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June, 2012
Project Labor Agreements - SB 829 and San Diego’s Prop A - PLAs place the burden of union requirements upon non-union companies. That often means non-union... Read »

October, 2010
Governor Signs SB 972 Into Law - SB 972 will take effect on January 1, 2011 and will apply to contracts between design professionals and local public agencies signed... Read »

State Compensation Insurance Fund News

October, 2012
State Fund’s Board of Directors Approve $100 Million Dividend and Rate Reduction - The State Fund Board of Directors approved a $100 million dividend... Read »

July, 2012
State Fund Issues First Dividend in Over Ten Years - State Compensation Insurance Fund (State Fund) began issuing dividend payments to eligible policyholders... Read »

June, 2012
State Fund Files First-Ever Tiered Rating Plan, Zero Net Increase in Overall Rates - State Compensation Insurance Fund today announced... Read »

December, 2011
State Fund Dividend Plan to Include Non-Renewing Policies - On November 18th, 2011, State Fund announced plans to disburse $50 million to qualifying... Read »

January, 2010
State Fund Files a 3.5% Premium Decrease - State Compensation Insurance Fund today announced it filed a July 1, 2008 revision to its rating plan... Read »

January, 2010
Be Prepared For A Cal/OSHA Inspection - Cal/OSHA inspectors make unannounced visits to ensure California workplaces are safe... Read »

January, 2010
Preparing Your Business for H1N1 - The State Compensation Insurance Fund has provided a Loss Control Bulletin as a result of the... Read »

Safety Articles

October 2, 2012
Trenching Safety - Trenching is recognized as one of the most hazardous construction activities. The greatest risk is a cave-in. Even a small job can present serious... Read »

June 1, 2012
Housekeeping on Construction Sites - Picture your construction site in your mind. Construction sites can be busy and hectic with many workers and multiple contractors carrying on different yet simultaneous... Read »

April 1, 2012
In the Blink of an Eye - In just the blink of an eye, an incident can injure or even blind someone not using caution or wearing the proper eye protection. However, eye injuries can be reduced if... Read »

December 1, 2011
When Reporting Injuries, Timing Is Everything - And It's the Law - For workplace injuries, California Labor Code Section 5401 starts the clock ticking right away, making you and State fund partners in time... Read »

August 2, 2011
Heat Illness Prevention - Radiant heat from hot surfaces, heat from hot processes and the heat from the sun can all cause workers to endure mild to serious illnesses, and in extreme cases, death... Read »

April 6, 2011
Control Your Worker's Comp Costs - State Fund works hard to keep claims costs down for its policyholders. But businesses can directly impact their workers' compensation insurance costs by... Read »

December 29, 2010
Flu Season Is Nothing To Sneeze At - The flu season is here and State Fund advises employers to educate all employees about flu facts, symptoms, and preventative measures... Read »

November 15, 2010
Keeping an Ear Out For Hearing Loss - Most of us take our hearing for granted, especially when w'’re young. We assume that hearing loss is unavoidable and is part of the aging process... Read »

October 12, 2010
Pace Yourself - You've heard the expression, "Haste makes waste," but hurry and haste can lead to accidents and injuries, when speed becomes more important than safety... Read »

August 2, 2010
Take Care With Hazardous Substances - Sometimes, in the course of your work, it may be necessary to use substances that have potentially hazardous properties... Read »

May 19, 2010
Focus on Young Worker Safety - Summer employment and after school jobs teach young workers responsibility... Read »

September 11, 2009
Communicating Safety to Your Multi-Lingual Workforce - Cal/OSHA requires employers to provide safety training in a language that is understandable... Read »

August 26, 2009
Fire Prevention - Fortunately, the majority of companies seldom have to deal with fires. Unfortunately if a fire does occur... Read »

August 25, 2009
Take Precautions to Prevent Heat Illness - Heat illness is a silent hazard. Heat illness victims may not realize they’re in trouble... Read »

June 5, 2009
Aging Workforce - The 76 million “baby boomers” are growing older and our workforce is graying with them. According to the... Read »

January 12, 2009
Eye Protection - Summer is the dry and windy season when eye hazards are most common. In our business we... Read »

August 8, 2008
Don't Underestimate Overexertion - Manufacturing functions, including processing, production, and distribution of products, is generally fast... Read »

August 8, 2008
Be Prepared for Heated Work Conditions - As temperatures rise, employers should have their Injury and Illness Prevention Program and emergency response... Read »

August 8, 2008
Head Protection - Each year over 70,000 head injuries occur in the workplace; almost 200 head injuries for each... Read »

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