Cal/OSHA is reminding all employers to protect outdoor workers from heat illness as excessive heat watches have been issued throughout California. The temperature is forecast to exceed 105 degrees in northern and inland parts of the state this week including areas around Sacramento, Fresno and the eastern parts of the Bay Area.

What do you do when you can't afford to make a mistake - but at the same time, you know you can't get risk to zero?

In advance of the AgTechX Food Safety event on Aug. 18 at Reedley College, En Solucion CEO and Founder Alex Athey joins the podcast to discuss the potential of technology to mitigate the risks in food safety.

Ann Donahue

Cornell University’s College of Agriculture and Life Science and its Institute for Food Safety released a fact sheet last week about monkeypox for food industry employers.

According to the fact sheet, there are three key takeaways:

 • The monkeypox strain causing the current outbreak is much less deadly than COVID-19 (the US had > 10,000 monkey pox cases to date with none of them resulting in deaths) and is much less transmissible than COVID-19.

De Ann Davis

A key aspect of the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is its mandate that employers may not “interfere with, restrain, or deny the exercise of or the attempt to exercise, any rights” under the Act. A recent Seventh Circuit decision[i] highlights the employer’s duty to provide leave without interference, no matter how that interference may manifest itself. The decision further illustrates how an employer can violate FMLA rights without actually denying an FMLA leave request.

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