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California’s Assembly Bill 1732 Transitions Single-User Restrooms To All-Gender Restrooms

California’s Assembly Bill 1732 Transitions Single-User Restrooms To All-Gender Restrooms

California has become the first state in the nation to adopt a new law that will require all single occupancy restrooms in any business establishment, place of public accommodation, or state or local government agency to be accessible to all genders. Starting on March 1, 2017, all establishments must have updated signage to reflect the […]

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California updates Proposition 65 warnings for facilities

California updates Proposition 65 warnings for facilities

California state regulators have updated the Proposition 65 warnings that are required for use in commercial and industrial spaces.  Proposition 65 says, “ No person in the course of doing business shall knowingly and intentionally expose any individual to a chemical known to the state to cause cancer or reproductive toxicity without first giving a […]

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Workplace illnesses and injuries continue to decline

Workplace illnesses and injuries continue to decline

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported on October 27th that workplace illnesses and injuries continued to decline in 2015.  The current rate of 3.0 total injuries per 100 full-time workers compares favorably with 3.5 injuries per 100 workers in 2010, and 4.6 injuries per 100 workers in 2005.  It is the lowest rate of workplace […]

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New OSHA injury and illness tracking rules effective January 1

New OSHA injury and illness tracking rules effective January 1

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration already requires employers to record workplace injuries and illnesses in an OSHA log.  That’s been the standard for decades now.  Now, the revised OSHA rules require most employers over 250 employees, and employers in high-risk industries with 20-249 employees, to report workplaces injuries and illnesses electronically.  This workplace injury […]

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Why are there so many obvious warnings on products?

Why are there so many obvious warnings on products?

Everyone has seen those slightly silly warning labels. “Do not tip or rock vending machine.” “Caution: Coffee is hot.” “Warning: choking hazard.” And sometimes you wonder, just why are these warning labels everywhere? The short answer is, “because it’s the law.” Under the law, product manufacturers have three major obligations to their customers: (1) design […]

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Regulatory notes: California requires all single restrooms to be gender-neutral

Regulatory notes: California requires all single restrooms to be gender-neutral

California has recently changed its laws regarding restroom signage. Governor Jerry Brown signed a new law on September 29th that requires all single-toilet restrooms to be designated as gender-neutral. Effective March 1, 2017, the following will change: All single-user restrooms in government facilities, businesses, and other public accommodations are to be changed to all-gender facilities. […]

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Regulatory notes: Massachusetts passes new transgender discrimination rules

Regulatory notes: Massachusetts passes new transgender discrimination rules

Massachusetts has recently changed its laws regarding gender identity discrimination. The law adds “gender identity” to the list of things you can’t discriminate against, just like race, color, or religion. The final regulations are going to come down the pike at the end of the month, and those will lay out the specific requirements of […]

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