State Fund Safety Blog

State Fund plays a vital role in helping to make workplaces safe. The State Fund Safety Blog features workplace safety tips, best practices, and commentary by industry experts about the latest information on Cal/OSHA regulations, workplace compliance, and industry trends.

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17Jan 2018
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Ask the Expert – Guarding Old Machinery

Question:  I have several old pieces of machinery in my shop that did not come with guards when they were purchased. Do the machine guarding orders still apply? Answer:  Yes, the safety orders for machine guarding apply to all machinery … Read more »

08Dec 2017
Lauren Mayfield

Employers Advised to Protect Workers from SoCal Wildfire Smoke

The large wildfires burning through Southern California are not just affecting those living and working in the immediate area. Smoke is spreading for miles beyond the fire zone, filling the air in many surrounding communities. Are your employees protected? Wildfire … Read more »

05Dec 2017
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Ask the Expert – When to Purchase Ear Protection

Question: Several of my employees have complained that our facility is loud. They have asked us to purchase ear plugs for them to wear while working in our shop. It’s only loud one day out of the week when activity … Read more »