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According to California OSHA standards, employers are required to address and protect workers from heat illness through a variety of precautions and preventive measures. Employers can review the contents of this guide to educate themselves on heat illnesses and establish safety measures of their own. [caption id="attachment_61679"...

News Brief headerOn June 18, 2020, California Gov. Gavin Newsom issued an order requiring Californians to wear face coverings while in various public or high-risk settings—including when shopping, taking public transit or seeking medical care.

The order comes following growing concerns from public health officials that recent spikes in COVID-19 cases are related to residents not taking the proper precautions to help limit the spread of the coronavirus. Review the following guidance for further information on when face coverings are required and exemptions to the order.

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is imperative that every precaution is taken to prevent the spread of the disease. At the workplace, employees may need to use equipment and tools that their co-workers have used. As such, it is important to stress the need to properly clean tools and equipment after each use.

When it comes to tools that have not been visibly contacted by blood or other bodily fluids, the following cleaning procedures are recommended and should be communicated to your employees.

Use these posters to promote social distancing, notifying employees that a meeting room is closed, and encourage employees and customers to use hand sanitizer at your organization. [caption id="attachment_61633" align="alignleft" width="300"] Download[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_61634" align="alignleft" width="300"] Download[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_61635" align="alignleft" width="300"] Download[/caption]               ...

Risk Insights header imageDriving a truck comes with a number of constant hazards that drivers need to be aware of in order to keep themselves and others on the road safe. Share the following Safety Matters with your drivers.

Avoiding Right Turn Squeeze Crashes

Large commercial vehicles can be challenging to maneuver, particularly on residential and city streets. Taking a turn too sharply or widely can lead to costly accidents and serious injuries. One common type of accident is the right turn squeeze crash, which occurs when a truck driver makes a wide right turn, leaving too much distance between the truck and the curb. When doing so, other drivers on the road may try to squeeze past the truck and could end up getting their vehicle caught underneath the truck’s trailer.

These tools from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) offers guidance to assist employers in making (re)opening decisions during the COVID-19 pandemic. [caption id="attachment_61369" align="alignleft" width="150"] Workplaces During the COVID-19 Pandemic[/caption] [caption id="attachment_61368" align="alignleft" width="150"] Schools During the COVID-19 Pandemic[/caption] [caption id="attachment_61367" align="alignleft" width="150"] Restaurants and...

HR Insights Blog HeaderDuring the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, some employers are currently staying open as essential businesses—for organizations that are not open, many plan to welcome back employees shortly.

The Centers for Disease Control and Protection (CDC) advises that face coverings should be worn in public, including places of employment. There are many questions about the differences between masks and face coverings, and which is appropriate to wear. By familiarizing yourself with best practices related to masks and face coverings in the workplace, employers can help prevent the spread of COVID-19.