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January 2014:

 January 2014 Issue
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New Poster Required for 2014
OSHA Form 300A - Your Safety Scorecard
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Dear Don,
New Posters Required for 2014

It's time to replace those workplace employment posters in January 2014. For California - changes were made this past year in the following:

  • Cal/OSHA poster revised June 2013
  • Fair Employment and Housing - discrimination poster revised November 2013
  • CA Notice of Withholding - revised November 2013
  • EDD Notice regarding Unemployment, SDI and Paid Family Leave- revised November 2013
  • CA Whistleblower Protection Act notice - revised November 2013
  • Federal FMLA notice - revised February 2013

An excellent recourse for posters is All In One Posters. This company website is: http://www.allinoneposters.com. All In One provides combined Federal and state posters at a reasonable price (laminated) for all states and all types of business needs.   

An alternative for employers is to assemble the required poster by downloading them from government agency websites. A listing of California and Federal required posters and links is available at: State of CA.Gov

Remember in California that employers are also required to post the Industrial Welfare Order which applies to their type of business. Also, other posters may be required such as:

  • Fork Lift Operating Rules for companies with fork lifts
  • San Francisco or San Jose Minimum Wage notices - if operating in those jurisdictions
  • Construction operations must post a Code of Safe Practices
  • Farm Labor Contractors have posting requirement.
  • Operations with exposure to hazardous materials, noise hazards, etc. have specific obligations. 

If you have questions about work place posters or other employment compliance issues, please contact Don Dressler Consulting by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Have a great 2014.

OSHA Form 300A - Annual Safety Scorecard

Employers  must know about The 2014 Form 300A Safety Scoreboard:

  

All employers with more than 10 employees, with minor exceptions, must keep records of work related injuries.  

Once a year - from February 1 through April 30 - the results  of these injuries must be posted at each work location on OSHA Form 300A.   

This requirement is an opportunity for employers to measure the effectiveness of their safety program, learn what is working well, and improve.   

In California, we call the form Cal/OSHA Form 300A, "Work Related Injuries and Illnesses Summary". It has really useful information - so don't just fill it out, post it and forget it.  

Put the information to use to make your company and your employees safe and save money as well   

You should know that if Cal/OSHA conducts an inspection of your facility, the OSHA inspectors "must obtain copies of the employer's current 300 report and for the prior three years".  

Failure to maintain or produce these reports will lead to an OSHA citation.   

Obtain a copy of the form from Cal/OSHA:Click Here 

For help in completing the OSHA Form 300 A or other reports, just email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  

Don Dressler Consulting and CalWorkSafety.com focused on safety-related HR issues. HR-related matters, Cal/OSHA Safety guidelines. If you have any questions or would like additional information, please email us or visit our website.
 
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