Cal/OSHA Urges Employers to Protect Outdoor Workers Against Heat Illness

Posted on: May 12th, 2022 by Leaders' Choice Staff No Comments

As we get closer to another scorching California summer, Cal/OSHA is reminding employers with outdoor workers to take precautions to protect them against the heat. California employers need to be especially mindful as Cal/OSHA has workplace safety regulations governing the prevention of heat illness and the agency actively enforces its heat illness prevention standard. Employers […]

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How Tracking Near Misses, Employee Concerns Reduces Injuries

Posted on: March 8th, 2022 by Leaders' Choice Staff No Comments

The latest trend in workplace safety best practices is tracking “leading indicators” ― or measuring performance based on the lessons learned from past events ― to reduce the chances of future injuries. Safety professionals are increasingly keeping track of near misses, hours spent on training and facility housekeeping and measuring the impact on the organization’s […]

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Holding a Safe End-of-Year Holiday Party

Posted on: December 8th, 2021 by Leaders' Choice Staff No Comments

Last year, most companies cancelled their holiday parties as COVID-19 case rates started surging after the Thanksgiving holidays and as people started spending more time indoors. Cases have once again been rising in the run-up to December, so many businesses are approaching their holiday plans with the safety of their staff top of mind. If […]

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Train Your Driving Staff for Rainy, Slippery Conditions

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

When it’s the rainy time of year, companies with staff that need to drive, delivery drivers or those making sales calls, and all in-beteen need to double down on road safety.   A good idea is to hold a training session on “Driving in the Rain”. While it may seem redundant, it’s an important exercise to reinforce the importance […]

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OSHA to Issue Vaccine Mandate Rules for Larger Employers

Posted on: September 15th, 2021 by Leaders' Choice Staff No Comments

The Biden administration has announced plans to require businesses with 100 or more employees to require their workers to be vaccinated for COVID-19 or be tested for the coronavirus on a weekly basis. The order is part of a sweeping six-part “Path Out of the Pandemic” plan, which focuses on expanding vaccinations, opening schools safely, […]

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Keeping Your Indoor Workers Cool During Intense Heat

Posted on: August 11th, 2021 by Leaders' Choice Staff No Comments

Despite a law requiring that Cal/OSHA create indoor heat illness regulations by 2019, no regulations are yet on the books, making for a difficult situation as many parts of California are experiencing some of the highest temperatures on record. The workplace safety agency implemented heat illness prevention regulations for outdoor workers in 2013, but as the sustained heat wave […]

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Retaliating Against Employees for Raising COVID-19 Concerns Can Cost You

Posted on: August 3rd, 2021 by Leaders' Choice Staff No Comments

The Department of Labor has sued a Texas dental practice on behalf of a dental hygienist and a dental assistant who were not reinstated after raising concerns about what COVID-19 safety measures would be in place when the practice reopened in spring 2020. As more employers are bringing people back to the workplace, OSHA has […]

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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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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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