Bulletins

  • American with Disabilities Act (ADA)

    Describes the aspects of the Americans With Disabilities Act, which requires employers to provide equal job opportunities to a qualified individual with a disability.

  • Auto Repair Shop

    Describes the basic hazards and control measures that need to be implemented in repair shops.

  • Auto Repair Shop (Spanish)

    Spanish version. Describes the basic hazards and control measures that need to be implemented in repair shops.

  • Automotive Safety - Vehicle Lifts

    Provides general safety guidelines for in-ground and above-ground vehicle lifts in the auto service industry. Also discusses the training mechanics need to have to operate hydraulic lifts.

  • Automotive Safety - Vehicle Lifts (Spanish)

    Spanish version. Provides general safety guidelines for in-ground and above ground vehicle lifts in the auto service industry. Also discusses the training mechanics need to have to operate hydraulic lifts.

  • Automotive Service Pit Safety

    Safe operating procedures for vehicle repair and service shops that utilize OSHA designed service pits, which are used by auto service technicians.

  • Automotive Service Pit Safety (Spanish)

    Spanish version. Safe operating procedures for vehicle repair and service shops that utilize OSHA designed service pits, which are used by auto service technicians.

  • Bird Flu

    Basic facts about the H5N1 Bird Flu and links to updates regarding the virus.

  • Bloodborne Pathogens

    Assists employers in implementing a bloodborne pathogen program to protect employees from contracting infectious diseases.

  • California Proposition 65

    The safe drinking water act, Proposition 65, discusses the requirements imposed on California employers with ten or more employees

  • Cell Phone Use While Driving

    Discusses the dangers of using a cell phone (even hands-free) while driving and cell phone accident liability issues.

  • Chromium VI

    OSHA standards for occupational exposures to chromium VI. Discusses periodic monitoring required, exposure limits, compliance methods, and frequency of medical exams.

  • Employee Safety Orientation

    Discusses steps an employer needs to take ensure a new employee understands the safety rules and procedures.

  • Employee Turnover - Effects on Employees

    Employee turnover has a substantial impact on business and can negatively affect employee safety and morale. Discusses ways of minimizing the impact of turnover.

  • Ergonomics - Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

    Recommends an ergonomic management program to prevent and reduce exposures to musculoskeletal injuries, especially carpal tunnel syndrome, which is caused by repetitive motion.

  • Hazardous Materials Business Plans - California

    State laws require all businesses that handle greater than minimum quantities of hazardous materials to prepare an inventory of those substances and to establish business plans for emergency response to a release of a hazardous substance.

  • Hazardous Materials Communication Program

    Provides an overview of the requirements of the General Industry Safety Order of the State of California. Employers are required to develop and maintain a written list of hazardous substances used.

  • Housekeeping for Restaurants

    Provides general good housekeeping guidelines and practices for restaurants in order to reduce hazards and improve efficiency.

  • Job Safety Analysis

    Explains the purpose and uses of a Job Safety Analysis, a pro-active assessment tool that identifies hazards and risks before they occur.

  • Ladder Safety

    Lists factors to consider when purchasing or selecting a ladder to perform certain tasks.

  • Ladder Safety (Spanish)

    Spanish version. Lists factors to consider when purchasing or selecting a ladder to perform certain tasks.

  • Lockout-Tagout-Blockout

    Procedures for creating a safety program to blockout or lockout machinery prior to repair work to prevent serious injury or death.

  • Lockout-Tagout-Blockout (Spanish)

    Spanish version. Procedures for creating a safety program to blockout or lockout machinery prior to repair work to prevent serious injury or death.

  • Machine Guarding - General Safety (Spanish)

    Spanish version. A brief introduction about the importance of inspecting machinery for appropriate guarding. Machine operators must be protected from machine moving parts or processes that can create serious injury.

  • Machine Shop Safety - Getting Started

    Stresses the importance of training employees to safely operate the machinery to which they are assigned. Training should also include written procedures.

  • Mounting and Demounting a Wheel or Tire

    Recommendations for preventing injuries when performing heavy lifting tasks of removing wheels and tires from SUVs and big trucks with plus-sized wheel and tires.

  • Nanotechnology - Possible Effects

    Defines nanotechnology and of the possible effects of nanomaterials finding their way into a wide range of end products and uses. Suggests some controls and protective equipment and provides references for additional information.

  • Noise Control

    Discusses excessive noise exposures and summarizes requirements of a hearing conservation program.

  • Posting Requirements

    Lists federal and state posting requirements for employers. Employers are required to maintain and update state and federal labor law postings defining mandated rights and benefits of employees.

  • Posting Requirements (Spanish)

    Spanish version. Lists federal and state posting requirements for employers. Employers are required to maintain and update state and federal labor law postings defining mandated rights and benefits of employees.

  • Pressurized Gas Cylinders

    Explains the danger of a broken cylinder. Describes how to store and move them as well as how to handle cylinders that are in use.

  • Pressurized Gas Cylinders (Spanish)

    Spanish version. Explains the danger of a broken cylinder. Describes how to store and move them as well as how to handle cylinders that are in use.

  • Proposition 65 (Spanish)

    Spanish version. The safe drinking water act, Proposition 65, discusses the requirements imposed on California employers with ten or more employees.

  • Respiratory Protection Program

    Respiratory protection is needed in industry to guard again toxic chemicals, nuisance dusts, and oxygen deficiency. This bulletin provides useful respiratory protection program elements.

  • Restaurant Safety

    Restaurant managers and employees need to share responsibilities for controlling hazards that can lead to serious injury. Bulletin covers various responsibilities and safe practices.

  • Restaurant Safety Checklist

    A detailed safety checklist to help ensure safe working conditions at a commercial establishment serving food.

  • Safety Footwear

    Discusses the hazards of various industries, types of protective footwear, the requirements for protective footwear and how to select footwear that meets performance standards.

  • Serious and Willful Misconduct

    Defines “serious and willful misconduct”, explains who will be responsible, and who pays the extra compensation if the employer is found guilty.

  • Serious Violations - CA Labor Code 6432

    This law makes significant revisions to the legal standard in the Calif. Labor Code Section 6432 defining a serious violation. Also explains the effects of this law on employers and what they need to do.

  • Silica Hazards

    Describes the types of silica found in the workplace, the health hazards and exposure limits.

  • Storage Rack Safety

    Makes recommendations for designing storage areas, building storage racks, and maintaining safety around racks and storage areas.

  • Storage Rack Safety (Spanish)

    Spanish version. Makes recommendations for designing storage areas, building storage racks, and maintaining safety around racks and storage areas.

  • Supervisor's Accident Investigation Report

    It's important to investigate all accidents to determine the causes and to take corrective action to ensure they are not repeated. The attached chart helps identify causes of accidents and suggests corrective action to control them.

  • The Computer Mouse

    Tips to help prevent the development of musculoskeletal disorders from extensive use of the computer mouse. Offers equipment options.

  • The Good Samaritan Law

    California's "Good Samaritan Law" protects the average person from liability if he or she attempts to give emergency cardiac care.

  • The Importance of Good Housekeeping

    Good housekeeping can lead to customer goodwill, employee safety, and fire prevention. It can help prevent injuries, property damage and waste. An good housekeeping program is a basic safety practice for building and facilities maintenance.

  • Tips on Lifting

    Sound advice for various lifting tasks to help prevent back injuries.

  • Trenching and Shoring

    Cal OSHA Safety Orders Sections 1539 to 1543, Excavations, Trenches and Earthwork, define the responsibilities of a “Competent Person.”

  • Utility Knife Safety

    Covers various causes of utility knife injuries and explains how to prevent serious lacerations. Also describes how to choose knives with safety features.

  • Utility Knife Safety (Spanish)

    Spanish version. Covers various causes of utility knife injuries and explains how to prevent serious lacerations. Also describes how to choose knives with safety features.

  • Wellness Program

    Discusses the elements of an effective workplace wellness program to help employees stay healthy and productive on the job.

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