Tag Archives: workplace safety

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 […]

Safe + Sound Week 2020: Recognizing Successful Safety & Health Programs

Written by: Virginia McCormick, NES, Inc. Safe + Sound 2020 marks the fourth year of the nationwide workplace safety awareness event.   Safe + Sound Week 2020 Returns in August The Occupation Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA’s) 4th annual Safe + Sound Week returns this August, from the 10th to the 16th. The nationwide event is […]

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 […]

CDC Guidelines to Creating and Maintaining Healthy Workspaces After COVID-19

Written by: Virginia McCormick, NES, Inc. As many employers around the United States prepare to reopen their doors, employees are feeling uncertain about the preparations being made for their protection.   Employers Look to Reopen in COVID-19 Aftermath Using CDC Guidelines On May 4, 2020, California Governor Gavin Newsom announced that some low-risk business will be […]

NES Presenting at 2020 Cal CUPA Conference

Written by: Virginia McCormick, NES, Inc. This year’s California CUPA Conference will be held at the Hyatt Regency, San Francisco Airport, in Burlingame, CA. (Photo: https://www.hyatt.com/en-US/hotel/california/hyatt-regency-san-francisco-airport/sfobu)   NES Returns to the 2020 Cal CUPA Conference NES is honored to again be a part of the 2020 Annual Cal CUPA Conference in Burlingame. This will be the 22nd [...]

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 […]

California’s Protection from Wildfire Smoke Regulation

Written by: Virginia McCormick, NES, Inc. California’s Protection from Wildfire Smoke regulation aims to protect workers throughout the 2019 fire season.   Worker Protection from Wildfire Smoke Implemented Following a devastating fire season that impacted much of the state in November of 2018, California adopted an emergency Protection from Wildfire Smoke regulation in July 2019. The […]

AB 1429: Reporting Changes for California HMBPs

Written by: Virginia McCormick, NES, Inc. Under AB 1429, certain California facilities now have extended deadlines for hazardous materials reporting.   AB 1429: Reporting Changes Effective Now In 1986, the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (CalOES) established the Hazardous Materials Business Plan (HMBP) Program, which prevents or minimizes damage to the public and the environment […]