Tag Archives: cal/osha

Cannabis Industry Hazards & Safety Training

Written by: Virginia McCormick, NES, Inc. Cannabis industry hazards present themselves in a multitude of forms; providing regular, function-specific, and effective safety training is a vital component to all employers’ efforts to protect their employees and their businesses.   Constantly Shifting Cannabis Industry Hazards & Regular Training The cannabis industry, just like any industry, must be […]

Preparing for Workplace Inspections

Written by: Virginia McCormick, NES, Inc. Just as preparation is a key element in performing a job safely, it is also the key to performing well on workplace inspections.   Workplace Inspections: Ensuring Safety for All Employers should always strive to provide a safe workplace for their employees. As the federal agency responsible for enforcing occupational […]

Cal/OSHA vs. Federal OSHA

Written by: Virginia McCormick, NES, Inc. Cal/OSHA maintains a state health & safety plan that differs in some elements from the federal OSHA plan.   Cal/OSHA vs. Federal OSHA: An Overview Since its establishment in late 1970, federal OSHA has maintained authority over assuring worker health & safety in the United States through a variety of […]

Safety Spotlight: Scaffolding

Written by: Virginia McCormick, NES, Inc. Scaffolding can often pose unique and life-threatening hazards to workers.   The Common Use of Scaffolding There are few practices as ubiquitous to the construction industry as scaffolding. These temporary structures are typically used to aid in the construction and/or maintenance of buildings. Scaffolding (also referred to as staging) is […]

New Crane Operator Certification Regulations Prompt Review

Written by: Virginia McCormick, NES, Inc. With new regulations on the horizon, now is a good time to review the federal and state regulations regarding crane operator certification.   New OSHA Crane Operator Certification Regulations Prompt Review As of a February 7, 2019 federal OSHA rule, employers must ensure that any worker’s crane operator certification is […]

Cal/OSHA Citations Trending Upward

Written by: Joe Mangiardi, NES, Inc. Cal/OSHA citations are on an upward trend recently as staffing issues are resolved.   Cal/OSHA Citations: Ramping Up Inspections Cal/OSHA citations have been on the rise over the past several years, and last year that number reached its highest point since 2008. The recession of a decade ago, which hit […]