Archive | January, 2020

Completing/Filing Revised Cal-OSHA Form 300A Now Mandatory

30 Jan

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As Of 2-1-20 … Cal/OSHA’s Form 300A Is Now Mandatory to California Employers

California employers should know that Cal/OSHA’s injury/illness reporting requirements have been revised starting on 2-1-20. Employers who meet the requirements for keeping of work-related injuries and illnesses records must post the OSHA Form 300A from February 1 to April 30 yearly. All medical treatment beyond first aid must be reported to OSHA. Employers must also document significant work-related injuries and illnesses diagnosed by a licensed healthcare professional.

March 2, 2020 is the deadline for filing OSHA Form 300A 2019 reports of injury and illness data. If you employ more than ten workers considered to be partially exempt, it also involves an OSHA Form 300A. Now required on all submissions is your Employer Identification Numbers (EIN). These reports include:

Work-related death and every work-related injury or
illness that involves loss of consciousness, restricted work
activity, or job transfer, days away from work, or
medical treatment beyond first aid.

 

New Cal/OSHA Rule Changes That Are Effective Now:
  • OSHA Form 300 requires the supervisor to document the injured employee’s name, job title, and case number.
  • Supervisors must describe the case by listing the date of injury or illness, location of occurrence, and the specific area of the body affected. The log  also asks for the outcome, including days away from work, job transfer, or other recordable cases.
  • Beyond each individual case, employers must also prepare a summary of all work-related injuries and illnesses (reported on Form 300A).
    • In this section, the number of cases, days away from work, and injury or illness are combined into a grand total.
    • The employer then lists their information and provides a signature for OSHA’s internal use.
  • Not to be overlooked, the last page of the report is OSHA’s Form 301 (employer’s form that describes the workplace injury or illness). Each injury or illness that is recorded on OSHA Form 300 or its equivalent must also be recorded on a Form 301 or its equivalent (*a form is considered equivalent if it contains all the information asked on Form 301).
  • Note that larger firms are also required to file online with U.S. Dept. of Labor.
Our CalWorkSafety team helps companies with preparation and filing of your OSHA Form 300 and 300A reports and gives you confidence that they are on time and accurate. If you have questions about this important new regulation contact CalWorkSafety 949-533-3742 and speak with one of our consultants about your questions or concerns.
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Announcing Two New Employer Tools to Help Employees Prevent/Resolve Employee Performance or Injury Issues

14 Jan

Jan 20 BOTTOMLINE- New Employer Solutions

In working with a number of clients, we have seen problems caused by employees claiming a work injury due to pain and not recovering – increasing the cost of workers’ comp claims. We have also seen employees with “stress” claims or behavior which causes problems for the work force or even indicate potential workers’ comp. claims.

We are very pleased to announce two additional programs now available to our clients to help with employee performance or injury/illness issues. These innovative programs assist you to successfully prevent or resolve employee performance or injury issues by helping you effectively deal with physical, emotional, or behavioral complications. And – as an incentive for you to use this program, our firm CalWorkSafety LLC – will pay for the first office visit under either our Next Level Chiropractic Program, or Mental Health and Cognitive Behavior Therapy provided by Kinsugi Mind Spa in Laguna Hills, CA.

All CalWorkSafety Existing Clients Can Take Advantage of These New Programs for Their Employees:

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Next Level Chiropractic Program:

Treatment for pain, strains and sprains and other muscular-skeletal concerns. The pain experienced may be long-standing and accumulated wear and tear of life and very often is not caused by a work injury. But the pain still affects job performance.   The main Chiropractic office is in Irvine but there   are participating offices throughout the LA area.
  • Evaluate – understand – help – find issues
    causing pain
  • Often it is discovered that it is work related
    injury but not Worker’s Comp status

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Fitness for Duty:

A Mental Health assistance evaluation and therapy:
  • Cognitive Behavioral Training – Seek therapy designed to:
    • Help identify and evaluate stress and/or behavioral issues
    • Help determine the origin of behavioral issues which may not be workplace based
    • Can often get employee back to work (after 3-4 sessions)

These services are not part of a workers’ compensation claim, and our providers are not Primary Treating Physicians – which means there is no report to your workers’ compensation insurer or CA Dept. of Work Comp. And, since this isn’t Worker’s Comp treatment, it has no impact on XMOD. Retainer clients will not be charged for the initial visit; but if follow-up visits are needed, the employer must decide if they will provide and pay for such additional services.

The goal is to benefit employers by helping employees return to work and do their job. Companies which have used a resource such as this have found it lowered the cost of a workers’ compensation claim where behavior, attitude or stress is involved, by 50%.

Help identify and solve employee problems without going through Workers’ comp, experience minimal hassle and provide employees help – whether physical, emotional, or behavioral. These services can also be very important in dealing with the interactive process required by FEHA and ADA for accommodation of disabilities.

Give us a call to learn more … let’s get started.