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California lawmakers are considering a bill that would require an employer to submit a copy of its written injury prevention program to the state each year.
A.B. 1569, introduced on Feb. 23 and amended Thursday in the state Assembly’s Committee of Labor & Employment, would expand California’s existing law on requirements for employer injury prevention plans.
A plan must include elements such as identification of the person or persons responsible for implementing the program; the employer’s system for identifying and evaluating workplace hazards, including scheduled periodic inspections to identify unsafe conditions and work practices; and the employer’s methods and procedures for correcting unsafe or unhealthy conditions and work practices in a timely manner, along with various workplace safety training requirements, according to state law.
The bill had not been placed on the Assembly calendar as of Monday.
Women in the workplace encounter particular safety risks that need to be addressed, including workplace violence and ill-fitting personal protective equipment, according to safety experts.