Special Message from the PARMA President

Dear Colleagues:

I am excited to see everyone in person at our annual conference! From the responses we have seen, you are just as excited! As your president and fellow risk management professional, I want to ensure you that PARMA is monitoring the local, state, and federal guidelines as it pertains to the pandemic. In addition, we are working closely with Disney to ensure your health and safety at our conference.

California Safety Board Oks Regulation to Protect Workers from Wildfire Smoke

The California Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board has adopted an emergency regulation designed to protect workers from hazards associated with wildfire smoke.

The regulation is expected to go into effect in early August and be effective for one year. It applies to workplaces where the current Air Quality Index for airborne particulate matter is 151 or greater, and where employers should reasonably anticipate that employees could be exposed to wildfire smoke.

Fall 2018 E-Newsletter

In This Issue:
PARMA Member Spot Light
Calendar at a Glance
PARMA Website Resources
Join Us For PARMA's 45th Annual Conference!
PARMA Chapters Seek Your Help
PARMA is Seeking Nominations for it's Board of Directors
Susan Eldridge PARMA Conference Scholarship
Our Sponsors

Winter 2018 E-Newsletter

In This Issue:
PARMA Member Spot Light
Join Us For PARMA's 44th Annual Conference!
Calendar at a Glance
PARMA Member to Member Forum
PARMA Workers' Compensation Resource Update
PARMA Outreach Committee Needs Your Help!
Calling All Future Leaders!
PARMA Board Nominating Report
New Law Changes Contract Requirement for Design Professionals
Our Sponsors

New Law Changes Contract Requirements for Design Professionals

Existing law provides, with respect to contracts and amendments to contracts entered into on or after January 1, 2011, with a public agency, as defined, for design professional services, that all provisions, clauses, covenants, and agreements contained in, collateral to, or affecting these contracts or amendments to contracts that purport to require the design professional to defend the public agency under an indemnity agreement, including the duty and the cost to defend, are unenforceable, except for claims that arise out of, pertain to, or relate to the negligence, recklessness, or willful misconduct of the design professional. Existing law provides that all contracts and all solicitation documents between a public agency and a design professional are deemed to incorporate these provisions by reference.