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By Mark R. Velasquez, Esq.
Hunt Jeppson & Griffin, LLP
On August 31, 2015, while James and Nancy Cartia were visiting the gravesite of James Cartia’s deceased wife and daughter at the Winton Cemetery, James Cartia tripped on some grass and fell into his wife and daughter’s headstone knocking it...Read More
With wet weather upon us, we here at GSRMA would like to urge you to take extra precautions while walking on floors that could potentially be wet or slippery. The best way to prevent falls is with engineering controls such as rough surfaces, minimizing transitions in flooring and designing walkways...Read More
The 13th Annual Conference of GSRMA was a success. The theme “Breakthrough to excellence…your safety program!” was the backdrop for networking and mingling as members were made aware of the importance of safety to our risk pool.
For the second year, the two day format was the best attended...Read More
Safety programs and training should never be (permanently) crossed off your to-do list. Yet, evaluating the effectiveness and determining where to go next can be a challenge. Unfortunately, safety does not end with simply establishing a program suited to your operation. Managers and department...Read More
It’s that time of year: February 1st marks the deadline for you to tabulate your annual OSHA Log Summary (OSHA Form 300A) and post it in a common area wherever notices to employees are usually posted. This is the summary only (300A), not the OSHA 300 Form.
The OSHA Form 300A summary must list the...Read More
Allocating staff time and valuable, limited resources to safety programs and training can be difficult for small districts to justify. That is, until the inevitable day when OSHA comes knocking. When OSHA sits down to discuss safety with staff at your district, the value of your efforts is readily...Read More
Have you noticed a sharp increase of people in your district walking around strangely staring in their phones? Then you may be the victim of Niantic, Inc.’s latest game, Pokémon Go. Pokémon Go is similar to the original Pokémon game. You look for the critters called Pokémon, catch them by hitting...Read More
GSRMA’s 12th Annual Training Conference
We are holding our 12th annual training conference on October 20th - 21st at Rolling Hills Resort in Corning. Like our previous conferences, great speakers will present relevant subject matter in an entertaining manner. And this year we are expanding the...Read More
During the 2015-2016 year, GSRMA was no stranger to change--including adding staff to Member Services and Loss Prevention to continue to provide the best possible service to our ever-growing membership. As the newest member to the GSRMA Loss Prevention team, I am pleased to announce that the...Read More
By Mark Velasquez, Hunt Jeppson & Griffin, LLP
Before becoming a lawyer I was a flight instructor, and a commercial pilot. There are some interesting similarities between flight instructing and being a manager or board member of a district. One of them is in decision making. One thing flight...Read More
On May 11, 2016 the Golden State Risk Management Authority Board of Directors approved a $250,000 dividend for its members.
The availability of funds for a dividend can be directly attributed to lower than anticipated claims costs and the overall positive performance of the pool over the last 10...Read More
Each year GSRMA provides our member agencies with an all-in-one state and federal labor law poster. This year’s posters shipped in January. If you have not received your poster, please contact our office.
Please note, there have been revisions to the Pregnancy Disability Leave Notice that was...Read More
One of the most challenging aspects of being an employer in California, and one that we are constantly asked about through Golden State Risk Management Authority’s HR Hotline program, is navigating the interactive process to determine whether an injured/ill/disabled employee can be reasonably...Read More
Fulfill your mandated Harassment and Ethics Training in one day! These trainings will be held at Granzella's Banquet Facility in Williams, CA. Choose from the following two available dates:
Wednesday April 6, 2016 - click to register
Thursday May 12, 2016 - click to register
Please register by...Read More
GOVERNMENT CODE PROCEDURAL PRIMER
Compliance with the procedural requirements of the Tort Claims Act found in the California Government Code is a condition precedent to most lawsuits against California public entities. They are designed to give the public entity an opportunity to conduct a timely...Read More