Tag Archives: safety training

The Road to COVID-19 Recovery

14 Sep

Managing your firm’s recovery from the problems and rules created during the COVID-19 pandemic is the topic of a comprehensive and fast-paced workshop being presented this Thursday, September 17th at 10:00 a.m. PST.  

Tenured presenter and trainer Pat Haley will define steps of dealing with business challenges created by COVID-19, including: ‘keeping up’ with rules; what are your employees thinking about and how you should respond them; HR Policies and Practices that will point your firm to profitability; and lastly, Pat will discuss the importance of your management leadership role. 

COVID-19 Recovery & Your Firm
Date: September 17th
Time: 10:00 a.m. PST
Presenter: Pat Haley
Topic: Managing Your Firm’s COVID-19 Recovery
Q&A to Follow the Discussion

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This is another of our series of monthly courtesy webinars presented by CalWorkSafety & HR, LLC. To Learn More – Call one of our consultants or ask for Don Dressler: 949-533-3742

Employee Training Really Matters

29 Aug

TRAINING SUCCESS STORY CPR SAVES THE DAY …
While riding home from work, three co-workers were “off the clock and off company property” when one of them began having a problem breathing and became unresponsive. The driver quickly returned to the workplace location and summoned help for the non-responsive team member. 

As it turns out the co-worker (Friend) responding to the frantic call for help had recently participated in the CalWork Safety & HR Safety Training course. After the car arrived, when Friend reached the non-responsive man, he immediately began applying the safety course protocol he had recently acquired.  

First, he checked his co-worker and found no pulse or response. By now the man’s lips had turned blue. Next, the dangerously ill man was removed from the car as another participant instructed someone to call 911. Friend then began administering CPR using rescue breaths that he had learned and practices during his CPR training course. 

After the CPR had been administered for several minutes, the non-responsive team member began shallow breathing and registered a weak pulse. Friend continued monitoring then rolled his co-worker on his side while administering CPR until 911 arrived and assumed treatment responsibility. 

The patient was taken to the hospital and was released a few hours later and monitored over the weekend. Because of the help from Friend and quick response, he returned to work the following week. 

NOTE: CalWork Safety & HR Consultant, Ralph Dorwin, was the company’s CPR class instructor. He comments: “This is my first reported example of someone who graduated from my CPR Training Course successfully used the techniques learned in class. It is most gratifying to know that the CalWork Safety & HR training courses really does make a difference for our clients!” 

But Wait … Available Training Options Are Extensive!


Yes, employee safety is a significant concern to every company … you are also required by state and federal guidelines to provide non-safety employee training courses. Our training solutions to help you do just that.
Click Here to review our complete list of Safety Training Courses.You might also benefit from the Leadership Courses brochure defining management courses covering: 

  1. Sexual Harassment Prevention
  2. Supervisor Leadership Skills
  3. Federal & State Wage & Hour Laws
  4. Dealing With Challenging Employees
  5. Problem-solving for Supervisors
  6. Employment Law for Supervisors
  7. Progressive Discipline Steps
  8. Team Building for Supervisors
  9. Employee Terminations

Achieve Business Profitability … Reduce Costs … Mitigate Risks Discover the extensive training courses we offer our clients. Contact us today – we are here to help!   Call one of our consultants or ask for Don Dressler: 949-533-3742

How to Build a Strong Safety Culture

17 Oct

Here are 10 steps you and your management can take to build a strong safety culture, thereby improving safety performance and preventing accidents:

1. Define safety responsibilities for all levels of the organization (e.g., safety is a line management function).
2. Develop upstream measures (e.g., number of reports of hazards/suggestions, number of committee projects/successes, etc.).
3. Align management and supervisors through establishing a shared vision of safety and health goals and objectives vs. production.
4. Implement a process that holds managers and supervisors accountable for visibly being involved, setting the proper example, and leading a positive change for safety and health.
5. Evaluate and rebuild any incentives and disciplinary systems for safety and health as necessary.
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Prepare for Hazardous Materials – GHS Compliance Training

13 Jun

Take action now to prepare for your obligation as an employer to train your employees about new rules regarding hazardous chemicals in your work, and the training MUST be done by December 1, 2013.

This obligation applies to virtually every employer in America, unless you only by cleansers, bleaches, detergents, etc. at consumer grocery stores and the like.  If you obtain cleaning products from a commercial supply source, or inks for your printers, solvents, etc. not to mention other chemicals for your work – you are covered by OSHA’s rules regarding Hazardous Materials and Hazardous Communications. 

This OSHA rule, known as” Globally Harmonized System (GHS) of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals” was adopted to be consistent with the provisions of the United Nations Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS), Revision 3. The transmittal of information is to be accomplished by means of comprehensive hazard communication programs, which are to include container labeling and other forms of warning, safety data sheets and employee training.

Under the recently adopted GHS, what have been known as Material Safety Data Sheets, (MSDSs) will change to a new 16-section SDS format. Manufacturers have until June 1, 2015, to comply with the new SDS format. But employers must train all employees on these new Safety Data Sheets and this system by December 1, 2013

OSHA regulations also require employers to have a written hazard communication program which describes how chemical labels and other forms of warning, safety data sheets and employee information and training will be met.  Contact us at Don Dressler Consulting, www.DonDressler.com for help.

Are You Ready to Prove You Trained Every New Employee in Safety?

23 Dec

Can you produce written proof that every one of your employees has received safety training, particularly new employees? Specifically, can you show:

  1. Employees were given safety training for their job?
  2. The specific training their received?
  3. Who did the training?
  4. When the training occurred?

Personnel Plus Inc. a temporary staffing agency could not produce such records and Cal/OSHA cited them for violating the training documentation requirements of California law.  Cal/OSHA Appeals Board upheld the citation and penalty for violating the Illness & Injury Prevention Plan requirements of CCR 8, Section 3202 (b)(2).

Every California employer – no matter what size – no matter what industry or occupation – must have a written safety plan and provide safety training before any employee starts work.  And, the employer must have written records to prove it. 

If you need help in complying with these rules, e-mail DonDressler1@hotmail.com

New YouTube Video Available For Safety Training For Your Workers Regarding Heat Illness

20 Aug

The summer is not over, and employers have a continuing obligation under OSHA, particularly California employers under the Cal/OSHA heat illness prevention rules, to train employees about the dangers of heat illness and how to protect themselves. You have a new tool to help in that effort: an on line video on YouTube.com presented by Don Dressler Consulting and www.CalWorkSafety.com.

Check out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YnrwrewOaGE.  This is a fast paced information packed video using power point material designed for your employees on the very first day on the job.