CalChamber Helps Businesses Keep Employees Safe

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Encourages California businesses to take advantage of online Safety Compliance Wizard.

To help California businesses assess the quality of their health and safety programs, CalChamber is making available their online Safety Compliance Wizard.

"There are many requirements for health and safety and workers' compensation imposed on employers in California, said Jessica Hawthorne, employment law counsel with CalChamber. "It is important to understand these requirements and how to incorporate effective health and safety plans for all businesses."

CalChamber's Safety Compliance Wizard can help businesses determine if their safety programs are in compliance with state and federal workplace safety requirements and can also help companies determine if their current plan needs improvement. To use the wizard, businesses need to visit CalChamber's and click on "business resources/tools."

"Providing a safe work environment will not only keep employees working, but will also help employers avoid costly fines and even lawsuits," said Hawthorne. "That's why CalChamber is providing everything from a safety quiz to safety forms and policies. We know that most business owners don't have time to track down all the information they need to comply with state and federal regulations, but they know that CalChamber is a trusted source that has everything in one easy location."

Below are some basic "to do" items business owners can implement to provide a safe work environment:

  • Have an Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP);
  • Have an Emergency Action Plan;
  • Have a Fire Prevention Plan;
  • Have a Hazard Communication Program; and
  • Hang your employer poster.

More information is available at CalChamber's or by calling (800) 649-4921.

About CalChamber
The California Chamber of Commerce (CalChamber) is the largest broad-based business advocate to government in California. Membership represents one-quarter of the private sector jobs in California and includes firms of all sizes and companies from every industry within the state. Leveraging our front-line knowledge of laws and regulations, we provide products and services to help businesses comply with both federal and state law. CalChamber, a not-for-profit organization with roots dating to 1890, promotes international trade and investment in order to stimulate California's economy and create jobs. Please visit our website at

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