California businesses have to provide smoke protection to employees

An Wildfire Smoke Regulation that was passed in California as an emergency regulation and took effect on July 30, 2019, is scheduled to become permanent on January 28, 2020. The idea is to protect workers who are having to labor in a smoky environment caused by wildfires. California employers should familiarize themselves with these requirements …

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When does the OSHA 300a Form need to be posted?

Required posting of injury report.  All employers with 10 or more employees must post an OSHA Form 300a in a prominent area at their facilities.  This form reports all of your workplace injuries for last year.  Certain low-hazard industries have partial exemption from some of the OSHA reporting requirements.  (Determined by your SIC code, but mainly includes retail, …

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Do I have to pay employees in a hurricane shutdown?

Do you pay employees during an emergency closure due to a hurricane?  When bad weather or a natural disaster occurs, a business can be forced to close down for a time.  The closure might be caused by current weather conditions (high winds, flooding, etc.), or the closure could be caused by the results of the …

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What safety products does my business need?

Safety Products come in 5 categories: 1. Safety Signs and Tags 2. Storage and Handling (including HazMat spill kits) 3. Safety Posters 4. Safety Training 5. Parking and Directional Signage 1. Do you need safety signs or asset tags?  For safety reasons or OSHA compliance, many businesses need safety signs, equipment labels, and asset tags.  Consider …

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What do I need for OSHA safety compliance?

OSHA safety compliance is essential for any business, non-profit, or ministry.  Regulations vary widely, depending on your industry, location, and size, but there are some essentials that all should consider: 1. Safety signs, labels, and tags 2. Safety supplies 3. Safety posters 4. Safety reporting and manuals 1. Safety signage:  Every organization needs basics like …

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Is your Business ready for an Earthquake?

Are you prepared for an earthquake or other natural disaster?  Your business should plan ahead for a natural disaster, considering the safety of 1)customers, 2) employees, and 3) records. Customer and Employee Safety: Be sure that you are ready in the following areas: 1. Basic protection- smoke detectors, fire extinguishers, first aid kits, Haz-mat spill …

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What is an OSHA Form 300 and why do I have to post it?

Required posting of injury report.  All employers with 10 or more employees must post an OSHA Form 300a in a prominent area at their facilities.  This form reports all of your workplace injuries for last year.  Certain low-hazard industries have partial exemption from some of the OSHA reporting requirements.  (Determined by your SIC code, but mainly includes retail, …

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How do I get safety signs for my business?

Do you need safety signs or asset tags?  For safety reasons or OSHA compliance, many businesses need safety signs, equipment labels, and asset tags.  Consider Seton, an excellent online source for your warehouse signs, warning labels and more: Do you need help with material handling or storage?  Consider C&H Distributers for everything from pallet jacks to …

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