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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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Emergency Cal/OSHA Regulation: Electronic Reporting
Posted by Sarah Bruno in Risk Control

Cal/OSHA recently announced an emergency rulemaking to require California employers to electronically report Form 300A information by amending Title 8, Section 14300.41.

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Did You Know . . . The Record-Keeping Citation Timeline Has Been Extended?
Posted by Sarah Bruno in Did You Know?

AB 2334 Occupational injuries and illness: employer reporting requirements: electronic submission was approved by the Governor on September 19th and goes into effect on January 1, 2019.

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A Tale of Two Cases: Cost Recovery for Public Records Act Responses and the Use of AEDs
Posted by Mike Pott in Legal Eye

The appellate courts in California were busy last week as they issued a number of opinions. Below are brief summaries of two such cases that impact public entities.

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Member Spotlight: GSRMA Board Orientation Manual
Posted by Maria Williams in EAGLE Awards, Member Spotlight

We all know that governance of public entity risk pools is a very complex operation.  One of the best ways to resolve this is by implementing a program/process to educate  "new" members on your Board.  Check out how GSRMA accomplished this goal and in doing so, became one of the 2018 EAGLE Award recipients.

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