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Bill would call for employers to submit annual workplace safety plans

workplace safety

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.




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