According to the Red Cross, May is recognized as National Wildfire Awareness Month. Have you thought about how your agency will participate and take steps to prepare?
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.
For teachers and school administrators throughout the state the beginning of the school year is a busy time. It’s also the time of year that many are required to provide mandated reporter training.
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Worker Well-Being Questionnaire (NIOSH WellBQ) was designed to help employers, among others, understand the well-being of workers and target interventions to improve worker well-being.
The International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) has developed the Public Recording of Police toolkit in partnership with the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) which offers in-depth information.
Participation in an EPN is required for many California employers.
AB 1963 becomes effective January 1, 2021 and changes the definition of mandated reporters and therefore who in your agency needs to be trained.
Under SB 1343 all employers in California with five or more employees are required to provide at least two hours of interactive training regarding harassment prevention to all supervisory employees and one hour for all non-supervisory employees.
Some PRISM members with drug and alcohol testing programs are finding it difficult to administer their programs in light of the pandemic.
We are hearing from PRISM members across the state that Cal/OSHA enforcement activity related to COVID-19 is prevalent. Read more about some specific areas of your written COVID-19 Prevention Plan that Cal/OSHA may want to evaluate.
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