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Month: May 2021

Heat illness can kill but it is preventable

California workers in various industries are vulnerable to suffering heat illness. If you work in construction, landscaping, agriculture, utilities, transportation, grounds maintenance, utilities, or the oil and gas industry, your risk for suffering heat illness is high. Although it could be deadly, heat illness is preventable. The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health prescribes …

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Sexual harassment includes offensive behavior in various forms

Sexual harassment is rampant in workplaces nationwide, including in California. However, not all workers understand that this type of harassment can take on many forms. It could even involve one person being sexually harassed by a colleague of the same gender. Examples of behavior that is prohibited Verbal conduct Making insults, jokes, slurs or other …

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Protecting California workers from heat stress

While Southern California might be known for having a temperate climate, workers could still be subjected to extreme temperatures. Workers outside can face relentless sunlight and 100-degree temperatures as the summer months progress. Additionally, conditions inside can become stifling due to lack of air circulation and heavy physical labor. No matter the scope of your …

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Some workers fear reporting violations of their rights

For workers in California, the fear of losing their jobs or facing other retaliation might prevent them from reporting violations of their rights. However, the law is on their side. It is a good idea to become familiar with the available steps they could take should their rights ever be violated. The law protects employees …

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Understanding suspension trauma can save lives of fall victims

If you are a construction worker in California, you and your co-workers will likely join construction workers across the country in participating in the National Safety Stand-down to prevent falls in construction from May 3 to May 7. Hopefully, the campaign will pay some attention to the importance of preventing suspension trauma in the event …

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