OSHA

1
Apr

Ensuring Employee Well-Being: Health & Safety Standards in the Cannabis Industry

With the cannabis industry’s rapid growth, safeguarding employee health and safety has never been more critical. Beyond providing a safe work environment, cannabis businesses must establish and maintain robust processes and standards to protect their workforce. Let’s explore the importance of institutionalizing health and safety practices in the cannabis industry to ensure employee well-being.  Regulatory Compliance Compliance with local and

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16
May

California cannabis regulators defer business license renewal fees.

“The fee deferral announcement that came out today is a step in the right direction. We are encouraged that industry advocacy efforts have evolved into actions that provide real relief for the essential regulated cannabis industry.” Furthermore, the CDFA report mentions that cannabis businesses can seek out state tax relief and can submit disaster relief requests to their licensing authorities.

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6
Mar

Nearly 80% of Illicit-Market Vape Cartridges Collected During Buy-Back Program Were Unfit for Consumption

Interview with John Butters of Mankind Dispensary regarding the illicit-market vape cartridge buy-back program. 80% of the unregulated vapes collected were unfit for consumption: 62% failed for pesticides, 37% failed for lead, and 20% contained vitamin E acetate. https://www.cannabisdispensarymag.com/article/illicit-market-vapes-collected-during-buy-back-program-unfit-for-consumption/

21
Sep

Proposition 65 – The Basics & New Law – Restaurant Specific

Focus Groups: Restaurant Employers Who Should Attend: Managers, Supervisors, Owners, Human Resources Webinar – 60 minute PowerPoint COST: Free Proposition 65 has been around since the 80’s and in the past, pretty much one sign fit all. Not any more. There are specific posting and/or specific labels now required. They may be a specific size and in a specific language.

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5
Sep

Working Safely Outdoors

Focus Groups: All Employers Who Should Attend: Managers, Supervisors, Owners, Human Resources Webinar – 60 minute PowerPoint COST: Free This 1 hour webinar will cover all aspects of OSHA safety requirements in working outdoors and will include heat stress, weather conditions, farming, off-road driving, and other safety requirements.

24
Aug

ADAA Employee Work Accommodations

Focus Groups: All Employers Who Should Attend: Managers, Supervisors, Owners, Human Resources Webinar – 60 minute PowerPoint COST: Non-Clients $49.00, HRI Clients, GGRA, & PACE are Free (with coupon code) A reasonable accommodation is any modification or adjustment to the application or hiring process, to the job, an employment practice, or the work environment that allows a qualified individual with

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6
Apr

” Workplace Violence/Active Shooter Training – What Employers Need to Know”

On April 12th at 1:00 pm, we will be doing one of our most-attended webinars this year, ” Workplace Violence/Active Shooter Training – What Employers Need to Know”. As you already know, this is a very hot topic and highly litigious area for all employers. For more details, see our website at www.strattonagency.com of contact an HR Representative at 925-556-4404 for more

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13
Feb

Employers Must Post OSHA 300A From February 1 – April 30

Employers covered by OSHA’s recordkeeping rule are required to prepare and post the OSHA Form 300A, “Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses,” beginning February 1 and keep the form posted until April 30.  The form must be posted at each establishment covered, in a conspicuous place where notices to employees are customarily posted. Prior to posting, a company executive must review the OSHA

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18
Jan

Update on the 2018 Flu Season – What Employers Need to know

As of 1/5/18, there have been 28 flu-related deaths under age 65; As of 1/17/18, there have been 42 flu-related deaths under the age of 65; What is mainly circulating this year is the H3N2 and tends too cause more severe disease; As of 1/17/18, at least 3,269 people in the state have tested positive for the flu, however it

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23
Oct

For all clients with 250 or more employees or 20 or more employees in hazardous industries (this will be blogged today)- required in ALL states

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) promulgated new rules effective January 1, 2017, which requiredadditional reporting of injuries and illnesses by employers with 250 or more employees or employers with 20-249 employees in “hazardous industries.” These reports will be collected through an online portal and the reports will eventually be made publicly available on OSHA’s website. The initial reports

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