killer of risk management programs

Shhhh! The number one killer of risk management programs.

Silence!  It’s crashed planes, overlooked police misconduct and even brought down entire companies. It’s responsible for more accidents than miscommunication.  Yet most of what we focus on in our policies is how we communicate.  Communication has been touted as the single most important skill you can develop to help you achieve success in every aspect Read more about Shhhh! The number one killer of risk management programs.[…]

Are employers required to clean employees keyboards?

This sounds really silly, but let’s face it, a keyboard is a work tool and it is typically owned by the employer.  In California, Cal-OSHA answered a question like this.  Short answer – give your employees the means to clean their keyboards and if you work in a health care setting, you should make items Read more about Are employers required to clean employees keyboards?[…]

What are the 5 elements of an idependent employee act for purposes of OSHA?

There are 5 elements which must be proven under the theory of Independent Employee Act, they are: The employee is experienced in the job. The employer has a well-developed safety program which includes safety training.  The training must focus on the employee-in-question’s job. The employer must enforce its safety program. The employer must enforce/discipline employees Read more about What are the 5 elements of an idependent employee act for purposes of OSHA?[…]

Do we have to care for animals on school campuses?

Yes, you must care for animals that are classroom pets.  The big problem here is not the day-to-day maintenance of the animal while school is in session, but those times when everyone is on break.  When that happens we tend to run into problems with the animal care:  feeding, warmth and our own difficulties driving Read more about Do we have to care for animals on school campuses?[…]

What is the Civic Center Act?

The Civic Center Act is codified in California Education Code 38130. The spirit of the law was to ensure that structures and facilities built with public dollars were allowed to benefit the public for other purposes beyond just schooling.  If you have heard of facility use agreements, this piece of Code is the basis for Read more about What is the Civic Center Act?[…]

Can I enroll a volunteer in the EPN program in California?

This is a tough one because it often depends on the CHP officer or DMV analyst that you speak to. Some will tell you that you cannot and others will say you can.   The reality is that just because a person is a volunteer driver, does not mean that their free labor reduces your Read more about Can I enroll a volunteer in the EPN program in California?[…]

Is lockable door hardware required on school classroom doors?

One of the issues that came out of the Columbine tragedy was the inability to lock classroom doors from the interior.  The major premise behind not providing lockable door hardware has been concerns over fire hazards, child molestation, egress and the like. With the introduction and chapter of AB 211 in 2009, lockable door hardware Read more about Is lockable door hardware required on school classroom doors?[…]

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