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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

School Administrator’s Guide to Preventing Sexual Abuse & Misconduct

Recently, our Excess insurance carrier PRISM (formerly CSAC-EIA) released a guide regarding preventing SAM (Sexual abuse & molestation) cases from arising within schools. This guide is a compilation of industry best practices, management strategies, forms, templates, and resources. Due to the amount of work that went in to creating this guide, [...]

Free Sanitizer and Disinfectant Training for Teachers and Support Staff

Were you aware that sanitizers and disinfectants were classified as pesticides? The Healthy Schools Act (HSA) requires anyone using any pesticide at a school or childcare center to complete HSA training, annually. DPR has created several courses that fulfill the requirements set forth from the HSA, all free of cost. These [...]

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