The State of California has a law in place that requires businesses with at least two employees to put together a workplace safety program. Known as Title of the California Code of Regulations (T8CCR) section 3203 and section 1509, the intent of the regulation is to ensure a safe work environment for employees. In a study conducted in 2012 by the United States Department of Labor, it is estimated that more than 12 workers die on the job every day. The study also revealed that more than 4.1 million workers suffer a serious job-related injury or illness a year.
The University of California at Berkeley via their Labor Occupational Health Program and Cal/OSHA Consultation Service are offering a free half-day course to businesses in Sonoma County on Wednesday, October 19, 2016, in Sonoma. The hands-on course is a great resource where attendees will have the opportunity to identify and solve common health and safety problems, how to investigate work-related accidents, injuries and illnesses, and how to ensure employee participation. Attendees will be provided with free materials and information, and will receive a certification of completion.
To register or obtain more information, you can visit www.lohp.org/iipp. You can also contact me at (707) 838-5339 or firstname.lastname@example.org for questions on this or other resources that may be available for your business.