Monthly Archives May 2015

State Water Board Expands and Extends Emergency Water Conservation Regulation

As the drought continues, California expands and extends water conservation regulations across the board. Individuals and businesses alike are affected. Avoid hefty citations! Learn about the new regulations by reading the press release below.

CA water board

As California enters a fourth year of severe drought, the state’s current water supply conditions are sobering and the future is looking grim. On March 17, 2015, the State Water Resources Control Board adopted and expanded emergency regulations to safeguard the state’s remaining water supplies.

“We are experiencing the lowest snowpack and the driest January in recorded history, and communities around the state are already suffering severely from the prior three years of drought,” said State Water Board Chair Felicia Marcus...

Read More

Hotel soap and shampoo manufacturer faces fines of nearly $104K for exposing employees to dangerous chemical and fire hazards

Most employers are aware that the federal Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) requires covered employers to provide a safe workplace for employees. As part of their general enforcement duties or in response to a complaint, OSHA officers can enter and inspect “your” workplace. Compliance in all areas, workplace safety, record keeping, and reporting are mandatory and instrumental to alleviating hefty fines. In the OSHA press release below you will get a glimpse of what officers generally examine and the large fines that will be imposed.

law and regulation

OSHA finds Marietta Corp. and its staffing agency violated safety standards

SYRACUSE, N.Y. – A leading maker of soap and shampoo for hotels and retail sale exposed workers to chemical and fire hazards and blocked emergency exit routes, the U.S...

Read More