Category Archives: Workplace Safety

30Aug 2017
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A Fungus in the Fields—Valley Fever Cases On the Rise in Parts of California

Health officials urge employers to address Valley Fever in your IIPP. Back in the 1950s, Terry Noland released the song “There Was a Fungus Among Us.” You have to pronounce the “g” in “among” to get the true effect of … Read more »

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08Aug 2017
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Ask the Expert – IIPP Required for All Employers: Big and Small

Question:  I only have two employees. Am I required to implement a written Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP)? Answer: Yes, Cal/OSHA requires every California employer to establish and implement an effective, written IIPP (fully put into practice) that involves … Read more »

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31Jul 2017
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Heat Stress: Personal Lessons From a Loss Prevention Engineer

If you think you’re immune to heat stress, you might want to give that a little more thought. I, as a Loss Prevention Engineer, felt that way and paid the price one Saturday afternoon about six years ago. It was … Read more »

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27Jul 2017
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Keeping Your Machine Shop Safe – A Visual Guide

If an employee can get his/her hands into the operation of a machine—where the actual cutting, shaping, boring, or forming of material takes place—that machine isn’t guarded well enough. Hundreds of people are injured or killed each year working around … Read more »

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