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Did You Know...NIOSH has a Fentanyl Toolkit?
Posted by Sarah Bruno in Did You Know?
February 09, 2022

Potential exposure to illicit drugs is not a new hazard for public agency employees, however, the level of risk is increasing with the presence of the synthetic opioid Fentanyl which is reported to be 50-100 times more potent than morphine.

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New Opportunity - State and Local Cybersecurity Grant Program
Posted by John Nichols in Cyber Liability, Risk Control
October 03, 2023

John Nichols breaks down The State and Local Cybersecurity Grant Program (SLCGP), a first-of-its-kind endeavor specifically for state, local, and territorial (SLT) governments to help strengthen cyber resilience.

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New Communicable Disease Schools Guidance
Posted by Scarlett Sadler in COVID-19, Education
September 06, 2023

Public Health (CDPH) published Guidance for K-12 Schools and Child Care Settings to Support Safe In-Person Services and Mitigate the Spread of Communicable Diseases, 2023-2024 School Year.

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Updated COVID-19 Testing Guidance and FAQs for K-12 Schools
Posted by Scarlett Sadler in COVID-19, Education, Risk Control, Risk Management
July 31, 2023

On July 27, 2023, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) revised its School Testing for COVID-19 webpage to include updated links and contacts as well as guidance directing K-12 schools to continue to follow the Testing Framework for K-12 Schools for the 2022-2023 School Year for the upcoming school year (23/24). CPDH also updated its Frequently Asked Questions Around K-12 Testing.  Read this blog to read all about it!

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CDPH Revision to "Outbreak" Definition
Posted by Scarlett Sadler in COVID-19
July 10, 2023

On June 20, 2023, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) revised its guidelines regarding identification of COVID-19 outbreaks. Read about the new changes in this blog.

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DOT Record Retention Requirements
Posted by Kristin Skorka in Risk Control
June 22, 2023

Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Title 49 part 40 outlines the procedures and requirements for drug and alcohol testing, including provisions for records retention. 49 CFR 40.333 specifies the different types of records and the minimum duration for which these records must be retained. Records must be accessible for any necessary audits, inspections, or investigations that may arise. The following requirements come directly from the DOT and apply to all agencies:

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K-12 Bystander Reporting Toolkit
Posted by Scarlett Sadler in Education, Risk Control
June 12, 2023

Did you know that there's a free toolkit  that could help you strengthen your school's safety reporting program? Check it out!

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Emerging Risk: Swatting in Schools
Posted by Scarlett Sadler in Education, Risk Control
April 10, 2023

Swatting is a dangerous hoax, where a false report of an emergency or threat of violence prompts an immediate law enforcement response. However, there are some proactive steps that school districts can take to reduce risk.

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Updates to CDPH COVID-19 Guidance
Posted by Scarlett Sadler in COVID-19
March 13, 2023

On March 3, 2023, the California Department of Public Health announced updates to several state public health orders and COVID-19.

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FMCSA Biennial Update
Posted by Chandler Wright in Risk Control
February 14, 2023

If your agency has a USDOT number and operates under Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) regulations, you are responsible for updating your information with the FMCSA every two years.

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