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COVID-19 Isolation/Quarantine Decision Tree for Cases and Contacts

COVID-19 cases are on rise, as are the number of questions we are receiving from members. One of the most common questions we hear after an agency has a COVID-19 exposure is, "What next?"  Below you will find a decision tree that is designed to help answer that question and [...]

OSHA Revises Small Business Handbook

Download the Handbook here Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) in partnership with the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) have partnered to revise their Small Business Safety and Health Handbook. This handbook highlights the benefits of implementing an effective safety and health program. Included in the book are [...]

Cal/OSHA ratifies 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 [...]

RMAP Changes for 21/22

The Risk Management Accreditation Program (RMAP) is a voluntary program we have developed at GSRMA to assist our member agencies with best practice and regulatory compliance. GSRMA members that participate in the program historically have experienced reduced frequency and severity of losses. In constant efforts of improving the program, we [...]

COVID-19 Updates: Abbreviated ETS, Indoor Air Quality

Since the reopening of California on June 15th, there have been several changes and additions to current standards. Please see below for some of these changes. Emergency Temporary Standards(ETS) Abbreviated Cal/OSHA has updated their current ETS. Some of the most notable changes include: Fully vaccinated employees do not need to [...]

Cal/OSHA COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standards – Amended

On June 17, 2021, the Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board adopted revisions to the COVID-19 Prevention Emergency Temporary Standards. Governor Gavin Newsom signed an executive order enabling the revisions to take effect without the normal 10-day review period by the Office of Administrative Law. The revised standards took effect [...]

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