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Did You Know....How Cal/OSHA Reporting & Recording Works for COVID-19?
Posted by Sarah Bruno in COVID-19, Did You Know?, Risk Control

The Coronavirus has put into question many of our common workplace practices; conferences, group trainings, lunches and business travel. It has also created some questions and concerns around Cal/OSHA reporting and recording related to employees who become ill.

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Mitigating Hand Sanitizer Risks
Posted by Eric Lucero in COVID-19, Risk Control

Because sanitizer is ubiquitous, it is easy to forget its hazardous characteristics.

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Reopening Buildings and Legionella Risk
Posted by John Nichols in COVID-19, Risk Control

It is time to think about reopening and returning buildings to normal operations. Building closures or limited use during the COVID-19 crisis increases risk of bacteria growth in water systems and associated equipment.

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Breaking News on COVID-19 and Workers' Compensation Laws in California
Posted by Jennifer Hamelin in COVID-19, Legal Eye

Governor’s Executive Order of May 5, 2020: COVID-19 Workers’ Compensation Rebuttable Presumption

During Governor Newsom’s press conference yesterday, he announced that he has signed an Executive Order N-62-20 that provides workers’ compensation (WC) coverage for workers that contract COVID-19 as a result of their employment.

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Workplace Reopening Resources Added to COVID-19 Resources Page

Resources to aid in the transition to the next phase of reopening.

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Did You Know ... The AB 203 Valley Fever Training Deadline is May 1, 2020?
Posted by Sarah Bruno in Did You Know?

AB 203 requires that construction employers in counties where Valley Fever (coccidioidomycosis) is highly endemic provide training to all employees by May 1, 2020 and annually thereafter. In this legislation “highly endemic” is defined as having an incidence rate of greater than 20 cases per 100,000 persons per year. For information on 2018 California valley fever incidence rates by county click here.

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Protecting Vacant School Buildings
Posted by Eric Lucero in COVID-19, Education

Most California schools will not reopen for the remainder of the school year, increasing property-related risks including theft and vandalism. Use the following tips to prevent these losses at your sites.

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FDA Authorizes Use of Respirators Similar to NIOSH-Approved for COVID-19 Crisis
Posted by John Nichols

Other countries approve respirators for occupational use according to country-specific standards. These products are evaluated using some methods that are similar to those used by NIOSH.

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The 2020 Legislative Session--Hijacked by COVID-19
Posted by Mike Pott in COVID-19, Legal Eye

COVID-19 will likely have a dramatic impact on the 2020 legislative process. In this Legal Eye blog, the effects of this  scenario on the California Legislature is discussed. 

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EIA Employee Benefits Response to COVID-19

If you are a Member of the EIAHealth and Employee Benefits programs, we ask that you please pay close attention to the communications coming directly from your Alliant Service teams.

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