Category Archives: Training

11Dec 2018
George Tharalson

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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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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26Oct 2018
George Tharalson

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 »

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16Oct 2018
George Tharalson

Earthquakes Happen in California: Be Ready!

It was just after 5:00 p.m. on October 17, 1989, and I was still at work in the Bay Area. All of a sudden the 6.9 magnitude Loma Prieta earthquake struck. I crawled under my desk for protection and watched … Read more »

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