Many businesses do not have the expertise to design and implement programs that effectively control losses and comply with mandated regulatory requirements in these areas.
OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY (OSHA)
Regulations involving occupational safety and health are complex and time consuming. As an employer you are expected to know and comply with the law. The law provides no allowance for negligence or misinterpretation of the rules.
If you use pesticides in your operations, you should be concerned about employee safety and compliance with State and Federal laws. Pesticide laws and regulations exist to protect the worker, the public and the environment. Most business, however, do not have the expertise to implement a complete pesticide safety program.
Filling up a gas tank is as commonplace as pouring a cup of coffee. However, an employee filling a gas tank in the workplace becomes hazardous material handling requiring written procedures, training, recordkeeping and exposing the employer to liability.
RESPIRATORY PROTECTION PROGRAM
With a few exceptions, Cal/OSHA´S Respirator Regulation, Section 5144, applies to all workplace respirator use.
STORM WATER PROTECTION
Counties in California have adopted a Watershed Protection Ordinance requiring commercial, industrial, municipal and residential sectors to implement Best Management Practices (BMPs) to protect local water resources. Many of these BMPs are easy to adopt and are applicable to agriculture.
ILLNESS AND INJURY PREVENTION PLAN
Develop and implement a written program describin company policies and procedures for all work practices, such as...
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