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State Fund Announces Seminar on CAL/OSHA Compliance, Back-Injury Prevention, March 19, in Pleasanton

March 03, 2008

PLEASANTON/SAN FRANCISCO - State Compensation Insurance Fund is offering a two-in-one seminar as part of State Fund’s Employer Education Series. Open to the public, this event features presentations by experts on both Cal/OSHA compliance and work-related back-injury prevention. The four-hour seminar entitled “In Compliance? Watch Your Back!” includes tips on how to address serious Cal/OSHA citations, details on Cal/OSHA’s 10 most cited violations, and an introduction to the innovative and interactive back-injury-prevention process provided on the acclaimed State Fund’s Back Connection® DVD. Three workers’ compensation professionals—an attorney, a senior safety engineer, and an ergonomics consultant—are scheduled to present the sessions on Wednesday morning, March 19, at the Hilton Hotel in Pleasanton, Calif.

To help employers address Cal/OSHA citations, Attorney at Law Lisa Prince provides tips on remaining profitable while meeting the demands of Cal/OSHA regulations that can be difficult to interpret. In this session employers learn how to:

  • Prepare for a Cal/OSHA inspection.
  • Navigate the inspection process.
  • Understand the Cal/OSHA appeal process.

Cal/OSHA Senior Safety Engineer Michael Donlon presents the session on Cal/OSHA's 10 most cited violations so employers can:

  • Understand the inspection process and their rights.
  • Learn which written programs are required.
  • Hear which industry groups are on the High Hazard Targeted Inspection List.
  • Find out how to use the free Cal/OSHA Consultation Service.

State Fund Ergonomics Consultant Helen Chandler introduces State Fund's Back Connection®, a unique back-injury prevention program that involves employees, who are the key to back-injury prevention. This educational and easy-to-use DVD, which State Fund has designed for all types and sizes of businesses, helps employers:

  • Involve employees in back-injury risk identification.
  • Develop and maintain a successful back-injury prevention process.
  • Integrate back-injury prevention into their business.

The seminar takes place at the Hilton Hotel, 7050 Johnson Drive, Pleasanton, on Wednesday, March 19, from 8:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. On-site registration and complimentary continental breakfast begin at 7:30 a.m.

Seating is limited, so State Fund encourages early registration. Indivuduals must register separately either online, or by e-mail (, phone (call Grace Virrey at (925) 523-5617), or fax (Attention: Grace Virrey (925) 416-4617). Employers who prefer to register by mail can send the completed registration form to:
State Compensation Insurance Fund
Attention: Grace Virrey
P.O. Box 429
Pleasanton, CA 94566

The Pleasanton seminar is part of State Fund’s Employer Education Series, a broad spectrum of informative presentations offered throughout the state to help employers create safe workplaces. State Fund has the largest safety and health services program among California workers’ compensation insurance carriers.

EDITOR’S NOTE: Established by the California Legislature in 1914, San Francisco-based State Compensation Insurance Fund is a self-supporting, nonprofit, fairly competitive public enterprise that provides workers’ compensation insurance coverage at cost to California employers.

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