changes is that workers who have been fully vaccinated will no longer be required to wear face masks as protection, regardless […]

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Cal/OSHA to Vote on Relaxed COVID-19 Standards with No Masks for Vaccinated Workers

Posted on: June 17th, 2021 by Leaders' Choice Staff No Comments

After it canceled changes that were planned for its COVID-19 emergency standard last week, the Cal/OSHA Standards Board has introduced new, more relaxed revisions that it will vote on at its June 17 meeting.  The Standards Board decided to cancel the revisions in response to the California Department of Public Health’s new guidance that vaccinated people will not need to mask […]

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The Risks for Businesses As We Emerge from Pandemic

Posted on: June 9th, 2021 by Leaders' Choice Staff No Comments

As the economy starts waking up from the ravages of the COVID-19 pandemic and more companies rehire workers or bring them back to the workplace, businesses will be faced with a number of risks that they may not have had to contend with in the past. That’s the conclusion of a new report, “New Emerging […]

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In-House Inspections Crucial to a Safe Workplace

Posted on: June 2nd, 2021 by Leaders' Choice Staff No Comments

When was the last time you or the person responsible for safety walked around your facility, warehouse, office or workplace and did an inspection? Your Injury and Illness Prevention Program states that the owner, supervisor or person with authority and responsibility shall conduct periodic workplace safety inspections. To maintain a safe and healthful workplace, OSHA […]

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Fudging Workers’ Comp Payroll Records Can Cause Major Problems, Even Jail Time

Posted on: May 24th, 2021 by Leaders' Choice Staff No Comments

The owners of a California flooring installation company allegedly underreported their payroll amounts to workers’ compensation insurers to the tune of $30 million, costing the insurance company almost $4 million in premiums. The men are each facing three felony charges. These are the potential consequences for those who deliberately falsify their payroll records and reports […]

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Proposed Rules Would Relax Many Cal/OSHA COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standards

Posted on: May 21st, 2021 by Leaders' Choice Staff No Comments

California employers will recall that Cal/OSHA last November issued COVID-19 emergency temporary standards that were controversial. Now the agency is looking to implement revisions to the standards to make them less burdensome and more reflective of the current state of the pandemic in the U.S. as more and more people get vaccinated. The Cal/OSH Standards […]

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