Safety in the workplace is a very serious topic. You’re up against inspections, citations and compliance schedules. Although there is an appeals process, maintaining a safe workplace is your best defense.
The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (federal OSHA) implemented changes to recordkeeping and reporting criteria, effective January 1, 2015. For the most part, Cal/OSHA’s standards are already more stringent than the new federal standard. Differences, however, may exist. Federal OSHA has given states that operate their own safety and health programs, such as California, extra time to implement the new requirements. At the time of publication, Cal/OSHA had not provided additional information. For more information, check Cal/OSHA’s