The Arizona Division of Occupational Safety and Health (ADOSH) has issued noticed that the OSH Advisory Committee will hold a public meeting on Wednesday March, 2, 2016, in Yuma, Arizona. Among other agenda items, the committee will be entertaining discussion and taking public comment on recommendations for a proposed ‘backover’ standard covering agriculture issues in Arizona. Backover regulations pertain to equipment and process requirements for a variety of vehicles when traveling backwards.

Jeff Janas

Don’t miss the Annual AgSafe Conference—the premier safety, health and human resources event for the agricultural industry in California—on February 23-26, 2016 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Monterey. AgSafe is one of the premier safety organizations in California focused on worker and workplace safety. The conference involves several days of training sessions for workers and employers with over 100 presentations in English and Spanish regarding safety, management, regulatory and other agriculture related issues. 

Don’t miss the Annual AgSafe Conference—the premier safety, health and human resources event for the agricultural industry in California—on February 23-26, 2016 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Monterey. AgSafe is one of the premier safety organizations in California focused on worker and workplace safety. The conference involves several days of training sessions for workers and employers with over 100 presentations in English and Spanish regarding safety, management, regulatory and other agriculture related issues. 

Although the full impact of the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is still not being felt, there are indications that a side effect of the Act is rising costs for workers’ compensation coverage. The ACA was passed five years ago, but many of the more demanding portions of the Act were not in effect until the last couple of years.

Stephanie Metzinger

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