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Webinar: Inviting Cal/OSHA to your organization. Is this really a good idea?

Friday, July 12, 2024 | 11 AM – 12 PM PST | Zoom | Price: Free

Topic: Inviting Cal/OSHA to your organization. Is this really a good idea?

For this month’s safety updates webinar, we have a special guest! Oscar Amancio, Cal/OSHA’s Consultation Compliance Safety and Health Officer will be joining Alba Vasquez, the ERC’s Course Director, for an interview style webinar to answer the question you all have been asking: What is the best way to go about becoming Cal/OSHA compliant?

This webinar will be packed with information, so don’t miss out! This webinar is designed to educate workers, professionals, and management about the importance of being Cal/OSHA compliant and the steps that can be taken to become compliant.

Learning objectives

By the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  1. Understand when and why it may be a good idea to invite Cal/OSHA to their organization
  2. Describe the Golden Gate Program and how it can assist them in meeting their organization’s safety compliance goals
  3. List the benefits and disadvantages of inviting Cal/OSHA to their organization

Participants may be eligible to receive 1.0 continuing education contact hour after participating in this webinar.

Webinar Registration – Zoom

CA Workplace Violence Prevention Plan required by a July 1, 2024

Purpose: The plan aims to mitigate workplace violence risks and ensure employee safety.

Components: The plan should include risk assessments, training programs, reporting procedures, and measures for addressing violent incidents.

Training: Employees should receive training on recognizing and responding to potential violence, conflict resolution, and de-escalation techniques.

Reporting: Procedures for reporting incidents or threats of violence should be clearly outlined, with confidentiality and non-retaliation protections for reporting employees.

Review and Update: Regular review and update of the plan to reflect changing circumstances or new risks are necessary.

Reminder: this summary is not exhaustive, and employers should refer to the specific requirements outlined in the legislation here:

https://www.dir.ca.gov/dosh/Workplace-Violence/General-Industry.html

San Francisco Lithium Battery (LiB) Requirements:


Did you know SF has new LiB requirements that came into effect on January 29, 2024.*

The requirements apply to facilities storing or handling lithium  batteries in various capacities including encased in Powered Mobility Devices

An excerpt of key topics covered is shown below:

  • Storage and Handling
  • Battery Charging Areas
  • Inspections
  • Damaged Batteries and Recycling 
  • Incident Reporting

Reminder: This summary is not exhaustive and employers should refer directly to the specific requirements provided in the document provided by the San Francisco Fire Department for guidance here:

https://sf-fire.org/media/2956/download?inline