California Worker Deaths Rose in 2015

The findings from 2015 are in, and the news for California is unfortunate. In 2015, the state saw a double digit increase in workplace...

Let’s Work Together to Save the Pipes from the Wipes

Is there any truth in advertising at all these days? When the sticker on a box of wet wipes claims they are “flushable”, does...

SMART Response: SSO and Backup Response Documentation

SMART Response is the only mobile app that sewer crews need when responding to Sanitary Sewer Overflows to effectively: Collect, in the field, information...

My Safety Officer: CalOSHA Compliance for Small Public Agencies

DKF Solutions Group created My Safety Officer® to address the challenges smaller cities and agencies have in staying on top of their safety program....

Safety Data Sheet Management

Du-All Safety has just introduced a new system for managing Safety Data Sheets.  Online SDS management is a great way to organize and store...

Permit Compliance Reference Manual

Are you overwhelmed trying to keep up with the compliance requirements for environmental permits?  Local, State and Federal permits usually come with complicated monitoring, recording...

OSHA’s Six Foot Fall Protection Rule Just Got Teeth

Fall protection continues to be an area of controversy between California’s DIOSH and federal OSHA regulators. When tougher protection rules were initially introduced decades...

DWC Announces Appointment of James Libien to Ethics Advisory Committee

Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) Acting Administrative Director George Parisotto has appointed James R. Libien to serve as a member of the Workers’ Compensation...

Sanitary Sewer Overflow (SSO) Simulator

It’s a classic catch-22. You need to train workers to estimate sewer overflows before they happen, but witnessing an actual SSO is the best...

Fall Protection Training

Fall Protection competent person training provides the information employees need to work safely when working at height, and satisfies the training requirements in the Cal-OSHA...

t4 Spatial: Get More from Your Data

Make better decisions. Manage your risk and your sewer system with t4 Underground and t4 Vault. t4 Underground is a powerful, innovative and cost-effective tool that...

SMART Procedures: LOTO Procedure Development and Management App

SMART Procedures is available on the Apple App Store, Google Play and the Chrome Web Store San Francisco, California – February 16, 2016 – Available...

Open Enrollment Training

CalOSHA requires employers to assure employees are trained in job specific safe work practices prior to exposing them to workplace hazards. To help support...

Felony Charge in Workplace Injury

In August 2013 a 61-year-old truck driver was crushed by a 35,000-pound earth mover at a large recycling plant near Los Angeles. After an...

New Camera Van Reduces Musculoskeletal Disorders

Oro Loma Sanitary District implemented many effective solutions throughout their facilities in the past year to help reduce musculoskeletal disorders. This month we will...

Competency-Based Training

For many roles in the workplace, employers rely on a combination of classroom or online education, and on-the-job training/mentoring to ensure that workers are...

Employees May Be Safer from Silica in 2017

OSHA’s new silica exposure guidelines have been passed and will be phased in over the next one to two years. These rules impact construction...

Shared Employment Equals Shared Responsibility Under OSHA

Temporary employment agencies have been supplying labor to organizations across California for many decades. In recent years, PEOs (Professional Employer Organizations) have also become...

NFPA 820 Standards for Wastewater Treatment Plants: Part 2

As we explored last month, the National Fire Protection Association takes a special interest in wastewater treatment plants. The buildup of hazardous substances in...