Latest Safety Information
Environmental change is contributing to a variety of novel and recurring safety hazards on the job. NCAT has engaged Safety Consultant Chris Lee to keep members up to date on the latest information affecting the industry, from transmissible disease to natural disasters. Along with a background understanding of current safety concerns, members can find recommended protocols, legal requirements, and resources for addressing these new workplace conditions.
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Heat stroke and other heat related illnesses are a growing concern as annual temperatures rise in severity and length. What may even seem like minor increases of a few degrees can have serious impacts to the workforce.
Air quality, indoors and out, is one of the most pressing safety matters when it comes to wildfires. Employers must provide respirators to workers in outdoor environments when the air quality becomes unhealthy, as well as proper indoor ventilation in areas near wildfire smoke.
On June 3, 2021, The Cal/OSHA Standards Board readopted Cal/OSHA’s revised COVID-19 prevention emergency temporary standards.
We have developed the following SB 95 FAQs to offer some guidance. Please remember that these FAQs are intended to provide general information about the new law and should not be relied upon as legal advice.