Category Archives: Ask the Expert

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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03Oct 2017
George Tharalson

Ask the Expert-Safety Training Requirement

Question:  How often am I required to provide my employees with safety training? Answer:  It depends on which industry you work in. For example, if you are in the construction industry, you are required to conduct a safety tailgate meeting … Read more »

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05Sep 2017
George Tharalson

Ask the Expert – Workplace Injury Reporting

Question: One of my employees had an accident at work and was severely injured. He was hospitalized for more than one day. Am I required to report this workplace injury to Cal/OSHA or will my claims adjuster do this? Answer:  … Read more »

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