Thursday, September 15, 2022

OSHA Offers New Hot Line for Suicide Prevention - Call 988



In September each year, mental health organizations and people across the United States raise awareness for suicide prevention. In 2019, there were 307 workplace fatalities by suicide, the highest level on record.

If you're having trouble coping with work-related stress, talk with someone who can help.

Call the new three-digit dialing code 988 or find online chat at 988lifeline.org/chat

Learn more: https://www.osha.gov/preventingsuicides

Friday, September 2, 2022

We will be closed on Labor Day


Our offices will be close Monday, September 5, 2022, to help celebrate the American labor movement and contributions of laborers to the development and achievements of the United States.

Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Feeling HOT HOT HOT!

Have you had enough heat stress prevention awareness training? The answer should always be NEVER!

You could never have enough training on over exposure to the sun when working outdoors. This topic is a focal point for OSHA and it should be for you as well.

Feel free to download our safety talk handout on Heat Illness Prevention by clicking on the image here.

Remember to brief your workers before exposing them to outdoor work on the importance of taking cool-down preventative rest breaks, staying hydrated, and accessing shade.

Your workers should also know how to recognize the symptoms of the different types of heat illnesses and know what to do in the event of an emergency.

One last thing, your employer is required to have a Heat Stress Prevention written program developed and implemented and all affected employees must read it and have access to it.

Contact us today to get your next class schedule and to help develop your safety written program!

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Thursday, May 12, 2022

Board Chair Marjorie Del Toro Re-Elected By The California Underground Safety Board



Irvine, CA, May 12, 2022 - We are pleased to announce on May 09, 2022, Marjorie Del Toro, CEO of ehs International, Inc. (ehsInc), was re-elected unanimously as Chair of the Dig Safe Board. Del Toro is the Board’s 3rd chair, 2nd female chair, 1st Latina/Latino chair. Del Toro was appointed by Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. on December 18, 2017 (two-year term), and reappointed by Governor Brown on January 02, 2019 for a four-year term.

"I am honored to be re-elected to serve as Chair on the California Underground Safety Board of Directors," said Marjorie Del Toro. "During my term on the Board, I am looking to continue our charge to improve the public's safety and of workers in subsurface operations. We will continue to put forward policy suggestions to address some of the challenges at job sites around California."

The California Underground Safety Board (Division of The CA Office of Energy Infrastructure Safety) - was created by the Dig Safe Act of 2016 to investigate accidents, develop excavation safety standards, and coordinate education and outreach programs. Members are charged with overseeing the safety of excavations around buried utilities by coordinating the state's education and outreach efforts, investigating accidents to determine their causes, setting standards for safe excavation, and ensuring the state's safe excavation laws are followed.

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Thursday, April 21, 2022

OSHA Launches National Emphasis Program (NEP) on Outdoor and Indoor Heat Hazards



OSHA is launching a targeted program to protect workers across the nation from the increasing threat of heat-related illness.

So, what exactly is the National Emphasis Program (NEP) on heat?

OSHA will proactively inspect more than 70 high-risk industries in indoor and outdoor work settings when the National Weather Service has issued a heat warning or advisory for a local area.🥵☀️

The NEP was in effect on April 8th, 2022, and will remain in effect for three years unless canceled or extended by a superseding directive.

For more information click here.

Join OSHA's movement by getting your staff trained on Heat Stress Prevention.

We offer in-person and virtual instructor-led training for Heat Stress Prevention as well as Heat Stress Prevention Written Program Development.