For agencies with safety sensitive positions that are subject to substance abuse testing, the designated employer representative (DER) has many important responsibilities.
As the 2017 year winds down and we gear up for 2018, we take this opportunity to examine legislation that was passed in 2017 that will impact some, if not all, of the EIA’s members in 2018 and beyond.
The City of Anaheim’s Community Care Response Unit (CCRU) is a service designed to handle non-acute medical needs of citizens—everything from stitches to diabetic problems, to animal bites, and more—by sending a specialized response team to the scene.
The latest additions to the toolbox are two new Automated External Defibrillators (AED) Assessments found in the Risk Assessment Tool. There is a general assessment and one more specific to the school environment.
San Diego County saw an opportunity to improve their overall safety training program with the Work Safe/Stay Healthy program, leading to an EIA EAGLE Award.
With the wildfires happening throughout California, there are questions and concerns regarding the air quality related to smoke.
For several years now, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has been ramping up its efforts to recoup as much money as possible from organizations that have primary responsibility for payment of medical claims. This includes pursuing amounts expended for treatment by Medicare in relation to workers’ compensation claims.
Ford may be closer to issuing a major recall on Explorers due to possible carbon monoxide (CO) leaks.
Effective September 18, 2017 employers must use an updated version of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification.
SB 96, which was signed by Governor Jerry Brown on June 27, 2017, will increase certain Cal/OSHA penalties.
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