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Upcoming Training Opportunity

Cal/OSHA 10-Hour General Industry Safety Course

Summer 2024

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Did You Know?


OSHA announced its final rule that will update the current Hazard Communication Standard to better protect workers. The updated standard improves the information on labels and safety data sheets, allowing workers and first responders to react more quickly in an emergency. The updates take effect on July 19, 2024.

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Workplace Violence Prevention in General Industry

Workplace violence includes threats or acts of physical violence at work and is a serious concern for employers and workers. The latest data shows in 2021, 57 working people died from acts of workplace violence in California.  In the U.S., an average of 1.3 million nonfatal violent crimes in the workplace occurred annually from 2015 to 2019. For further details see Indicators of Workplace Violence, 2019 (published 2022).

Cal/OSHA is developing a new regulation on Workplace Violence Prevention that will apply to most workplaces in California.

The regulation is currently being drafted based on input from two public meetings and two rounds of written comments.  To receive updates and provide feedback on the draft regulation, email Principal Safety Engineer Kevin Graulich at KGraulich@dir.ca.gov

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Workplace Safety Training Required for California Entertainment Events 

Effective January 1, 2023, Assembly Bill (AB) 1775 implements new workplace safety training and certification requirements for entertainment events vendors who produce live events at public events venues.  All employees involved in setting up, operating, or tearing down the live event at the venue have completed the Cal/OSHA-10, the OSHA-10/General Entertainment Safety training, or the OSHA-10 as applicable to their occupation.  These are 10-hour training courses developed by Cal/OSHA and federal OSHA pertaining to workplace safety.

 

Specifically, any business that contracts with the entertainment events vendor to set up, operate, or tear down a live event at a public events venue must require the vendor to certify in writing, for its employees and the employees of any subcontractors, the following:

(1) All employees involved in setting up, operating, or tearing down the live event at the venue have completed the Cal/OSHA-10, the OSHA-10/General Entertainment Safety training, or the OSHA-10 as applicable to their occupation. These are 10-hour training courses developed by Cal/OSHA and federal OSHA pertaining to workplace safety.

(2) Additionally, the vendor must certify one of the following:

·         All department heads and leads have completed the Cal/OSHA-30, the OSHA-30/General Entertainment Safety training, or the OSHA-30, and are certified through the Entertainment Technician Certification Program relevant to the task(s) they are supervising or performing, or another certification program.

·         Alternatively, the vendor can certify that its employees and any subcontractors’ employees meet the conditions for a skilled and trained workforce as that term is defined in Section 2601 of the Public Contract Code.

For purposes of these additional requirements, a “public events venue” means a state-operated fairground, county fairground, state park, California State University, University of California, or auxiliary organization-run facility that hosts live events.

For more information regarding this legislation go to:

https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=202120220AB1775

Montgomery Investigations has the trained staff capable of providing this training.

If you have any questions or would like additional information regarding our company's qualifications and capabilities, please do not hesitate to call us or contact us at:

info@montgomeryinvestigations.com

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2024 Annual Adjustments to OSHA Civil Penalties 

Minimum and Maximum Penalty Amounts. OSHA's maximum penalties for serious and other-than-serious violations will increase from $15,625 per violation to $16,131 per violation. The maximum penalty for willful or repeated violations will increase from $156,259 per violation to $161,323 per violation. 

Below are the minimum and maximum amounts for proposed civil penalties:

Serious Violation - $16,131 per violation (max);

Other - Than-Serious - $16,131 per violation (max);

Willful or Repeated - $161,323 per violation (max);

Posting Requirements - $16,131 per violation (max); and

Failure to Abate - N/A(min), $16,131 per day unabated beyond the abatement date [generally limited to 30 days maximum] (max).

For more information, go to https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2024-01-11/pdf/2024-00253.pdf 

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Our Experience Shows!

Montgomery Investigations is a Verified Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business specializing in environmental health and safety training and consultative services.  In addition, as a California licensed private investigation firm, we are able to provide workplace (industrial) accident investigation, pre-employment background checks, E-Verify and workers' compensation abuse and fraud investigative services. 

Montgomery Investigations was formed to provide a unique set of training and consultation services.  Over the past several decades, the proliferation of environmental and safety regulations has created a daunting task for businesses to keep abreast of them, let alone keep in compliance with them.  We provide the expertise to assist your company with its compliance efforts, so you can focus on your business' primary functions.

Montgomery Investigations operates in a wide variety of roles across the public, private and not-for-profit sectors.  We are widely acknowledged for our understanding and awareness of the unique characteristics and challenges facing each of these sectors.

Montgomery Investigations' professional qualification provides a comprehensive foundation of knowledge, understanding and skills that add up to a highly valuable resource for any organization.  The commitment of our staff to continuing professional development is an integral component of our organization's professional qualifications.

If you have any questions or would like additional information regarding our company's qualifications and capabilities, please do not hesitate to call us or contact us at:

info@montgomeryinvestigations.com

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