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Grant Opportunity for Cities and Special Districts

California Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) has recently posted a grant funding opportunity available to both cities and special districts. The purpose of this grant is to support special districts and incorporated cities with emergency preparedness measures in response to California's frequent power outage events. There is $13,000,000 allocated for [...]

Distracted Driving Awareness

October is Distracted Driving Awareness month. Distracted driving is anything that diverts a drivers attention from driving. Some distractions may include talking/texting on a cell phone, talking with passengers, adjusting stereo/AC/navigation, and eating or drinking. That is not an exhaustive list but merely some examples of what common distractors are. There [...]

Sexual Harassment Prevention Training due by January, 2021

By January 1st, 2021, all employers in California who have 5 or more employees will be required to ensure that all employees have taken Sexual Harassment Prevention Training. This is a biennial training requirement, meaning that a retraining is due every 2 years from the date the employee is first [...]

Cal/OSHA Extends emergency Wildfire Smoke RUle for outdoor workers

Like many Californian's, currently our districts are facing fires near and far that are creating air quality concerns. Due to the increase in frequency as well as severity of the fire's in the California, in 2019 Cal/OSHA put out emergency regulation §5141.1. §5141.1 relates to all workplaces where workers will [...]

Confidentiality Provisions Prohibited in Sexual Harassment & Sex Discrimination Cases

In recent years, several statutes have been passed in response to the #MeToo movement. One such statute, California Civil Code § 1001, has drastically changed the legal landscape around settling cases involving sexual harassment or sex discrimination. Below is a snippet from an article released by Derek Haynes and Dylan [...]

COVID-19 IIPP Addendum

Recently, our excess insurance carrier PRISM (formerly CSAC-EIA) has released a COVID-19 Injury and Illness Prevention Plan (IIPP) Addendum that we wished to share with our membership. This IIPP Addendum has been developed to meet current Cal/OSHA COVID-19 standards, and can be customized to meet your specific agencies needs. Click [...]

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