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COVID-19: Minimize Exposure to the Virus & Spread of Disease

COVID-19 is the disease caused by the highly contagious severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (“SARS-CoV-2”) previously called the “novel coronavirus” (World Health Organization).  The virus and COVID-19 present serious public health risks. Local and state governments in almost all states have requested the shutdown of non-essential retail services.  Many dealerships are keeping their service departments […]

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Disinfectants & Sanitizers-Safety Data Sheet Availability

OSHA Hazard Communication Program:  State and federal regulations require that the all employers provide a Hazard Communication program for all employees exposed to hazardous chemicals at work.  The program must include elements as follows: Employee Training Written Program SDS for all chemicals used at the workplace (in certain instances for chemicals sold at the workplace)- […]

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Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19): Do Not Mix Cleaning Supplies

The Coronavirus pandemic is creating issues with usage of supplies and materials.  Employees may accidentally mix incompatible chemicals creating health hazards to themselves and others. The chart on the right lists the incompatible chemicals and the hazardous conditions they can produce.  Please educate your employees by reviewing this memo.   A general rule is not […]

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POST YOUR INJURY LOG (300A) ON EMPLOYEE NOTICE BOARD 2-1-20 TO 4-30-20 LOG 300, 300A & 301 REQUIRED FOR AUTO DEALERS

Background:  Cal/OSHA require auto dealers and other employers to keep a record of occupational injuries and illnesses using OSHA Log 300 and to post a summary on the employee notice board from February 1 to April 30, 2020. Forms & Guidance to Fill:  California Forms: https://www.dir.ca.gov/dosh/DoshReg/ApndxA300Final.pdf (Fillable Form) Cal/OSHA exempts certain industries: https://www.dir.ca.gov/t8/14300_2.html Federal-OSHA:  https://www.osha.gov/recordkeeping/RKforms.html […]

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California Organic Waste Recycling Regulations

THE REGULATION: In October 2014, Governor Brown signed AB 1826 Chesbro (Chapter 727, Statutes of 2014) requiring that businesses to recycle their organic waste on and after April 1, 2016 based on the amount of weekly waste they generate. This law also requires that on and after January 1, 2016, local jurisdictions across the state implement an organic […]

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