Bulletins

  • LC 01 Supervisor's Accident Investigation

    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.

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  • LC 05 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.

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  • LC 06 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.

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  • LC 07 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.

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  • LC 08 Tips on Lifting

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

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  • LC 09 Lockout-Tagout-Blockout

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

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  • LC 09-S 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.

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  • LC 10 Managing Safety

    Provides key questions that can help measure the success of your work safety program.

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  • LC 11 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.

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  • LC 12 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.

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  • LC 13 Safety in the Restaurant

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

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  • LC 14 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.

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  • LC 15 Noise Control

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

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  • LC 16 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.

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  • LC 19 Machine Guarding - General Safety

    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.

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  • LC 19-S 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.

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  • LC 21 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.

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  • LC 22 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.

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  • LC 23 Trenching and Shoring

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

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  • LC 31 Housekeeping for Restaurants

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

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  • LC 35 Proposition 65

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

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  • LC 35-S Proposition 65 (Spanish)

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

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  • LC 39 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.

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  • LC 39-S 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.

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  • LC 42 Ladder Safety

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

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  • LC 42-S Ladder Safety (Spanish)

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

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  • LC 43 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.

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  • LC 43-S 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.

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  • LC 44 Storage Rack Safety

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

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  • LC 44-S Storage Rack Safety (Spanish)

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

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  • LC 45 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.

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  • LC 45-S 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.

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  • LC 46 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.

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  • LC 47 Auto Repair Shop

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

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  • LC 48 Avian Flu

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

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  • LC 49 Emergency Plan

    Discusses the components of an Emergency Preparedness Plan that needs to specifically designed for each workplace.

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  • LC 50 Chromium VI Hexavalent Chromium

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

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  • LC 51 Heat Illness Prevention

    Heat Illness Prevention standards that employers should incorporate into their Injury and Illness Prevention Program. Also contains a chart for heat illness symptoms and treatments.

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  • LC 52 Falls in the Office

    Describes causes of falls and trips in the office and rules to follow to prevent fall injuries.

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  • LC 53 Workstation Setup Guidelines

    Provides detailed guidelines and a checklist for reviewing all aspects of your workstation to promote comfort and reduce injuries.

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  • LC 54 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.

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  • LC 55 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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  • LC 56 Nanotechnology

    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.

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  • LC 57 Computer Workstation Chair Selection

    Discusses how to select a proper workstation chair, which is very important since workers tend to sit for long periods of time at their workstations in front of their computers.

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  • LC 58 Computer Mouse

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

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  • LC 59 Cell Phone Use While Driving

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

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  • LC 61 Mounting and Demounting a Wheel -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.

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  • LC 62 California Permit Requirements

    Explains the permits that are required for various projects. Lists projects that necessitate an annual permit and those that require a project permit.

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  • LC 63 Silica

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

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  • LC 65 Key Safety Programs

    Reasons for developing and implementing a written safety program. Provides resources.

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  • LC 67 - What you should know about AB2774

    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.

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  • LC 68 Bloodborne Pathogens

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

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  • LC 69 Neighborhood Safety

    Good safety tips to consider when walking in your neighborhood, entering and leaving a building, traveling by car, and returning to your car.

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  • LC 75 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.

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  • LC 76 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.

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