Tag Archives: cal/osha

Cal/OSHA Board Approves Emergency COVID-19 Workplace Safety Regulations

Written by: Virginia McCormick, NES, Inc. Newly approved regulatory actions could serve to better protect California workers from COVID-19 and other infectious diseases.   Cal/OSHA to Draft COVID-19 Workplace Safety Regulations Following Board-Approved Petition On September 17, 2020, the Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board of the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) approved […]

Establishing an Effective COVID-19 Prevention Program

Written by: Virginia McCormick, NES, Inc. If wanting to reopen successfully, businesses across the country should be ready to implement a COVID-19 Prevention Program.   COVID-19 Prevention Programs: Essential for Reopening As the country continues to struggle to reopen, many businesses are taking the opportunity to develop COVID-19 Prevention Programs for their workplaces. These programs will […]

National Safety Month 2020: Weeks Three and Four of NSM 2020

Written by: Virginia McCormick, NES, Inc. The topics for National Safety Month 2020 are Mental Health, Ergonomics, Building a Safety Culture, and Driving.   National Safety Month 2020: NSM 2020, Continued According to the National Safety Council (NSC), a worker is injured on the job every seven seconds in the United States. NSC, a nonprofit founded […]

National Safety Month 2020: Weeks One & Two of NSM 2020

Written by: Virginia McCormick, NES, Inc. The topics for National Safety Month 2020 are Mental Health, Ergonomics, Building a Safety Culture, and Driving.   National Safety Month 2020: Safety is Essential Workplace safety obligations do not stop in the face of a pandemic. While the world readjusts to new health and safety behaviors and practices, employers […]

Dental Industry Fit Testing Requirements: Reducing Exposure Amid COVID-19

Written by: Virginia McCormick, NES, Inc. As businesses across the U.S. attempt to reopen safely, dental practices have begun the process of reassessing their needs to provide safe treatment.   Dental Industry Fit Testing Requirements Highlighted as Practices Reopen As the world began to shut down due to the spread of COVID-19, on March 16, 2020 […]

Occupational Noise Exposure, Ototoxicants & the Year of Sound

Written by: Virginia McCormick, NES, Inc. Employers must take certain measures to ensure that their workers are protected from harmful occupational noise exposure.   Occupational Noise Exposure: From Construction Yards to 250 Miles Above Earth From sports venues to construction yards, occupational noise exposure has largely been accepted as just another workplace hazard. In fact, occupational […]

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 […]