Whether you have one employee or hundreds … as their employer, you are responsible for their safety.
Maintaining a safe workplace environment is more than just good business practice — it's the law. Attend this powerful one-day seminar, and discover how to make sure your workplace is safe, secure, and Cal/OSHA compliant.
Some of what you'll learn …
- The latest changes in Cal/OSHA rules and regulations — how will they affect your organization?
- Making sense of Cal/OSHA's confusing language and government "legalese"
- How to assess your organization for potential hazards and act now to eliminate them
- Your written safety plan — what it is, how to create it, and where to find online forms and guidelines to help
- Could your organization pass a Cal/OSHA inspection tomorrow? Here's how to find out
- How to maintain meticulous records that meet Cal/OSHA standards
- Workplace violence — how to spot red flags and keep workers and visitors safe from threats
A Cal/OSHA Primer — Rules, Regulations, the Newest Updates and Information
- Finding, understanding and interpreting the law
- Letters of Interpretation — what they are and how to find them
- Compliance Directives — the #1 insight into what Cal/OSHA inspectors really think a regulation means
- Consultation Service — should you use it? We’ll tell you the pros and cons
- Insurance Carriers — an often overlooked source of FREE services and advice
- How to find your way around: www.dir.ca.gov/occupational_safety and www.osha.gov to quickly get the information you need
- Resources to help you keep up with Cal/OSHA’s newest standards, rules and regulations
- Does the duty to provide a reasonable accommodation to a disabled worker under the Americans With Disabilities Act conflict with Cal/OSHA’s requirements to provide a safe workplace under the General Duty Clause?
- General Duty Clause — the foundation stone of the OSH Act. Learn the critical differences between the federal General Duty Clause and the Cal/OSHA General Duty Clause
Better Safe Than Sorry — Preventative Measures for Ensuring Employee Safety
- What are recognized hazards? Learn to spot and correct them before someone gets injured
- What are willful, serious violations? Which violations are not so serious?
- How to create and use your own Hazard Assessment checklists
- Your written safety plan — what it should include to meet Cal/OSHA standards
- According to Cal/OSHA, are you responsible for the safety of temporary employees? What about third-party contractors? The answers might surprise you!
- The truth about Personal Protective Equipment — find out who’s responsible for paying and overseeing correct usage
- How to communicate your Illness and Injury Prevention Plan to your employees
- The best ways for handling employees who know the safety rules but blatantly disregard them
- Hazardous Chemical Inventory List — find out what needs to be on it and what can be left out
- HAZCOM — Workers have a right to know about hazardous chemicals in their workplace. We’ll tell you how to tell them what they need to know
- Material Safety Data Sheets — where do you get them? Do you have to have a hard-paper copy of them? How long do you retain them? Do you have to keep them in a language other than English?
- Labeling — many employers leave off a critical element on a secondary container label. Are you one of them?
- Training — What four elements of a training program should be documented? We’ll tell you
- Bloodborne Pathogens — Employers who think this regulation applies only to emergency responders or healthcare personnel are wrong! Does this standard apply to you? We’ll help you analyze your coverage
- Implementing an effective Exposure Control Plan
- Your bloodborne pathogens post-exposure responsibilities as an employer
- The Needlestick Act — what it is and how it affects you and your employees
- What you must know about the lockout/tagout standard
When Cal/OSHA Knocks — Preparing Your Organization for a Cal/OSHA Visit
- The self-inspection requirements of an Illness and Injury Prevention Plan: what they are and when you must comply
- Is your business a likely candidate for a Cal/OSHA inspection? Find out who gets inspected most frequently — and why
- The first documents a Cal/OSHA compliance officer will want to see — We’ll show you
- The bottom line — how much money can Cal/OSHA citations really cost you?
- What is the Cal/OSHA inspector looking for during an inspection tour? We’ll clue you in on the trouble spots guaranteed to be closely examined
- How to conduct your own Cal/OSHA inspection — Catch and correct problems before they become big headaches!
- Employee hospitalizations, heart attacks, car accidents, etc. — when and how to report these incidents to Cal/OSHA
- Should you consent to an inspection or demand a search warrant?
- From opening conference to penalty appeals, we’ll walk you through a Cal/OSHA inspection so you know what to expect and how to prepare
Record Keeping, Cal/OSHA, and You — Keeping Your Records in Line with Cal/OSHA’s Rigorous Requirements
- Who has to keep records? Who’s exempt? We’ll get you up to date on recent developments that may affect you
- Log 300, Form 300A and Form 301 record keeping in a nutshell
- Where can you keep and maintain Cal/OSHA records? How should you choose an official record keeper?
- Transmitting information in line with Cal/OSHA’s record-keeping time frames:
- From your organization to the central record keeper
- From the central record keeper to the Cal/OSHA Compliance Officer
- From the central record keeper to employees, former employees, personal representatives and union representatives regarding Log 300
- From the central record keeper to employees, former employees and personal representatives regarding Form 301
- From the central record keeper to union representatives regarding Form 301
- Posting requirements for Form 300A
- How to stay in Cal/OSHA compliance while reporting and recording on-the-job mishaps, injuries, incidents and catastrophes including:
- Loss of consciousness
- Days away
- Medical treatment beyond first aid
- Privacy concern cases