Archive | January, 2015

Time To Complete Your OSHA 300 Summaries

28 Jan

It’s the time of year to be filling out your OSHA 300 Annual summaries – as they are to be posted between February 1 and April 30 of every year.
A new Cal/OSHA Safety and Health Appeals Board decision makes accuracy and thoroughness important. In a decision issued December 24, 2014 (Merry Christmas to you!) the Cal/OSHA Board upheld a citation for an oil service provider for failing to fully complete the log of workplace injuries.
Cal/OSHA regulations require employers to log all work injuries. In this case, the employer filled out the log, but failed to complete the part of the form indicating “the object which caused the injury” or column F of Form 300. In upholding a fine against the employer, the Board stated, “filling in Form 300 to record injuries means to fill in all of the information called for on the form.”
(Key Energy Services LLC 13-R4D3-2239, Dec. 24, 2014)

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Form 300A, is the summary of job-related injuries and illnesses that occurred last year. Unless you have 10 or fewer employees or fall within one of the industries normally excused from the Occupational Safety and Health Act’s (OSH Act) recordkeeping and posting requirements, you’re required to post OSHA Form 300A (not the OSHA 300 form/log) annually from February 1 to April 30.

A complete set of Cal/OSHA 300 forms, including instructions, is available at: http://www.dir.ca.gov/dosh/dosh_publications/reckeepoverview.pdf. A complete list of exempt industries in the retail, services, finance, and real estate sectors is posted on OSHA’s website at http://www.osha.gov

If you need help either completing your OSHA Summary or in other OSHA compliance matters, our team of consultants at CalWorkSafety.com and Don Dressler Consulting are here to help. Check our websites at: http://www.CalWorkSafety.com and http://www.DonDressler.com

It is Time To Honor Exceptional Police Service in Irvine, CA

8 Jan

These are not normal times for our nation and I hope you will not consider this just another request. The City of Irvine has been recognized as the Safest City in America (with population over 100,000) for the 10th consecutive year. What a great achievement! At the same time, we are aware of the conflict and concern across our country about how various individuals and groups have treated and why mutual respect for everyone is so critical.
Community oriented service is a way of life for the members of the Irvine Police Department. The outstanding service provided each day by the men and women of the Irvine Police Department in many ways defines the City of Irvine.
We need and ask for business and community support for the 44th Annual Irvine Police Department Awards Banquet which recognizes members of the Irvine Police Department for exceptional service. The Exchange Club of Irvine and Irvine Police Department need your assistance as we plan for this annual event scheduled for March 19, 2015 at the Irvine Marriott Hotel.
The Annual Awards Banquet is an important event where members of the Irvine Police Department are chosen by their peers and supervisors for providing outstanding service to the community. The Annual Awards Banquet Dinner is hosted by the Exchange Club of Irvine and presented by the Irvine Police Department solely through generous contributions from the business community. There is no cost to the City of Irvine.
If you have not attended the Irvine Police Department Awards Banquet in the past, I know you will have an outstanding evening hearing firsthand accounts of service, dedication, heroism, care and sacrifice above and beyond the call of duty. Please support our effort to honor those who serve our community with distinction.

We are hopeful that you can support the Irvine Police Department Awards Banquet and are offering five levels of sponsorship (Gold –$7,500, Silver – $5,000, Bronze – $2,500 or $775 Table Sponsor or Community/Corporate  -$250).
For more information, call 949-533-3742 or email: exchangeclubofirvine@gmail.com

Don Dressler- Chairman of Exchange Club of Irvine
Committee for the Irvine Police Awards Banquet