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Heat Illness Prevention Program Training, May 2016

Background:  Cal/OSHA heat illness prevention regulation (T8CCR3395) became effective on May 1, 2015.  This standard applies to outdoor areas of employment.  When porters are parking cars and salespersons are showing automobiles on display to customers or taking them on test drives, they are considered to be working outdoors.  Fed-OSHA also requires that employees be trained […]

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The Heat is On, May 2006

Background:  As summer approaches, and the mercury rises, the probability of an employee illness due to heat stroke/stress rises as well.  We write this memo to make you aware of these issues so you can minimize or rather eliminate loss time and other losses due to heat illnesses.

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Wastewater Disposal, Respiratory Protection Program, Forklift Operator Training, etc., May 1999

Wastewater Disposal A number of auto dealers in Orange County, California are involved in a lawsuit over improper disposal of wastewater to storm drains.  A company that previously was involved in cleaning the shop floors at some of these dealerships has filed the lawsuit.  While the legal theories being used in the lawsuit are complex, […]

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Lawsuit Over Wash Water Discharge, March 1999

A few weeks ago auto dealers in Orange County received a summons from Superior Court regarding improper wastewater disposal of wash water from pressure washing and steam cleaning to storm drains.  This newsletter summarizes the issues involved and the steps the dealers must take to ensure environmental compliance.  The legal remedy to the summons, though, […]

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