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Below are checklists that can help save you time and simplify compliance.


Online Exclusive: Safety checklist for bicycle commuters
COCA Online Exclusive May 2014
May is Bike to Work month in California and nationwide, and May 8, 2014, marks the state's 20th annual Bike to Work Day. Supporters of the bike-to-work movement point out that bikes enhance traffic conditions, environmental conditions, and personal health. . . . more »
Featured resource: Uphold safety with this scaffold inspection checklist
May 2014
Workers can be exposed to many hazards on the job--and so can their scaffold equipment. That's why it's essential that a "competent person" inspect the equipment each day before employees use it. . . . more »
Online Exclusive: Put the finger on hand hazards in your workplace
COCA Online Exclusive April 2014
Two tools are essential for almost any job you can think of--your hands. It's natural, then, that preventing hand injuries should be high on any list of safety priorities. Here's a handy checklist to help you identify and control hazards in your workplace that can cause injuries to workers' hands. . . . more »
Online Exclusive: Checklist for occupational lead exposure control programs
COCA Online Exclusive February 2014
al/OSHA regulates worker exposures to occupational lead in General Industry Safety Orders (GISO) Section 5198 and Construction Safety Orders (CSO) Section 1532.1. Although the permissible exposure limits (PELs) for lead may be significantly reduced in the near future, the program requirements probably will not change. Our checklist will help you determine how your program stacks up against those requirements. . . . more »
Online Exclusive: Checklist for calculating 'days away from work'
COCA Online Exclusive January 2014
Do your employees who maintain Cal/OSHA injury and illness records understand what "days away from work" means and how to record them? Here's a checklist of rules for recording lost workdays. . . . more »
Featured resource: Checklist for worker at-home holiday safety
November 2013
In 2011, off-the-job injuries and fatalities cost the country $563 billion and cost employers 235 million lost workdays, according to the National Safety Council. Encourage your workers to take safety home for the holidays by distributing this checklist. . . . more »
Online Exclusive: Checklist for keeping older workers safe on the road
COCA Online Exclusive October 2013
Highway transportation incidents are the leading cause of work-related fatalities in the United States. In August 2013, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published a new study on workplace highway deaths that found that the highest fatality rates occurred among workers age 65 and older. These workers died in highway transportation incidents -- as operators, passengers, or pedestrians -- at a rate more than three times that of workers age 18-54. . . . more »
Featured resource: Ammonium nitrate storage checklist
October 2013
In the wake of the fatal ammonium nitrate explosion in West, Texas, this past spring, California Senator Barbara Boxer is urging states to increase their enforcement of safety regulations that apply to this chemical. . . . more »
Online Exclusive: Spray finishing health and safety checklist
COCA Online Exclusive September 2013
Workers in spray finishing operations may face respiratory hazards from airborne chemical exposures, fire and explosion hazards from combustible chemicals, and other hazards--depending on the specifics of the work they do. This checklist of questions for employers with spray finishing operations can help you identify and control the hazards your workers could run into on the job. . . . more »
Online exclusive: Does your fleet safety program cover the essentials?
April 2013
Transportation incidents have been the leading cause of work-related fatalities for many years. They're also a source of significant liability exposure, and even fender-benders (crashes involving only property damage, with no injuries) can be costly. . . . more »
Featured resource: How to identify amputation hazards in the workplace
April 2013
A moment's inattention--and a hand is caught in machinery. A single misstep; a foot slips in. . . . more »
Online Exclusive: Checklist for Cal/OSHA inspection preparation
COCA Online Exclusive February 2013
Cal/OSHA inspectors follow a procedure when inspecting a worksite. It doesn't vary all that much, but many employers are still caught off guard, unaware of what to expect and what they will be asked (and legally required) to provide. This checklist will help you prepare for the day that Cal/OSHA comes knocking. . . . more »
Featured resource: Check your welding, cutting, and brazing safety
January 2013
Whenever workers are welding, cutting, or brazing, they are at risk. Fire is the most obvious hazard, but compressed gas cylinders, electricity, and hazardous welding fumes also pose hazards. Check your welding, cutting, and brazing operations for safety with this checklist, adapted from federal OSHA. . . . more »
Featured Resource: Workplace kitchen safety checklist
November 2012
The employee kitchen is often a hub of activity that has nothing to do with work--but can have plenty of risk to your workers' safety and health. Post this safety checklist in your kitchen to help employees avoid burns, cuts, and foodborne illnesses. . . . more »
Online exclusive: Audit planning checklist
COCA Online Exclusive September 2012
The idea of some audits, like one by the IRS, might make your blood run cold. But when it comes to safety and health, an audit is a proactive tool that tells you if your program is achieving the desired results. . . . more »
Online Exclusive: Safety Communications Checklist
COCA Online Exclusive July 2012
If health and safety are truly a top priority in your company, you need to communicate that commitment--throughout the ranks and every day. Many opportunities are available for doing so, and many ways. Our checklist will give you some ideas for effectively spreading the safety message to everyone in your organization. . . . more »
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