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Safety Seminar Tackles Cal/OSHA Compliance on June 13 in Bakersfield

May 21, 2008

BAKERSFIELD/SAN FRANCISCO – As part of State Fund Compensation Insurance Fund’s Employer Education Series a safety seminar addressing Cal/OSHA compliance will be held in Bakersfield. Open to the public, this event features presentations by State Fund Loss Control staff targeting ways to meet Cal/OSHA compliance. The seminar ‘Cal/OSHA Compliance’ will cover some of the most common and frequently cited safety orders facing California employers. Owners, managers, and supervisors will learn how to comply with the safety orders and improve their existing safety program. The event is scheduled for June 13, in Bakersfield.

To help employers address Cal/OSHA citations, State Fund Loss Control specialists Curtis Giles and David Ashworth will lecture on the following benefits:

  • How an effective safety plan can save time, money, and lives
  • How to develop an Injury & Illness Prevention Program
  • Five key areas to evaluate in order to avoid citation

Additionally, the seminar will cover the following important safety topics: First aid issues, serious accident reporting procedures, Cal/OSHA Form 300, mandatory employer posting, and employee safety orientation training.

The seminar will take place at State Fund’s Bakersfield District Office located at 9801 Camino Media, Bakersfield on Friday, June 13, from 8:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. On-site registration and complimentary continental breakfast begin at 7:30 a.m.

Seating is limited, so State Fund encourages early registration either online, or by e-mail (, phone (call Jackie Gunderson at 661-664-4021), or fax (Attention: Jackie Gunderson at 661-664-4100). To register by mail, please complete the registration form and send to:

State Compensation Insurance Fund
Attn.: Jackie Gunderson, Loss Control
P.O. Box 21988
Bakersfield, CA 93390-1988

The Bakersfield seminar is part of a series of educational programs State Fund is holding 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: Headquartered in San Francisco, State Compensation Insurance Fund is California’s largest provider of workers’ compensation insurance with approximately 200,000 policyholders. Established by the Legislature in 1914, State Fund is a nonprofit, self-supporting, fairly competitive public enterprise that serves a dual role as both a market of choice and the safety net for California employers seeking workers’ compensation insurance.

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