Category Archives: Ask the Expert

04Dec 2018
George Tharalson

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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08Nov 2018
George Tharalson

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 »

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17Jan 2018
George Tharalson

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 »

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07Nov 2017
George Tharalson

Ask the Expert – Employee Accountability

Question:  How do I hold an employee accountable if they aren’t following safety procedures or policies? Answer:  Your written IIPP should have specific details regarding what your safety policies are as well as the disciplinary procedures you have implemented to … Read more »

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