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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09Nov 2018
Lauren Mayfield, State Fund
Lauren Mayfield

Respiratory Protection Needed in Areas Affected By Wildfire Smoke

A busy and devastating fire season continues to get worse in California. As of this afternoon, the Camp Fire in Butte County has exceeded 70,000 acres , and two fires burning in Ventura County have burned more than 20,000 acres; … Read more »

08Nov 2018

Ask the Expert – Controlling Silica Dust Exposures

Question: I see that there’s a new regulation about silica exposures. But, I’m having trouble finding information on how to comply? What can I do to comply with the regulation? Answer: Yes, you are right! In fact, there are two: … Read more »

26Oct 2018
Lauren Mayfield, State Fund
Lauren Mayfield

Emergency Regulation Proposed for 300A Filing

UPDATE: Emergency regulation approved, November 6, 2018. Cal/OSHA has issued an emergency regulation that would require certain employers to electronically submit Form 300A—the summary of recordable work-related injuries and illnesses—for the 2017 calendar year to Federal OSHA by December 31, 2018. … Read more »