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Collaboration and Community: City of Lemon Grove and the Sage Project
Posted by Gina Engman in EAGLE Awards, Member Spotlight

What do you do when there are so many projects and not enough manpower to accomplish them? That was the big question in the City of Lemon Grove, and the answer was collaboration with students at San Diego State University through the Sage Project.

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New Laws Being Proposed by the California Legislature in 2019
Posted by Mike Pott in Legal Eye

A new legislative session is just beginning, and there has been a flurry of bill submissions! Read about all the bills the EIA's Legislative Committee is following!

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Did You Know...How to Effectively Handle Terminations?
Posted by Sarah Bruno in Did You Know?, Risk Control

Handling employee terminations is a difficult task, but we have some resources to help you along the way.

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OSHA Issues Final Rule Regarding 300 Log Reporting
Posted by Sarah Bruno in Risk Control

On January 25, OSHA issued a final rule which limits the electronic submission requirement to the Form 300A summary.

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Proactive Ergonomics: Solano County's Ergo Express
Posted by Gina Engman in EAGLE Awards, Member Spotlight

Want a great way to implement an injury prevention and reduction strategy? Solano County’s EAGLE Award winning program Ergo Express is a proactive and quick approach to ergonomic injury prevention. Learn more from this innovative program.

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Many Aspects of Wellness: Solano County's Know Your Numbers
Posted by Gina Engman in EAGLE Awards, Member Spotlight

Wellness is more than just body and mind—financial issues effect people too. And Solano County wants to be there for employees.

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FTA Drug Testing Rate Increases for 2019
Posted by Ian Chadwick in Risk Control

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) intends to raise the minimum drug testing rate from 25% to 50% of employees for random testing, effective January 1, 2019.

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Wildfire Resources
Posted by Gina Engman

Here is a compilation of various EIA resources, links, and information for members affected by Wildfires.

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Did You Know... Including a Narrative in your Toolbox Talk can Make it More Effective?
Posted by Sarah Bruno in Did You Know?

Knowledge gained by workers increased when narratives and discussion questions were included as part of weekly safety training.

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US Supreme Court's Decision in Janus v. AFSCME
Posted by Sarah Bruno in Court Decisions

The U.S. Supreme Court has made clear that requiring non-union public employees to pay mandatory agency fees is unconstitutional under the First Amendment. There are many ramifications to this decision. The most immediate impact is that public agencies may not facilitate a union’s collection of agency fees from a non-member without that employee’s express consent. Therefore, public agencies are immediately prohibited from automatically deducting agency fees from the paychecks of employees.

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