11Dec 2018
Lauren Mayfield, State Fund
Lauren Mayfield

Keep Your Holidays Happy by Playing It Safe

Last week in this space, we showed you how to prevent foodborne illness from taking the joy out of your holiday office party. This week, we address those office decorations and the safety risks that come with them. The Consumer … Read more »

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06Dec 2018
Lauren Mayfield, State Fund
Lauren Mayfield

Ignoring Food Safety Is a Recipe for Disaster

The holiday season is a time to give thanks, be merry, mingle, and jingle. And that’s not limited to our social lives. Spreading goodwill and cheer at office parties is very popular this time of year. Over the next several … Read more »

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04Dec 2018

Ask the Expert – Employment of Young Workers

Question:  I employ quite a few people under the age of 18. Can they perform all job tasks? Answer: It depends on your business. California law limits some types of work people under the age of 18 may legally perform. According … Read more »

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09Nov 2018
Lauren Mayfield, State Fund
Lauren Mayfield

Respiratory Protection Needed in Areas Affected By Wildfire Smoke

November 25, 2018 update: The Camp Fire in Butte County is now 100 percent contained at 153, 336 acres. The Woosley Fire in Los Angeles and Ventura Counties is also 100 percent contained at just below 97,000 acres. Both fires … Read more »

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