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

Featured resource: Preshift forklift inspection checklist
January 2015
Forklifts come with a lot of potential hazards and failure points. Operator training is critical, of course, but so is ensuring that the equipment itself is safe and in good working order. This preshift inspection checklist covers the basic inspection requirements found in the Cal/OSHA operating rules. . . . more »
Online Exclusive: If you have to chill, be prepared
COCA Online Exclusive December 2014
In California, you might not think too much about cold weather. Unless you're camping, skiing in the mountains, or traveling, you might never encounter weather cold enough to cause concern. But that means when you do encounter cold temperatures, you might be less well prepared for them than someone from a cooler climate. . . . more »
Online Exclusive: Spill prevention checklist
COCA Online Exclusive October 2014
Accidental spills and releases can create fire hazards, toxic exposures, and environmental concerns at your workplace--and earthquakes, like the magnitude 6.0 quake that hit Napa in August 2014, can lead to accidental spills. . . . more »
Online exclusive: Infectious disease prevention checklist
COCA Online Exclusive August 2014
After a brief respite in the late 20th and early 21st centuries, infectious "childhood" diseases have come roaring back--and these days, they're not just affecting kids. Adults, too, have been affected by recent epidemics of measles, mumps, and whooping cough. Use our checklist to make sure that your workers don't get caught in the next outbreak. . . . more »
Online Exclusive: Checklist for bite and sting prevention
COCA Online Exclusive July 2014
Are your outdoor workers being bugged? Outdoor workers in California may encounter a variety of insects that can transmit diseases or inject venom. Although in most cases this is no more than an annoyance, enough serious diseases and deadly allergies are in play to merit concern. . . . more »
Featured resource: Checklist for preventing youth agricultural injuries
July 2014
The National Children's Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety has published its 2014 fact sheet on childhood agricultural injuries in the United States. More than 955,000 youth were living on the nation's 2.2 million farms in 2012, the fact sheet reported. Nearly half of those living on farms worked on their farms, and another 258,800 nonresident youth worked as hired help. . . . more »
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 »
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