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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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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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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Five Tips for Employing Teen Workers

Posted on: May 5th, 2021 by Leaders' Choice Staff No Comments

As summer nears many companies are ramping up hiring of teen workers, and many companies are taking them on as they deal with the labor shortage as the country emerges from the pandemic. Others employ them year round. Taking on a teen worker comes with added responsibility in terms of compliance with state and federal […]

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Cal/OSHA COVID-19 Inspections Pick Up Steam

Posted on: February 10th, 2021 by Leaders' Choice Staff No Comments

After issuing emergency regulations in November, Cal/OSHA began to step up its enforcement of COVID-19 protections in California workplaces. The types of business being cited cut across many sectors. Although most are focused on health care settings, the inspections are also sweeping up retailers, restaurants, fitness centers, agricultural operations, food processing, and other manufacturing settings. […]

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What Companies are Doing for Holiday Parties During Pandemic

Posted on: November 25th, 2020 by Leaders' Choice Staff No Comments

One of the hallmarks of the holiday season is the company Christmas party, but with the COVID-19 pandemic in hyperdrive, many companies are rethinking their plans. A number of businesses have cancelled their parties altogether, but other managers feel that in light of this very difficult year for many people, a company Christmas party might […]

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Daunting Emergency COVID-19 Workplace Safety Rules on Tap

Posted on: November 19th, 2020 by Leaders' Choice Staff No Comments

The Cal/OSHA Standards Board is set to vote on new emergency regulations that will impose strict rules on employers to implement safeguards in order to reduce the risk of COVID-19 spreading in the workplace. The board on Nov. 19 will vote on the sweeping proposal that extends the reach of protections to employer-provided housing and […]

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California’s COVID-19 Tracking Requirement Challenges Employers

Posted on: November 12th, 2020 by Leaders' Choice Staff No Comments

SB 1159, signed into law in September, requires that when a California employer “knows or reasonably should know” that an employee has tested positive for coronavirus, it must report that positive case to its workers’ compensation carrier within three business days. There is a lot of ground to cover in these reports and the legislation […]

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Injury and Illness Prevention Plans Save You Money, Period!

Posted on: October 20th, 2020 by Leaders' Choice Staff No Comments

Employees are your most valuable asset, but many businesses overlook the importance of having a workplace safety program in place to protect them. Loss control is about employers caring for their workers’ safety. Successful loss control programs are means of reducing injuries and the severity of a potential accident. If you want to reduce the […]

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