Category: Risk Management Corner

It’s finally here – the 2012 California Science Safety Handbook

In 1999, California launched its last version of the Science Safety Handbook. That is until now. After a dreaded 13 years, the new version is finally here. You can download a copy of the 2012 Science Safety Handbook here: http://www.cde.ca.gov/pd/ca/sc/documents/scisafebk2012.pdf In addition, you may want to purchase this book for your chemical hygiene officer: Bretherick’s …

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Leadership Principles with Terrie Norris, former President of ASSE

Leadership Principles with Terrie Norris, former President of ASSE Meet Terrie Norris In this episode of The Risk Control Show we are gong to peak behind the curtain and find out what it takes to be a world leader in safety and health.  Terrie, the former President of ASSE, explains what it was like to …

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Financial Disaster Recovery from FEMA with Jerry Quinn

Financial Disaster Recovery from FEMA with Jerry Quinn Recovering from a major disaster event is difficult enough.  Finding out that you don’t have the documentation to recover funds from FEMA doubles the pain.  Join us in this episode of The Risk Control Show as we sit down with the Disaster Badger, Mr. Jerry Quinn of …

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New ASTM F1487-11 Playground Requirements

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New ASTM F 1487-11 Standard ASTM Standard F1487-11 is here and if you haven’t yet read it, you should. There are multiple changes in this standard from the previous versions and many will affect your playgrounds.  So, your probably saying to yourself,  but wait just a minute there – we use the CPSC Handbook 325 …

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Cal-OSHA takes portable ladders to new heights

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Big Steps in Ladder Safety We’ve been asking Cal-OSHA to simplify Title 8 regulations for years and our wish has finally come true.  Regulations regarding the use of portable ladders, whether in construction (CSO) or general industry (GISO) has been consolidated into one easy-to-read Section – Section 3276 of Title 8.  While there are still …

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OSHA Adopts GHS

It’s been a long time coming.  And it’s finally here.  OSHA has adopted the GHS system.  What is the GHS System?  It’s the United Nation’s  Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of chemicals.  Remember, MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheets) and the HCS (Hazard Communication Standard), well GHS is the bigger, better, more advanced younger …

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Federal Court Upholds California Impound Statute

Federal Court Upholds California Impound Statute By Jim Curry & Erin Fox The Ninth Circuit Federal Court has written a new chapter in the nationwide debate over whether state impound laws authorizing or requiring impound of cars driven by unlicensed drivers. Under California Vehicle Code Section 14602.6, law enforcement officials can impound and hold vehicles …

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Federal Court Upholds California Impound Statute

Federal Court Upholds California Impound Statute By Jim Curry & Erin Fox The Ninth Circuit Federal Court has written a new chapter in the nationwide debate over whether state impound laws authorizing or requiring impound of cars driven by unlicensed drivers. Under California Vehicle Code Section 14602.6, law enforcement officials can impound and hold vehicles …

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