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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 [...]

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 [...]

California Access to Care during wild fires

In response to the wildfires raging throughout California, several Health Plan carriers have created quick reference guidance for access to care: ANTHEM (click here for Anthem Quick Guide) Between August 18, 2020 and September 17, 2020, Anthem is making changes for California members who live in Sonoma, Napa, Monterey and [...]

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 [...]

Cal/OSHA Recordables Vs Reportables and COVID-19 Updates

OSHA Recordables Vs Reportables, and COVID-19 Updates Recently, staff at GSRMA have seen an increase in questions related to Cal/OSHA reportables, recordables, and how COVID-19 ties into all of this. To help demystify this for our members, we wanted to define what is recordable, what is reportable, and how do [...]

Applications for CA Fire Grant Due July 15th

CLICK HERE TO APPLY California Fire Foundation currently has grant funding opportunities available up to $15,000. Any CA-based fire department, firefighter association, fire safe councils, and community-based organizations (CERT/NERT or safety focused organizations) are welcome to apply. Funding can be used for: Personal Protective Equipment Specialized Firefighting Equipment Mitigation & Fuels [...]

California passes emergency rule for outdoor workers exposed to wildfire smoke

California Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board recently passed an emergency regulation for outdoor employees exposed to wildfire smoke. Employers will be required to provide respirators to workers exposed to unhealthy air. The new requirements specifically address fine particulate matter from wildfires. For more information, please click on the link [...]

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