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Job Made Ladder Safety Overview

The side rails of job made ladders made of wood must be an equivalent wood to Douglas Fir. There must not be any sharp edges or splinters. It is preferred that the wood be free of knots. If there are…

Labor Law Poster Requirements in California

Labor Law Poster

In California, all employers must meet specific labor law poster requirements. The Department of Industrial Relations requires that employers must post information regarding wages, hours and working conditions in an area frequented by employees where it can be easily seen…

Forklift Refresher Training- Cal/OSHA

Cal/OSHA Forklift Refresher Training Requirements Cal/OSHA has guidelines for when refresher training must take place for forklift operators. The refresher training must be performed by a competent forklift trainer with the knowledge and skills to train and evaluate a forklift…

MA Labor Law Update- Parental Leave

Massachusetts is among the growing list of states updating their labor laws to include some form of maternity leave for workers.  On January 7, MA Governor Deval Patrick signed into law an amendment of the Massachusetts Maternity Leave Law that…

New California Labor Laws- Part 1

Labor Law Poster

In addition to the “Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014,” California Governor Jerry Brown signed a number of other new labor bills into law this year.  Most of these will go into effect in 2015. Ensure the labor law…

Required Labor Law Posters

The US Department of Labor requires that all workplaces with at least one employee must post certain federal, state, and OSHA labor law posters.  The purpose is to inform your employees of their employment and labor rights and the responsibilities…

Top 10 Most Frequently Cited OSHA Violations

OSHA Violations

Nobody enjoys being put through an OSHA inspection, and all business owners and managers dread the citations that often come with them. Citations can cost thousands of dollars and, in some cases, cause the closure of a business. In an…