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Yearly Archives: 2013

Covered California Launches Self-Service Website for the Small Business Health Options Program

On Dec. 2, Covered California officially launched the full self-enrollment function of the Small Business Health Options (SHOP) online marketplace. This significant new function on the Covered California website will enable small businesses to fully enroll for coverage that may begin as early as Jan. 1, 2014. Small Business Health Options Program

Action Needed: New Cal/OSHA Training Required by December 1, 2013

Cal/OSHA has revised its Hazard Communication Standard to align with the UN global chemical communication system. OSHA is phasing in the elements of that policy and you need to take action to comply with the first element. By 12/1/13 all employers must train all those who come in contact with any chemical in the workplace to understand how to interpret hazards communicated through pictograms and standardized material safety data sheets, now called safety data sheets or SDS. This means that auto repair businesses have to provide that training to their employees this November. You only have to explain the materials below; you do not have to discuss any specific chemical. Document your training. Training MaterialsHazard Communication Safety Data SheetsHazard Communication Safety Data Sheet ... read more

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