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8:45-9:00 a.m. Welcome
9:00-10:15 a.m. Cal/OSHA Updates
Presenter: Jim Symanski, Forensic Analytical Consulting Services
Description: Among the topics will be a timely reminder of the Cal/OSHA heat illness standard, and high heat component of the standard. Additionally, Jim will discuss a case study on a confined space in a trench operation, where he was a safety monitor this past January. Also, Gap Analysis. A what is it, a how to, what the deliverable product looks like, and where to go from there.
10:15-10:30 a.m. Break and Raffles
10:30-11:45 a.m. Update on Ek v. See’s Candy & California Assembly Bil 218
Presenter: Hugh Spackman, Clinkenbeard, Ramsey, Spackman & Clark
Description: Update on Ek v. See’s Candy. Can an employer be sued outside of Workers’ Compensation? Also, California Assembly Bill 18, California Child Victims Act. As a result, California courts have now seen an influx of cases where the alleged abuse occurred decades ago. Witnesses are deceased or elderly and many records may have been destroyed, which can adversely affect Counties, Cities, and School Districts.